And just like that, it’s Monday again! I’m back in Boston and it feels great to be home. There’s just nothing like your own bed and shower, right?
We got back on Friday night and had our own mini Christmas exchange just between the two of us (and Beans). I’m soooo glad we decided to wait until after our trip to exchange gifts because it was fun to make Christmas last a little longer. I was pretty sad to leave Tennessee, but knowing we had our own Christmas to look forward to made coming home that much sweeter.
Our exchanges started with stockings & cards. We are card people, no doubt about that.
The photo isn’t that cool, but it is a 3D heart wreath with little beads and ribbon. Um – heart instantly melted!
Beans has a stocking of his own. He got so excited when we told him we had something for him!
He took no time getting his head into the stocking to see what it was (a bone and a crinkly gingerbread man toy).
Then we proceeded by taking turns opening gifts. Here’s my stash.
He got me a lot of sweets, chap stick, mints, earrings, two sweaters, a calendar, bath bombs, and tickets to the Nutcracker. We actually opened all the gifts and he acted like we were done, but then said, “There’s actually one more gift.” The tickets were hidden on our bookshelf in an envelope with a bow on it.
Backstory: there are ads all over town right now for the Nutcracker and I’m pretty sure every time we drove by one I was like, *swoon* “I’d LOVE to see the Nutcracker!!!!” I really wasn’t meaning to drop any hints. I just really wanted to see the Nutcracker someday. 😉
Saturday started off by having brunch at my favorite ever coffee shop in the world, The Thinking Cup. This was actually the first time I’d been to the one on Tremont Street, but it was equally as good as the one in the North End.
I had the best chai latte of my life, a croissant, and a really tasty Greek yogurt parfait. Aka – my perfect meal.
After brunch, we headed to the Boston Opera house around the corner. I, of course, wasn’t able to get any photography of the show, but I did get some pictures of the Opera House.
The ceiling and chandeliers were so fancy! I didn’t realize it would be such a cool place. We got there pretty early so we got to check it out. Everything was still decorated for Christmas too, so it was very pretty and festive.
They had quite a few nutcrackers around too.
The show was seriously amazing. Ballet is one of my favorite things to see. There was a scene with the snow queen where snow was falling from the ceiling and her tutu was sparkling like crazy and I seriously felt like I was a little kid again watching a snow globe, only it was real.
The best thing about traditional ballet to me is that there are no words. The movement and music paired together along with the visual elements that were larger than life and spectacular were very moving. True story: I cried twice because I thought it was so beautiful. Overall: I would go again in a heartbeat. The tickets aren’t cheap for good seats, but it was 110% worth it.
And now the fairytale is seriously over as I’m headed to work this morning. But is it weird that I’m actually glad to go back to work? Happy Monday!
Questions for You:
- What has moved you to tears recently? I find it an oddly good feeling.
- When are you/do you take your Christmas decor down? I’m leaving mine up until the weekend…!