Holidays, 2016

Not including Thanksgiving.

We kicked off our holiday season with a brunch at our house. Everyone does cocktail parties, so why not switch it up and do a brunch, right?


Muffins and lunch stuff.

Bacon and nog toast. Egg nog french toast – only way to consume egg nog. Trust me on this one.

Drinks. Plus we had coffee.

Brandon’s corner (that is, the stuff he made).

This kind of ended up being an epic disaster, with people RSVPing and then not showing up and … terrible. We’re never hosting anything again.

In our continued adulting quest, we finally gave in and got a membership to the Denver Botanic Gardens (partially because they have a reciprocity program as well!). With this membership, we got free tickets to both Blossoms of Lights (at the main York location) and to the Trail of Lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. So, off we went to both.

Blossoms of Light.

Blossoms of Light.

Blossoms of Light.

Trail of Lights.

Trail of Lights.

Trail of Lights.

Brandon had to work, but I was able to make the traditional Christmas Eve dinner with my family.

Trees and presents.

It went about as well as you’d expect holidays with the family to go. My brother put me down, parents mocked me, I hid, I found time to hang out with my niece and nephew, the usual.

I did fly out to Portland on Christmas Day to hang out with B, though, which was nice. The disaster that was getting back home (woo, non-rev travel …), was not.

But I did get to hang out in B’s “office” before he left for NYC on the 26th (well before the flight I was in theory going to take left).

Pilot wife life.

Quiet New Year’s in bed, and I am happy the holidays are over.