Weekending: Holiday Party, Registry Fun & Visits with Friends/Family

Good morning! Did you guys have a good weekend? We did! Even with weird, unseasonable weather and the constant feeling of fighting off a cold, we had a pretty great one.


My company’s party was on Friday night, which was actually a nice change from squeezing it in during the typical holiday season. It was at the Hyatt in Cambridge- a great location for us now living in Newton Corner! We were able to leave work early so I took advantage of some extra “free” hours and ran errands. I skipped the gym because my back was bothering me and I felt the onset of a cold, so I opted to walk my errands which was a nice way to still get some movement in. Nails were a must!


I didn’t take many photos at the event, but I’ll say the cocktails were flowing, the food was good and dancing definitely happened šŸ˜‰ It’s so fun getting to hang out with coworkers/friends outside of the office! these girls! ā¤

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We didn’t get home and in bed until nearly 2am, so needless to say, we definitely took our time getting up on Sunday morning! Lucky for me, RM opted to make us his “specialty” breakfast: all the veggies, his special beans, homemade turkey sausage & an egg. It was so delicious!


After breakfast, I cleaned the house and then we headed into the city. We had late lunch plans with another couple but decided to head in early to start on our wedding registry. We went to Crate & Barrel and had a blast scanning all sorts of things that we wanted! We have a long way to go to complete our registry, but it felt good to start on it!

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It was my first time meeting Roberto’s friends, so I opted to not take photos but we had sushi at Douzo which was good- we love that sushi restaurant.

The rest of the night was very quiet and I was in bed by 9:30 šŸ™‚


We got up early and I made some French toast- I took pictures so I’ll post the recipe this week!


I still wasn’t feeling 100%, but after 2 consecutive rest days, I was REALLY itching to move so I headed to the gym for a workout. I’d love to say that it felt so good to workout, but I’d be lying if I said that. The whole thing was just a mental battle, but I made it through the workout and did feel better after I was done so it wasn’t a totally wasted trip.


I whipped up a quesadilla for lunch since I had leftover ‘dilla veggies & chicken already cut up from making them on Thursday night. It hit the spot!


Later in the afternoon, we headed over to Brookline to visit with my cousin who was in town for work. It’s always nice to see family when they come to Boston!

I dropped RM off at home and then went to Whole Foods, even though between not feeling great and the ridiculous rain it was the LAST thing I wanted to do. I always feel better once I just do it and I bought myself flowers and a cookie to reward myself for getting it done šŸ˜‰


For dinner, I decided that it was the perfect weather for a roast chicken meal. Is this anyone else’s favorite winter meal?! I can’t get enough of it. I chopped up sweet potatoes, Japanese sweet potatoes, onions & carrots and then also cooked some kale. I’m going to make a great wife šŸ˜‰


And that about does it! This is a pretty quiet week which is nice- I am ready for a week with no after-work plans (and yes, I know I sound like i’m 60 when I say that!).

Questions for you: Did your company have a holiday party this year? Married friends- what’s the one think you would suggest we register for (maybe that you didn’t originally think you needed) and what’s the one thing you would suggest NOT registering for? What’s your favorite winter meal? Do you have a busy week?

6 thoughts on “Weekending: Holiday Party, Registry Fun & Visits with Friends/Family

  1. Jen @nutcaseinpoint says:

    The economy is so crap in Alberta right now (is an Oil and Gas town) that companies are being really stingy with their social functions. Tyler had a work lunch for Xmas- the employees had to pay for themselves! I don’t know if it’s because Tyler and I got married in a civil ceremony or what (the first time) but I don’t really get the whole registering thing anymore. Most couples live together now before getting hitched, so it seems like those home things shouldn’t be absolutely necessary now? Or maybe I’m just bitter because I didn’t register..(yeah..that’s probably it. Downfall of a small wedding I guess!)

    • Burpees to Bubbly says:

      He had to pay for himself?! That’s the most ridiculous thing. I wouldn’t have gone! I totally get what you mean and I felt the same way, but then I hosted my family and hated how I didn’t have a full set of matching plates/bowls/etc. and figured that if we don’t do it now, we will likely never go out and just buy all this stuff ourselves. Plus, RM’s family is big on tradition and they want to buy us all of the traditional dishes and stuff like that. So, we might as well just go for it!

  2. Cathleen Mulvey says:

    I have to start with, you looked amazing in your gold party dress! As far as registries, I think it’s very important to put a variety of priced items. As a guest, I’ve been to some where the items chosen were so exorbitant that I felt embarrassed that they were not in my gift-giving range! Also, I had a relative that had a honeymoon registry which was awesome! They were going to Greece and you could choose to gift a dinner out, a couples massage…lots of things on the honeymoon. It was done through The Knot, I think.

    • Burpees to Bubbly says:

      Thanks Cathy!! And yes, I totally agree. We tried to be mindful of that when registering- plus, we aren’t really the type of people who want all the expensive stuff. There are a few big ticket items on the list but we figured people could group together for those (my friends want to get us the wine fridge, for instance). I really love the honeymoon registry, I’m just not sure we will have our honeymoon booked by the wedding since we aren’t going until the fall.

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