Sunday, January 5, 2014

Christmas in Denver (Part 1)

Yeah, it's past New Year's Day and I am just now writing about Christmas. I'm late. 
But, like they say, late is better than never!

Christmas was GREAT this year. Garrett and I got lucky and had both families visit us in Denver since we were not able to go home. My family was here for 4 nights that went by incredibly too fast. 

The night they arrived we had homemade chili for dinner and sat around visiting for a couple of hours. I was so excited to see them and especially to see how much my sister's baby bump had grown!

The next day we messed around in the Cherry Creek area, one of my favorites, before I had to go to a stupid doctor's appointment. More on that later. That evening we had dinner at Cherry Cricket, one of mine and Garrett's favorite places to eat in Denver. They have the best burgers and fried mac & cheese! Tip: try peanut butter on your burger next time, it is SO good! : )

The next day was Christmas Eve! The girls spent the day shopping at the outlets while the boy's went to Cabella's and a liquor store. Does that sound typical or what? We all had lunch together and us girls went to do a little more shopping while they headed home. 

When we got home, they were playing Cards Against Humanity. 
My dad won.

Everyone but me was ready to open presents, especially Garrett, and they ended up talking me into opening them that night. I like to save presents as long as possible, because that's the best part! 

That night we cooked the pies, and the breads for the dressing, for Christmas lunch. We also watched Home Alone. That movie never gets old!

After my family went to their hotel, Garrett hooked up his new PS3 and I cooked another pie. We were exhausted but too excited about our new gifts, and about getting Christmas lunch ready, to sleep. Putting that turkey in the oven at 7:30am the next morning was rough.


  1. Oh my gosh!! So much fun in one post! I'm so glad they got to come visit and y'all had such a special Christmas. You, your mom, and Alyssa all look so much alike...beautiful ladies! Those shirts are so cute! Were those from your parents? Now you've got me wanting peanut butter on a cheeseburger. And that's just cray cray. :) Love you! Miss that pretty place and hanging with you in it!

  2. Peanut butter on a burger??? Sounds interesting..

  3. You had me at fried mac n cheese! Looks like a wonderful Christmas. :)

  4. Your husband got the PS3 and mine went with the X Box (he bought his a month ago or so). I'm just like you. I love surprises so I don't mind waiting on the gifts. I like to savor it. Peanut butter on a Burger-hmmmm....I don't know, Fried Mac and Cheese-Hell yeah!!!! Glad you had a nice time with the family. So cool that both sets got to come out.

  5. What a great Christmas! Love that your family came to see y'all in Denver!

    Peanut butter on a burger?! Say what?!?!?!

    I use to want to save all my present opening for Christmas Day but now I do it on Christmas Eve because Sean just can't wait!

    Looks like such a great time. Glad you had a great holiday!