you can always count on cookies.

December 23, 2013

I cannot believe tomorrow is christmas eve already. that happened fast. 

[J] & I made our holiday plans in advance this year to ensure we spent quality time with both of our families. [especially after my minor married holiday rant]. on december 13th, we were off to chicago to spend the weekend with [J]’s parents. but there was a family emergency, and his parents boarded a flight for colorado as we were on our way to illinois. and last weekend, we had plans to visit my hometown + celebrate with my family. but a ‘major’ snow storm hit the midwest, and kept us in our apartment. to say I was disappointed would be an understatement. we thought we had the two family, two different state christmas puzzle solved ..wrong-o. as the grinch would say. 

I would assume this is where holiday stress stems from.

instead of sulking, [J] & I made the most of our weekend. we baked + decorated cookies. went out for brunch. and watched an insane amount of christmas movies.

christmas cookies // LLinaBC.com

you can always count on cookies // LLinaBC.com

you can always count on cookies // LLinaBC.com

you can always count on cookies // LLinaBC.com

you can always count on cookies // LLinaBC.com

you can always count on cookies // LLinaBC.com

you can always count on cookies // LLinaBC.com

you can always count on cookies // LLinaBC.com

you can always count on cookies // LLinaBC.com

sometimes you just have to make lemons cranberries into lemonade a stiff drink. and roll with the punches.

fortunately, my parents + grandparents are traveling to colorado on christmas. and have decided to take a pit stop in des moines to spend christmas eve with [J] & I. so today I’ll be busy transforming our little apartment into the scene of a beautiful holiday feast. wish me luck.

see you tomorrow!

and happy monday.

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  • hooleywithaz December 23, 2013 at 9:40 am

    that brunch would have made it all better for me. looks delish! best of luck to you as you host tomorrow! you’ll do great. merry christmas!

    • #LLinaBC December 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      the brunch was ahhh-mazing. and the 32oz mason jar cocktails were just a bonus. hosting went very, very [surprisingly] well. merry christmas!!

  • Ashley Angle December 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Wow, you guys really turned out those cookies. I’m glad you made the most of it. It’s a total bummer when weather ruins your plans.
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

    • #LLinaBC December 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      we will have cookies for months …

  • Brittany Wilson December 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Aww too bad your plan didn’t work out. But it seems like you guys still had a good time and it is nice that your parents & grandparents are going to stop by 🙂 Merry Christmas!

    • #LLinaBC December 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      merry christmas!! 🙂