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Merry Christmas!

25 Dec


Santa came to town


I wish you all have a blessed Christmas!


Santa Claus and his old lady

24 Dec

This is one of my favorite “Christmas” songs to listen to.  Enjoy…

Fanfreaking Friday

30 Dec

And I mean that in only the best way possible.

I had every intention of getting up this morning, taking a walk, and blogging, but this young gentleman had other ideas…

Yes, that’s Bond…under the covers aaand on top of my feet…Ah well

Last night I saw Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I was a little apprehensive because I was afraid they would totally screw it up.  Turn out David Fincher does know what he’s doing. 

Oh and the opening credits…pretty sick… (I think this goes without saying, but NSFW)

Getting on to the point!  Christmas!

I spent Christmas at home in Ohio with just myself, mom and dad and Andrew.  We didn’t make it up to Michigan this year, but it was nice to be a small family unit. 

Most of the day was spent like this:

I am sooo not joking.  Okay, so I changed and put on workout pants and a shirt, but aside from that I looked pretty much like the picture above.

On Christmas we opened presents…



Just imagine the table filled with food and wine, of course.

And just basically chilled around the house.  It was just what the doctor ordered seriously!


I am now the proud owner of way to many Christmas cookies,  great gifts, and new wiper blades (thanks Dad!).

How was your Christmas??


13 Jan

Yesterday, I was all ready to do a Wordless Wednesday post, but….that didn’t happen.  Obviously.  So, why not today?  It’s only a day off!

During Christmas I took all these great pictures of home and merriment and the such.  Guess what happened.  My battery died and I left the charger in my other suitcase I thought I was going to bring, but didn’t.  Epic fail.  About 4 weeks later I finally uploaded the pictures to the computer…


Living Room Christmas tree

Christmas morning!

One of my most favorite places!


Just a squirrel…

Tryin’ to get a nut…

Too many bottles of wine? Can you have too many bottles of wine?

Mom's secret is out...


Christmas about a month late!  Yay!  Oh well, hoped y’all enjoy.  I’m off to eat my de.lish.us. Chinese food!


Wordless Wednesday!

30 Dec

Hello!  It’s Wordless Wednesday.  I know I haven’t played much in the blog world lately, but I’ve been busy!  Really, I have.  Busy eating too many Christmas cookies.  Busy shopping with money don’t have.  Busy just being with family!  So enough yappin’…

Truly, too yummy for words!

I hope everyone is having a great Christmas break!  How have you been spending your time off?

And we’re back!

27 Dec

Actually we got back (we meaning my family and I) from Michigan last night.  I’m glad I got to see my Michigan family.

We ate, drank, opened Christmas presents, “skated” on the lake, and all sorts of other fun family things.  I would show you all the awesome pictures I took, but guess what?!  I can’t find my battery charger and the battery is dead!  I swear I packed it; yet it is nowhere to be found.  Don’t ya hate that!?

I’m going to look around today at Best Buy and all that to see if I can find a charger that doesn’t cost a bazillion dollars.  But until then, I’ll leave you with this…

What is the true meaning of Christmas?

That would be my brother Andrew, just pondering life.

Merry Christmas!

Boldog Új Évet

25 Dec


Merry Christmas!

Just so you know, I don’t care

24 Dec

This was the running theme of our 12 hr. journey home.  Not that either one of us doesn’t care.  We just like to take a saying and run it into the ground.  You know…

Yesterday we drove for the better part of a day.  It was somewhat of a trying drive.  Getting stuck in traffic for an hour for no obvious reason can do that to a person.

This is what delirium looks like

The rest of the journey was pretty low-key.  Except for the fact that we saw a dead body on the side road.  Ya know, if you count that type of thing.  The story is here.

Did you know that listening to Christmas music for 8 hours can drive a person crazy?  True story, it can and you get comments like the blog title.

Before driving home yesterday I made Christmas cookies.  The cookie baking process did not start off so well.

Cookie fail!

Those are supposed to be “logs” of dough.  I mixed all the ingredients together formed them into logs of dough and stuck them in the freezer.  Just like the recipe told me to.  Honest!  When I took them out to cut them, that’s what happened.  Cookie fail!  It’s all good, I made them into balls and baked them that way.

Edit: I forgot I was going to include a first grade story!

On Wednesday it was basically Christmas party day.  One of the first graders mother’s baked like 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies.  Seriously.  They were a little more done then they were used to and so this was said…

S1 – William did you help your mom bake the cookies?

S2 (very proud of himself) – Yes, I did!

S1 – Oh, well you burned the bottom.

First graders have little to no tact.

I am so happy to be home.  Now, it feels like Christmas.  Going to midnight mass tonight and Christmas Eve dinner tonight.  Good times.

I hope everyone has a great Christmas holiday.  Merry Christmas!  Enjoy some pictures from the road.

Weekend recap

20 Dec

So, I had a great post that updated y’all on the weekend and such.  I came back to finish it up and I just was not feeling it.  I think it had to do with the fact that I didn’t really sit down when I got home.  First, I made muffins for a staff breakfast, then Leanne and I went to Yoga, but didn’t do Yoga at all.  Instead we sat and talked for about 2 hours.  Sheesh.  After we got back I washed dishes.  So, yeah.

So here’s the weekend in pictures…

There was a lot of this

and this, Terrapin’s truffle mac n cheese

Yummy yummy truffle mac n cheese!

Maybe a little of this

Oooo, bubbles!

The weekend was capped off by watching Christmas Vacation and eating leftovers from Terrapin.  A great way to end the weekend and start a 3 day work week.

Without further ado, some of our favorite Christmas Vacation quotes…

“Why is the carpet all wet…Todd?  I don’t know….Margo!”

“Hallelujah…Holy Sh*t!…Where’s the Tylenol?”

“Surprised Eddie?… If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.”

“Hey Griswold. Where do you think you’re gonna put a tree that big?  Bend over and I’ll show you.  You’ve got a lot of nerve talking to me like that Griswold.   [looking at his wife, Margo] I wasn’t talking to you.”

“Is your house on fire, Clark?  No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.”

Quotes found at wikiquotes.org

What’s your favorite Christmas  movie quote?


What’s that white stuff falling from the sky?

14 Dec

Sorry I’ve been absent from the blogging world for a bit!  I just wasn’t feeling the draw to write anything.

Something very exciting did happen…  It snowed!


If you don’t know, this is very rare for us here at The Beach.  So when it does snow basically everybody goes crazy.  When the kids saw it snowing they instantly said that school was going to be canceled and we all would go home.  Ummm, that didn’t happen, but good try.

Christmas is in full effect now.  Today we saw the Christmas program at our school.  Very cute.  We also have all of our Christmas lights turned on.  Score!  I’d take a picture, but it is super cold and windy outside, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

But just pretend that it looks like this

It’s like Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation!  Which, by the way, is one of my favorite Christmas movies.  So here, in no particular order are my favorite Christmas flicks

Christmas Vacation

"Oh, Eddie... If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now."










Love Actually









Dan in Real Life

"Put it on my tab..."































One Magic Christmas










Claymation Christmas









Home Alone


Charlie Brown Christmas


What are some of your favorites?

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