Hey! We’re still traveling around, but I wanted to share a few pics with lucky you! Look forward to a super funny video post in the near future starring Kevin James!
One of my favorite parts of Christmas with the Kreisels was having a chance to attend a Christmas Eve service (complete with candles!!!!!).
Isn’t the alliteration of Christmas with the Kreisels fun? I like saying it because it’s close to Christmas with the Kranks… although I’ve never read the book/seen the movie.
Such a blessing to sing, reflect, and share the service with family!
That’s me, telling me sweet blogger husband to quit taking pictures and get back in the row!!! He totally misunderstood me. I just wanted a picture of the candle itself. I figured he would be able to do it more safely. I’m not known for my skill in juggling iPhones & burning candles!
One of our favorite gifts that we gave this year was to our nephew, Steven. He’s really into sharks, and this stuffed animal is actually bigger than he is. It was a gigantic hit!!
Another fun game? Tickling my nieces/nephews till they say,”Corrie is the BEST!!” Steven Fernando is especially persistent. Don’t you love that middle name? I’m pushing for my new nephew (coming this spring!) to be named Eduardo! I had so much fun suggesting baby names! Especially since my nephew is half-Mexican, and I can choose Latin names!! For some reason, they didn’t want to go with Enrique! No me digas que no!!
Feel free to tell me how much you love my tights. They added a little whimsy to my boring black.
Fake moustaches = super fun stocking stuffer!!!
And this is when we discovered – in the most painfully slow way possible – that I’m the only one in the fam who can hold an iPhone steady enough not to get a blurry pic on the baby iPhone. I think we’re going to need to fashion an iPhone tripod so we can get a decent pic of Kevin and me. I’m going to need a pic to compare my neon white skin of this year with last year’s bronzed goddess look. Aren’t you proud of me for not tanning? I mean, aren’t you? We all know that I’m going to cave eventually and go for a spray tan, right? Definitely before I visit the DR…. I can’t face the ridicule!!
This was just a test… to see if my phone was still working with the awful pictures Hannah Banana was taking. But please, take a moment. Admire Kevin working the J.Crew. What a prepster!!!
My cute parents. My mom is a Christmas baby!!!!
We made the kids sing for the Christmas presents!! I think that should probably become a yearly tradition!
Do you THINK we’ve been skipping our workouts? Are you KIDDING me?
I think I just realized today that for every picture of myself on the blog where my hair has been washed within 24 hours, there must be an equal and opposite sweaty pic. Yuck! I totally forgot the treadmills at the Y had the little built-in fan action until I was about 30 minutes in! Oops. We totally sneaked into my in-laws’ gym on Christmas Eve to get a good workout. I ran 5.01 @ 7:22 pace + .66 more while my father-in-law was in the sauna (and he wouldn’t get out!).
Christmas Day I ran solo: 3.5 miles in 30 minutes @ 8:36 pace
Day After Christmas Mega Junk Food Hangover: 4.06 miles in 35 minutes @ 8:37 pace
I didn’t get a long run in this week, but I’ve had to consciously make the decision to spend time with fam instead of obsessing over mileage (and blog posting for that matter).
I’ll leave you with a cute one!
Me + My 2 Baby Sisters yelling,”Moooooooooooooooooooooooom!!!!!” Are we identical, or what?
P.S. Doesn’t it always seem like you’re missing SOMEONE? No matter if I’m in Denver, Minnesota, or the DR!! My heart’s always wandering somewhere else.
I don’t think anyone has ever annoyed me more than Yoalba, but I still plan to name my firstborn child after her:
Yoalba doesn’t like pizza. Isn’t she weird? But she’s gorgeous, one of my bffs, and single! Haha. Please marry her so she can get a visa to visit me in the States.
Just kidding. Kind of. I really miss her. I was my nerdy white brother was old enough… She’s probably going to rip my hair out if she ever reads this. But knowing my chismosa friends like I do… she will.
Are you waiting for the questions? Here they are. Answer them. Unless you’re on your smart phone. Then it’s kind of a pain because sometimes it makes you log in. So annoying.
Are you writing resolutions or goals? Just curious. I definitely have some in mind!!!
What did you eat for Christmas? We had chili for Christmas Eve with the Kreisels, and a more traditional ham dinner with my side. Also some SWEET appetizers that will be featured later.
Favorite gift you GAVE? The shark. And I gave some of the girls tiny American Girl dolls that I was slightly jealous of. And it was fun being able to give Hannah Banana an iPod Touch (we got it for freezies through a bank promotion). My shy sister is too sweet! Kelly caught her reaction below: