Wednesday, December 29, 2010

days of revelry

On Christmas Eve...
While cutting cucumbers (for refrigerator pickles), I sliced part of the tip of my thumb off.
I had to wear this giant, ridiculous bandage because danged if I was going to let my fingertip come between me and my dinner.

Speaking of dinner, Jordan and I ate a delicious, romantic, candlelit Christmas Eve dinner.
... in our pj's.

I made some awesome cookies.

Jordan and I broke tradition and exchanged presents.  He surprised me with an espresso maker!
... which came broken.

I am injured!

On Christmas Day...

I brought my camera to the in-law's festivities, almost solely to take pictures of Jordan's cousin's kids.
Tell me if they are not the most adorable, photogenic kids ever.




















Also, I felt my niece kick.  I've felt babies kick before, but it's wonderful, and mysterious every time.
I already love her so much.

On Boxing Day...

The highlight for me was opening a package of Trader Joe's Candy Cane Joe-Joes. 
I basically transformed into Gollum, snatching the package away from Jordan and literally hugging it to my chest.


My prrreecccciiioussssss.

(Side note:  did you know when you search 'candy cane joe joes' in Google Images, you get results of Taylor Swift?  I didn't.)

Another highlight of the day was watching my aunt squeal like a little girl when she opened a hand-knit red stocking cap from my grandma.  She said she's wanted one her whole life; I've never seen someone get so excited over a hat!  It was awesome.

My sister and I played two hours of Angry Birds.  
And I am not ashamed.

End Holiday Festivities.

The rest of this week, from then until now, have been filled with brewery tours, and cross-country skiing, and movie marathons, and playing with babies, and sushi.  I am a lucky, lucky woman.

7 comments:

  1. You're welcome for the cookies ;)
    Ps. who did you play angry birds with?
    Ps again. We should ask Gma for stocking caps for next year.. yes.

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  2. Carolyn. If I didn't play with you, who's my other sister?! ;)

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  3. sounds wonderful! though it sucks that the espresso maker arrived broken! my mom gave me a french coffee press which she said arrived broken too but luckily she was able to get it replaced in time for christmas!

    and yes, those kids are adorable!

    and i LOVE angry birds!!!

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  4. Great photos, lady.
    Sounds like you had a spectacular holiday... except for the injury part and the broken! espresso! maker! boo.
    Happy (almost) New Year! Woo Hoo

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  5. you are adorable.

    last year, matt and i spent our whole christmas (day, since since eve we had my mum over for dinner) in our pjs. totally the way to go.

    come to think about it, i wore pjs all day this year, too.

    are those karla's kids?

    brewery tours, x-country skiing and movie marathons = the good life. wish i could be there with you. really wish we could all have a swing dancing new year's eve party. =/ maybe someday...

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  6. This sounds like a fun christmas! Your nephews are adorable!! I was golluming myself over a chocolate ule log. ps. Do you know what comes up if you google "kelly leigh"???... either did I until I started my stupidly named blog... (only google it if u are in the mood for inappropriateness)

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  7. I'm so glad you got to feel her on Christmas day! She keeps getting stronger, and next time you feel her, you're hand will move with the kick! :-)

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