Friday we headed out and met up with Brandon's aunt & uncle for dinner. We went to Jack Stack BBQ in downtown KC and it was so yummy. We followed that up with a trip to the Power & Light District to look at the lights and we grabbed some drinks at a local sports bar. We then headed to the Country Club Plaza as things were closing up just to grab a few pictures with the beautiful lights. It was FREEZING cold so I was definitely glad to get back in a warm car.
The Country Club Plaza...it was FREEZING!!!!
Allen Fieldhouse starting to fill up! We had general admission seats but there doesn't hardly seem to be a bad seat in the place.
Can I just say that Brandon's aunt & uncle were amazing?!? They were so incredibly hospitable & were so concerned about making sure that every aspect of our trip went off without a hitch. They took us around looking at beautiful Christmas lights in some local neighborhoods, let us spend the night at their house, took care of getting us tickets to the game, dropped us off at the door, picked us up as close as they could get, and even made chili for us after the game! I was so thankful for their generosity and hospitality!
Yesterday we had an extremely productive day. After church & lunch we grabbed some Christmas presents for the furry members of our family & then headed home. I headed out to tackle my huge grocery list for the rest of the week and came home to knock out several things that needed to be done. Batch of chili...check, seasoned oyster crackers...check, 3 pans of cornflake potatoes...check. I only have a couple more things to crank out and then my cooking will be done. I also managed to wrap a couple more presents which means that I only have 2 more presents to wrap before I'm completely finished! Woohoo!
Last night for dinner we invited 2 of our neighbors over to have a Pizza Appreciation party in honor of the garage incident from last weekend. We just ordered a few pizzas and I threw together a batch of brownies. It was a nice relaxing & informal night. I am so thankful for friendly, helpful neighbors...what a blessing!
I can't believe that Christmas in on Friday...I feel like a little kid in a candy store awaiting Christmas day. We have 7 Christmas celebrations in 4 days and I'm so thankful that we will be able to spend time with all of our family members. Tonight we're watching our nephews so my sister-in-law & her husband can get their Christmas shopping completed...should be a fun evening!