Tag - Christmas Gone Wrong

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Mouse Guest
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How Could I Forget This Family Photo?
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Merry Awkward Christmas!

Mouse Guest

‘Twas the night before, the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a except for a mouse. At lights out our “Elf On the Shelf” gets up to some crazy tricks, but last night he was respectfully quiet. By the way, I think there might be something going on between him and Mr. Potato Head. I’m not judging, just saying. But, Hubby was not impressed that the elf and his spuddy polished off the last of the fruitcake. Our dog who blesses us with nightly “canine night terror howls” was also uncharacteristically silent. And our daughter (part girl-part night-owl) who has been waking up every night for hours finally gave us a break too. She and her brother stayed quietly nestled in their beds all night, and their day slept soundly with limited snoring, probably dreaming of sugar plums dancing in his head (the guy has a ridiculous sweet tooth). As I attempted to drift off to sleep in my kerchief, I heard a “scratching, scurrying” sound from the ceiling directly above my head. It could only be a mouse. Or perhaps a herd of mice. I’m terrified of rodents.I plugged my[…]

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How Could I Forget This Family Photo?

  I did succumb to the guilt of going behind my “deer” husband’s back to post that picture of him wearing elf tights. I have since removed it. However…while going through my photos to select a picture for another post, I came across this geeky gem. I can’t believe that I had forgotten about Christmas 2007! I also can’t believe they agreed to this after the elf catastrophe of 2006!! Was there a similarly ridiculous shot taken to commemorate Christmas of 2008? Not on your life. Hubby put his socked (no tights) foot down and flat out refused. Grinch.

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Merry Awkward Christmas!

I trust you’re familiar with this hilarious site–Awkward Family Photos? One of my fave shots is this family up a tree. You’ve heard the expression “riding pine” but c’mon, are you kidding? That poor kid in the front was surely the victim of some school yard teasing after his buddies “logged” onto the internet. So, I was feeling all smug about my completely non-awkward family photo collection until I came across this ridiculous post (from an old family blog) and suspect these pictures might be “awkward family photo” material? December 2006–this was originally going to be our first annual “Family Holiday Card” until we came to our senses. This was even too nerdy for us, and we’re pretty darn nerdy. Plus hubby threatened that if I showed these pictures to ANYONE he’d snap! Apparently he wasn’t taken with my idea of an annual family card with us dressed in over-the-top tacky costumes adorned with Christmas ornaments. Noteworthy: 1. The baby is indeed wearing a dog sweater purchased from the Dollar Store. It seems they don’t make ugly infant sized Christmas sweaters. 2. I can’t even believe I got my jock of a husband to wear tights! I’m pretty sure he[…]

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