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Merry Christmas Eve & Christmas December 25, 2011

Posted by frizzybaker in Adventures.

Christmas Eve is our family’s big night. My brother, his wife, and their two children come over and we exchange presents and fondue! My brother started this tradition because it slows everyone down to enjoy conversation and savor the food. I love it.

First, it’s off to the children’s service at church!

Mom & dad

Isaac & Nicole

Followed by Thing 1 and Thing 2

Nicole and Isaac were responsible for making the Christmas Drink this year: Berry Merry Christmas

Kevin drank it before I photographed the Berry Merry drink (and then I proceeded to lick off all the sugar crystals.) Speaking of Kevin… not only did he drink the Berry Merry drink, but then a glass of wine, followed by Dewers with the men. The result?

His post-drink snooze didn’t last long as Thing 1/Thing2 wanted to play!


The Warrior

The Techie

And then we all did this…

Only to wake up Christmas morning to THIS!

Good morning Izzy Pizzy and Nicole! P.S. my mama made them flannel jammies. Aren’t they cute?!

Dear Santa: all I want for Christmas is Kevin 🙂

But wait there’s more! The return of Thing1/Thing2

The warrior got a remote control helicopter for Christmas! But I have a sneaking suspicion that it was really a gift for the men.

Merry Christmas! 


Christmas Tidings! December 24, 2011

Posted by frizzybaker in Adventures, Lunch.
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The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year (along with many other people I’m sure). Full of parties, friends, food, and family. Today we visited with some friends at Panera for lunch in between rushing around to get last-minute presents and food items.

These are good friends of my family! It was wonderful to be able to care a little bit of time to share lunch.

mmmm, I’m such a sucker for Panera.

 This Christmas, I was in charge of desert and I had planned to make my delicious Tirimisu. However, I had an EPIC fail. When I say to whip the heavy whipping cream into STIFF peaks, I mean REALLY STIFF peaks. Sheesh, I can’t even follow my own recipe!

Turned out a little soupy. . . doh!

My sister and Isaac just arrived! Yay for Family! To all a good night 🙂


Fab Five Take Chicago December 24, 2011

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I have four best friends that I have kept close to my heart from nursing school. When Erica moved to Chicago we all cleared our schedules to make a trip to visit! I love having friends in exciting places 🙂 Erica went out of her way to cutie-pie her apartment for Christmas.

The stockings were hung by the chimmey with care...

Erica and her dog Saddie!


We continued our fab five tradition of decorating gingerbread men





And then we headed into Chicago!


The Sliver Bean!


Oh - HI Marilyn!

After walking for the majority of the morning, we were exhausted and hungry.


Hellooo Giordanos!


Chicago pizza is BY FAR the best pizza in the WORLD. I am hungry just looking at this picture.

After gorging ourselves, it was time to see more of the city! We decided to take an automated tour of the John Hancock Observatory. I highly recommend this tour as it had great views of the city and was educational!


 But all good things come to an end. After 5 glorious days visiting my favorite people and the city of Chicago, I returned to Florida. Until the next time!