It’s Christmas Time!

Christmas is my very most favorite time of year! Yesterday, I kicked it off in the best way possible. First of all, I taught Cardio30. It was super freezing and looked like it might snow and I was listening to Christmas music on my way to class, so I got the brilliant idea to rewrite Christmas music to apply to Cardio30…”Oh the weather outside is frightful, but Cardio30 is so delightful!” Cute?? Yeah, my class didn’t think so either.

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Class ended and I walked outside to a blanket of snow and big fluffy flakes falling from the sky.
By the time I got home, which was later than usual due to slick roads and an accident right outside my neighborhood, I was more than ready for something warm and pepperminty. Drink Click protein makes a yummy mocha flavor and their website has a recipe for a candy cane mocha. It was soooo tasty and warm and the perfect post-cardio recovery drink (minus the whipped cream and candy cane.. But I thought it added a nice touch to the photo).

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The icing on my Christmas cookie of a day was my grandma’s annual ornament exchange party. Sadly, the icy roads prevented a few people from coming, but a few hearty souls braved the roads. I love LOVE our ornament party! I love seeing the ornaments that people bring and going home with something new. Or two something’s in last night’s case.

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These are the ornaments I got!

All the guests went home from the party with these adorable party favors.

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They each had a packet if cocoa, a bag of homemade marshmallows, and a bottle of homemade vanilla (the label says “from the kitchen of Joan and Whitney” because I made the labels so, technically, I contributed to the creation of the vanilla).
So that was my start to the Christmas season and it was a wonderful one! I have my company Christmas party tonight, our club Christmas party and secret Santa exchange next week, and Brandon’s company Christmas party the following week, so the festivities continue! I just love this time of year!

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