Christmas 2017

Hi, it’s been awhile forever since I posted, last Christmas to be exact. I’ll get into that later, but for now I wanted to pop on here and share our Christmas. Anyone that knows me knows Christmas is my jam. There was actually a line in our wedding vows written about it–it’s that serious. Haha. This year really took the cake (I say that every year, but seriously this one was SO good). Avery was into every single detail of celebrating the holidays, so my heart was definitely doing a little happy dance.

We kicked off our long holiday weekend with camping out under the tree and watching as many holiday movies as we could before we drifted to sleep. This has to be one of my most favorite memories from Christmas this year– watching Avery’s excitement is something I will never forget.

Every year on Christmas Eve Eve we have a margaritas, Mexican and a movie night. This has been a fun tradition to start. We are fully anticipating the traditional holiday dinners to follow in the next few days, so this is a nice way to mix it up, and it makes wrapping those last minute packages a little more fun!

On Christmas Eve morning I woke up and started sprucing up our fresh pine garlands in preparation for the big guy’s arrival ;). As I was finishing the table garland Avery squeezed my legs and said, “Thank you mama for making our house so beautiful.” I think my heart burst into a million pieces in that moment. My parents made the holidays so magical for me growing up, and I hope that my children will look back and feel the same.

We always travel to my mom’s house for a small Christmas Eve party then it’s back home to play Santa. 

We came home to high winds and snow pouring down so you can imagine Doug’s excitement when he had to go on a 2am battery run to the one store open on Christmas Eve. We couldn’t have any sad children on Christmas morning, ya know ;). Next year I’ll check allll the toys, whoops!

Christmas morning left my heart feeling so incredibly full. Avery’s excitement, snow coming down, a fire burning, while one of my favorite movies, A Christmas Story, played in the background–these are the good old days, y’all.

 Hope each and every one of you had a very Merry Christmas!

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Christmas 2016

The days between Christmas and New Year’s always seem so bittersweet. Its hard to believe another Christmas has came and went so quickly, but I’m looking forward to a fresh start in the New Year. This Christmas has definitely been one for the books. This is the first year that Avery has been totally entranced in the holiday season. There is no better feeling then watching the magic unfold through her eyes. I can honestly say Christmas as a kid is exciting, but Christmas as a parent takes the cake;).

 Traditions are such a huge part of the Christmas season for us, our parents started many we continue to do with our family, and we have created a few of our own. On Christmas Eve Eve we have our annual Mexican food night complete with burritos, guac, and some type of festive margarita. This year I made these Cranberry Orange Margarita’s. They we’re SO yummy despite picking up the wrong cranberry juice in my third fourth mad dash through the insanely crowded grocery store that day.

  On Christmas Eve we always go to my parent’s house for a little Christmas Eve party with my family, and then the best part–we get to come home and play Santa.

Avery’s reaction coming into the family room Christmas morning did not disappoint. Her face lit up as she came down the hallway,  and she said “Oh my gosh,” at least a thousands times–which was pretty much the cutest thing ever. Although we didn’t have too many wrapped gifts, it took her at least three hours to open the few wrapped packages. It was the slowest process ever, and we ended up having to make her open the rest for the sake of leaving the house that day.;)

Santa even remembered the fourth and fifth members of our family Bear, our Golden Retriever, and Doc, our miniature pony.


After the gifts were finally opened and thoroughly played with, we had an amazing overnight blueberry french toast casserole. I tweaked the recipe slightly using a different type of bread and regular syrup rather than maple because I had it on hand. It was a huge hit and I can definitely say I’ll be making it again. I also saw this overnight eggnog French toast recipe as I was browsing Pinterest and would love to try it next year for Christmas morning!

We had a full, busy, and a some points crazy afternoon that lasted into late evening. Although the hustle and bustle of the weekend was a bit exhausting at times, it was the most perfect Christmas weekend. We are so blessed that our lives are filled with laughter, love, and most importantly friends and family. We’re so thankful for each one of you that have enriched our lives this year. We are better people for knowing you. Merriest Christmas from the Fox’s.

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