Hello associates! How are you? I hope you’re having a beautiful 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 at this time’s publish, I’m sharing a recap from our Christmas adventures! It was a tremendous week with household and associates, and I all the time love the possibility to get collectively and rejoice.
Christmas 2021 recap
Earlier final week, we went to remain on the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, and so they do Christmas RIGHT. When 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 flowery gentle shows, characters, the entire deal. We went ice skating 3 times through the night, in between driving the rides, roasting s’mores, and having fun with dinner on the Bourbon steakhouse on property.
Completed off the evening 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 house.
The remainder of the week was spent preparing for Christmas! The women had some associates over to embellish sugar cookies, and the remainder of the time was spent wrapping presents, 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 aspect 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 house 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 fashion, I don’t need to do a ton without delay and we have now quite a lot of selection! I made thumbprint cookies, peanut butter blossoms, Mexican wedding 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 presents and brunch, everybody went house 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 infinite cheese board:
(With Nana! My gown is right here)
With the entire good meals, my very favourite half was seeing everybody collectively. The cousins working 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 completely satisfied certainly)
So associates: what was your fave a part of the weekend? What vacation meals are staples for you? Tamales and grammies all the time 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 one more sneaky giveaway quickly. 😉 When you’d nonetheless wish to fill out the annual survey along with your suggestions and content material concepts, the hyperlink is right here! xo