Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas 2012 Edition

Guess who is back?  This girl.

I’m not going to lie. I enjoyed the amount of free time I had due to a lack of blogging. I enjoyed it so much that I almost decided to just stop.  And then I realized that was crazy.  I am, however, going to switch to mainly Monday, Wednesday, Friday posting.  I still love to blog.  I just remembered how much I also love free time.  Like watching 10 episodes of Downton Abbey loved it. 

Anywho, let’s discuss the holidays.  How was yours?  Fantastic I hope!

We split our time between my family and Nate’s.  We left a little earlier than planned to beat a blizzard that ended up shutting down almost the entire state of Iowa for a day or two. We made it and got to enjoy the aftermath of our first big snowfall of the season.

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We tried to sneak if a few walks to help aid in the digestion of the ridiculous amount of food we consumed.  He does know how to walk.  He just loses all brain cells in the snow.  We’re talking about Ike and not Nate.  Just to be clear.

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After walking we made and ate more food.  What I wouldn’t give for another bowl of homemade chicken and noodles.

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We opened gifts.  We gave my mom a photo of the family because you can’t hate a photo of your family.  (I forgot to post these photos.  Nate took them.  Remind me to post about it.)

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Dad got booze.  It’s locally made.  Because we’re hipsters like that.

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Hipsters also wear obnoxious shirts.  I’m thinking about wearing it all year. Just to mess with my brother.


Speaking of my brother.  I made him this sign.  It’s our favorite sibling phrase. I’m not sure the parents have caught on to it yet.  It’s probably best.

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We said our good-byes and headed back home to spend time with Nate’s family.

Nate refused to share his popcorn ball…a family tradition.  The popcorn ball.  Not the lack of sharing.

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We snuggled babies.  Ike sniffed them.

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There was a shortage of presents.

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Our sister-in-law gets the same gift from us each year…a glass pitcher.  Because we’re jerks..and she keeps breaking them.  Let’s hope this one makes it to 2014. ;)  Looks like our niece is getting bubble wrap next year.  #noted

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One can never have too many semis or princess nightgowns.  #fact

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After present opening we played with Legos, flew planes and ate a whole stinking lot.

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And to all a good night.

How was your holiday?  What was the favorite gift that you gave?  How about the favorite gift you received?


  1. Looks like a wonderful holiday! My favorite gift I gave was a monogram necklace to my daughter....she loves it! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  2. I love that Ike doesn't know how to go for walks. Indy & Buster are the SAME WAY. Looks like you had a stellar holiday. I too loved my break. I watched entirely way too much Netflix. My favorite gift I received was a thermostat. How lame? NOT lame, because it's a Nest :)
    Anyway, glad you're back. MISSED YOUR FACE.

  3. We stayed home for Christmas and actually got snow! Teagan had seen snow on the ground, but never falling, so we spent most of Christmas playing in the snow with the dogs. I'm glad mine aren't the only dogs who lose their mind the minute it snows. Glad you're back!

  4. I'm glad that blizzard didn't ruin your plans! Looks like you guys had a wonderful holiday...welcome back! :)

  5. Looks like a great Christmas! The favorite gift I gave was Jesse's sushi kit, because I get to eat the sushi he makes ;)

    Happy New Year to you all!

  6. Mmmm...tell me more about this chicken and noodle business...please!

    1. I need to do a better post but here's one from way back when....

  7. You guys are all too cute. And I've been there, done that with the "it's so nice to not blog." Actually, been there, still there. :P

    Happy New Year!

  8. I'm so glad you didn't decide to quit the blog all together! Looks like you had a great Christmas! I'm totally getting that shirt for next year!

  9. Glad you are back. And I'm happy you had a nice break. Be real. The reason you blog is for the big bucks and to be recognized like celebrities. I love your brother's sign and your shirt.

  10. I had to laugh at the pictures of Ike and the snow. Our Airedale went nuts in our 5" of snow on Saturday morning. He ran up and down the street and through every yard and down into the woods with wreckless abandon! He's not as young as he used to be so he paid for it the next day by laying around alot. It is so fun to watch them enjoy life! Love the gift for your brother! Becky

  11. Don't even joke about quitting blogging. Glad you had a good break but now the party's over, right? Happy new year!

  12. My Sprout is just like Ike in the snow- losing all brain cells. He can't remember which way is up and buries his face in the snow and tries to run at the same time. Silly pups!

    Alyssa @

  13. Looks like you guys had a beautiful holiday!
    You made me lol when you mentioned Ike sniffing the baby. Too cute ;)


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