Five For Friday! Holiday Edition!

Ah, Friday! This morning I’m sleeping in (thank you scheduled posts!) and am home at my parents house.  I have a ridiculously comfy bed there with super soft sheets and nice warm down comforter.  It’s pretty much heaven.  I’m really looking forward to this day.  Why?  Because I’m meeting up with two friends I haven’t seen in months!  One, is a woman who I helped coach Nordic Skiing with and went to elementary, junior high, and high school and was friends with her sons.  She has known me since I was a little girl.  I’ve always admired her.  She is a runner, skier, road biker, cancer survivor, great mom and friend and she loves to give back to her community.  I hope someday she’ll do a guest post here!  I haven’t seen her in over a year so I’m really looking forward to catching up.  We reconnected and arranged this thanks to my fund-raising for Team in Training.  So much good coming in my life from such a good cause! I’m also meeting up with a good friend of mine who I have known since I was a child.  We have always remained friends and kept in touch.  She lived in Boston for the last year and a half but moved to California in August.  I am so excited to hear all about California and her life out there.  We grew up taking ballet together and now she is a Physical Therapist and loves running and working out.  We have so much in common! I’m also going to get a manicure, it’s been ages and I really want one for the holidays and our trip to Montreal for New Years! It all culminates with Christmas at my Grandma’s with my Mom’s side of the family!

So today I wanted to share my top 5 holiday favorites! I’m more excited about the holiday today then working out or running and yoga and am pretty sure you all are too.  I’ll get back to running and yoga and healthy living on Monday…ok maybe Tuesday! 

Christmas Lights.

I love Christmas Lights! I love trees and houses all decorated and wreathes on doors.  I love it all.  Which is in part why I love this video!

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

Michael took me to see this for my Christmas present on Saturday night.  It was a surprise and I absolutely loved it! I love how high they can kick and how precise they all are.  I have the utmost respect for these women.  Did you know they do over 1,500 kicks a day?  Talk about a workout!

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

Swedish Meatballs!

I get these once a year and love them.  My mom makes the best and they are so delicious! I can’t wait for Christmas Eve!

Swedish Meatballs!

Vacation Time!

I’m on vacation for 11 days straight! This is the most time off in one chunk I’ve had all year so I am very much looking forward to it! I plan to sleep in, finish planning my fundraising event for Team in Training, create some vlogs for you all, socialize with friends and family, run in the daylight, get some studying done for NASM CPT, watch movies, relax and ring in the New Year in Montreal with Michael.  Yes, it’s likely going to fly by trying to fit all that in!

New Years in Montreal!

Gift Giving!

I love Christmas Shopping! I love taking the time to think about what someone may like and want and I always try to take the time to put a personal touch on it.  This makes gift giving so fun for me and I really love it!  I can’t wait to see my family’s reaction!

Gift Giving!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I am looking forward to reading all of your holiday recaps and hearing about how you spent the holidays.  Enjoy your family and friends!

What are your five holiday favorites today? What are you looking forward to the most this weekend? What are your big holiday plans? Do you celebrate with family and friends?

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