Friday, December 26, 2008

Ho Ho Ho - Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays Everyone! It's been quite a 48 hours hasn't it. I've loved reading all your blogs these past two days with all of your holiday plans.
Here's my after Christmas morning confession. I've gotten tagged three times in the last two months, and since I've been posting only twice a week, and have VERY IMPORTANT lazy-ass running reports to rant about, I've neglected all three to make amends, I thought I'd do a Christmas post that combines them into one mega-tag, since they all asked me to do roughly the same thing.

Back in October, Shosh tagged me with this:

Thank you so much! I *heart* your blog too! and am completely envious that you're skiing today. The rules for this tag were for me to list 6 facts about me.

Then in November, Southbay Girl, tagged me with this:

Thank you too! I don't really think my blog is all that creative...but that was so sweet of you to think of me! The rules for this tag were for me to list 6 things that make me happy.

And then last week, Dawn tagged me...this tag asked me to list 6 random facts about myself, then tag six other blog-peeps.

Soooo, here are my Six Random Happy Facts based on six equally random photos taken in the last 48 hours.

Random Happy Fact 1 - Gathering on Christmas eve morning with the in-town cousins for the annual cousins with Santa photo...Youngest niece (on Santa's lap) does the mandatory "I'm a one-year-old and who is this old man I'm sitting on" scream of terror. Classic, but this makes me happy and we love to compare the pictures from the first year we did this with DramaGirl and cousin Sam.

Random Happy Fact 2 - Finishing up wrapping gifts, and it was only 3pm. Usually, I'm up until 1am wrapping gifts, but I started early this year. Notice the number of shoe boxes. I completely neglected to get gift boxes this year. Luckily, there are always plenty of shoe boxes in my closet.

Random Happy Fact 3 - Watching Walter play with no-longer-screaming-in-horror neice as she flirts with Mickey Mouse.

Random Happy Fact 4 - Loving that DramaGirl and Cousin Sam are playing and singing Christmas Carols

Random Happy Fact 5 - Turbo and DramaGirl wearing as many Christmas gifts as they possibly can...and yes it is still dark outside (cuz it's 6:30am) and yes, even though it is winter Turbo dresses as if it is a summer day.

Random Happy Fact 6 - DramaGirl and me...'nuf said.

Hope you all had a blissfully happy day! a Garmin 305 from Santa/Walter/Hanukkah Harry...tried it out this morning on a short run in Manhattan Beach (at sister's house). I'll write more about it later, but it ROCKS!

PPS...oh yeah...since two of my tags are soooooo old, I figure they've made their way around the consider yourself tagged if you'd like to post some random happy facts (especially with photos!) about yourself...don't feel like you have to do it soon though...take a few months to think on it!

Ho Ho Ho!


  1. I totally use shoe boxes for presents, too! Looks like you had a great Xmas!! Oh and I'm so behind on "tags"... I think I gave up!

  2. merry christmas! great post. I can relate to the shoe box thing too :]

  3. Love the 6 random facts. Very nice! Sounds like you guys had a great holiday!

  4. This year I actually gave a coworker shoes in a real shoe box. She said it was exciting to actually get shoes in a shoe box instead of something else completely unrelated! Then right after saying that, she got a sweater wrapped in a shoe box. LOL.

    I wonder how traumatized (for life) some kids are from that whole Santa ordeal? The picture is priceless, though!

    Do you say "Mazel Tov" for Hanukkah?

    Glad you all had a nice Christmas!

  5. why am I the last person to never ever use a shoebox for gifts? never!

    Im too busy storying my own CR*P in the boxes (and never the proper shoes :))

    glad you had a good holiday.

  6. I always have tons of other things in shoe boxes.

    I got the 305 too!

  7. Nice log to see whit good pics..

  8. thanks for checking out my blog, commenting and the kind words. :) Enjoy the 305... i love mine. LOL at the shoe boxes. I wrapped a bunch of my presents in those too! Funny how we always seem to have those around! The pics are great!

  9. Love the happy pictures!
    I stopped using shoe boxes a few years ago. If it's clothes, it's pretty obvious, the package is soft.

    My kids knew what they were getting this year, so Christmas wasn't nearly as exciting as it was when they were little...

  10. Great pics. Looks like a very Merry Christmas.

  11. Glad you had a great holiday!

  12. Beautiful picture. And it makes me very happy to know that someone else was up before sunrise on Christmas morning ... I always swear I'll be angry if my kids get up too early but can never really manage it when I hear them fake-whispering outside our bedroom door.

  13. What great pictures. Thanks for sharing your 6 random facts with us via photos. That makes it even more fun. :-)

    Happy New Year!

  14. Love the facts and the photos. Looks like you have a very nice holidays.