Hello mates! How are you? I hope you’re having an exquisite day and that those that have 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 immediately’s publish, I’m sharing a recap from our Christmas adventures! It was a tremendous week with household and mates, and I at all times love the prospect to get collectively and rejoice.
Christmas 2021 recap
Earlier final week, we went to remain on the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, they usually do Christmas RIGHT. In case you reside shut by, I extremely, extremely suggest it. (We went final yr proper earlier than Christmas and determined it could be a brand new annual custom.) They’ve ice skating, rides, a s’mores land (with s’extra pits and provides), Santa, a practice that goes round property to see the flowery gentle shows, characters, the entire deal. We went ice skating 3 times through the night, in between using the rides, roasting s’mores, and having fun with dinner on the Bourbon steakhouse on property.
Completed off the evening with robes and sizzling toddies.
The next day, we hopped between the Odysea Aquarium and Ripley’s Imagine It or Not science museum earlier than grabbing Flower Baby takeout to eat on the way in which dwelling.
The remainder of the week was spent preparing for Christmas! The ladies had some mates over to brighten 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 dwelling 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 every part, I bake cookies and freeze them. This manner, I don’t must do a ton directly and now we have plenty of selection! I made thumbprint cookies, peanut butter blossoms, Mexican marriage ceremony 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 dwelling 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 every part. It was AMAZING.
Plus an unlimited cheese board:
(With Nana! My costume is right 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 have been very pleased certainly)
So mates: 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 say their prizes!
Keep tuned for an additional sneaky giveaway quickly. 😉 In case you’d nonetheless wish to fill out the annual survey together with your suggestions and content material concepts, the hyperlink is right here! xo