Wednesday, December 29, 2004

'Tis the Season to be Blogging!

Happy holidays to all!!

Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas this year. I know mine was full of merriment and joy! To those that are interested here's my synopsis:

Christmas Eve we went to Rob's grandmother's house and had a delicious seafood dinner with Rob's dad, his dad's fiancé and her son, 2 brothers, uncle, uncle's annoying girlfriend, and grandmother. It was a relaxing night. Every time I'm around his dad's fiancé, all she talks about is me and Rob getting married. Her sister is a jeweler, so she was asking me what kind of rings I like, so she can pick one out for me. :-) Rob just rolls his eyes and runs away.

Then Christmas morning Rob and I woke up at 7am to open gifts. We had a $100 limit, which was great, but also really limiting. I got him hiking and Red Sox stuff, which he was thrilled about. I only fueled the fire because he spent the whole weekend talking about the Red Sox and the woods! He got me some cute stuff. An ornament, a funky scarf, a cute hippie bag with an embroidered elephant, a pug calendar (because I love pugs!), a little plush lion, and three picture frames that had like jungle animals on them. Then when I thought I was done, he said there was a hidden compartment in the frames. So I opened them up and there were tickets to see the Lion King on Broadway! Hence, the jungle themed gifts. I was so surprised! We're going on Jan 22nd, and I can't wait! That's very uncharacteristic of him because I know he thinks musicals are cheesy, so he was really unselfish with that gift!

Then we got ready and headed up to my folks house. Ate some yummy Korean dumplings and went to the tree! I got the Bose SoundDock from my parents, which is what I was really hoping for. I tried it out at their house and it's so awesome! The sound is unbelievable! Then I got a few books and things. Normal relative-type stuff. Oh, also, as a gift to myself and Rob, I used some of my Christmas bonus money and bought a digital video camera! Rob has been wanting one forever because he used to have a video camera and used it to torture his brother and friends. He has the funniest videos. He used to lock his younger brother out of the house in the snow and wouldn't let him in until he did the robot in the street. And a few years ago we had big wheel races and taped it all, it was hilarious! Now I'm sure I'll be the one getting tortured, but he has so much fun doing it that it'll be worth it!

Then we went to my uncle's house and had a dinner with my uncle's family and my grandfather. Food was delicious. Didn't stay too late, went back to my parents' home and left late afternoon the next day. All in all it was a lovely holiday!

Stealing from my homegirl, Devon, I made a little photo collage of some pics we took during the celebrations! :-) You can see me in all my nasty glory, just out of bed, no shower, and a santa hat hiding my bed head! Oh, and my parents are there in the middle.


7 comments:

devon said...

aw how cute! looks like you were good too! :D

i love blogs. i think partially cause i'm a nosy person!
i hope mary got her... erm... thingie that i got you that i sent to her also. *that's code incase mary is reading!*

you and rob are so freakin' cute!!!!

Go Kayak said...
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Go Kayak said...

Hi Mel!
Sounds like a wonderful holiday for you as well. I've been blog-lazy since taking some vacation days. The holiday was so active for me trying to fit both my family and Chris' family in. It's been a long time since I had to fit a significant other's family into the mix. Since my X was much older than me (20 years), his parents were long deceased. His children are adults and do their own thing. One of his kids has children, so they wanted to start their own holiday traditions. Who could blame them. Yes, when I was married to him, I became a grandmother (well, step-grandmother) at the age of 33. Weird that my step-son was only 6 years younger than me. Ok, that's past history.

Anyway, Chris' family was super thoughtful and his mother even got me a silver bracelet. Sweet lady.

The weather will be warm today, almost 60, so we're going paddling. The first time for me in 6 weeks! I can't wait to get out there with all my new gear! Oh and the river is up, up, up!

You and Rob will have fun at Ralph Stover if you decide to go. The Lion King, huh? That sounds like a blast! I love NYC! If you want a low-key dinner or lunch try Katz's Deli for the best pastrami in the world or Spain for the best paella. Their not close to Times Square, but would be well worth your time if you are staying overnight.
Here's some info:
Spain:

http://menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?areaid=0&restaurantid=722&neighborhoodid=18&cuisineid=60

Katz's Deli:
http://www.katzdeli.com/

Mary said...

Mel! Cute holiday pics! Merry Christmas! I hafta get you guys some post-new-years goodies coming soon. I've got them, but I've been SO busy with the traveling to colorado thing. I'm POOPED!

The Lion King musical is supposed to be spectacular! The costumes look awesome! I've got to make my holiday collage! I got some funny characters to talk about... boy oh boy...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

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