Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Boxing Day with my family

Yesterday, Craig and I got to the gym in the morning for a pretty good workout. I did the stair stepper and some weights and am feeling sore from it today.

I ate a carrot cake larabar before leaving and I liked the flavor. I don't think I had tried that one before.

My breakfast habits have been weird lately. I only want coffee, but no food. I had to force myself to eat this because I just wasn't craving anything else.


After lounging around a bit and napping, we went to my parents' house for the last of our holiday celebrations with family.

We opened our presents right away. I knew about two of the items, but not the manicure set. I needed one for my purse. I often snag my nails when I am out shopping and then I am in misery. My mom listened to my complaints and got me a nice one from Sephora.

The smart touch gloves are fantastic so far!


I forgot to add this into the photo of the gifts above. Heard this cookie dough scoop is awesome! Can't wait to make some cookies and try it out (after I get through this cookie coma).


My nephew Owen got some transformer toy.


We had a really nice visit with my family. Here's my nephew Cody, who has grown up so much over the last couple of years.


My other nephew Andy on the left, who is graduating from college this year and his girlfriend Michelle.


And my sister-in-law Amanda and brother Gary made it in from California. I only see them about once a year now, so it's always great to catch up with them in person. Amanda is Scottish and so it was fitting that we had a holiday celebration on boxing day, when she is accustomed to opening gifts with her family.

Oh and these two lovebirds celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary yesterday too!


We drank lots of mulled wine from Aldi and the laughing began.


My family celebration is always last, so we were a little burnt out from two other holiday parties the previous two days. I wish we had a break in between, but that's just how it is. Overall, I think it was one of the best Christmas parties with my family in a long time. Everyone got along so well and we laughed a lot.

Today, I met some of my family at Kopps custard and we ordered burgers, etc. to bring back to my brother and sister-in-law's house. Afterward, we went shopping and I tried so hard to find a pretty dress for Craig's holiday party and in general to wear for winter holiday parties.

This dress from the Limited was the most unique one I found, but I just didn't love how it fit. I am really struggling to find anything out there, so I may resort to ordering something or digging through my closet again to come up with an outfit.


Well, I only have about another hour and a half left of my Christmas vacation, so it's time to get off the computer and go read a book or a magazine.

Just glad I only have a three day work week and then a three day weekend to look forward to.


  1. i got the same cookie scoop! i love it - we tried it last night and it works really well.

  2. Looks like a great celebration!! Hope the rest of the work week goes fast for you! My husband had monday and tuesday off and then had to work today and then has the rest of the week off. It's so nice to have back up here at home especially while the two oldest are home on break as well!!!