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Monday, December 21, 2015

Staycation success!

Here I am, back in my cube at work. I've got to say its not my ideal place to be when I just spent the last nine days alongside my husband doing whatever we felt like. BUT I'm thankful to have a job that allows me some flexibility/paid vacation time/etc., so I'll roll with the punches and deal with this Monday. After all, Christmas IS right around the corner and how can I not be thankful? I've got a husband to celebrate with, a home to open our presents in, and a God who is crazy about me.

Let me back up though, and fill you in on what we spent our free week doing!

Monday was full of pure laziness (Caleb had to work), and I loved every second. I did manage to watch 3 movies, do a ton of laundry and edit hundreds of photos - but other than that? I hardly left the couch. #itrocked

We spent a lot of time throughout the week doing some last minute Christmas shopping, and eating out entirely too much - but isn't that what "vacation" is for?! ;)

We hit up the Cincinnati Zoo for the Festival of Lights one night! It was amazing. We've never been together and it was so much fun!

We grabbed lunch at Joe's crab shack and I was reminded how obsessed I am with coconut shrimp!

We also found time to go thrifting and hit up our local Target about 3 times. Caleb said he was taking a trip to the restroom but came back a few minutes later with my favorite drink from Starbucks...

Took a trip to Bob Evans for breakfast at 9pm because we could! Not having to get up before the sun every day means later nights!

A star wars marathon began, too! We started with the "prequels" (4th, 5th and 6th movies released) and I surprisingly loved them. We're hoping to watch the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd movies before the New Year - but we'll see! There are also lots of Christmas movies to be seen!!

Friday, we took a trip to the Outlet malls so Caleb could finally use a gift card from his birthday! That evening we made our annual tradition happen with our best friends! A local church puts on a HUGE Christmas play and it never disappoints.

So all in all, we had a great week together. Some days were spent with awesome, new adventures, and other days were filled with pure laziness. I wouldn't have had it any other way! Going wherever the wind wanted to take us. I'm excited for a semi-short week and enjoying our 3rd Christmas as husband and wife!

I hope everyone had a great week last week. I've missed keeping up with everyone via your blogs! I'm off to catch up ;) happy Monday!


  1. Looks like a fun and relaxing week! Glad you enjoyed your time off. :)

  2. So glad you had such a fun week! Right before Christmas is the perfect time for a staycation :)

  3. That sounds like the perfect staycation! I've never been to a zoo festival of lights. Houston had one every year when I lived down there & Fort Worth does it too I just haven't made time to go. I'll have to make sure to make it happen next year.

  4. ohhh you liked the prequels? can't wait to hear what you think of the originals! i think we'll need to make it to Cincinnati zoo next year for that festival! fun.

  5. I miss Joe's Crab shack coconut shrimp! It sounds like an amazing staycation. It's good that it was a mix of adventures and relaxation, that's how every vacation should be!

  6. Lazy days are the best! Cute picture of you and Caleb in front of the tree :)

  7. I seriously want to have a staycation now!! So glad y'all had a great week and were able to do just about whatever y'all wanted to! :)

  8. Sounds like an absolutely fabulous staycation, lazy days, Target runs, and red cups are always a good idea <3

    Green Fashionista

  9. Love that ya'll had a wonderful staycation together! It really is great to be able to experience your hometown a bit. Merry Christmas!

  10. What a wonderful staycation - 9 days of uninterrupted time together is the best!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  11. So awesome! We did a Cincinnati staycation in the summer right before we moved and it was SO fun. Like a non-stop, week-long date. What can beat that? Love seeing all the fun things you found to do around town... though it makes me miss it!

  12. Sounds like a great week! I have never watched any of the Star Wars movies. I didn't know that there were so many!


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