Going Through The Holidays

It has been a while since my last post and a lot has happened. The holidays are full swing here at our house but lets catch up first.

Halloween was a lot of fun. I dressed us as Flynn Rider while K-Dub dressed like Rapunzel. Evie was Mickey Mouse and BrittWhitFun was a witch. Check out our pics.

No Halloween could be complete without some pumpkin carving and trunk or treating with the nephews.

Thanksgiving is and will always be my favorite holiday and this year was no exception. I made lunch for about 10 people and I made all the fixings. I made the turkey, Mac and cheese, green beans, stewed cabbage, mash potatoes, and rolls. I also made cake pops for the kids, a butterfinger cheesecake, and a apple pie. It was so good I spent the rest of the afternoon passed out on the couch.

Now we are at Christmas and our house is in the full Christmas spirt. The gifts are bought, tree is up, and the lights are shining outside.

Got some great stories coming on the blog this week after having a reader reach out to me wanting an update. Stay tuned.


Our Christmas Blues And Birthday Wishes!


Well Christmas is finally over and I am a little sad, relieved, and overall exhausted. Christmas is so exciting. We always wait anxiously for the day. Then it is over in five minutes and you are left so tired that you wake up the next day with your knee killing you. Yes I am talking about my experience. I am sitting here at work about to fall asleep under my desk with a note on my computer that reads DON’T WAKE UP TIL JANUARY!

Christmas was a lot of fun. K-Dub got tons of toys. So much that Mom and I are going to be getting rid of a lot of her old stuff to prevent clutter. Yes that is mean but we don’t want every inch of our house covered in baby toys. Its bad enough that I stepped on one of K-Dub’s “little people” this morning and screamed out in pain. I already hate those things and hope that hell has a special place for them. K-Dub got so many things to ride on this year. I hope this does not prevent her from walking soon cause those will  be trashed too. K-Dub also got not one, not two, but three Minnie Mouse stuffed animals! To make it worse, they are all in different sizes. So now she has one for the car, one for her room, and one for the living room for me to kick out-of-the-way. The best gift K-Dub got was from Santa and that was dino that pops little plastic balls. Why is this the best gift ever? Cause it teaches her to clean up! You know that I love to clean up!

This year there was a central theme in all the gifts I got this year. Besides the amazing Duke Blue Devil tumblers I got, which are amazing and I am drinking out of one now. I got a lot of cooking stuff! I got some spring formed pans to make more killer cheesecakes like the recipe I posted yesterday. I also got some really amazing new stainless steel pots that are so nice and shiny that I almost do not want to cook with them. I guess that in 2013 I cooked so much that my family has decided that I should have some better stuff to do it with. You know you are a grown up when you get excited for some new pots.

After going to four Christmases in one day(Yes, just like the movie!), we returned home to unload all of our loot. I washed all my new kitchen stuff and we organized all of K-Dub’s stuff. By nine last night we were so tired. We went to bed and said goodnight to each other and past out. Then I heard my alarm to get up and ready to leave for work and I nearly cried. I hate alarms!

So now that Christmas is over with I am now looking forward to that other holiday that is important and no it is not New Years even though that is one holiday I wish every year I could remember. Its my birthday in two weeks!!! I am going to be the big 28! There is one thing that I really want and I would go crazy for if I ever got one and that is a Nike Fuelband! That is the top of my list! Heres hoping!!!