I hope you had a great Christmas and Santa was good to you! We had a lovely, lovely couple of days and I have 5.6 pounds to show for it.
This Christmas was bittersweet for us because yesterday iKeith's Mom, Dad and Brother Andrew moved to California. They are going to be helping iKeith's Uncle with his HandR Block businesses. We miss them already and can't believe our free babysitter is gone.
Christmas Eve was spent at Rob's house and we had our Weiss tradition of sandwiches and Shrimp Cocktail. And there was a Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake. YUM! (There's at least one pound) The kids were very excited to open presents even though there was a wrapping paper mix up and they kept opening each other's presents. It ended up being pretty funny!
Christmas Day we had everyone (including our new adopted Brother Josh*) over for Christmas Dinner. Keith smoked a Prime Rib and made dirty rice (2 pounds) with Elk Italian Sausage that we found in a little meat store in Old Town Arvada. I made Yorkshire Pudding and Caramelized Brussel Sprouts! Our Cakes...a decapitated Snowman and a Yule Log (pound and a half) came from an adorable little bakery. Click HERE to read about the awesome food stores we visited.
Have I mentioned that it's been 50 degrees here? We had a brown Christmas. I'm surprised how much I missed the snow and the kids seemed to miss it too.
Here is a little video that I put together of our month of celebrating! Vincent and Poe have gone home with Santa and now I'm ready to get rid of our dead tree and get everything back to normal.
This video has a censored part because my darling husband came out to the living room while still putting on his robe....and I was filming. I hope you liked the music that I selected for this part of the video.
*Josh is Andrew's friend that doesn't have any family and his girlfriend just left him. He became a part of the family while we were in Utah...he's kind of like Bizarro Keith.