Christmas Weekend 2015 Photo Dump

///Christmas Weekend 2015 Photo Dump

Christmas Weekend 2015 Photo Dump

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope everyone had a spectacular long Christmas weekend.  Don’t you love when Christmas is on a Friday?  It stretches out the fun for the entire weekend.  I had a great Christmas weekend and thought I’d share the highlight photo dump style!

Christmas Eve

The Hubs and I woke up early Thursday to visit with our Goddaughter and good friends Jason and Melanie.

Christmas Weekend 2015- Julie & Isabella

We’ve spent Christmas Eve with them for several years and wanted to continue the tradition this year.  Melanie has been battling leukemia all year, so we were so blessed to be able to spend this time together.

Melanie has had a really rough fall, but got a Christmas miracle when her counts started rising again!  She is still very tired, weak and fighting everyday.  I’m so blown away by her strength.

Christmas Day

Christmas day started off with pancakes at home with some White Christmas coffee.

Christmas Weekend 2015- Mickey Mug, pancakes

The weather was so bad Thursday and early Friday, that I thought we would not be able to go anywhere for Christmas this year.  Luckily, there was a hole in the storms and we decided to take off to Pittsburgh mid-morning!  We surprised the Hubs family with a last minute visit.

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You can see how much rain we had Thursday from the skies!

Christmas Weekend 2015-flooding from plane

It was grey and cloudy on the ground, but sunny and clear once we popped above the clouds.

Christmas Weekend 2015-flying shot

The Burgh from the sky!  Since it was a quiet morning in the air, we passed a little closer to the city than normal.

Christmas Weekend 2015-Pittsburgh from air

We spent the rest of the day chilling with the Hubs family and opening presents!  Wasn’t exactly a classic Christmas day, but it turned out pretty great.


Saturday morning started off with my Mother-in-Laws fabulous homemade waffles.

Christmas Weekend 2015-waffles

And… some serious gaming with my two nephews.  I am so bad at these video games, it’s ridiculous!

Christmas Weekend 2015- Cole and Ty

We ran a few errands with the fam!

Christmas Weekend 2015-Julie & Ty

And had lunch at Primanti Brothers.  My hubby LOVES this place.  Double-egg and cheese for me!

Christmas Weekend 2015-Primanti Bros

We finished the day off with some movies and dinner at Mad Mex with the Hubs parents!

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So much fun!

Christmas Weekend 2015-37-12


Sunday we woke up early and left Pittsburgh quickly because the weather was turning bad again.

By the time we got back to Asheville, it was sunny and 72 degrees!  The Hubs and I took a nice long walk to work off some of the terrible holiday eating!

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I even saw cherry blossoms in bloom.  As much as I love this mild weather in December, I’m so worried about the plants.  My day lillies are also coming back up.  Not good at all!

Christmas Weekend 2015-2-2-13

And I’m finishing up the day by writing this blog post!  I’m hoping New Year’s week will be just as fun as this past weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I’ll be sharing some surprising healthy finds at my favorite bulk shopping store.  Get ready to save some cash in 2016!

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday.

Your turn!

What did you do for Christmas?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:05-04:00 December 28th, 2015|Fun, Holidays / Decor|38 Comments


  1. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes December 30, 2015 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Sounds like such a great Christmas weekend! So great that you got to spend time with your friend and that her counts are back up! Such a blessing. I hope they continue to rise!! I can’t believe the Cherry Blossoms are blooming!!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 11:02 am - Reply

      I know! Not good at all! Hope you had a great New Year!

  2. Mandi Korn December 29, 2015 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful Christmas, thanks for sharing all the photo’s, you have a beautiful family.

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

      Thank you Mandi! They are pretty handsome :-))) Hope you holiday was great too.

  3. Andrea December 29, 2015 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    I love Primanti’s too! Your sandwich looks delicious! Sounds like an amazing holiday. It would be super-fun to jet around!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

      It’s more like a slow prop, but it is a lot of fun! Hope you had a good holiday too.

  4. Farrah December 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    I wants those waffles + fruit. It looks so good! *-* It looks like you had an awesome Christmas! :] Those cherry blossoms are gorgeous!

  5. [email protected] December 29, 2015 at 9:24 am - Reply

    I love that you guys flew to Pittsburg to surprise your husband’s family! Such a fun surprise!
    The weather has been crazy warm here too! I’m so sorry about your plants!!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

      My husband’s Dad kept saying “I can’t believe it!” :-)) It was pretty awesome.

  6. [email protected] December 28, 2015 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Looks like your Christmas went very well. Who cares if it’s not the traditional one you are used to. As long as it’s spent w family, that’s what makes it special. How fun that you surprised them. I’m sure that was there favorite gift of all.

    It has been unseasonably warm here lately, but unfortunately it is coming to an end as the forecast shows chance of snow showers tmrw.

  7. Heather @Fit n Cookies December 28, 2015 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh you came to Pittsburgh!! That is so fun! Just curious, where do you land? How funny are the rivers in that picture.. you can definitely see the dirty one, and the even dirtier 😉 WIsh we could have met up! Next time you fly up let me know 🙂 I’d love to meet in person!

  8. [email protected] December 28, 2015 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Our Christmas was fairly quiet with my mother-in-law joining us. I’m so glad you had a great time with your hubs family!!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:39 am - Reply

      Thanks Debbie! Quiet Christmas’s can be nice.

  9. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad you were able to make it to all the Christmas festivities! Have a wonderful last week of December!

  10. Looks like a great few days for you and your family. This warm weather is kind of odd isn’t it?

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

      It is! I love it, but I’m so worried about the plants and the whole planet thing :-))

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

      They just take a little more prep time, but are really good.

  11. Blane Sherer December 28, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Glad you were able to make it to see your
    in laws for Christmas. Love those shots
    from the plane.

  12. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood December 28, 2015 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I’ve never been to Primanti Brothers personally, but my husband went to Tech school near Pittsburg and loves it! Looks like you guys had a great Christmas! Also, I’m trying to figure out how that Mickey Mouse mug works and i just can’t. Apparently I need more coffee ahah

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:35 am - Reply

      Haha! It flips. It’s pretty cute :-))) Hope you had a great New Year!

  13. [email protected] the Long Way Home December 28, 2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I love that you can just get in the plane and go! Looks like a fabulous holiday.

    Happy New Year!!!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

      It is a blessing! Thanks so much Wendy! I hope you had a good New Year!

  14. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 28, 2015 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Such a fabulous Christmas! I love PGH–I always have fun there. And WHAT THE WHAT? There are blooms already? Craziness.

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

      And now it’s freezing again! I’m so worried about the plants! I hope they can go back into hibernation!

  15. Aunt Priscilla Norris December 28, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Looks like you all had a wonderful holiday. I always enjoy seeing all your photos. My Christmas was great also. Look forward to seeing more of your photos.

  16. Annmarie December 28, 2015 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Looks like you had a fantastic Christmas weekend! We were busy running around here too and had to go to 2 parties and host one! I am excited for NYE but kinda ready to get back into routine too!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

      Whoa! That is a lot! I hope you had a great New Year!

  17. Beth @ Sublimely Fit December 28, 2015 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Can’t believe the trees are already blooming down there! I’ve read that some areas are already starting to get daffodils, too. What a weird winter. Glad you were able to make the trip up to see family and made it back safely. And I’m totally jealous of that warm weather! Have a great week, Julie! 🙂

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

      Thanks Beth! Mother Nature is confused! It’s super cold now again though. Hope you had a great New Year.

  18. Mary Beth Jackson December 28, 2015 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Looks like a great Christmas weekend! Fun pictures! This crazy weather is something else, way to warm!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:31 am - Reply

      It was! It’s good and cold now though!! Hope you had a great New Year!

  19. Jenny December 28, 2015 at 5:52 am - Reply

    You got the vest! Yay! What a great Christmas wrap-up–love it!

    • JulieWunder January 3, 2016 at 10:31 am - Reply

      I did! Good eye :-)))) I hope you had a great Christmas too!

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