Wow… it seems like it’s been like 850 decades since I last Shakespeared it up in this here joint… and by Shakespeare I mean Shakespeare for Dummies… Not that anyone who reads this here thing is a dummy… more like the FauxShakespeareWhitney used the Cliff Notes to pass a test on Macbeth in 11th grade English. Take that, Lady Goo Goo! The holidays are a fun time… but I’m glad to get back to regular land so that I can quit using… But… IT’S THE HOLIDAYS as an excuse to eat an entire 1-pound box of chocolates. SHUT THE CRIMENY PUFFS UP, Excuse monster! He’s kind of like the Boogie Man, but with less boogies and a WHOLE lot more excuses. So, before I get into that whole renewing the healthified living posts and goaling it up for the 2012 kicking buttocks and bane of existences… here’s a brief rundown of my holeedays!!
– Christmas Eve traditions were in full force… including annual fondue dinner:
The table setting….
The cheese fondue… which also doubled as a face mask for Whitney at the end of the night…
The chocolate fondue… which I pretty much just used the leftovers to bathe in later. Fondue is awesome because you just have a bunch of random pieces of things that you dunk into this ooey gooey lava-ey pot. Laws almighty it’s glorious!
Lindser and Jen-Jen… I wasn’t too good at taking pictures of the attendees… so these are what I got…
Lindsay loves the meat plate… and if you squint real hard in the background you’ll see Seth and BIL, Shayne!
The light tour… this house up the road went ALL out!
Cuzzins Jen-Jen and Seth attended the Christmas festivities for the first and LAST time. I’m pretty sure they’ll never come back into my clumsy genes radar after the ordeal we put a pregnant woman through. Within 10 hours, Jen managed to dislocate a disk in her back when she fell butt first on the stairs whilst putting on a fruit salsa waterfall show… the folks always wanted to paint the walls reddish (Seth made the salsa… and it was DEEE VINE… even on the carpet!) Christmas Eve comes the tradition of attending Presbytarian 11:00 p.m. mass. We aren’t Presbytarians, but we attend because you can never get too much “Christ” in you Mas…
Unfortunately, this is where Jen-Jen nearly killed herself when she tripped over a curb and then nearly burnt the church down when she dropped her entire candle whilst trying to accept the flame from my candle. Thankfully it wasn’t lit yet… otherwise, we done had a flaming Yuletide on our hands! We really weren’t being disrespectful but the candle thing did us all in and we had a hard time stopping the rupture of giggles in the back row. Oh laws… we are not welcome back there again!
Christmas morning we attended our church where Jen nearly suffocated whilst partaking of the Sacrament water when it went down the wrong tube. Thank all that be holy we sent her home alive and well the next morning. Sunday included present opening… Christian and Ethan got a load!
And we all know what Madre got…
MuuMuu number 30045234… at least now next time she goes on an African safari she’ll blend in with the leopards AND the giraffes… and possibly the camels. I thought I was doing her a favor by buying her this:
She did not appreciate the thought! Lucy-Fur sure loves it, though! (ooo… can you see your Christmas card on the door of Christmas cards?) What did I get?
I guess now I have to put my snow shoeing money where my mouth is!! Too bad we had the driest December in state history. I cannot find any snow to use these things on!! I think my limbs will thank me for keeping them intact for a few more weeks!
For brunch we had a delectable waffle bar… 3 different flavors of waffles with different toppings. Carrot cake waffles… pumpkin waffles… and chocolate chip waffles. My favorite was the pumpkin waffle with apple cider syrup… YUMMMERIFIC!!
And then we rounded out the night with games, games, games… Jen and Seth bought this one for my folks… it was pretty durn fun:
Despite the half-nekked dudes on the box… attractive as they might be!
Merry 2012, everyone! May this year bring you all the best… and by the best I really mean better than the best!!
Question of the Day: How were your holidays? Do you have any traditional foods that you eat?