a nice break

Alex and I have officially survived our first holiday away from Miami. It was tough. I knew friends and family back home were continuing on in their traditions and it pained me a little to know we wouldn't be able to participate. 

However, Alex's mom came to visit and we got together with the Schoppes (our neighbors and friends from our small group) for a delicious dinner. 
I made a sweet potato casserole from scratch and it came out delicious! I couldn't believe I actually made something that tasted so good. We decorated our place a bit and I think it didn't look too shabby...considering the limited space and resources. 

The next morning we all got up early. Alex headed off to work as Patty and I headed to the Black Friday sales. It was my first time. It wasn't as scary as I imagined it would be, but still not something I would want to do year after year. The good news is we were able to make Alex's wildest dreams come true. A new HDTV! Yay! Enjoy it, babe. ;-)

We spent Saturday taking Patty all over Raleigh and ended the night by decorating our first Christmas tree. It's a stubby little thing, but I love it. I really enjoy this time of the year and I am counting down the days for this semester to be over so I can relax and head home for the holidays. 

I hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving break!

Here are a few pictures from Thanksgiving and our Christmas tree. 

Kristel Acevedo6 Comments