Hi, friends! I hope you had a very merry Christmas! Ours was absolutely awesome. Now, I know why parents love Christmas so much! Qman didn't totally understand Santa, but he was sooooo excited about the "prizes" he received. Seriously, what a fun couple of days. I kind of wish Christmas was more than once a year! 🙂
DAY 19: Visit Santa Claus
We went to The Christmas Place in Abington to visit Santa Claus, and Qman wasn’t sure what to make of him. He sat on his lap and basically looked him up and down for a good 10 seconds... like, who is this strange man you want me to meet? Haha! Quinn eventually asked him for “cars” for Christmas and then received a small candy cane once it was all over, so I’d say this year’s Santa visit was a success!
DAY 20: Drink eggnog
DAY 21: Give Quinn a $5 Christmas present
Chewbacca Flashlight for the win!
DAY 22: Give Murphy a present
We got him some Peanut Butter Coated Sweet ‘Tater Fries, which, of course, he lovvvveeedddd!
DAY 23: Wrap presents and drink adult beverages
DAY 24: Get holiday drinks from Starbucks
Rewind to Christmas Eve morning...
CrossFit was on the agenda for the morning of Christmas Eve. Our gym programmed the traditional "12 Days of Christmas" workout, which we couldn't miss. It's truly one of our favorites.
The workout was a blast. Over 40 people, dressed in red and green, turned out for it. The gym was packed... total organized chaos! 🙂
I rocked my new tank, sports bra, and leggings from HYLETE, who makes the best (i.e. high-quality, functional, cute) workout gear for really affordable prices. My leggings (nimbus caprite) can be worn as capris or full-length tights. How cool is that?! Love them. And I'm obsessed with the sports bra. So much, in fact, I ordered another one and got $20 off. It's supportive with great coverage, but doesn't have super wide straps. FYI: You can save 40% off your purchase from HYLETE with code CNC (even if you buy just one item). It expires 12/31/2016, so be sure to hop on it!
After CrossFit, we headed straight to Starbucks for our holiday beverages (Day 24) and then home to shower and prep for visitors. In the early afternoon, we had my brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and niece over for snacks, beverages, and presents.
Later on, my father-in-law and his girlfriend came over for Christmas Eve dinner.
And, of course, presents!
Check out Qman's new motorcycle from Papi!!
After we put him to bed, Mal and I stayed up to make him the front loader that we bought him. Quinn asked Santa for "cars" for Christmas and that's what he got! 🙂
Someone was too excited to sleep on Christmas morning, but it didn't matter how early it was... experiencing Quinn's excitement was the greatest thing ever. No coffee needed!
After we opened presents, we enjoyed a small breakfast: Scrambled eggs with almond croissants from Trader Joe's.
Then, we headed to my sister's house for brunch, more presents, and more Christmas celebrations, including a cousins donut-eating contest!
What a wonderful Christmas.
Question of the Day
How was your Christmas? What was the best part?