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I’m Baaaaaaccckk {Christmas Recap}

Hello friends! I’m back on the blogging wagon after a couple much-needed weeks off. Derek and I are in Lexington, Kentucky at my parents’ house for a couple more days before we head back to North Carolina and reality. It’s been a great vacation for all of us, and I wanted to share a series of pictures as a Christmas recap.

Before we left town, we hosted our Second Annual Tacky Sweater Party.

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Love these people. Photo credit goes to our friend Deepak and his fancy camera. 🙂

We had a blast and stayed up until 3am playing Catchphrase. It was great fun!

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The adorable version of our group tacky sweater picture.

After the party, Derek headed to his family’s house in Wilkesboro for a few days to spend time with his family while I finished up work. I drove to Wilkes on the morning of Christmas Eve to pick up Derek on the way to Kentucky. Fortunately, we were able to eat breakfast and exchange presents with his family before heading out.

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After an easy 8 hour drive, we made it to Lexington!

We got to Kentucky just in time for the candlelit Christmas Eve church service, my favorite of the year. After church we watched some of our Christmas movie favorites: Elf and Christmas Vacation.

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We spent Christmas morning relaxing and getting ready for our big lunch. I, of course, partook in the family tradition of drinking a Bloody Mary.

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Scooter wanted to be part of the action.

On Saturday my grandpa came over to watch the University of Kentucky vs. University of Louisville basketball game. My mom, dad, brother, and grandpa all went to UK and are huge Wildcat fans.

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Derek couldn’t bear to wear UK blue and had to rock some Carolina gear.

One morning Derek whipped up some Norwegian pancakes, one of his family’s traditions. One of the things I love about being married is blending our family traditions. You get the best of both families!

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Delicious Norwegian pancakes.

We also went bowling.

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My mom always demands “shoe pics.” Haha!

My mom and I went shopping yesterday, and we’re planning on going to a movie later today. Derek and I will spend New Year’s Eve with my family before heading back to Durham on New Year’s Days. Then it’s back to work for me on Friday. Yay for a one-day work week!

I’m so thankful for the time spent with friends and family. I was definitely getting burnt out at work, and this break is exactly what I needed. Hope your holidays were great, too!

Happy Birthday Derek! {Fun Friday}

Happy Friday! We made it! And it’s not just any Friday here at the Pinkerton household; it’s Derek’s birthday! Happy 24th birthday to my amazing husband! I’m so excited to celebrate with him and our friends this weekend. I also cannot wait to give Derek his present.

Side note: I am the absolute worst about presents. If the present is for me, I do everything I can to find out what it is, and if the present is for someone else, it’s hard for me to keep it a surprise. I pride myself on being thoughtful about gifts, and I get more way more excited about giving them than receiving them. I’ve threatened to give Derek his gift all week, and he keeps making me wait until his actual birthday. What a party pooper.


Now let’s kick off what I’m sure will be a fun-filled weekend with some images, videos, and stories that made me smile or laugh this week . . .

Earlier this week I sent out a Facebook event invite to let people know that we’re going bowling for Derek’s birthday. In the process of putting it together, I found the perfect E-card for the invite:

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Since Derek is turning 24, I feel the need to share the video below. One of my friends from grad school showed this in our adult development class, and it cracked me up. Enjoy!

The line about Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s is so true.

I’m a little late to the party with this next video, but it is quite funny. It’s a little long and slow at the beginning, but it gets better and better as it goes on.

Who is champ?

To wrap things up I’ll share a clip from one of my other favorite TV shows- New Girl.  I can’t wait for the fall TV premiers that start in September!

I feel like every household should have its own douchebag jar. 🙂

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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