Hi pals! Happy Monday and welcome to the blur between Christmas and New Years, the place time doesn’t actually matter. I personally love this week as an opportunity to regroup and clear after Christmas festivities – our home is a toy retailer explosion – and in addition plan for the upcoming 12 months. While I’m not setting my hopes or productiveness objectives TOO excessive for 2021 (lesson discovered from final 12 months), I’m positively taking time to evaluate and plan what I can.
I hope that my pals who had been celebrating final week loved an exquisite Christmas! Ours was extra key than earlier years, however nonetheless completely pretty. Instead of getting the large Christmas Eve dinner with my dad’s complete facet of the household, it was a lot smaller.
My stepmom arrange stunning outside seating areas so we may very well be spaced out and the kiddos may play on their playground. The climate was perfection!! We ate Chinese takeout, desserts, opened presents, chatted across the outside fire, and my dad arrange a race observe on his placing inexperienced so the boys may race distant managed vehicles. It was fairly hilarious.
We headed again dwelling and I prepped the egg casserole and cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. The women put out their treats for Santa and the Pilot and I drank wine and watched Christmas Vacation earlier than calling it an evening. (Because we had been dwelling a lot extra this 12 months, we had the entire presents wrapped and hidden so all we needed to do was set the whole lot out!! Usually we’re up till loopy hours of the mornings prepping and assembling, and this 12 months was a pleasing shock. I’m going to try to do that once more for future years!)
An enormous Christmas reward: the ladies allow us to sleep till 8am. They had been watching TV within the playroom and enjoying, SO excited to open their presents, however didn’t wake us up. I can’t even deal with their sweetness.
We listened to Christmas music whereas they opened their presents, after which mother, nana, my stepdad, Trevor, Uncle E and our cousins had been over simply in time for breakfast: cinnamon rolls, egg casserole, tamales, picadillo, and ALL the candy treats. I set out a tray of cookies and peppermint bark, and madre introduced over cookies, espresso cake, and grammies (I’ve had 100 this weekend).
My fave pics from the day:
Mrs. Claus and Christmas Carol
P the explorer,
the Pilot, making his well-known eggnog,
and Livi together with her favourite: Uncle Jesse.
The youngsters spent the afternoon enjoying with their toys and we sat round consuming sweets and watching motion pictures. I caught a fast journey on the Peloton and we made dinner: roasted lemon and garlic asparagus, steak (a mixture of NY strip and filet mignon), BBQ salmon, roasted potatoes, and mulled wine within the sluggish cooker.
The remainder of the weekend was spent taking down decorations (wah), cleansing up, and taking a break for a while on the pool because it was 75 levels (and the pool is heated). I’m again within the swing of issues in the present day, however earlier than I log out to get Fit Guides despatched, I wished to share the winner of my favourite issues giveaway!
Instagram remark #9: @ksfitzpatrick
I’ll be getting the entire goodies on the best way this week and keep tuned for extra giveaway enjoyable 🙂
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Have an exquisite day and I’ll see ya quickly!