Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve!

Emily and Mark had a New Year's Eve get-together at their house! Within five minutes of arrival, I dropped a full flute of champagne in the kitchen and it shattered everywhere. CHEERS!

They made a raclette spread! Raclette is something I've never heard of before. It is a Swiss/French dish where you melt raclette cheese and then serve it on potatoes, meats and breads!

Mark scooping up some meats to put raclette on.

Charlotte, Mark and Emily!

Scooping raclette! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dog vs. Unicorn

Uncle Mark got me a GIANT stuffed unicorn for Christmas. Ben and I brought it home and put it in the living room to see what Felix would do. He wanted to play with it really bad, and got pretty irritated that it didn't want to play with him!

Clearly the unicorn will not be able to live at our house, so it now has a home in my office at work! Hopefully it's magical softness will inspire my colleagues to do amazing things.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We got together at Mom and Dad's this morning for presents and breakfast!

Kate got some chalkboard markers that also write on windows! Marry Christmas!

LOOK at the beautiful earrings and note that Kate got Mer!

Mom and Mer cooking breakfast!

Fresh fruit!


Served with my favorite Farmer's Market sausage.

I'm proud to say I got the BIGGEST present of the day. Thanks Uncle Mark!

Dad gave me a little screwdriver kit and made the sweetest bunny out of cotton products!!

Cottonballs, Q-Tips and paper towels! Awww!

Then we headed to Mer's for Christmas Dinner. Frank brought champagne. Pop it!


Felix planted himself in the middle of the kitchen. Smart.

Christmas toast!

Merry Christmas!

Mer made sauerbrauten and spaetzle and it was SO GOOD!!!!! I love this dinner.

Kate used her window markers to illustrate poisonous vs. edible mushrooms.

Pay attention!

Cookies that Mer, Pete and Kate made!

Bunny cookie! Merry Christmas, everyone.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve Lasagna

Kayla and Derrick had the family over for a Christmas Eve lasagna feast!

They made TONS of lasagna! Cheryl and Ben dishing up:


Happy Christmas Eve!

We FaceTimed Vana and Joe! We passed the iPhone around.

Kristen and Moss say "hi! to Vana.

Tinkerbell watched me eat my lasagna, hoping for a bite.

Family photos!!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Tracy and Tina's Holiday Party

Tonight was Tracy and Tina's Holiday Party, aka my favorite party of the year! I was feeling a little under the weather so I didn't take a bunch of pictures, but it was still a great time. They had these silly mouth coasters around, and look how much Megan looks like Jesus!

Aw, NBIA reunion!!! Pretty good representation this year!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Emma and Felix

Check it out! They are practically snuggling!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Happy Birthday, Mer!

Our family had a busy week last week, so we celebrated Mer's birthday a few days late! Mom cooked some delicious Cincinnati Chili!

Happy Birthday to Mer!

Thinking up a good wish.

Blow them out!

Texas sheet cake!

Mmm, with mint chocolate chip ice cream. Yum!