Monday, December 27, 2010

nothing says christmas like a squirrel.

growing up, my aunt marie-therese made all the kids in the family a stocking. and by made, i mean, cross-stiched (correction)needlepointed the H out of these things all year long(it seriously took a year). they are pieces of art and we all treasure them. with that said, i believe we should now appreciate my stocking the most.
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please note the santa's, nutcrakers,angels,christmas-ee whatnots on all the others. and please now notice that mine has a squirrel on it. i FREAKING love that. who has a squirrel on their stocking, raise your hand.
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that's right, none of you do. and up until my sister karli pointed this out when we were in middle school(hey why does your's have squirel on it?), i actually never noticed. which is also funny. here's the famous cross-stitching aunt MT, harassing my poor son... who never gives her any attitude. sarrrrrcasm.
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moving on, we have both sides of our family in town, so we hit up both on christmas eve. first my parents for brunch.
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my mom got us all matching slippers...we look like foreigners. but those bad boys are warm, so whatev.
and grandpa(not really, he buys no gifts...just pretends) got my kiddos some TOMS. Oh to the M to the Gee. these are the cutest.
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George got "my baby can read"...look, he's already reading the back of the box! clearly my sister is a first time mother. yes, enjoy this kind of treatment you first born child. subsequent children will get to play with a fork and a piece of cardboard from the trash. but not you...you shall be king.
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and just for kicks, my sister picking a zit on my brothers neck. oh, chritmastime love abounds! she is an esthetician so do not be alarmed.
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after this we headed to the nato's for some filipino fun! lila danced most of the time. we keep her on a strict workout regimen even on the holidays. fitness never sleeps!
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we left at 10:30pm, but they all stayed up until 4 am, doing karaoke. sh-what? you party animals. i am kind of sad i missed this...just for the laughs.

in the morning, we opened gifts as a family. this is our own time...we don't share it with any other relatives. so take that! we're rude...NOT. whatever, the nato's came over later an watched despicable me. funny!
anyway, lila clearly had just rolled straight out of bed and didn't get it. but she quickly learned the goodness of christmas morn.
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and we're done:
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mommy and lila wanted to nap, asap. that little snuggle bunny...wearing a tu-tu. she's so delicious.
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we are all spoiled to the max. when we laid in bed that night, i said to my hubby,
'twas a great christmas.
and he said, twas it twas.

stupid. that made me laugh.

18 comments:

  1. I just stumbled upon your blog, and really enjoyed reading this post! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  2. So here is the low down.

    first your post title had me think, Christmas Vacation right away. you know the scene, "SQUIRREL!".

    second my padres got my little buggie a pair of Toms, love.

    third your pimple popping sister had me thinking of that Seinfield episode "Pimple popper M.D."

    So in conclusion I have come to realize yet again, I watch too much tv and movies!

    XO

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  3. i love the first born blurb. ain't that the truth!

    wish there was more pictures of you where your head wasn't behind lilas.

    love the sisters slippers and the sister popping the zit bahahha!

    sounds like my family.

    merry christmas, my friend!

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  4. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! My grandma makes everyones stalkings as they are married/born into the family. Its sad to think by the time I have babies she might not be here to do that.

    My esthetition cousin LOVES popping her sisters pimples, so funny!

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  5. oh yeah…i forgot! i love the squirrel, it is so you!

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  6. sounds like you had a perfect holiday!! :)

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  7. Okay, first of all, aren't you an education person? Tell your sister and her offspring not to be seduced by the ridonkulousness of that "My Baby Can Read" Shiz!

    Secondly, I've remained silent, confused, and in awe long enough. I'm going to need a list of your 14 siblings' names and ages asap. Some sort of chart or family tree would work too. Just when I think I've heard all the names, you throw in a "Karli" and I'm confused again.

    That's the rub, Jami. Merry Christmas.

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  8. erin, i know, my sister is a silly goose with the baby video. live and learn...live and learn...

    siblings:
    karli:30
    jami: 29
    (twins)audrey&andrew:25 i think
    courtney:24
    (twins)keaton &grant:23 or 24
    maggie:20

    i know, it's confusing. pray through it.

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  9. of course hux made it in the fam shot, hilarious!

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  10. looks perfect! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  11. What a great day--and your little side comments--the first born, the squirrel--just CRACKED ME UP!
    So did the sparring gear on your son. Awesome!

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  12. thank you for including the zit popping....it's a past time at our family gatherings, too. ha!

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  13. I always love the commentaries that go along with your pics. you crack me up! And I love the squirrel

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  14. Ok, 2 hilarious things to mention here... The squirrel stocking? Really? Your aunt must know you REALLY well. That is freaking awesome and so fitting. ;) And "My baby can read"? For reals? Have you seen those commercials? We have. Cause we don't have cable and therefore no real commercials. Just for things like "My baby can read" and pillowpets (which my son did not get for Christmas cause I'm a mean mom and I hate them). :)

    What did YOU get for Christmas? I liked when you shared last year. And how do you get such awesome Christmas lights pictures like Emily? One of you needs to do a quick little tutorial on your blog. (Not that it would really matter to me since I didn't get what I REALLY wanted for Christmas - an SLR. ;) )

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  15. I choked on my milk and cookies while reading this.
    And even if I were Asian I would not stay up until 4 AM for karaoke.

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  16. Your blog inspired me to be a better blogger. I have never heard of making your blog a book but I love it!! I'm the worst about scrapbooking and that's so much better. Since I am also prego I won't be resolving to lose weight this new year... I think I'll try to blog better :) Happy New Year!

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  17. You're hilarious and I love reading your blog :). Must have been fun to have 7 siblings!

    Karaoke 'til 4 a.m...it used to be mah-jong for one of my extended families :). That game is addicting.

    My parents got my 2nd child the My Baby Can Read series, and I'm a horrible daughter for barely using it! If they spent that much, I should have at least put it to use. It's on the shelf collecting dust.

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  18. you guys are great. i honestly don't remember if i've commented before or not, but....yeah. i sincerely love reading your blog. good stuff. merry christmas (late) and happy happy the HAPPIEST of new years. :))

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