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Friday, December 27, 2013

and so this is Christmas...

Hey there everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Mine was so-so. Nothing to shout about.
I visited my dad in Marshall and then went to my mom's in Atlanta (TX), went home, knitted a bit and watched some crime investigation shows on Netflix with the husband.
One of husband's gift from me to him.
Unfortunately I don't have a lot of photos to share from River's first Christmas. I feel kind of bad about that, but I just wasn't in the mood for snapping photos. I was in a bit of a huffy mood because we woke up late and my husband's super relaxed pace just put us further behind on our travel plans.
 The day after Christmas, thanks to a gift card from my husband's boss, we were able to go out to our favorite sushi place and stuff our faces with raw fish goodness. Even river got to enjoy some delicious steamed shrimp dumplings for the first time.
 Now I'm getting us all packed up to stalk Vix into India... woops I mean - for a mini family vacation in Hot Springs Arkansas with the rest of the Ramsey clan. We're only going to spend the night instead of the whole weekend because
#1, the husband is the manager of the trailer park we live in and we can't stay away for too long.
#2, packing for all three of us for a three day trip requires some serious cargo space and that, we do not have in my tiny Hyundai Accent.
See? Just look at River's pile on the right for just spending the night. Babies need double everything when traveling, you know - with all the drooling and random pukes, leaking diapers, crapsidents and messy eating.
Yeah, babies can be pretty gross sometimes.
That's not including his play pen, walker, bottles and stroller and three boxes of baklava and Christmas presents for the rest of the family!
Alrighty folks. Time to go cook dinner... and by cook diner, I mean heat up some leftover Christmas turkey. Sorry I'm so behind on my blog reading and I'll only get further behind since I'll be away for two days but I promise I'll do some snooping reading when I get back!
See ya soon!


  1. fun! so glad your christmas went well :) giftcards are such a nice gift!

  2. I think it looks like an amazing Christmas! Little River with his oceans of stuff. I remember those days. Just a trip out the door requires mountains of supplies! Excellent Hobbit mug! And I like your packing style just as much as Vix's. I think we'd all like to jump into her suitcase. Though you've got Tom Waits which is definitely a bonus.

  3. It's fun hearing about your life. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I'm still in shock over the baby packing requirements. Gaaaa! But well done that you don't give up before you even get on the road.
    And great photos even though you lament not taking more. Nothing beats a hearty meal of sushi - feeling full without feeling full, with lots of wasabi on the side. Mmm. Hope you have a great new year's eve.

  6. packing for babies! it has to be seen to be believed doesn't it hehe, River looks like he's had a wonderful time, and we had a re-heat dinner too, quite nice as well! x x x

  7. That's a lot of packing but it's colourful and Tom waits will keep you sane-ish! Wait till River's old enough to walk, you can make up for it by making him carry your case!
    Glad you had a fancy dinner and managed some cute first Xmas photos. Have a blast! xxx

  8. Oh my gosh, I want to go with Vix too! And now the craving I've had for sushi has just gone into overdrive. Nice gift from the boss, and also from you to your husband ... He must love his new mug.

  9. love the mug and that's sound like a fab idea, but I'll call it lunch.

    Have a fun overnight!

  10. Love the hobbit mug!!!!
    I love second breakfast as well ;)
    "crapsidents:, he he. I don't have kids but I think that term could cover a bunch of situations---in fact, I think I can use it in relation to my cats!

  11. Aaaaw little River looks so adorable! Tihihi his critical face in the one pic cracked me up :) And I'm superjealous because of this Hobbit mug! <3

  12. River looks so cute opening his gifts! Christmas can be a bit "meh" sometimes but I am glad you all got to go and have yummy sushi on Boxing Day. I remember going on two or three night trips with my daughter when she was the same age and the car seemed to be bulging with baby stuff.


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