11/Something/2011

by Bird and Cleaver


The days following Thanksgiving are always a blur. Days off that are different from the norm. Big meals (hopefully it's not presumptuous to assume that many of us do multiples) on days other than Sunday. Friends coming and going at all hours. We often forget what day it even is! Realistically, it's safe to say that it will remain this way right on through until X-mas. Here's a rundown of how we spent the beginning of the  Holiday season.               

J: 1-4 Every year I am sent into the great beyond (creepy crawlspace/attic above the garage) with strict orders to not return without ALL of the boxes of X-mas decor. Especially the Creepy Santas.
L:  As previously mentioned, I love Christmas decorations.  Somehow I managed to convince John to drag down the boxes after consuming a large meal which consisted of, but was not limited to, almost a dozen of my mom's deviled eggs. Perhaps it was his guilt from this overindulgence which led him to be so easy about the whole thing.  Whatever the reason, I was beyond thrilled to get my Santas out.


J:5 We like to try to make up for all of our many gluttonous indiscretions by making small healthy meals like this. Wheatberry, Kale, Tomato and White beans.
L:  John made this special for me.  It was delicious! 

J:6 We had Nicole, Gray and Nick over for a very spirited (spirit meaning both slightly competitive and consumption of spirits) game of Apples to Apples. This is a picture of my less than desirable hand.
L:  I won for the second time in a row.  Pretty sure they won't let it happen again.

J:7 Lord Winky Von Larry spent much of his time trying, as he often does, to convince us he is indeed a lap dog


J:8 The boys spent some time creating giant landscapes for Lego men to do battle on.


J:9 Lindsay sent me a text while I was at work that read "We need a new tree skirt. I think I will make one". The next text I got was this picture. Pretty awesome! Doubly awesome that she made it with some random fabric that she had laying around.
L:  It was a fun little impromptu project.


J:10 For dinner Saturday night Finn requested "Soup like from Saigon wif dose widdle dumpwins". Of course, we were happy to oblige him. Lindsay's dough for the dumplings was spot on!
L:  The soup was pretty damn good.

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