Hello pals! How are you? I am hoping you’re having a ravishing day and that those that had been celebrating are getting better from the festivities. I spent all day the day before today in my pajamas (took a ruin to lie horizontally within the sauna blanket) questioning what the heck simply came about. 🙂 I’m again within the swing of items and heading out to show a morning aerobics magnificence.
For these days’s put up, I’m sharing a recap from our Christmas adventures! It used to be an excellent week with friends and family, and I at all times love the danger to get in combination and rejoice.
Christmas 2021 recap
Previous closing week, we went to stick on the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, and so they do Christmas RIGHT. For those who reside shut by way of, I extremely, extremely counsel it. (We went closing yr proper sooner 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 teach that is going round belongings to look the flowery gentle shows, characters, the entire deal. We went ice skating thrice right through the night, in between driving the rides, roasting s’mores, and playing dinner on the Bourbon steakhouse on belongings.
Completed off the night time with gowns and sizzling toddies.
Day after today, we hopped between the Odysea Aquarium and Ripley’s Imagine It or Now not science museum sooner than grabbing Flower Kid takeout to devour at the manner house.
The remainder of the week used to be spent getting in a position for Christmas! The women had some pals over to brighten sugar cookies, and the remainder of the time used to be spent wrapping items, prepping meals, and observing Christmas motion pictures. We spend Christmas eve at my dad’s area, and Christmas day is at our area with my mother’s aspect of the circle of relatives.
We had copious quantities of Mexican meals and sangria at dad’s whilst 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 host of Christmas cookies to snack on all over the day. (My vacation baking technique: the 2 weeks main as much as the whole thing, I bake cookies and freeze them. This fashion, I don’t need to do a ton without delay and we’ve a large number 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 Plant life’s.)
My mother wins Christmas with those concha slippers:
After items 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 the whole thing. It used to be AMAZING.
Plus a huge cheese board:
(With Nana! My get dressed is right here)
With all the just right meals, my very favourite phase used to be seeing everybody in combination. The cousins operating round and giggling is my favourite factor, and the canine cousins had a blast, too. 😉
(The ran round within the dust all day and had been more than happy certainly)
So pals: what used to be 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 succeed in out to the winners this morning to say their prizes!
Keep tuned for every other sneaky giveaway quickly. 😉 For those who’d nonetheless love to fill out the once a year survey together with your comments and content material concepts, the hyperlink is right here! xo