The first weekend of Christmas break from school and I am HERE FOR IT! We had such a fun filled weekend and an absolutely wonderful kick off to the holiday season.
Weekend Wrap-Up with Hanukkah and SNOW!
I spent Friday with Lincoln’s class Christmas party at school. If there’s a sign up for a holiday party, you better believe my name is on the list! I got Christmas this year and was so happy because that’s my fave to plan! Cooper had his last basketball game before break that night. I LOVE watching them play, but you won’t find me complaining about the break.
That night my parents were coming into town. We knew it was supposed to snow, but we didn’t realize how much! When I went to bed around 1, I was shocked to see so much snow on our roof!
Thankfully The Hubs had cleared some of the snow on Friday, but he had to do it another time Saturday morning so we could get out for Lincoln’s last game of the season. He was happy to get his medal and even happier that it was my snack week, so he had all his favorites. I was excited to wear my new snow boots that are insanely warm!
We bundled up when we got home for some serious sledding. Our side yards drop off quite a bit to the basement level, so it makes for some pretty great sledding. Once I got to the bottom, I had to stop and take in the beauty of the house in the snow. I don’t see it from this angle often, especially with all the snowfall!
That night, we did Christmas gift exchange with my parents and as usual, my kids delivered on the excitement. They are all so into Christmas and I freaking love the pictures I have been able to capture of them opening gifts!
Sunday was the first day of Hanukkah and we celebrated with my parents. Back story – my mom’s mom is Jewish, but married a German in the 40s and hid her ancestry from him. When he passed away, my Grandmother shared her secrets and my family has tried to incorporate Jewish traditions as best we can. It’s been fun getting to explore that side of the heritage!
I wanted to make a brisket, even though I never have, but y’all. This thing was incredible. It cooks in the crockpot for 9 hours, followed by broiling with brown sugar. If you haven’t decided on festive holiday food, I’m going to suggest trying this brisket recipe! I also accidentally made the worlds biggest challah bread. Haha
A fantastic weekend was had by all! My parents headed back home to spend Christmas with the other set of grandkids and my in-laws get here tomorrow to spend Christmas with us. I’m trying to slow down and savor this season with my family. We have potential for another big snow storm to come in this weekend and I don’t think there is anything more exciting that a snowy Christmas!