Tuesday, January 3, 2012

i'm so two-thousand and late.

i'm a little late in posting our christmas festivities. but the important thing is that it's not on time...but it's written down. our story is important and should be treated as such. so is yours.

so on christmas eve, we do a toofurr. or two-for. or double whammy. we hit up my mom's for lunch first.
and were greeted with home videos projected on the wall upon our arrival. what? dad was in the reminiscing mood. plus he got a new projector toy.
so we saw some hilarious videos from days of old. where i obviously looked really hot...with braces and missing teeth. it's true. nato was like...wow, glad i got you after all that. luckily, baker women age well. some people get uglier through the years, but the baker gals get prettier. (this is what we tell to each other every year in hopes that it will become true.) we get moles removed, mustaches waxed, braces off, we start brushing our hair and we stop looking like men. it's kind of amazing what all that will do for a gal. some would say it's common sensical. i say it's only common sensical if you use the word, "sensical" over and over again in one paragraph.
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anyway, layne played the trumpet with my dad and was really good at it. most people can hardly make the trumpet work. but layne picked it up and knew what to do. we thought about putting him in trumpet lessons and then quickly laughed at ourselves for even letting this idea pop into our brains. for we would not like to endure the practicing of a loud instrument all our lives.
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this picture below is where i'm saying, playing the trumpet is dumb! and everyone agreeing.
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we opened too many presents. one of which was a sonicare toothbrush. that's how you know you're old. when you ask for a special toothbrush.

also lila threw up 4 times at my parents. it was amazing. and everyone got the bug later.
you're welcome.

so then we head to the nato side. here is some food that we ate. ya right, i don't eat anything that looks unamerican, because i am lame and picky.
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i have no idea what these dishes are made of or what they taste like. nato says they are delicious. i'll take his word for it.

then we played games.
ya. we did.
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this guy was looking for a penny in a bowl of flour. he never found it.

but ya, the filipinos are very competitive. they watch if your toes are over the line and stuff. they get mad at each other and sometimes they cheat and stuff more marshmallows in their mouth to up their number of "total caught". it's great to watch.

this is just a sweet picture. lola and penelope. "lola and penelope". that sounds like a boutique but it's just my family.
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then the kids get spoiled. very spoiled. it's kind of insane.
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lila also threw up here a couple of times.

on chrismtas morning, lila was still sick. just sprawled out on all the toys. awe.some.
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nato and i got matching shoes. sick...who gets matching shoes? that's so nerdy. we do. PROUD MATCHERS.
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(a little smash in the face never hurt anyone, i always say.)

and the kids got more than they needed. and don't play with a lot of it. hence, the post before this...christmas will look different. i'm excited to document our journey of gratefulness this year.

we're sick of being ungrateful. get it? a play on words because lila's sick in the pic?! ok, dumb.
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happy new year. and stuff.

27 comments:

  1. life through your eyes is so fun to see. i love it. but seriously? matching shoes? that's another level of something. ;)

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  2. I just love the way you write. Always makes me smile!

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  3. haha! our christmas involved a lot of vomit too... and i'm just pretty sick of trying to figure out where to put all this new crap that my kids don't even need. (we even scaled back considerably... but to no avail!) are you familiar with advent conspiracy? if not, you should look it up. there's even a terrifically challenging book that helps you refocus Christmas on Christ. Novel idea, eh? looks like you had great family time though... even through the puke. blessings!

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  4. Um - did you get Frye boots for Christmas? Cuz me too. I think the exact same ones, but I got to open them two weeks early. And so sorry you had the pukes! Us too - but ours waited until the day after Christmas to hit us. Ugh. Love the pic of Lola and Penelope. Are you kidding me? Uh-mazingly sweet.

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  5. that photo of maria laying on her big coloring book KILLS me. poor girl.

    by the way, i have the worst headache from our detox. all this raw food is pissing my body off. but i feel skinny...and so it goes on.

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  6. I did get frye boots...the Melissa boot. Insane. My husband was out of control on gifts this year. Ha. But seriously.

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  7. I feel like everbody was sick on Christmas. We've been sick for a month.
    "I've got a feeling" you like the black eyed peas...
    I love them.
    Happy New Year!

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  8. we buy matching shoes. just a couple weeks ago we bought the exact same style of nike's just different colors. thats true love right there.

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  9. love the pic of mom & P... it's a framer

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  10. I will one up your matching shoes and throw in some matching shirts, AT DISNEY.. Gosh we're embarrassing. But it's cute right? Throw up cute, Lila gets it.

    har har har.

    You did have a beautiful Christmas though, I'm a little sad I dont live in KC to join you. :)

    xo

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  11. Love the matching shoes! Sorry your household was hit with the bug over Christmas. Just D man got it here and it was very short lived, PTL. MUST ask (cuz I've looks lots) where you found the cute shopping cart? It was on my wish list for little miss for Christmas, but her birthday is right around the corner - the 11th.

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  12. Good job on getting a sonic care toothbrush! As a hygienist I totally recommend them!

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  13. Your posts always make me laugh. The kids call my mom Lola too. Nobody in our family is Filipino, but a good friend who is suggested it. My mom thought she was too young to be a grandma and she thought Lola was the cutest of her options!

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  14. Poor girl, to be sick in the middle of all of that fun! But that's a great time from the pictures you took--except REALLY??? Matching shoes???

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  15. Hooray for family variety! : )

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  16. Your kids have unbelievably small heads compared to my kids.
    Like Jack's head is 4 times larger than P's.

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  17. love the movies shown on the wall! we had a "fun" bug this Christmas too. ugh!

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  18. Can we please spend Christmas with you guys next year? Pretty please? I love parties at your parents and I'm just sure we would love parties at the Nato's, as well.

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  19. Lovely photos. You are so lucky being surrounded by family. But you didn't eat any of that yummy looking food? Shame on you!

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  20. This made me laugh out loud! Except the part about your sick baby girl. That's no fun. Also, here in St Louis there is a fancy dog boutique named Lola and Penelope's. Too funny.

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  21. sonicare's rock! looks like such a fun christmas--we had some of that throw up business around these parts too! and i want to do home videos on the wall--to cool:)

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  22. What is it with sick kiddos on Christmas? Mine was not well either and now that he's over the throat bug he's got a new cough bug. Yay...

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  23. ha! i asked for a sonicare too..should have done that years ago! although i'm pretty sure it's jiggling my brain

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  24. Jami! I can't believe you won't even TRY the Filipino food! I'm very disappointed in you... And yes, matching shoes is totally nerdy. Jeff always tries to get me to match with him and I won't do it. ;) Lila makes me sad laying on the floor coloring. :( Glad we're all better now!

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  25. i think those are clarks! and i loovveee them!!!

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  26. Um, I just stumbled across your blog today and I cry laughed at this Christmas recap post. Like that weird laugh where your eyes get teary and squinty and you're laughing so hard it comes out all breathy. I've been immersed in blogs that try to show how perfect life is and how perfect their house is and how perfect their family is. BLEH. Your voice is so refreshing and real and I'm happy to see that you love Jesus for real. I know this comment is really rambley and not conveying what I want to say, which is really just that I enjoyed your humor and appreciate your authenticity. So thanks.

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  27. Love this :). I'm cracking up because it's just like our family. And all that Filipino food...it's so good but so bad. It's not good for the waist :). Love the home videos on the wall, too! Happy new year, Jami :).

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