Merry Christmas y’all! And I guess its almost time to say Happy New Year (man how time flies) but lets not get ahead of ourselves.
Spicy Richmond has been on a Christmas and traveling induced hiatus but don’t you worry, I’m back in full force! The weather in Florida was beautiful and a nice retreat from the chilly weather in Virginia. Check out the view from the balcony of our hotel room.
After check-in, we were off to cook Christmas Eve dinner.
You know, just some of Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington with a Red Wine Sauce courtesy of Chef Tyler. Check out how nice and golden brown they are!
Paired with some of Guy’s Green Bean Casserole and mashed potatoes, we were in business!
After hanging out with the family for a bit after dinner, it was off to bed for this girl!
Since we had to get up so early to see what Santa brought the little ones, I was able to catch this shot of our view at sunrise. I’m in love with how the clouds reflect on the water. Gorgeous.
Good thing we were up so early though because we were able to catch a glimpse of these hot air balloons out for a spin (float?) and they went right over our hotel! This was easily Tyler’s favorite part of the day.
Santa definitely out did himself though! The kids got loaded up with
tons of some new goodies. Not to mention the adults!
Tyler’s family really out did themselves with all of the cooking gear they got me and I’m super excited to try it all out! Not to mention the new knife block my parents got me! A girl can never have enough cooking supplies! 🙂
After all of the presents were opened, we ate. Then we ate some more. ‘Tis the season to gain 10 pounds. Tyler’s mom whipped up mini quiches, breakfast pizza, Hot Virginia Dip and Dig Deep Salad.
Everyone loves a good layer salad and I could have eaten the entire bowl. Not to mention I hate peas. I mean hate peas. This stuff was delish!
After we all had a little food induced nap, we headed to Disney’s Grand Floridian to take a few pictures and check out the Christmas Decorations. Tyler was thrilled for this idea let me tell you.
My two personal faves:
Totally a framer.
This one too.
Its so nice to be able to put your toes in the sand and wear short sleeves and flip flops on Christmas Day!
Of course we had to snap a few of the kiddos too.
How cute are they? Love them!
Well, its time for bed for me. Gotta get up early to begin my post-holiday workout regime. That’s the plan anyway. We’ll see what happens when my alarm goes off at 6:15. Goodnight y’all! 🙂