Christmas, family, holidays, hubby, weekend

Holiday weekend bliss!

I love holiday weekends. Time off from work, time to do whatever we want to do with no pressure and no worries…. That’s my kind of weekend. If only I could sleep in (hear that Blue? Your Christmas present to Mommy can be just one morning of sleeping in, mkay?).

Saturday morning, hubby and I went to Village Inn for breakfast before doing some shopping. They have the best whole wheat toast there… So good. After breakfast, we were off to Best Buy for my Christmas gift, a new iPhone 5! I’ve been eligible for an upgrade since just after Thanksgiving and have been dying for a new one. I had the 4 and it was super slow and the battery would die mid-day. I was also getting messages often that I couldn’t take any more photos anytime I had over 3000 photos, which was often. So, not only did I get a new iPhone, but I got the super-duper 64GB one so I can take my picture obsession to a whole new level.


iPhone 5



We also went shopping for gifts for our niece, Autumn, and nephews, Cooper and Cole, so that meant a trip to Toys R Us and Wal-Mart. We went to the mall for a bit, enjoying the craziness of the day and even stood in the Starbucks line for 10 minutes. We couldn’t forget about Blue and Ozzie so we went to Petco for their favorite treats. Can we say spoiled?

Speaking of Blue and Ozzie, there was much cuteness this weekend… Ozzie was being a flirt on Saturday night as he lay next to me on the couch. Have you ever seen such a handsome devil?


ozzie flirt


Yesterday morning, I took a picture of Blue and Ozzie by the tree for the #holidayaday challenge which was Naughty or Nice. Can you guess who is Naughty and who is Nice?


blue ozzie naughty nice


Blue was also being super cute and snuggly with Daddy, and then he was giving me puppy eyes as we got ready to leave. Seriously, how do you resist this face?


happy blue daddy


sleepy blue sun


Yesterday, my mom and sister came over and we went to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa for lunch and some slot fun. Our friend Tracy met us there, along with her mom and sister. It was a fun time, great lunch, and I came out ahead. Anytime we can leave the casino with a little extra money in our pocket is a good day.


hard rock light


Today will hopefully be a lazy day at home before we go to my brother’s house for Christmas Eve dinner and to give our nephews their gifts. This holiday weekend is passing much too quickly so I plan on enjoying today and tomorrow. I refuse to think about going back to work just yet…


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve, whatever your plans and traditions may be!


  1. Nanci, wonderful photos. I love holiday weekends and breaks too. It’s nice to be able to sit and relax and admire all the pretty lights on the tree. Wishing you, the hubby and Ozzie and Blue a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!!!! :)

    1. Thank you, Susi! Same to you and yours!

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