Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Recap

Christmas eve and Christmas day was a success!

The Husband and I spent Dec. 24th with my in-laws. They have an annual Christmas eve party with bountiful food and family. This year it was held at my sister-in-law's. There are plenty of uncles, cousins and immediate family who come baring a selection for the pot-luck and a secret Santa gift. This year, my mom also made an appearance! It's nice to be able to spend more time with her around the holidays. Since she is a nurse, it's not always in the cards for her to have Christmas weekend off. After plenty of chatter, treats, and Sangria, we made it home in time to collapse into bed.

Christmas day went off without a hitch and we spent the day driving between his parent's house and my mom's. The day was full of hugs and kisses and I think turned out pretty dang great.

I was able to see Bennett delight in his new toys and experience Christmas for the first time. He especially enjoyed hanging out in the huge box my mom had set up for him, complete with a window to look out of. Seeing his little face peek through that hole in the box was priceless.

I got a few things on my wish list and was able to restrain myself from eating too many treats (which I will be restraining far more in the very near future). Mike was sweet enough to get me my much anticipated Eclipse on Blue-Ray as well as leather gloves from Coach and a shirt from Banana Republic. Beyond the 'things', the day was very relaxing and full of smiles.

I have the best family!

Here are a few pics taken by my mom to summarize my time at home.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Goings On

Hello all,

I know, it's been a good while since I blogged. What can I say? I have been busy!
I wanted to take just a moment and update you!

Over the last couple of weeks I have been busy filling my time with both friends and Christmas decorating.

I went to see Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows for the 2nd time! Yes, I know I'm a dork. That was establised a long time ago. Thanks to Philip and Nichole for going with me!

I have been shopping and gathering Christmas presents...

I have been up late watching Christmas movies...

Michael, Sharon, Amy and I braved the passes and spent last Friday in Leavenworth! So pretty! Mike and Amy even managed to get in a little sledding with the kids.

We ate lots of good German Food.

And went shopping for our annual tree ornaments at Kris Kringle's.

Not the best photos, but you get the idea!

Next - My sis-in-law Amy and her hubby William had their annual Festivus (for the rest of us) Holiday party. This time with the extra special theme of Ugly Sweater! Charlie, our pup, filled in for us slackers.

And then, I had a special visit from my gal-pal Lindsi last Sunday where we drank wine, ate BBQ and watched New Moon and Eclipse. I have the best friends a girl could ask for!

I am sure there is a ton more, but those are the highlights! Coming up?

Lindsi's Holiday Snuggy Party

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Perfect Christmas Present

This post is inspired by Nikki at Que sera sera!, who like me, has an infatuation with Robert Pattinson. Most of you know this about me. It is partially because I unwittingly fell for the Twilight series and therefore for Edward Cullen. And partially because, well, I have a thing for Brits.

So anyway, I got an e-mail from Michael the other day that both surprised me and made me laugh. Michael is well aware of my Pattinson crush and in fact...seems to support it. At least with good humor, which I appreciate.

This was the e-mail he sent:

Vampires for Christmas?!?‏

To Alissa Cook


So, I figured out what to get you for Christmas...

He totally said he'd do it; I called his agent.

Yeah, he knows me well, and I appreciate that.

Maybe I act like a school girl when it comes to all things Twilight and Rob, maybe I swoon like a pre-teen at a Justin Beiber concert when Edward proposes to Bella, maybe I even made a "Team Edward" shirt to wear to the premier of New Moon...

but I have a supportive husband. One who knows I love him completely and is good natured enough to not only put up with my Robert Pattinson desktop wallpaper, but to send him to me for Christmas.

For me :  this face + a British accent + plays the piano = YAY!

And of course - my husband is a "YAY" for me also.
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