Christmas Weekend | Why Girls Are Weird

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Weekend

Anyone else totally exhausted and feeling like you ate WAY too much this weekend?  Because I totally feel that way.  But I had a really great Christmas and I hope you all did too!

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve day cleaning the house.  I do love spending the holidays here but man it is not fun having to clean everything up only to have everyone leave a few days later and it's a total mess again!  Guess that's what happens when you host the holidays.

Christmas Eve evening Dustin and I went to Dustin's grandparents' house, who live here in River Falls.

Our place once it was all clean

 Us right before leaving for dinner - yes Dustin really is that much taller than me

Dinner was amazing - swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, cranberries and green bean casserole (which I did not eat, it grosses me out).  Once we'd totally stuffed ourselves we had dessert, brownies and lemon bars and ice cream and hot fudge.  It was nuts.  We did a little gift exchange with Dustin's grandparents and then Dustin, Taryn and I made a quick detour back to the house to pick up Monte before heading to his dad and step-mom's for the night.  We watched A Charlie Brown Christmas and then all went to sleep early in anticipation for Santa!

Christmas Day

Taryn woke us up at 7 so that we could go downstairs to see what Santa brought us.  I've only done Christmas with my in-laws one other time but it's pretty great.  Candy everywhere, my favorite.  Even Monte was excited!

Monte on Christmas morning

I was most excited for Taryn to open her gift.  We went to Build-A-Bear Workshop and built her a Rudolph, which is one of her favorite Christmas movies.  She loved it.  

After presents we had an awesome breakfast of pancakes, potatoes, scrambled eggs and sausage.  Taryn's boyfriend Matt arrived and after we were done eating we watched Elf (my third time this season, yay). and had margaritas.  Oh and did shots of tequila.  At ten in the morning.  That's how we roll in small town Wisconsin. 

Taryn with her Christmas margarita and a shot of tequila

And on the way home we broke out the *N SYNC Christmas CD.

Oldie but goodie

When we got back to the house it was time for MORE presents.  But first we wanted to take some family pictures.  You know, before tearing off all the wrapping paper.

  Ryan, my parents with Lucy, Dustin, me and Monte


My parents went a little nuts and got Ryan and us each a new TV.  Which is MUCH needed, the TV that Dustin and I have in our bedroom is seriously an antique.  My grandma sent money, also much needed since D and I still need to pay the stupid IRS and get new tires for his car.  My mom received tons of new close, Ryan got lots of stuff for the downstairs apartment, I gave Dustin an awesome Twins watch and he gave me a purse and Eclipse (the movie).

After all the gifts were opened we had turkey, stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole for dinner (I again did not eat the casserole, ew) and seriously I wanted to explode.  We spent the rest of the evening watching Eclipse and then our favorite episodes of Friends.

The Day After Christmas

Oh man.  Seriously.  My parents and Ryan worked on the apartment downstairs.  Dustin and I were just totally lazy.  And honestly, the eating never stopped.  At some point everyone was in the living room watching football (well, they all watched, I read a book) and it was just nice to hang out together eating ourselves silly.

I can't believe the weekend went so fast!  And now we have to prepare the house AGAIN for guests for New Year's Eve!

And then maybe I'm hibernating.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!


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49 wonderful thoughts:


Holy cow! You had quite the amazing holiday! I love all of the food - I am very much feeling the same way!

Your house looks gorge!

Scientific Housewife

Your weekend sounds similar to mine (minus the tequila shots, haha) and it looks like you had a great Christmas :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

so glad ou had a nice time Krysten!

Staley Mc

It looks like yall had a busy and fun time! I love that NSYNC cd! ha!

The Favour Shoppe

Sounds like an amazing weekend!! Mine was pretty much the same....LOTS of eating!! YUM!! Glad you had a great Christmas! <3

jacin {lovely little details}

aw what a great day!

erin louise

ah, the NSYNC Christmas cd...quite possibly one of the greatest holiday cds ever made, am I right?
I'm glad you had a fun Christmas!

Jessie Szmanda

aww looks like a great and Busy Christmas! :)


I ate all day too! The worst part is you don't even realize it until now! I miss the cookies lol sounds like you had an awesome Christmas! I can't even imagine hosting, you are a brave girl! The cleaning alone would drive me crazy. And so jealous of your new tv! We have a tv/VCR combo tha I got for my 16th bday in our room! 10 years ago! :D

Cafe Fashionista

Haha! I still listen to the N*Sync Christmas album myself!

I'm so glad that you and Dustin had a fabulous Christmas, Krysten; and ohmigosh Monte...I love him!! :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful Christmas!!! I love that Christmas drink! lol

Smart Ass Sara

Seriously- I'm looking at the TWENTY dozen batches of cookies we got over three days I'm thinking I'm just going to throw them out. Seriously. I don't own bigger pants... Ugh.

Amber Blue Bird

holy cow, tequila at ten....i cant do tequila at any time, you are gangster. I love that you broke out NSync, like I said before gangster. Can I spend Christmas with you next year :)

Audrey Allure

Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday weekend :) Lovely pictures.


I feel overwhelmed just having all my gifts to deal with and put away, I can't imagine hosting and having all that crap to deal with! Kudos to you woman!!

Merry Christmas!


I LOVE that picture of you two by the fireplace!! So glad your holiday weekend was so great!

Happy Monday Darling! xo


I know the feeling when u clean, clean, clean just to have the house all messy in no time! Ill be cleaning a lot today too!

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Monte looks sharp in his Christmas outfit! Glad you had a wonderful christmas with your family!

Did everyone get Eclipse but me?


Hell yeah. Christmas margaritas and NSYNC? I'm coming over next year.


aw, that sounds like a great weekend. and wow! he is tall! you two are so cute together!! :) you guys are also hilarious. shots at 10a? christmas nsync? you definitely know how to include a lot of fun in your life!

Kristin Hjellegjerde

Loving Christmas but now I am gathering up my energy for 2011.


kelli g. { bug miscellany }

aaww, sounds so fun! makes me miss my family back in the midwest. :)

hee hee, christmas tequila? i smell a new tradition... :P

Mom Taxi Julie

Sounds like a great weekend!

Erika Grover

Great post! Wow your husband is tall! How tall is he? How tall are you? lol

You make me want bangs! So cute!

And yes I ate too many goodies this weekend indeed!


Your weekend sounds lovely!


We hosted Christmas Eve too! We were up until all hours cleaning. HA!

Dancing Branflake

How fun! Yay for a new tv and money! That's always a good thing!

SG to SP

Wow how tall is Dustin?! My husband is a foot taller then me so I can relate. haha.

I got Eclipse as well. That's what I watched on Christmas night :)


you have such a beautiful house, and your pup is gorgeous too! Glad you had a good christmas x


Sounds like you had a great holiday! Ditto on the green bean casserole, yuck!


Looks like fun! I haven't seen Eclipse yet, On my to do list :)


Your place looks so cute! And haha @ Dustin being a giant :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin

What fun to get spoiled! I'm glad it was a good holiday for you!


I had that CD! Funny :)


Wow what a great Christmas! You got spoiled :)

Your house looks beautiful.

Tequila is fin any time of day.

Nsync Christmas CD... awesome.

steph anne

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas!!! :) And YAY for a new TV! I can't believe Christmas is all over already. I'm a little bit sad to take my decorations down.


Holy cow, you and your dad look so much alike!

It sounds like you had such a fun Christmas and yay for new stuff (especially the new TV!). I'm glad you had a great, if tiring, weekend.


Haaha, love that cd...And talk about cute dogs!


Sounds like you had a wonderful time! N'Snyc music. Check. Charlie Brown. Check check. Your doggie looks cute and sounds like you had fun eating and with the fam too!

From Suns To Moons

You have a beautiful family. Enjoy the rest of the season!

Lia Waroka Putri

great that u hv a great time with ur family =D
PS ur dog is soooo cute!


Haha, ow yeah! Feels like I have been eating a ton and a half!
Looks like you guys had a lovely Christmas and grats on your new TV :)


what a fun christmas! your place looks great!


That sounds like a fantastic Christmas!

Sandy a la Mode

hahahaha i LOVEE nsync!!! oldies are soo great!!


aww your Christmas looks fun!

Emily Jane

Looks like a fun and busy Christmas!! I ate way too much too... but I DID turn down dessert at one more dinner yesterday, so that's something lol. I can't believe how much taller Dustin is! :)


You cleaned the house for Christmas Eve, same here, but it lasted two days after that too. My husband and I are weeks away from our little one and haven't done anything to our new home yet. Lots of cleaning and painting. At least you didn't do that :)

Oh & that Christmas margarita looks enticing. Can't wait to devour some after baby.


Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

um yes i must always listen to nsync's xmas album!! glad you had a merry one :)