More holiday scenes

by Kim on December 29, 2013

Truth: I’m totally starved for blogging right now. I had a really nice week of vacation, with barely any blogging activity, but I’m surprised how much I missed it.

And you should see the number of emails I sent myself over that week with ideas of things I want to write about. Ha! I guess that’s how you know you’re doing the right thing?

Anyway. Normal blogging activity starts full-force tomorrow, but I wanted to stop in today just to prove to you that I can actually take a reasonable number of pictures at a family event. (Unlike this time.)

Here are some shots from Christmas #2, at my in-laws:

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Mason with cousin Pete! Only two weeks apart. (And yes, that’s Ferris Bueller in the background. A fine Christmas classic.)

Both boys got new books–this 100 First Words book (complete with tons and tons of flaps to open and close) was a huge hit.

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I mean–HUGE.

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They also each got matching basketball hoops from Grandma and Grandpa. Pretty appropriate, since both their dads are avid players. (AND THE BOYS BETTER BE TOO!! Just kidding.)

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There was also a vast assortment of cars and trains, naturally. I seriously don’t get how boys are all hardwired to love vehicles. And what did pre-20th century toddlers do??

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The standard Grandma-with-the-boys shot:

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(Notice how they’re both clutching a random toy? Ha.)

Brent’s birthday is January 4, so we always end up sorta-celebrating it over the holidays.  Poor guy. I feel bad for anyone with late December/early January birthdays. I also feel bad for their spouses, who try to plan birthday parties during a time when everyone is super busy and unavailable. (Haha.)

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B’s cake request was the best-ever raspberry pretzel cream cheese dessert (similar to this).

He also got this amazing gift from his thoughtful sister and bro-in-law: 30 beers for 30 years!

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They individually picked 30 different bottles of beer from a specialty store for him. Is that insane or what? Also, we now have way, way too much beer in our household…please come over and help us drink it.

I ended up coming down with a nasty cold on Friday, which left me basically strapped to the couch for 2 days straight (I always forget how horrible colds can be!), but the weather was SO nice (um, relatively speaking) that a family walk was a must.

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Mason boycotted Grandma’s stroller halfway through for a legit walk. When he got tired, he demanded to be carried, of course. Strollers are for losers.

Yesterday morning, I went on a run for Bruegger’s bagels for the family–haven’t had them in SO long! By noon, we were packed up and out the door, ready to head home after 5 full days away. 

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Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Now, on to New Year’s…what’s on your agenda??

See you tomorrow for some REAL, ACTUAL blogging!

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Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com December 31, 2013 at 10:28 am

Your boys are so sweet. I have a little guy who is 4 :) You have a beautiful family!
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Kim December 31, 2013 at 10:54 am

Aww thanks Natasha!

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Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate December 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I gave Scott 26 beers for his 26th birthday, ha! I will gladly come over and help you drink some :)
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Kim December 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Oh that’s hilarious!!! Ha! :)

There are a lot of dark/heavy beers, so I hope you’re into that… (I’m not excited about 95% of them, to be honest!) :)

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Kim December 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Wow – that beer gift is awesome – I might have to copy for my husband’s next B-day (except he will need 46!!).
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Kim December 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Haha! Maybe half a beer for every year?

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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I always say grocery carts are for losers… Hunter hates sitting in them, so half the time I end up holding him and pushing the cart while trying to get food I need. I’m sure I look like a hot mess roaming the grocery store aisles.
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Kim December 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Oh my gosh, I get stressed out just picturing that. 1000 Mom Points to you! :)

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Katie @ running4cupcakes December 30, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Luke also loves any book with flaps. . . and trains. .. and cars. ;) I love the shot with the boys with Grandma. Too cute!!

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Kim December 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Yeah, we have a habit of getting a picture of her with them every time we’re all together. We probably have 20ish at this point. Maybe someday we can make a giant flipbook! :)

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