14 Foot Ceilings

Oh Christmas Tree
December 11, 2009, 2:40 pm
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It’s that time of year again, Christmas cheer, parties, trees, overeating, lots of drinking…you know the drill.  We’ve had our tree up since the Saturday after Thanksgiving (it actually fell on our nephew, making us go out and buy a new tree stand).

My dad happens to grow Christmas trees as a hobby, and so we get a real tree every year.  This year we managed to get one of his largest, at around 8 feet tall.  My husband aspires to have a larger tree, but we will see when that happens.

As far as other decorations, I don’t go too overboard.  I would, but we have cats, and I have a husband who can only take so much.  We have a few stockings, but never fill them, as we don’t really do Christmas presents to one another anymore.  We’re not good with the gift giving, we usually end up exchanging as soon as we have both done our shopping.  And what’s the fun in that?

So instead we just host a party, have yankee swaps, and exchange gifts with our families.  And this year we won’t be doing too much of that either, as we are going to Mexico in the new year with my family.  Which happens to be infinitely better than material things that I want but would never actually buy for myself.

I won’t make you empty promises of pictures from our party, but darn it, I’m going to try.  It looks like it’s going to be smaller this year than average, which will make for a nice intimate holiday party with way too much food.  But that’s how I roll, I like to be prepared.  I feel it’s better to have too much than to run out of food.  And besides, who doesn’t like leftover beef stew or mac and cheese?  And not to mention all the lovely desserts…


November 10, 2009, 1:48 pm
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Um, so I know Halloween was ages ago at this point.  But I forgot I had some pictures my brother in law had taken, so I thought I would finally share them.

I didn’t do too much on Halloween, as usual we went to my sister in law’s to help hand out candy and do a little trick or treating with my nephew.  Here he is as an adorable giraffe, which was appropriate, seeing as he loves animals right now.

We like to hi five, because we are awesome like that.

And finally, me.  I went to a BU (Boston University for those of you not in the know) hockey game dressed as a BU girl, circa 2003.  I’m pretty sure no one had any idea what I was going for, but it was fun regardless.  I had to borrow Uggs, as I am fundamentally against them, and that was my own sweatshirt, as I am a big college hockey fan, even though I didn’t go to BU (husband, sister in law, and her husband all did).

November 9, 2009, 1:35 pm
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I know I have been slacking lately, life has been busy, and things are sort of just starting to calm down.  I have some new posts in the pipeline, like my coffee table, what I happened to do this weekend, and more.  I just have to get my pictures off my camera so I can properly share with you.  We also upgraded to Windows 7, so that’s been slowing things down a bit as well.

Tomorrow I am off to the beautiful city of Charleston, where I promise to take lots of pictures and share many stories with you.  For the time being, here is a picture of a fun apple pie I made.  Random, yes, but also fun.  I had gotten a new pie kit, and it came with cookie cutters, so naturally I went with the stars.  Because I’m a 12 year old girl.

Oh, and you might wonder why there is no book club review for October?  Well I didn’t have time to read the book, that’s why.  I already read this month’s book months ago, so I’m all set!