Friday, January 10, 2014

The Holidays in Upstate NY

I've decided to just put together some pictures to do a somewhat quick recap of my time in upstate New York during the holidays.

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{I played Fibber (again & again!) I just could not say no. Nadiyah is really good at the game and I was honestly the worst. I guess, I'm not the best liar or I just suck at games. I always ended up with the stupidest grin on my face. I can actually hear her yelling "FIBBER!" right now. She took the game very, very seriously}

Isn't he the cutest? It is so hard to get him to smile so unlike his ham of a sister.

Finally got something out of him!

Nadiyah decided that Izabella is the best dog ever. I have to agree with her.
{A little goofing around before we headed out to have Chinese for dinner}

And of course we had a little photo shoot for the little diva ;)

Then we said our goodbyes the next day. Nadiyah cried but I assured her that she'll see me soon.

Then I was off to spend the night with Colleen! We went out to dinner and then had brunch the following day. (I'll do a separate post on the restaurants on a future post). We had the best time at dinner. We talked and talked and talked that our waitress had to come over several times to find out if we were ready to order. Luckily our waitress was very bubbly and completely understood our non-stop chatter. When we got back to Colleen's place we had wine, watched television and talked. Colleen may or may not have fallen asleep while she fast forwarded the show we were watching ;). I guess all the talking got her real tired!

{A few pictures at brunch}

And then we were off to the mall for Colleen to return a few things. It felt like time flew by so quickly and before I knew it, it was time for me to head to Luke's to meet up with Sean and attend the party. But I was glad that we had that time together. It was very much needed!

Luke and his wife Danielle threw a party because we were in town. It was so great to see everyone! We played Pictionary and Hedbanz, so much fun! It was boys against girls when we played Pictionary and the boys won every one. Very annoying.

Danielle made these amazing bacon wrapped honey chicken bites. I believe I ate about 20 of them they were so good. It didn't stop me from also eating the spaghetti and meatball dinner along with buffalo chicken dip and tiramisu for dessert! The only thing I did not indulge in that I should have were the veggies. Go figure.

All in all, it was such a great trip! I am counting down the days until we get to see our friends and family again! ♥


The Pink Growl said...

oh my gosh that food looks fantastic! I'm starving right now haha Love all the cute pics, especially you rocking those leather looking leggings!!

Cece said...

Those pics are just precious. Awww...she cried. That is so sweet. Loving your boots and your polka dots sweater.

Susannah said...

Sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful time!!! :-)

EmilyJane said...

Aaawwwwee at her crying when you left. That would've broke and melt my heart all at the same time. I loved all these pictures and I'm glad you got some BFF time! Your niece and nephews are just precious!

Life with J and J said...

I love seeing pictures of your celebrations!
Those honey chicken bites look amazing!
I likely would have indulged in everything but the veggies :-).

Heather said...

Looks and sounds like an awesome holiday! I still need to get my recap together. Happy 2014! :)

Desiree Macke said...

The fibber frame looks so fun!
What a great trip and fun filled holiday season.

cashanamusings said...

Sounds and looks like a good time was had by all.

Jessica Jean-Marie said...

Your outfits are always so cute! Looks like you guys had fun :)

Law_Fal said...

Sounds like an awesome holiday trip!

Eesh said...

I must have said this a gazillion times but the kiddies are oh so adorable! I can't believe Nadiyah cried when you were about to leave. Sounds like she loves her Auntie Faith a whole lot!

The food looks amazing. Listen, if I were there, I probably would have forgotten the veggies as well. It's the start of the year. No harm done (yet) right?


Mrs. Pancakes said...

Love family get togethers!! What's fibber? Now I'm all curious!!

Laurie @ Disney 'n Diapers said...

What beautiful kids! Seriously! Are those leather leggings? EEK! You are so stylish, I'm jealous;) Those bacon wrap honey bites look to DIE FOR! OMG!

Jenna said...

Eeep! I love whenever the leather leggings made an appearance- they're so fantastic!

And how sweet that Nadiyah shed some tears at your about being loved <3 I wish it was more socially acceptable to continue doing that as an adult...hahah

What a perfect trip though with fun friends! You got some great photos, too!

Carolyn said...

What a great trip! :) What is this fibber game?!?!

Maria said...

looks and sounds like you and colleen had a blast - girl time is sometimes the best time. i always look forward to it. you are rockin' the leather pants!!
i love the pics of you and colleen by the tree!
i'm going to have to check out that fibber game...looks so cute!!

Yours Truly said...

Awww bless, you've got very beautiful kids

Whitney Cypert said...

What a fun trip! So many family and friends around, that's the best! Love the polka dot sweater!