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xmas brunch, dinner & a gingerbread tree!

On Christmas Day, we had brunch with my family and dinner with TB’s family and both were grand experiences! 

Brunch started off with some of the best tasting meatballs I’ve EVER had! Literally, between TB & I there were only about 7 meatballs left by the time all the food was ready, LOL! I’ve been harassing my mom for the recipe ever since…
We also had Mimosa’s and a hearty brunch of yams, scrambled eggs, turkey bacon [for me, pork for the others] , more meatballs, and a veggie omelet…
We definitely took a nap after this meal, then went onto the next meal, dinner at Mama TB’s.
We had Yam Cupcakes with Marshmallow Tops, Seafood Étoufée, Spanish Casserole, and Quail. Yes, Quail! And it was sooo amazing! For dessert, I had Apple Cobbler & Vanilla Ice Cream…
After dinner, TB & I attempted to create a tree out of gingerbread cookies. We had a lot of fun putting the tree together…
I added the colored candies! 
Then, we made the Green icing…and let’s just say, I’m not that good a decorating a tree with runny icing, LOL…

xmas gifts!

Oh the joy of opening gifts on Christmas! I had an amazing Christmas this year and I couldn’t have asked for more! Here are a few things I got and some other gifts that were opened…

The first gift that I opened on Christmas Day was my new camera! I absolutely LOVE this camera and it is just what I’ve been asking for! As you can see, the picture quality is stunning!

TB also got me a BEAUTIFUL Pink Diamond Key Necklace. I can’t wait to wear it on our next Date Night! 
I had been hinting at a Michael Kors watch & my Mom surprised me and got it! You can see more pictures in the Michael Kors post [HERE] and as you see, I’ve already added it to the collection…
And I cannot wait to wear this Wine Rose clutch!
I also got a lot of perfume, which was great because I’m practically running on fumes of my current stash. I even got the Issey Miyake that I was raving about a few months ago [HERE]. 

Also, some “Candy” by Prada….
And I can’t forget the Flower Bomb… but I’ve been wearing this since I came from London. Early xmas gift, lol! 
We also watched my Mom, Dad, and Sister open gifts…

And last but not least, my xmas tradition. For xmas, I always [this being the 2nd year, lol] get TB some Louis Vuitton. So, this year, I got him a Black & Grey Damier Scarf; and he loved it! 

Merry Christmas, Love!

TB & Jojo

Mom & Dad
Lil Sis & Her Beau

Happy Halloween & Pumpkin Faces!

We carved pumpkins for the first time in YEARS!

My beau & I had so much fun scooping, tracing, and carving the spooky face! Although, admittedly we didn’t think the face was going to come out good, but to our surprise it was quite scary & awesome!

We also made a VT pumpkin to rep for the Hokie Nation! He carved the VT all by hand, no stencil, which was pretty impressive!

It’s been a good Halloween Weekend and now today is the day, so Happy Halloween from TBnJojo!