Hello, everyone! I wanted to swing by and post a quick update to say hello... I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Happy Kwanzaa!!!!Things have been a bit busy, of course, with shopping, and parties, and get togethers... so of course I haven't had much time to come around... but this is a pretty exciting time, so I thought I would, for at least a little bit...
So Mr. R and I celebrated our 1st Christmas as Husband and Wife, and I have to say we really enjoyed ourselves. It started a bit early, on the 23rd, when we welcomed a new member to our family, 8-week old Miniature Pinscher, Coco Chanel Ruiz.
Big Sister, Madison, wasn't too happy about the new addition at first... but little by little she is warming up to her :) I am sure it is hard since she's been our one and only for so long, but they are beginning to play a little more every day, which is a good sign :)
The 24th was spent surrounded by family partying it up at my Mom's house. My Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law swung by our house to see our Home and our Tree, decorated very festively, and then we all made it over to my Mom's house. My Great-Uncle roasted a pig in "La Caja China", we had white rice, black beans, yuka, avocados, and plenty of liquor! We all had a GREAT time! I was so happy to see our 2 families hanging out, and chatting, and just enjoying the time we spent there. We ended the night gathering in the living room and playing some Beatle's Rockband... definitely a fun night :)
The following day, we started off opening our gifts :) Mr. R got a new 5th Generation iPod Nano, some shirts from Express and a bunch of socks. I got a new Coach purse :) I LOVE IT! I have the best Hubby ever! I was definitely a happy Mrs. that day.
When we were done, we got ready, packed up the dogs and the gifts, and headed over to his Mom's house. His Mom planned a brunch beginning at Noon, making it easy for family members to swing by whenever they could. We exchanged gifts, and spent some time with them there, before heading off to our next stop, which was to go see Mr. R's Business Partner at his In-Law's house.
They gave us a really cool gift, a Popcorn Machine, a bottle of wine a T-Shirt from the movie, "The Hangover" for the hubby. Mr. R played dominos, while I chatted with the girls... I gave he doggies some time to run around in the large backyard, and play with the kids :) It was really nice spending time over there as well...
By the time we left, it was time to run home and feed the puppy, since she's still so tiny, and is on a specific feeding schedule... so we went home, fed the dogs, packed up the rest of the gifts, and swung by my Dad's house. We couldn't stay there long, because we still had one more stop for the day, which was my Mom's house... we ate leftovers, played Rockband, and exchanged gifts... it was a nice end to a pretty nice day. :) I definitely can't complain... Mr. R and I are lucky to have such wonderful parents :)
This was definitely an awesome Christmas... this time last year, we were finishing up with the planning of our Wedding, and we didn't really put too much effort into the Holidays... so this time, things were different... And honestly, after reaching our 11 month mark on Christmas Eve, we can hardly believe that in less than a month, we'll be celebrating our 1st Wedding Anniversary :)
Happy Blogging! ;)