Christmas! A week later!

2012 has not been a banner blogging year for me. Mostly because I feel like NO TIME! TO DO THIS! JOB! TEENAGER! HUSBAND! DOGS! LIFE STUFF!

There’s always funny stuff that happens that I feel like I should share with you guys but then I sit down to write in and then SIDETRACKED! PINTEREST! FACEBOOK! READ ALL THE BLOGS! NOW IT’S TIME TO SHUT THE LAPTOP AND I HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT!

Like the other day on the way to breakfast I was telling Ben how I want to be a Jedi Knight for Halloween one year. I want the long flowing cape that glides perfectly over the ground.

Me: They must have very good blood repellent too because Anakin totally killed all those sand people on Tatooine for torturing his mom to death and NO BLOOD.
Ben: He killed them with a lightsaber.
Me: Well, yeah.
Ben: They cauterize the wound with heat! You know how they work, right!?
Me: Seriously.
Me: *blink blink*

Anyway! I only have three real New Years resolutions.

1) Blog more. Write. Don’t write. Post pictures. Post conversations. Just POST. SOMETHING. OFTEN(er).
2) Live a more healthy lifestyle. Run a 5K, run a half marathon. Run them with my husband.
3) Take more time off. Romantic weekends with Ben. Girl’s weekends with Cassidy. Fun family trips. You get the idea. More QUALITY down time.

So here we go with one!


There were lots of presents. I was really lucky and got to open them with people I love.


These people!


My mom opened her present first which I wrapped, then put in a box which I wrapped. I love doing that kind of stuff. It’s her Gryffindor scarf that I started knitting last Christmas and I was a little scared if she didn’t get the ACTUAL scarf this year I’d be written out of the will. I finished it the night before. WHEW!


Which is a prefect segue to one of my gifts which is a center pull ball yarn winder. LOVE IT! Ben and I were pretty tight with the budget this year because our “big present” to each other was a new TV that we got earlier in the month. But he hit a HOME RUN on all the gifts. I’m not going to list them all because I kind of hate those kinds of posts. If that’s your thing, cool! LIST AWAY! But I feel like kind of a bragging asshole. So yeah, BALL WINDER!


Cassidy got a lot of Teenager Stuff. Mostly clothes and books because cloths are books are serious business.


Ben got a cat litter box! (There was a console racing game inside!) (Don’t worry, I used an empty box and wrapped the game then taped it inside the box then wrapped the box!) (PS – Sometimes I still question how I managed to find a man to marry me.)


Cameron got a new Retina Display MacBook Pro! Which he paid for half of! And my mom and he bought a month ago! Then she wrapped it and made him wait a month to open it! My mom is notorious for doing that. She is a MASOCHIST! At this point he pretty much stopped realizing anything else in the world was going on because: NEW PRETTIES!


Kumo and Danica were spoiled too. My mom had one of her friends buy them a bunch of treats from a really fancypants store in Carmel.


And we got them some small bones to enjoy.

Ben: There weren't any bigger bones you cold have gotten?

Before we opened presents I fed everybody Reid Family Tacos, homemade refried beans and Mexican rice. It was kind of cool because my dad in Oceanside made Reid Family Tacos and my cousin in North Carolina made Reid Family Tacos and even though we weren’t together, we shared a family favorite! After presents we ate some homemade apple pie.

OH! And I just can’t leave out the best Christmas gift of all which were these blow up boxing gloves I gave to Ben. We’ve named one set Conflict and one set Resolution. I think they are going to get some good use. 😉

PS – Sorry for the poor quality. Cassidy SMSd me a downgraded version and I wasn’t able to grab the full version before she deleted it. KIDS!

4 thoughts on “Christmas! A week later!

  1. hehehe…
    1. love that Reid Tacos were shared everywhere!
    2. I want to see pads on the feet for kicking and punching!!!
    3. Merry Christmas!! but next time get Danica a large bone sheeeeesh!

  2. First of all, I’m all for your blogging more. YES.

    Secondly, your Christmas looks amazing! Everyone looks so happy and I must say I love the whole wrap something in something else thing. I’m that person too. I did it to my father in law this year too and everyone was confused and thought I was weird. It’s like they never saw that phenomena happen before.

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