Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas Weekend

Christmas weekend was one for the books. The girls had the best time and everything went as smoothly as it could. We had very few meltdowns and the girls were soooo spoiled.

Get ready for picture overload.

Everything started off on Christmas Eve. I was beyond busy in the morning. Between making cinnamon rolls, going to the grocery story and cleaning, I did not sit down until 3 pm when we headed to my in-laws house for dinner.

The girls tried some egg nog and were not fans of it.
Christmas twins

We opened some gifts.
Christmas twins
 These were rocking horses that the girls are afraid of.
Christmas twins
 North Face snow boots
Christmas twins
Sutton showing off her boots

The girls had a blast opening presents. This was the first time they really got into it.

After opening presents, we had some appetizers and lite some fireworks.

Then we had the best ham dinner followed by a yule log.
Yule Log
Yule Log

After dessert, the girls were getting fussy, so we packed everything up and headed home. Once we were home, we put the girls to bed and started setting up some of the girls gifts and setting out cookies and milk for Santa.
cookies, milk and scotch for Santa
 Cookies, milk and scotch
twins 2nd Christmas
twins 2nd Christmas
twins 2nd Christmas
 The stockings were hung.
doggie Christmas stocking
Walter's stocking

Once everything was set, we watched some tv and went to bed.

Christmas morning came fast and we got up, built a fire, and got the girls up. They were very excited to see that Santa came. They immediately started playing with their art easel and sitting on their new couch.
Twins 2nd Christmas
 Obsessed with this couch.
Twins 2nd Christmas

The girls received a ton of presents and would open a present, play with it some and then move onto the next one. And they had to sit on their couch the entire time.
Twins 2nd Christmas
 Playing with their Kids Kindle Fire while sitting in their Land of Nod teepee
Land of Nod teepee
Twins 2nd Christmas

I cooked some bacon, poured some mimosas, heated up the cinnamon rolls and we had Christmas breakfast. The girls LOVED their cinnamon rolls.

We played for another couple hours and then put the girls down for their nap. While they napped, I prepped the prime rib, showered and cleaned up a bit.
5 Rib prime rib
5 rib Prime Rib

Family arrived at 3 pm where we had appetizers, opened more gifts, worked on dinner, had some drinks and had the BEST time. It felt so nice to hang out with family and have everyone experience Christmas with the girls. 

The girls opened so many gifts that evening. They received clothes, so many toys and baby dolls with strollers. These have been a hit for the girls. They love pushing their babies around, brushing their hair and carrying them around. 

The prime rib came out perfectly. I was so nervous to cook it in our new oven, but it came out beautifully.
Prime Rib

We served dinner of prime rib, roasted potatoes, salad and rolls. Between 9 of us, we ate almost the entire prime rib (the girls didn't have any). Everything was soooo good. Awhile later, we had some apple pie and vanilla bean ice cream.

We put the girls down and everyone got ready to leave. It was a very successful night. 

We cleaned the kitchen and relaxed for the rest of the evening.

Monday we played with all of the girls toys, ran a few errands (big time sales on Christmas stuff) and headed to families house for dinner. We had another big meal of beef tenderloin, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, kale salad and bread. 

Tuesday we had to go to work, but we had a date night with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law at Campo as our Christmas gifts to each other. I skipped out on meat as I have had so much red meat in the last weekend.

Overall, it was an amazing weekend and one that I will be remembering for a long time.

How was your Christmas?


  1. What a perfect Christmas! I've never tried a yule log. Looks delicious!

  2. That yule log!!! :) SO cute!!!
    My twin nieces had those kind of couches & they wore them down to shreds.
    I need to see a pic of a rocking horse that scares children :) haha
    I'm sure Christmas was just wonderful with those two!!!

  3. What an amazing time Danielle! I love the girls' couch and the teepee, so cool. And they look so cute in their jammies. Your prime rib looks, great job! I love that Santa got some Scotch too. I'm sure you're one of his favorite stops. I need to remember that one! ;)

  4. What a wonderful weekend, Danielle! The girls are going to love their teepee! We got one for Olivia, too, and she doesn't ever want to come out of it!

  5. I'm sure it's so fun to have little ones at Christmas! Looks like you all had a blast!

    1. It really is the best time. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  6. I loved your photo of the cookies and scotch for santa LOL!! Your Christmas looked wonderful and cool! xo, Biana

  7. Definitely sounds like a great Christmas weekend! Your girls got so many cute things - love the little couch! How fun is that?


  8. What a great Christmas! The girls look like they had a blast, I love them on the couch together. All that meat is making me hungry for a steak! And some scotch, love that touch!

  9. Sounds like Christmas was a success! #babybigtruck has that same sweater the girls wore only she won't wear hers! LOL!

  10. Yay for a successful and fun Christmas! Love the girl's couch! It's so cute.

  11. oh what a Christmas weekend! The teepee is so cool!

  12. Looks like so much fun! So glad y'all had a wonderful Christmas! Xox

  13. I’ve never tried eggnog! It just doesn’t sound appealing to me. Looks like a wonderful Christmas weekend. That teepee is adorable.

  14. Okay I have never had a yule log but whatever that is looks delicious! Sounds like such an awesome weekend-where did you find that couch for the girls!? LOVE IT!