Our Christmas filled weekend!

This weekend we went to the Christmas Mart in the Loop! We ordered Bluwein and got ceramic boots with the hot mulled wine!It was about 26 degrees on Saturday night but we didn’t mind perusing the ornament shops with friends in the cold. 

 We saw tiny wooden bears holding cats,  many different Nutcrackers, and even dragons!

We had to get a group photo in front of the giant Christmas tree too! 

Earlier on Saturday, we found a new fake Christmas tree at Home Depot! It has multicolored LED lights too! Mr. F and I had so much fun putting up our favorite ornaments. We have our cake toppers on display, as well as our new Chicago ornament. We also enjoyed listening to Christmas music and trying a crisp vintage Riesling as we put up the ornaments! 
 

 On Sunday, we drove out to the West suburbs and went grocery shopping with Mr. F’s aunt, before a pilates lesson and a birthday dinner for Mr. F’s cousin! We loved going to Standard Market. It was like an old-fashioned, big, more open Whole Foods. We especially enjoyed more space in the aisles and huge wooden beams! There were tons of samples too. I even found a few extra stocking stuffers for my family in Seattle!

I’m really looking forward to the next two weeks before Christmas! My cousin and I are going for mani/pedis on Wednesday, this weekend we’re having dinner with Mr. F’s Aunt and Uncle again, next week the girls and I are going to see the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker, and then we’re doing a gift exchange with friends, before driving to St. Louis for a long Christmas weekend!

Source: joffrey.org via Emily on Pinterest

MERRY CHRISTMAS and to all, a GOOD NIGHT!

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