Abby and Jeanette’s Weekend of Fun (TOL)

Happy Thursday! We have almost made it through the week before Christmas – I don’t know about you, but things have been crazy busy in my office as we work to finalize a bunch of projects before the holidays. I’m actually heading to Boston today for a quick day trip for work which should be fun, but also a little stressful since it’s up and back in one day. Luckily, it’s not all work work work over here – we’ve also been doing a lot of cool stuff.

Linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

Last weekend kicked off with the O’s holiday party. There was tasty food, open bar and casino games and all of the Orioles players attended who were in town for the weekend’s fan fest. Adam’s a big baseball fan and it was a really cool experience! We snagged the below pic with O’s manager Buck Showalter.

Orioles Holiday Party Buck

On Saturday, Jeanette and I went to a pottery class at the Clayground in historic Ellicott City. J had given me a groupon for two spots in a byob pottery wheel class and we had a blast learning the basics of “throwing a bowl.” There were only eight people in the class and our instructor did a great job of slowly explaining all of the steps. I can’t say my bowl turned out all that well, but I had a lot of fun and I’m excited to go back and glaze my bowl after it gets fired in the kiln. We followed our pottery class with lunch at a nearby sandwich place where I had a bomb turkey avocado sandwich.

Clay Pottery Baltimore Girls Clay Pottery Baltimore

Sunday we had a holiday brunch potluck and my talented friends made some delicious food. Jeanette and I were in charge of drinks and struggled a little to make this cranberry prosecco cocktail (the syrup turned out way too chunky). We munched on tiny gingerbread donuts, egg cups, french toast casserole and pumpkin jam Greek yogurt parfaits. We also watched Love Actually which is one of my absolute favorite holiday movies.

Holiday Brunch Donuts Egg Cups Yogurt

My busy work week was also punctuated with a lot of food: pizza party and omelet bars in the office, holiday cookie deliveries and a team dinner at Cinghiale. Our dinner was great – we started with wine and charcuterie and I had a delicious pasta with wild boar bolognese.

cinghiale dinner pasta

And I think that just about catches us up on the last week’s activities. I laid low last night and watched Amy Schumer’s special. I don’t usually love stand-up but I thought it was really funny. Yay for funny women.

Oh and to complete this post with one more food pic, I made some Hanukkah spice cupcakes for a family gathering Saturday night.

Chanukkah Hanukkah Cupcakes

What is your favorite holiday movie?

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