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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

Holy guacamole.  Christmas Eve.  Is here.  Today.


We’re just lazing around this morning, in no rush to do much of anything. 


It’s been a busy week, so lazing is a welcomed change.  B totaled his truck at the tail end of November, so we spent a large portion of the week car swindling shopping.


There’s no better way to put this: car shopping SUCKS.  It does.  Plain and simple. You just walk around the lot feeling like you’re getting ready to get taken advantage of.  Seriously, at one of the dealerships we went to, it was as if vultures were getting ready to attack.  While we were cruising the lot, FOUR (4!!!!) salesharks magically appeared.  We didn’t buy from them.  Or the guy that let me test drive a vehicle and then told me he wouldn’t be able to work within the price range I’d given him before the test drive so as not to waste his time or mine.  Grrrrrr.  So stinkin’ frustrating.

Anyway, long story short(er) – we finally bought a vehicle that has four doors and the ability to fit 2 carseats.  {Nope, NOT preggo!  Just thinking in terms of the future!}  B and I had some “conversations” that helped us arrive at the decision to NOT purchase another 2-door truck.  (i.e. Momma said, “I ain’t puttin’ Becks in the front seat of a truck EVER AGAIN.  Uh uh, no way!”). 

Completely changing topic, this week was the First Annual K Girls Christmas Cookie Decorating Extravaganza, wherein we baked, decorated, sprinkled, iced, and discussed inappropriately-shaped cookies for hours.  Super fun!



There were SO MANY goodies! 


Then, of course, I had to take a picture of the bakers, which my sisters insisted on making extremely awkward.  {Though, Chels is 3.5 months pregnant and Aubs just had her tonsils taken out, so they both have genuine excuses for not feeling up to snuff to pose for an Abbaratzi picture.}


Yesterday, I turned 29.  TWENTY-NINE.  The last birthday I will ever celebrate.  Not have, but celebrate.  I will henceforth be 29.  Forever. 

Before B and I went out, I attempted some terribly awful pictures.  No one seems to want to cooperate when I want to photograph them.  It’s very frustrating, especially when you’re the Birthday Girl.  The Birthday Girl whose birthday is completely overshadowed by Christmas.  Just sayin’.


Fortunately, B was more cooperative for the waiter at dinner.  Much better.


Afterwards, we came home to this:


B did that!  All by himself!  So impressive.  And delicious, too!

And back to this morning.  Christmas Eve.  When I feel like I just posted about last Christmas Eve not too long ago.  Where, oh where has the year gone?



Thanks for checking in our daily randomness.

Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours’!!!!!!!


Chrissy + Nate said...

I feel ya girl, my birthday is Dec. 26, so I am COMPLETELY overshadowed! Oh well, us Christmas babies are just more special :)

Merry Christmas!

Nat said...

Happy Birthday- I hope it was fab!!! I'm trying to embrace turning 30 next yr, I really don't feel like a 30 yr old yet- it sounds so serious! The girls cookie day looks so fun and delicious-yum!
Have a very merry Christmas!

Jen R said...

aw - I miss my christmas cookie making with my momma! Ever since she moved away, Christmas is just not the same :(
And I feel ya on the overshadowed birthday...I'm pregnant with baby girl #2, and she is due ANY day now...poor girl - I feel so bad for her :( But we will always make her birthday special for her!
Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!
Jen Ross
The Teachers’ Cauldron

Gladys said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

Kristen Danielle said...

Hi Abby!

I just started following your blog! I was following your teaching blog for a while and didn't even know you had a personal blog! Happy to be following along.

All of those baked good look quite delicious! And I love your term "Abbaratzi"!
Also loving that cake B made. Looks tasty & pretty!

Have a Merry Christmas!


Cara Carroll said...

Happy belated birthday, my sweet friend!! SO hoping you're enjoying all this time with the fam :) Ummm...let me just say that your recent pics are SO dang good!!! Love 'em all!!! And I'm LOVIN' all these new posts from my favorite babbler :) Merry, merry Christmas!!!