Hello buddies! How are you? I hope you’re having an exquisite day and that those that had been celebrating are recovering from the festivities. I spent all day yesterday in my pajamas (took a break to lie horizontally within the sauna blanket) questioning what the heck simply occurred. 🙂 I’m again within the swing of issues and heading out to show a morning aerobics class.
For as we speak’s submit, I’m sharing a recap from our Christmas adventures! It was a tremendous week with household and buddies, and I at all times love the possibility to get collectively and have fun.
Christmas 2021 recap
Earlier final week, we went to remain on the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, they usually do Christmas RIGHT. In the event you stay shut by, I extremely, extremely suggest it. (We went final yr proper earlier than Christmas and determined it might be a brand new annual custom.) They’ve ice skating, rides, a s’mores land (with s’extra pits and provides), Santa, a prepare that goes round property to see the frilly mild shows, characters, the entire deal. We went ice skating 3 times in the course of the night, in between driving the rides, roasting s’mores, and having fun with dinner on the Bourbon steakhouse on property.
Completed off the night time with robes and scorching toddies.
The next day, we hopped between the Odysea Aquarium and Ripley’s Consider It or Not science museum earlier than grabbing Flower Youngster takeout to eat on the best way residence.
The remainder of the week was spent preparing for Christmas! The ladies had some buddies over to embellish sugar cookies, and the remainder of the time was spent wrapping items, prepping meals, and watching Christmas films. We spend Christmas eve at my dad’s home, and Christmas day is at our home with my mother’s facet of the household.
We had copious quantities of Mexican meals and sangria at dad’s whereas the cousins ran round and performed,
and we got here residence to sprinkle reindeer meals within the entrance porch and set out cookies for Santa.
Some pics from Christmas Day:
For brunch, we had tamales, beans, ham, egg casserole, cinnamon rolls, mimosas, and egg nog. After all, Madre introduced an epic platter of Grammies and I set out a bunch of Christmas cookies to snack on all through the day. (My vacation baking technique: the 2 weeks main as much as all the things, I bake cookies and freeze them. This manner, I don’t should do a ton directly and we have now quite a lot of selection! I made thumbprint cookies, peanut butter blossoms, Mexican wedding cookies, peppermint bark, brownie cookie oreo bars, and ordered the sugar cookies from Flora’s.)
My mother wins Christmas with these concha slippers:
After items and brunch, everybody went residence for a few hours to relaxation, after which got here again for spherical 2! We had surf and turf for dinner: filet mignon, BBQ salmon, lobster tail, crab legs, asparagus, salad, and rice.
Kyle seasoned the lobster and the Pilot grilled all the things. It was AMAZING.
Plus an unlimited cheese board:
(With Nana! My dress is here)
With all the good meals, my very favourite half was seeing everybody collectively. The cousins operating round and laughing is my favourite factor, and the canine cousins had a blast, too. 😉
(The ran round within the mud all day and had been very pleased certainly)
So buddies: what was your fave a part of the weekend? What vacation meals are staples for you? Tamales and grammies at all times make an look.
CONGRATS to the winners of the Favourite Issues giveaway!!!
Our 6 fortunate winners are:
I’ll attain out to the winners this morning to assert their prizes!
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