Twas The Day After Christmas


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‘Twas the Day After Christmas here in Aruba.

Aruba coastline

And it’s been another spectacular one.

We have been blessed with the best weather of our trip the past couple days and I am so grateful.

Aruba sea with boats

I actually have a recipe post coming up next.  It’s been three days but it feels like ages but I figured with Christmas Eve and Christmas, why bother typing when everyone is with their families and unplugged anyway.

So if you’re tired of me droning on about the blue skies and palm trees in Aruba…

Palm trees and blue sky

And turquoise water…

Rocks overlooking Aruba sea

And sandy beaches…

Aruba blue sea

You’re in luck with the next post.

Cookie butter spread (i.e. Biscoff Spread or TJ’s Speculoos Spread) recipe, coming at ya.

Cookie Butter Spread Ginger Molasses Cookies

But for now, a family walk to savor the last bits of paradise.

Aruba path with palm trees

And Skylar got her hair braided today, too!  She loves getting braids.

Skylar getting braids in her hair

More cute hair pictures….later.  It’s walking time now.

How was your Monday? 

Did you return any gifts?  Or score any deals at the stores with day-after-Christmas sales?

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  1. Gorgeous pics, glad it was a wonderful day for you. I had the day off work and needed it to clean, run errands, and get ready for another work week after all the holiday activities.

  2. I went to the mall to catch the day after Christmas sales. I love taking my Christmas money and getting the most for it. My husband got some more cheese and stuff from Hickory Farms (which means I get strawberry candies!) And we bought calendars for the new year half off. It was way more packed than usual, probably due to the fact that a lot of people had yesterday off too. But it’s all fun. We also watched two more Christmas movies. Guess I’m not quite ready for the holiday to be over!

    I don’t think I’d be patient enough to have my hair braided, it’s crazy that Skylar has more patience than me, lol!

  3. Haha, I could never get tired of your paradise shots!
    We had a very quiet and relaxed Monday. No dashing to the shops or anything, I conciously avoided all craziness this holiday season :-)
    Your little princess is so adorable! She is such a pretty girl, and I cannot believe she’s only 4 years old!? Her hair is sooo long! Love the braids- and she always looks so happy and cheerful :-)

  4. I scored some deal and did some returns. I went really early this morning with my future sister in law to beat the crowds. I got a few foodie items and some new Nike running shorts that I love, and tons of crafting stuff AND a great new belt. As it turns out I forgot to pack a belt and my jeans were falling off me all day yesterday. Good thing I was wearing a sweater dress over them, because there would have been some Brittney Spears moments otherwise.

    1. if you saw her in person, between the hair, the blue eyes that she bats, the long legs that makes her look 8 when she’s 4….yeah, we have trouble on our hands :)

  5. I went to the outlet mall and bought clothes and a purse. Such great deals! Did some returns as well and ate leftovers. No cooking for me today.

  6. Aw I bet Skylar was psyched about her hair. I remember those great pictures from the last time you were in Aruba too!
    I stayed far away from malls and the like today. Ate lots of salads. didn’t drink any wine (yet) and rested a bunch! Perfect after christmas day for me.

  7. I had a bunch of returns to do today but none of them were Christmas related. All the stores were empty though!

  8. Averie-

    Love reading your blog! Could never get sick of the photos! As a matter of fact, I just made it my screen saver!

  9. I wish I had a little time to go shopping, but it is back to work for me! I am enjoying the beautiful outdoors like you, though! Hip hip hoorah!

  10. My Monday has been 100% lazy (besides a quick 2 mile lazy day walk/run) and I am 100% okay with that :) Will probably have to get some shopping in at some point this week, but trying to stay away from the insanity for as long as possible. PS- Skylar is adorable!

  11. Hi Averie!
    Merry Christmas! Skylar looks so cute getting her hair braided, and I’m so jealous of your amazing weather in Aruba! What a great way to spend the holidays with your family.
    Hope all is well, and hope to see much more of you in the new year!

  12. Just got back from the outlets. It was complete chaos and insanity but I got a bunch of great steals including 5 things from lululemon for $100! So happy to live near a lulu outlet :)
    Skylar’s face in that braid picture is so cute!

  13. beautiful! we are back in cold chicago… missing the beaches + warm weather.

    you will never guess what santa brought me… THE lens! now i just need to figure out how to use it :)

  14. I could never get tired of blue skies & water and sand. No returns for me and no shopping either. Avoiding that chaos.