Tuesday, November 30, 2010

what we've been up to.

so i mean, these past couple weeks have been busy. and i haven't been blogging as these events come(which is dangerous in the blogging world). so i will give you the cliffnotes version of our life lately. if you want details, visit my sister audrey's blog. she is surpassing me in bloggingness.

for thanksgiving, we ventured to both sides of our families. mine for lunch, nato's for dinner. not too shaby! my grandparents(mom's side) were in town and i had to snatch a pic with my kiddos. and a waffle. there should always be a waffle in meaningful pictures.
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then we went to the nato's. let's play, "where's the white girl". oh there you are...all glowing and pasty there in the back row.although, lila darling, i must say, the winter has lightened you up a bit.
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why does layne look like i had no part in making his DNA? rude.
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the next day we cut down a tree. by we i mean, 18 of us went to cut ONE tree for my parents.
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please notice baby george, the eskimo child.

in this next picture, my brother and my daughter look like refugees. but they're just cold. well and they live in a make-shift tent at the christmas tree farm eating pine cones and various bugs. but other than that, no they aren't refugees.
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nato had to work, so he didn't get to come. boo to the hoo. but really, look at our faces, it was windy and cold. and my weird glove hand on layne...just picture me with a creepy voice saying, stay close child. this picture is terrible and it makes me laugh.

my brothers brought their new girlfriends and alas, we had to grill them. i was only slightly mean. "why are you dating my brother? really? i think you have a lot more going for you than this guy." that was truly said.with a straight face. i think by a couple different siblings.
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and yesterday, we bought a tree from the grocery store(because cutting it down is like, triple the price...plus i wanted the soft kind because i'm a brat) and then decorated it.
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layne desperately needs a haircut. he looks like an asian rockstar. with a mullet and long sideburns. grody. and speaking of grody, nato hadn't showered for a good couple days. notice i'm not in the pictures. for good reason.

and that's what's up, players. besides the part where i got in huge fight with some of the above family members. like a real heated argument. and can i just say, i would like like to hit them with a sock filled with rice. uncooked rice, not cooked. ugg, family drama. not my fave. still love them. just dream of hitting them with rice...

BTdubs, i'm still working on some more christmas crafternoons so i'll post those sometime soon.

21 comments:

  1. You are SOO right on the price of Christmas trees. We cut ours down and paid $66. Terrible. But worth it.

    I'm sad for you about the family drama. I guess we know who is on the naughty list this year!

    And I miss your blogging. I'm trying to pick it up again, but I feel your pain. We're almost half way done!! Praise Jesus!

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  2. looks like a fun tgiving...minus the family drama!

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  3. This made me laugh.
    Watch out, white girl with rice sock. That should have been the title.

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  4. I absolutely LOVE reading your blog. They make me laugh all the time. Please don't stop...keep it going!!!

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  5. this post cracked me up! we have the same kind of "where's the white girl" pictures with my sis-in-law. but for some reason, she always manages to get into the middle so it looks like we're a bunch of brown people protecting the white girl. lol i'm going to have to e-mail you one.

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  6. can we email each other? i have so many questions to this post. or better yet, call me.

    how many siblings do you have? seriously.

    i need more christmas crafternoons, how am i supposed to finish decorating without them?

    i kinda wish i knew the family drama. i'm intrigued, coming from the girl with family drama up the whazoo.

    what kind of person buys a christmas tree at the grocery store?

    ;)

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  7. hey danielle, there are 8 kids in my fam, 2 sets of twins. so there's always some kind of drama. it usually ends up being funny a couple months later. but i feel like i should put it in the post because i don't want to come off as fake. like everything's awesome all the time. if it were just me and crafts, that would be the case though. ha.

    and i mean, the tree was $24 as opposed to $60...so my frugalness overtook sentimental-ness!

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  8. You, my friend, are not only hilarious you are REAL. And I love that you embrace life's imperfection. But, may I ask, why was Layne eating a waffle on Thanksgiving day? I made my family starve through breakfast as we would be gorging ourselves on a Thanksgiving feast at 11am. Love the tree pictures. I just asked Jeff if we should go to a tree farm, pick out a tree, him and Jaymin could cut it down and I could take pictures. And he said, "why would we do that when we can just get one at Wal-mart?" I never had real trees growing up so I thought that's what you're "supposed" to do. Thanks for making it okay to add one to the grocery list. ;)

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  9. Ha I'm worse than you with Christmas brattiness. I like fake trees because they dont shed. Then I buy a pine scented candle and call it done.

    I'm there with you on the family drama, but you know that. Actually moving to a different country has done wonders for my family relationships. ;)

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  10. happy thanksgiving friend! Glad you had fun ... minus the drama.

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  11. Love this and love big families (drama and all :)). We always take a "white" picture in our family, too (for my sister in law, sister and dad :)).

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  12. eight! i love it. i'm sure you guys had a blast growing up together…but, i only have two sisters and feel the family drama pretty intense so i can imagine how it is for you all now.

    i'm just kidding about the christmas tree….we got our there last year :)

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  13. okay, who doesn't have family drama? i love that you embrace the normalcy of it. and yes, i can totally here you in your creepy voice saying "stay close child" how did you get such creepy long gloved fingers? i've never noticed that before... and where is the baby bump? i know that you've been sick and all and i probably still weigh more than you but i'm waiting for baby bump photos. soon.
    miss hangin' whitch ya.
    love, jenn

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  14. minus the drama, looks like a great time!! Your photos are great!! :)

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  15. I want to spend next Thanksgiving with your fam...I have a feeling it would be fantastic entertainment.

    I hear ya on the wanting to hit a sibling with a sock of rice bit. Although my sibling needs to be hit with something more along the likes of a sock with a brick inside.

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  16. Rice, that's harsh, ha j/k. I feel like that sometimes...comes with the holidays and lots of family time :)

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  17. hooray! so glad you're back in blogging action. helped me start my day with a smile. =) hope to see you sometime soon....

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  18. Thanks--your post made me feel MUCH better about my family relations! And I'm glad to know I'm not the only person with kids sporting bad haircuts--though yours look SO cute anyways!

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  19. Lol, lol to the lol!!! I'm going to pack a rice bag next year!! Actually, I decided that if my family really wants the drama than can haul their b-hindy to me!! But rice bag WILL be waiting! :)

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  20. Oh boy, you make me laugh! So glad I stumbled over here. :)

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  21. i didn't comment on this post?! i'm seriously the worst sister...totally kidding. we all know i'm your favorite. can you send me that pic of zach, george and i? i love the picture where lila is looking at grandpa...i bet she could read his thoughts and found them intriguing

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