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{weekend notes}


However or wherever you celebrated, I hope you all had a wonderfully warm and cozy holiday with family and friends.  Making memorable moments and lots of delicious food!

This post is a little later than I had originally planned.  Due to my Holiday hangover (mainly due to lack of sleep) with a slight bottle flu thrown in there too.  I mean, let’s be real.  I think I toasted the Holiday with each and every person I came in contact with.


Festivities began at the Eoff’s annual Eve of Christmas Eve party.


Thanks Danny + Greta for always hosting a fun night before the craziness begins.

And I love that by the looks of this picture you can’t tell at all that we were crazily out numbered by kids.  Ha!

Did you catch the girls first Mannequin Challenge?  You can find it on my instagram + facebook page + the link below. So fun.  And McKenna’s finger wave makes me laugh each time.

Mannequin Challenge

Christmas Eve we started a new tradition, which is my new favorite Christmas Eve tradition.

Timothy girls (and Alex) pedicures!  The Savvy Nails crew was festive AF.  And so accommodating.  They made our Christmas Eve morning so enjoyable.

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I played bartender…..


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Christmas Eve we spent at Uncle Kim + Aunt Trish’s house.  About 60 relatives from both sides of the family.  It was a full house.  Looks of kids + laughter + libations.  Just the way Christmas should be ♥

Here are just a handful of GG’s Great grand kids.


(don’t you wonder what Ben + Eric are whispering about)

Bailey + Macie (1 month apart in age) wore the same Christmas dress….AGAIN!  This has happened, I’d guess four times now?  Looks like their Mom’s have really good taste!

Look at our babies.


Christmas 2007 (about 16 months old)

About 8 years later and still beautiful as ever.


Christmas 2016 (10 years old)


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Santa made his grand entrance with a bag full of presents for the kids.

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Somehow I didn’t get one of all the kids.  Probably didn’t want to set my beer down.


GG + Santa annual picture!!


Taking a picture of Bay + Lilly taking a selfie 🙂

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The food, I mean it’s amazing.  So much food.  So much good food.

Jasyon modeling his poop hat from the adult white elephant gift exchange.  It’s a good look.


The kids table

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Thank you Uncle Kim + Aunt Trish for hosting another great Christmas Eve!

Uncle Ronnie made each of us these books of our Great Grandma + Grandpa Timothy at the World’s Fair!  So many amazing photos.


Cookies + Wine were set out for Santa


We read Twas The Night Before Christmas and called it a night.


Christmas morning at our house.


Although she didn’t get the puppy she had hopped and prayed for, she did get a KitchenAid mixer.  This is one happy baker.

Santa was equally as good to these cousins at Gram + Papa’s house too.


These little bikes rip!


Mom’s Christmas morning breakfast.  It’s ceremonial.  The exact same each year and I look forward to this meal like crazy.



Christmas day/night with the Truitt’s.


Sarah served a bottle of vintage Dom.  2003 to be exact.  You guys….I’ve never had Dom before.  It blew my socks off.  If I was wearing socks.

We’ve decided to save our pennies for another bottle next Christmas.  An empty (yes, you read that right) of 2003 Dom runs about $200.  For reals.


Isn’t it pretty!!!  Especially with the Truitt’s gorgeous kitchen as the backdrop.


Boomerang Cheers with Grandma Lynette ♥


Andee + I were the last ones standing.  Or laying, I guess.  We did a bunch of goofy snaps + insta stories.  She was on fire with her whip and nene.

Thank you Truitt’s for everything.  Love spending Christmas sitting in the kitchen making good food and reminiscing of the good ol days.   And Dom cheers for Christmas 2017!!!


Timothy girls Brunch….


Our favorite cousin, Mary Anne, got us all together.  The one the travels the longest distance is the one that makes shit happen.  Only missing one Kelly and we would have been complete.  Well done Mary Anne, well done!!!



My Mom + I saw La La Land at the Varsity in Davis.

The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.

Click on the link below to watch the trailer…..

La La Land trailer 

The dancing.  The music.  The love story.  It was the best movie I’ve seen in a long time.

Go see this movie ASAP!



Tuesday morning at 6am on the dot, I looked at my tree and said it’s time.  Peace out Christmas, until next year!


Except the card.  For some reason the cards get to stay till…..embarrassed to admit…..Easter time.




Mele Kalikimaka!!


xoxo stacyb

4 thoughts on “{weekend notes}

  1. Hi Stacy, Vanola was my Grandma’s cousin on my mom’s side. We used to go out to visit her quite a bit. My mom has a picture of Vanola with my Grandma and her sister when they worked at a restaurant together.

    It’s a small world 😊

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