Monday, December 30, 2013

Celebrations, Parties, and a Guest Post

It’s been a crazy-crazy weekend here! We were finally able to celebrate Christmas with our families-- we both worked on Christmas and Christmas Eve.

On Friday we celebrated our Christmas Eve and I spent the entire day cleaning and cooking and celebrating that our families would be in the next day. Some friends and family stopped in on Christmas Eve and celebrated with us.

A combination of my Ganny's Egg Nog and my Great Grandpa's Egg Nog-- thus making it really my own Egg Nog

These are supposed to be pine cones.. they tasted good at least!


Stromboli- which was by far the easiest thing I made and tasted wonderful


Saturday was our Christmas day and we have all of our family with us except my little brother who had to work. It was beautiful to have everyone together—but it was also exhausting. I’m glad everything went well, but I do wish a magic cleaning fairy would show up and clean and de-decorate my home (and then redecorate it for Valentines Day.)
Swishy was spoiled rotten and got a new ham bone that he has been carrying around like it’s his baby since Saturday. Rob and I keep joking that he’s trying to kill us with the ham bone by leaving it on the steps and under our feet at all times.




Our Christmas morning breakfast- French Toast Bake - Delish!

Saturday night we went out to the casino to celebrate Rob’s best friends 40th Birthday. He had flown in from Florida so we made a point so go see him and celebrate with him even though after hosting Christmas I was much more into lying on the couch.
Being at the casino made me realize how much I have mentally aged. Not that I don’t enjoy a nice night out, but I much prefer being home. After we got home I felt like I had to shower because they are allowed to smoke in the casino and I hate smelling like cigarette smoke. I also hate spending $9 for a glass of wine… I digress we went and celebrated with his buddy and rang in his 40’s.

Sunday we went to Rob’s moms 70th birthday. She had a luncheon with all of the family and her friends. It was nice to be there with everyone and to see Rob’s mom happy. I have a bunch of pictures, but I am not going to post them until I make her album.
It was a hectic weekend to say the least. I start back to work again today and its as though I am covered with a blanket of exhaustion. I could really use a day to relax from my 3 days off. Lol.




Swishy all Christmased out :)
On Friday I had the honor to guest post over at Charity’s Blog- My Guest Post- A Story of Change  if you get a moment head on over to check out my dear friend Charity’s blog and read and learn a little more about me.

Tomorrow I meet with my IVF APN and go over our IVF medications and schedule. I’m getting very excited as we move forward. I’m feeling very positive and filled with hope. 2014 is going to be a beautiful year for us—I have to believe it!

18 comments:

  1. whew!! I was exhausted for you just by reading your post! hehe! I hope you get some rest and I am praying for you to have a fabulous 2014 also!! Keep hoping!

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    1. Thank you so much! Never losing the hope<3

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  2. I hope 2014 is everything you're hoping for!

    Chops also leaves her toys under our feet trying to kill us. It's a dog thing, I think. She got a Chuck it, but she likes to chew the handle the death....which I'm ok with - except when I accidentally step on it, it feels like I've stepped on a pile of razor blades. And she always seems to leave it outside the bathroom door at 3 am so I can step on it while I'm practically sleep walking and least expecting it. Good thing she's cute! haha.

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    1. Swish does the same thing with a frisbee which he's turned into a magnificent weapon! I told Rob if its kills me be sure its in my obit-- Killed by Swish, with a hambone, in the bathroom lol

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  3. I need a break just reading about your 3 day break. Ha! Glad you got time with the family despite the crazy work schedules. Watch out for those hambones! Going to have to snatch that one away while the pup's sleeping I bet. Too cute. :)

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    1. Thanks Emily! Yea once he leaves it somewhere where I can easily take it away-- he will carry it around even when there is nothing left!

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  4. Busy girl!! I loved your post on Charity's blog!!! Cheers to a wonderful 2014!!!

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  5. That is an exhausting three days...you DEFINITELY need a few extra days off to recover now!! And I'm with you (and the other commenters)...I wonder how many people are seriously injured/killed by dog toys? I'm sure those injuries/deaths get classified as accidental or something, but this seems to be a serious issue...Lola's right there with the rest of the dogs, leaving her toys in as dangerous-as-possible locations for us to trip over and stab our toes on!!!

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    1. I wish I had some time off to recover lol. I bet the dobs are out to get us!!

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  6. Egg nog, stromboli, and baked French toast? You do it right :) Sounds like a delicious day! And Swish looks SO CUTE in his sweater. I hope your NYE is fabulous—it will be your last one before becoming parents! Next year you'll just sleep through it ;)

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    1. Adi I also made rigatoni w/ gravy, meatballs w/ and without raisins, hot sausage and sweet sausage and garlic bread :) Happy New Year to you guys!! xo

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  7. OH wow that was the opposite of our break. :) I am really hopeful for you for this IVF and am looking forward to good news.

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    1. Thank you! I wish that there was a tad more down time instead of constant go go go.. but at least it was with family.

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  8. It sounds like you had some great celebrations! Your food looks fabulous as well! Hoping your IVF cycle goes wonderfully! :)

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