Tuesday, January 24, 2012


One of my New Year's resolutions was to keep up with this blog on a regular basis with a goal of trying to post at least 2 times per week.  Obviously, I'm not off to a good start.  It kind of got to the point where I had so much to blog about that the thought of sitting down and writing about something seemed daunting.  I've decided to devote this post to Christmas in attempts to get back into the swing of blogging.  Yes I know it was a month ago. 

So there are two main things that happened over Christmas.  Obviously, there is Christmas day, which will come at the end of this post, and then what I'm about to write about.  It kind of needs no introduction.  4 words my friends-"Rednecks and Turtlenecks Party".  I highly, highly recommend this party to anyone who wants to throw a fun Christmas party next year.  My amazingly creative (and borderline genius for coming up with the theme and hilarious invite) friend, Camila (www.mattornetylife.blogspot.com) came up with the idea and we offered to host it along with the Spencers.  It was one of the most fun parties.  EVER.  So the theme was, you guessed it, "Rednecks and Turtlenecks", meaning that people had to don their finest redneck gear and tacky Christmas sweater.  Does it get any better than that?  Seriously.   And the food--so easy.  We ordered way too many buckets of chicken from KFC (yes they do cater for anyone that's interested) and all the fixins like biscuits, green beans, and stadium cheese mac and cheese.  It was delish.  And then all of the hosts added an appetizer or two and few desserts like Little Debbie christmas cakes, oreos, and a cake with beer cans on top that doubled as reindeer.  Again, this was hands down the best party ever.  And, we also did a white elephant gift exchange and the gifts ranged from lingerie to lottery tickets to a random music box thing (don't ask).  It was hilarious.  All the hosts decided this will be an annual event so I'm sure it will only get better (but it's hard to improve on perfection).  Go on over to Camila's blog for additional insight and pictures, but you will get the gist of it here.  I thought I had more pictures that what I do, so be sure to visit Camila's blog.  

Megan and Bill.  Please note Megan's collar is sewn into the sweatshirt.  

Santa and Reindeer cake.  If you look real hard, Santa is in the way back.  

Redneck sushi.  It was delicious.  

The party table.  Notice the 2 pans on the left.  They were full of KFC.  I think we went through half of one and there were 3 left over.  

Our front door.  

A toilet bowl Christmas wreath I made.  

Me and David.  

Our Christmas could not have been better.  I could explain how great it was 1000 times over, but I will just let the pictures speak for themselves.  It was super low key and we had a great time with DeeDee and Granga and their crazy dog, Charlie.  Let me just say that there is nothing like Christmas morning with little kids.  It's so cool and I love the excited look on their faces.  It doesn't get better than that.  

Ella and DeeDee making cookies.  

This is how Ella and Charlie began each day while DeeDee and Granga were in town.  

Ella and Finley in their awesome matching track suits.  The infamous Dylan Chee-cock.  

One of the pictures on our Christmas card.  And one of my most favorite pictures ever.  

Christmas centerpieces.  Thank you Pinterest.  

DeeDee, Finley, Ella, and Granga at church on Christmas Eve.  

Me, David, and the girls on Christmas Eve.  

The girls and our precious and hilarious godson, Bobby Spencer, at our house for Christmas Eve dinner.  

Christmas morning.  Pre girls waking up.  

About to unwrap the kitchen.  

Let the fun begin!

This kept her entertained for a record 10 minutes.  

This is still a big hit at our house.  

The aftermath.  

My little family.  

Finley enjoying her magnets.  

Ella discovering the jumpy house Santa left for her and Finley.  Santa grossly underestimated how large the jumpy house is.  It now takes up our entire basement.  

They love it.

Finley learning how to jump.  

Finley thought Charlie's kennel was a toy from Santa.  She LOVED playing and crawling in here.  

Our delish dinner of fried turkey.  

Finley reading during Christmas dinner.  

This is what she learned to do during dinner.  She was quite proud of herself.  

One of my favorite pictures of Finley.  

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