Happy Monday friends!

Is it me or is going to work so much easier during the holiday season? I get to guiltlessly have fun creamers in my coffee and listen to Rockin' Holidays radio on Pandora all day. Somehow presentation writing is much more joyful whilst also grooving to Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.

How was your weekend? Ours was jam-packed and full of holiday fun. Friday night, we ordered in and started catching up on Homeland (we have a long way to go!) while enjoying the Christmas tree. We were in bed by 11 since we had to be up and at 'em bright and early on Saturday.

Saturday morning we headed down to a nativity breakfast at church with Shaun's parents.

Penelope wanted so badly to just be free to roam on her own.


She was also enamored by the kids sing-a-long and story time. I know she was dying to be up there with the big kids, but not til next year!

Afterwards, we headed to my parents house for our annual Cannon side Christmas gathering.

Everyone was able to make the trip, despite the snow.

It is always so fun to have part of my dad's side together to celebrate the holidays.

We even matched Penelope with her cousins Taylor and Gabriella for a sweet photo:

That quickly went south...

The kids opened gifts, while the adults ate tons of food.

All in all, it was a great evening!

The next day, we were up and eating bagels bright and early:

And headed home to accomplish a few things and have some family relaxation time. One big item we crossed off of our list was getting a new rug for the living room!

Our old rug got a good wearing over the last 5+ years, and we decided it was well past time to update it. We picked out a nice, bright cream and beige number that not only transforms the space, but also offers a plush crawling surface for a certain someone.

After we laid the new rug and Penelope got a good crawl and tumble on, we put little Miss to sleep and it was finally time for some relaxing in our revitalized space. What's better than food, a lovingly decorated Christmas tree and an iPad Yule log?


I hope you all had a great weekend! Can't wait to kick off my last week of work until Christmas break!