Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal

Is the back of my SIL’s Christmas card this year the cutest, or what? 😍
Happy day-after-Christmas, bloggy-logs! This is the back of my sister-in-law’s Christmas card, and it is simply TOO cute.

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Similarly too cute: my son’s tiny bum. How is it that cellulite looks so cute on babies? Why aren’t we more tolerant of it on our own thighs? Hmmmm?

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My mother came into town on December 17th, and we spent our week eating grilled cheese and wrapping Christmas presents and dogsitting Mr. Bennett until my father arrived on the 22nd.

Grammy Kim and Goo on our drizzly walk this morning. πŸ’¦
Unfortunately for my father (and all of us, really), Mr. Bennett HATES my dad. He growled and barked and fussed and even nipped a little bit for two whole days until Brenna picked him up on Saturday. Yikes.

Mr. Bennett will be joining us for the rest of the week. 🐢
He loves my mother though!

Mr. Bennett wouldn’t stop growling and barking at my father when he arrived last night. This morning, things seem a little friendlier.
Here’s the mens. Bennett seems a little tense.

A trio of dog butts on our walk today. 🐢🐢🐢
Trailing after a trio of dog butts daily, instead of a duo.

Mumsie and me. πŸ’šβ€οΈπŸ’š
Christmas Eve we took my parents over to Josh’s grandparents’ house, for pulled pork sandwiches and the always chaotic but always fun White Elephant gift exchange. I ended up with my own gift–a purple zip-up sweatshirt with an asymmetrical neckline. Josh ended up with two clamps, from his Uncle Mike, of course.

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Mr. Baby received some gifts from his cousins and great-grandparents, like a tiny frog-shaped baby boy urinal and a set of plastic baby keys and even–wait for it–a sock monkey. I suppose I have to be tolerant of monkeys for my son! (eye roll)

This stunning photo of Kirsty Hume and her daughter Violet finally prompted me to buy an American β€œVogue” for the first time in years. 🌞
This beautiful photo of Kirsty Hume and her daughter Violet prompted me to buy an American “Vogue” for the first time in years. Makes me want to highlight my hair. And grow it waist-length.

Well, this relationship is still going strong. πŸ˜‚
Maggie and Baby M. got a good thang going on.

Freshly re-lashed and the sun is shining 🌞
Self-portrait with fresh eyelash extensions and work outfit on. I’m working 1 or two days a week…better than nothing!

Josh and I made the baby’s Christmas stocking this year. πŸ’™βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨
Here’s the felt stocking that Joshy and I SLAVED over. Name covered to protect privacy, of course.

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Mom has been doing physical therapy and she’s stronger than she has been on previous visits this year, but I still have to yell at her not to lift the baby up off of the floor. It’s tough to resist! Look at this little chunk.

Sooo...is it wrong to give my best friend this cool yarn for Christmas in the hopes that she might make something for me? Please reply yes or no.
Yarn porn. This caught my eye at Michael’s. I found a cool little yarn shop near our house and bought two skeins of pretty-pretties for the Broad for Christmas.

Merry and bright! πŸŽ„
One of my favorite Christmas images to post every year. Always gets a laugh!

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This is a good one too.

I use a method called β€œHands Off Parenting”. πŸ˜‚
“Hands-off” parenting right here. Sometimes I just want to see what will happen. He hasn’t made it to the other side…yet.

Catching some rays with Mumsie, Goo and a trio of dogs this afternoon.
We went from cold sunshine straight into cold snow for Christmas Eve, and I have to admit, I kind of liked it. Shhh, don’t tell anyone.

Looks like we got a white Christmas after all. βœ¨β„οΈπŸŽ„β„οΈβœ¨
The first snowfall is always the prettiest.

Weather forecast looks like this ❄️❄️but we got our sunny walkies in today!
Of course now I’m ready for the snow to melt so we can resume walking. MELT SNOW!

Get into the holiday spirit and throw a little glitter on, honey! ❀️✨✨✨(thanks @muffinheadnyc)
Love this.

Happy Christmas Eve. βœ¨πŸŽ„βœ¨
Our Christmas tree this year was especially pretty.

Classic Popsβ€”note the box of chocolate donuts. The only thing missing is his signature shorts-and-Uggs combo. πŸ˜‚
Classic Pops–little chocolate donuts and all. Love his “ugly” Christmas sweater.

Merry Christmas from the Holcomb Family!
This was our Christmas card this year. Josh’s uncle Kevin suggested we use our Halloween portrait, making he was joking, who knows…but we took his advice!

Christmas morning with Goo. He was a little grumpy and not particularly interested in opening presents, but we won’t hold it against him. ❀️
Baby was a little fussy on Christmas morning and not really interested in opening presents…but I suspect that will change in the future! More about Christmas later…I hear him calling my name. Like this WAAAaaaHHHhhhhh. Merry Christmas 2017!

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