Monday, November 16, 2009

tisk, tisk

I have been a horrible excuse of a blogger lately!  It's as though right at the moment when I sit down to make a post, the phone rings, or I see something I should have tended to, or just about anything can distract me at times.  Yesterday I helped host a baby shower for Happily Ever After and it was a fabulous afternoon.  Her post depicts the day perfectly....from gifts, to girls, to us not being able to stay away from the food!  Be sure and check it out!  I am so happy for her and ready for her little boy to introduce himself into this world.

I am more than ready for Thanksgiving....there's always those times when you just know the warmth and happenings that come with your own Thanksgiving.  We all know it includes overeating, reminiscing and someone just "having" to eat that last piece of pie.  Aunt Wanda will tell me and my cousins that she "just can't get over how grown up we are"...and I'm sure someone will pull out an embarrassing story of mine for Male Hale to hear.  Sure, there will be an eye-roll or two, but with that there will also come hugs and i-love-yous.  Mom and I will go straight for the day-after Thanksgiving ads and find some reason why a certain deal is just too good to pass up.  Family members will plant themselves on the couch and swear they're not moving, but a board game will make its way out and everyone will mosey to a chair around the table.  But that's MY Thanksgiving...and I wouldn't have it any other way!  Is there any certain tradition or event that you just always know will be in store for you and yours?

I glanced at the month of December on my calendar and noticed it's booking up just as fast as November has.  Mom's retirement party, various Christmas parties, dinners for gift exchanges, and boom, Christmas will be here!  I need to work on shopping, that's for sure, because if there's one thing I hate it's the awful, overwhelming traffic and crowds in the mall area.  And then New Year's Eve will creep up on me.  I want to do something different and out of the ordinary this year!  I want to get dressed up with the hubby and ring in 2010 like we never have before.  These are my intentions....but we'll see if I carry through with them ;)

I ordered the invitations today for our 3rd annual Tacky Christmas party!  Here's a few shots from the past two years...

Always, always, a good time!!


  1. tacky christmas parties are the best!! they make for such great pictures too!

  2. the baby shower looks like a huge success! And great tacky sweaters :)

  3. i love the idea of a 'tacky christmas' party :o)

    i might have to start hosting my own!!

  4. I can't wait for this years tacky Christmas sweater party! YAY! I already found what I need!!!! :oD

    Thanksgiving Traditions.... Well about 5 or 6 years ago the sisters and I accidentally told on one of the other sisters about something we had done when we were younger.

    The first story that came out was when Ryli and I were having a rock throwing contest (We were like 7 or 8 or something?)and she threw a rock and it hit moms car window and SHATTERED it to peices! I swore up and down I SERIOUSLY thought someone had shot out the window because we live near woods in the country! I mean she threw the whole opposit direction!

    After all the years the truth comes out! Now on Thanksgivings we all wonder what little white lie is going to come out! lol poor Momma Blair! We always get some good laughs and in little arguements haha! I love Holiday time!