Talk to Us Tuesday- Christmas Lights and Friend Time

[after Clark fails at lighting all the exterior Christmas lights at the “lighting ceremony” in front of the entire family]
Art: [sarcastically] Beautiful, Clark.
Frances: Talk about pissing your money away. I hope you kids see what a silly waste of resources this was.
Audrey Griswold: He worked really hard, Grandma.
Art: So do washing machines. –National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

I’m linking up with the ever fabulous: IA and Seriously Shawn

Here’s what I’ve been up to: 

  • Two Sundays ago  Geeky came to visit me at our new casa. We had one of those fun girlie days, with lunch and margaritas downtown, followed by shopping, and ending with a gab sess on the couch over apple cider. I need more days like that in my life!

  •  this past Saturday I returned the favor and visited Geeky and her Fire Guy. I had to drop off this little Christmas present I painted for her for her first year as a married woman. She has a thing for Cinderella.

  • She got me and Match mini Korbel champagne bottles. I can’t promise that Match will get his.
  • I also celebrated Couple Husband’s 30th birthday with him and his family. It was such a fun night, but for one tragedy: I forgot to bring my camera! You’ll just have to trust me that it was a great time. It was very casual, and I got to snuggle up with Couple babies.
  • I went on a walk with a new friend, a wife of one of Match’s coworkers. I’ll call her Walking Buddy because I have a feeling we’ll be going on more. She’s a lot of fun and I’m so excited to have a friend that lives close by.
  • We’ve also been enjoying all of the Christmas lights in our neighborhood.
  • Later this week we’re going to visit Candy Cane Lane, which should have even more. I can never get enough Christmas lights and I’m a little sad that Christmas is only 5 days away. I don’t know if I’m ready for the holiday season to end.

  •  Tonight Match and I are going to have a low key night. I’m making homemade Pho and spring rolls, and then we’re going to curl up on the couch and watch Christmas movies. My honey has been working massive overtime lately. I’ve forgotten what he looks like! I’m ready for some R&R with my main squeeze.
  • So what’s new with you?

    Connie Weiss

    We still need to go see Christmas Lights!

    I love Pho. I had it 6 months ago and swore I was going to eat it all the time.


    Becca@R Ww There Yet Mom?

    Candy Cane lane sounds so much fun!! Enjoy the quiet evening watching Christmas movies – it all changes once you have kiddos!!



    I’m planning to go for a walk tonight to soak up the Christmas lights in my town!!

    Enjoy your downtime with Match tonight!! 🙂


    Bew-TEE-ful, Clark. 🙂 Love it!

    Kristy @PampersandPinot

    LOVE Christmas Vacation. I have my copy ready for the fam to watch while they’re here. Those are such cute ornaments!

    Impulsive Addict

    This is the 2nd post that I’ve read this week about Pho. I’ve never even heard of it before! I’m so lame.

    I’m so glad you made a new friend! I know how lonely it can be in a town when you DON’T have friends. NOT FUN.

    Candy Cane lane sounds fun. We took Emma to look at Christmas lights the other night. She enjoyed it.

    I’m glad you’re having a movie night with Match. I miss those. Tuesday night means that M plays cards so I will be here alone. =(

    Thanks for linking up! You’re a doll!



    Curling up on the sofa sounds so good right about now!

    Seriously Shawn

    You’ve been busy and as always are having lots of fun!

    Those Christmas lights are beautiful, we have yet to go for a ride looking at lights…maybe tomorrow night?

    THanks for linking up with us Doll!


    candy cane lane. how funny. they had a candy cane lane in the show ‘the new girl’ and the houses were all decorated 🙂

    happy holidays!!! i hope you have a wonderful end of 2011 and an even better 2012!

    Sarah Kate

    Wait…did you paint that Cinderella ornament?!? If so…you are really freakin’ artistic!!! It looks awesome!

    We’ve seen some Christmas lights this year, but not a whole lot. It just doesn’t seem like as many people are putting them up as used to. :o(

    Emmy Mom

    I am not ready for it to end either! It just seems like suddenly it is here and I don’t feel like I have done much to enjoy it yet!

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