What's Hap-"Pinning" Wednesday {#22}

I'm back! It was 5 days that flew by super fast, but I'm back in VA and settled (for the most part). Can you believe that the last day of 2015 is tomorrow?? Insane!

Since I was gone at the start of the week, I figured I'd recap the highlights of our Christmas weekend for our last What's Hap-"Pinning" of 2015!

My Christmas Highlights consisted of:

~getting this sweet gift in the mail from my bloggy soulmate, and link up co-host, Jessi to start my day!
~an easy drive up to PA on Christmas Eve, and a quick turn-around to head to mass that afternoon

~This gorgeous sunset after church
~Christmas Eve dinner at MG's aunt and uncle's house where we got to see his cousins and all of the kids, while eating yummy foods!

~Puppy snuggles when we got back home
~Up early on Christmas morning to head over to my SIL's house with eager children waiting
~A ton of presents and a flurry of wrapping paper as they tore through their presents
~Exchanging gifts with MG--he did really well, finding me this Lucky Brand cardi I'd wanted, black riding boots, a swimsuit from VS for an upcoming tropical trip next year, and an adult coloring book which I'd asked for

~Relaxing during the afternoon (and some coloring) 
~Dinner at my SIL's with our extended family and my other SIL and her kids--the food was SO good! We had filet, crab cakes, asparagus, carrot soufflĂ©, cheesy potatoes, green beans, etc. My BIL is an amazing cook!
~Exchanging gifts with the siblings and then getting this surprise gift from my in-laws for me, and my two SIL's (we each got a different MK purse)

~A low key Saturday, with coffee and puppy snuggles in the morning, outlets to make some exchanges, watching old home videos of MG as a kid, and then getting to meet my SIL's best friends at a local steakhouse, and then seeing Star Wars in IMAX 3D...it was really good!
~Early Sunday morning and then driving into Brooklyn to see MG's best friend and fiance in their amazing apartment that overlooks the Brooklyn bridge; got to walk around their neighborhood even tho the weather was kinda foggy
~Dinner out with our other friends who were in the city as well

~This view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building on our walk back from dinner, and some selfies

~Up til 2am drinking, talking, laughing, catching up and hanging out

~A beautiful view in the morning to wake up to (this is actually part of the view from their living room) and an easy drive back to PA
~a restful day with my in-laws, and dinner then driving back to VA yesterday

Phew! No wonder I've been exhausted since we got back, and sleeping every chance I get, much like Cooper who took an immediate nap as soon as we got home yesterday
I hope your holiday weekend was fantastic, and filled with wonderful family and friends!
Now it's your turn to link up with Jessi and I today--remember, you can share about anything, it doesn't have to be Pinterest-related!


  1. What a wonderful extended Christmas weekend!! The view from their apt. is amazing!! Love the purse your in-laws got you - that is so sweet! How relaxing is coloring or do you actually find it stressful LOL...I think I'd find it stressful and want to finish the picture as soon as I started!! Hope you have a great day! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Looks like a great family and friend Christmas and the views are gorgeous! LOVE the Michael Kors purse! It is adorable! I've been wanting to try an adult coloring book - I think I may look into it to see what all the fuss is about! :) Have a great day!

  3. What a wonderful Christmas!

  4. What cute dogs! Looks like you had a great weekend!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  5. Wow you had a great but busy Christmas! Your trip to NYC looked like such a blast! I can't believe that's the view from their living room. Very jealous! Hope you get to catch up on your sleep girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. Drooling over that MK purse, and the dinner you had! That all sounds absolutely delicious!

  7. What an amazing view of the city! Glad to hear you had such a great time with your friends and family. Love your new purse :-) Adult coloring books are popping up everywhere, not going to lie definitely colored with my nieces when I was in Jersey.....my Elsa was on point ;)

  8. seriously what a great holiday! i loved your snaps of the city bc well, i can't get enough! that shot with the brooklyn bridge and empire state building - swoon! and how cute you guys watched videos of MG as a kid - i love that stuff!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  9. Love the new purse! Glad you had such an amazing Christmas. Happy New Year!

  10. Oh my goodness, what a full few days! Sounds like such a blast...loving your surprise gift! Super cute!

  11. It looks like you had an amazing Christmas holiday filled with family and fun. Wishing you a very happy New Year!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  12. I love that you live so close to NYC! What a dream! And you had a busy few days--so much to cherish though!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  13. Such a great holiday!! Christmas sounds like it was great, I'm literally drooling over your BIL's menu - yum! And how fun to be able to get away to NYC for a couple of days! Happy New Year, friend!

  14. Talk about a fun filled Christmas weekend! It sounds like your husband knew exactly what to get you, and that was so sweet of your in laws to get all of your girls Michael Kors purses! It sounds like you had a blast getting to see friends who live in Brooklyn too!

  15. So much fun! Y'all were busy! I got a coloring book for Christmas too, I love it!

  16. Fabulous weekend! I'd be tired too. I'm in love with your first Brooklyn Bridge/Empire State Building photo. Awesome!

  17. Wow what a view from your friends' apartment!! Amazing! Sounds like you had a fantastic Christmas with your fam and the Christmas spread sounds delish! I adore the gift you got from your MIL...I'm jelly! lol

  18. looks like you had such a nice Christmas!!! I'm glad you are back in blog land though! PS- your MK purse!!!! Gorgeous!! What a fantastic gift, you lucky girl!!!

  19. What a sweet gift from your bloggy bestie! :)

  20. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful holiday! I got an adult coloring book from my in-laws, too! I got a Disney Princess one, it's one of my favorite gifts. :) Happy almost New Year, sweet friend!

  21. Sounds like you had a great Christmas, so jealous of your MK purse, I have been after one for ages may have to pull the trigger after seeing yours! I also got an adult colouring book so relaxing.
    P.S what is your snap chat? Can't believe I do not have you on there!

  22. What a great few days you had--- loooving your new bag!!

  23. Looks like an amazing holiday! Loving your new purse! Hope you enjoy the remainder of your break! I'm so sad with how fast it flew by! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

  24. ahhhh that purse! gorgeous. i have seen star wars, but i would love to see it in imax or 3d. maybe this weekend. happy NYE!

  25. What an amazing Christmas!! Your new MK purse is adorable - good job to your in-laws!!


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