At the beginning of the holiday season, a stranger told me that 4.5 years old is the BEST age for Christmas, and he was definitely right. I can’t even begin to explain just how much Quinn enjoyed the “Christmas holiday.” In fact, I’m still smiling just thinking about the wonderful memories we made together! Above, Quinn is sprinkling reindeer food on our lawn before heading out for our Christmas Eve festivities. Christmas Eve started at…

Christmas Eve day started with a CrossFit workout. The WOD, “Twelve Days of Christmas,” is a yearly tradition at 781 and tons of members come out for it (usually sporting red and green), so I was especially excited about getting my sweat on! This workout is performed like the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” (we did a similar WOD last Christmas Eve), so we started with 1 Power Clean and then did 2 Front…

Christmas Eve is almost as big as an event as Christmas Day for me. With a plethora of family, food, and fun, it’s an evening I look forward to all year long. Last night’s Christmas Eve celebration took place at my grandmother’s house. Some years my aunt Amy hosts the family, but with such a big group””we had almost 30 people last night””my Grammie’s house, with lots of entertaining space, was the place to be…

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Mal and I (and Murphy) make the rounds to visit our respective families. On Christmas Eve, we join my mom’s side of the family for a get-together, which includes delicious food and drink and an epic round of Yankee Swap. We spend the night at my in-laws house and then go to my mom’s place in the morning to eat…

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