Sister Bonding

Sissy and BIL shaved Bruno down today since it’s summer. I keep feeling like there’s bits and pieces of his hair in my nose suffocating me. Grosssssss. I’ve checked … my nose is clean. It’s all in my head.

Workout kicked my ass today. I did a 10 minute Crossfit type workout. Pushups are still the hardest thing for me to do but I know with enough time I will do them with perfection. Else I’ll just stick to my favorite: the plank. I sometimes substitute that in since it’s easier on my shoulder. Whoooooops. As for burpees … no one likes them. NO ONE. But apparently it’s the best –ish ever. *sigh*

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This post would of been written and put up hours ago but Sissy decided to come in with the guitar BIL bought her for Christmas asking me to teach her how to play … so we did that for a while instead. Yay to sister bonding! I won’t get to have this in a week or so. Travel nursing can SUCK IT. Jk. I’m excited to visit them where ever they land. Free housing. Teehee

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Dad’s birthday was yesterday so we took him out for lunch Saturday and had a Snicker’s Ice Cream Cake yesterday. We bought him a bunch of lottos as well as a gift. Fingers crossed!!

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My cookbook set from The Family Kitchen off Groupon came in today. I am super excited! Those pictures made me SO hungry! I’ve already taken note on what I want to make and try out. Family and friends, get your tummies ready for some hopefully delicious food!

I’ve decided to get Hulu+ … you can try it out for a week and see how you like it. Perfect! I cannot wait to finish Gossip Girl!

This post would be longer and I would have read and commented y’all’s blog but I don’t have much time tonight. I will do all of that tomorrow. PROMISE!

Hope your Tuesday was all fine and dandy!

Stay Positive & Think Good Thoughts!

Christmas Haul

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Last week we received something from Hong Kong. It was very exciting.

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Gifts from the coworkers. I also got a Christmas Card from one of my coworkers. Her family is so cutes.

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I went and sent a few cards for some friends because I LOVE snail mail. Nothing special. Just wanted to let them know I was thinking of them. I wanted to send more out but didn’t have addresses or time.

And now the presents from the fams! I’m not boasting or anything. Just wanted to keep a memory of the things I got this year!

Mum:

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Popcorn kernels for my popcorn machine!! Yippee!! My brother’s been bugging me to make some for him but I haven’t. Whoops.

She also gave me an Estee Lauder makeup/clutch thing with some makeup samples inside that goes with Pleasure.

Dad:

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My dad does this game where we choose numbers which indicates a different envelopes that has different amounts of money inside. I won the jackpot this year! Yippee!! I use to win the $5 or $10! 🙂

June:

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I got an art set! I am TOO excited. I haven’t opened up because everything is so perfect right now. Do you get that way? Ah … cannot wait. Hopefully I make some smoking a** things!

Sissy & Brett:

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My favorite … a You Curl Iron! I never knew how to curl my hair. Partly because I don’t want to damage my hair or burn myself but this seriously makes everything so easy! I think everyone should get one because it’s just so simple and fast and makes some bomb diggity curls! That’s my first time curling. Love it or hate it?

I’ve been practicing every day … aka killing my hair.

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Pumpkin Butter & Cookie Butter. It’s so perfect I haven’t even opened it yet. I haven’t tried them before but she knew I wanted to. I was beyond excited when I tore opened my package. What shall I eat with these lovelies?

Brother:

He gave me his computer monitor during Thanksgiving and that is part of my Christmas and birthday present. Hence no pictures in case y’all were wondering. 🙂

Tammy:

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Candles for my stanky room! The vanilla cupcake smells like heaven. I’m hurrying up with my old candle so I can pop one of these open! Eeep!

Jenny:

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A 2013 calendar. I already have a planner so I’m debating what to do with this one. Any ideas? I really do love it but I’m not sure what to do with it.

She also got me a egg maker thingie that makes eggs in a shape of a heart. I think I can use it with pancake batter too. Hmm … 😉

Alyssa & Greg:

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So I just got this a yesterday but I love it. Anything that comes through snail mail wins my heart. That might answer the reason why I do online shopping so much. Anyway, it’s great hearing from her and I really do miss her. I cannot wait till she and her husband (ah we’re too grown up!) are back in Houston!

The weekend is here and work couldn’t have gone any slower these past few days.

I got the 31st off but I’m debating if I should go in or not … leaning towards not but who knows what’ll happen.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Family & Friends

Today has been eventful. I went to work for 5 1/2 hours. And surprisingly got A LOT of work done. Yay!!

Then had a late lunch with Amanda. I haven’t seen her in SO long so it was great doing so. And catching up with her? Ahh-mazing. She’s given me some good advice which I should take but still so many worries of what if if I do and what if if I don’t. Dumb I know.

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Then I went and bought a new laptop. Well actually “netbook” which is where I’m currently writing from. It’s in quotes because it might as well be a laptop. It has touch screen and Windows 8 and so far … I don’t like the Windows 8  start menu. It makes everything much more complicated. I understand they’re trying to keep up with the times but I think it’d be better if they kept this stuff on the tablet and ONLY on the tablet. But OH WELL. I shall get use to it and learn to love it. I think it’ll just take time. Other than that, I love what I have.

Went to Sissy and hung out with her and Brett along with their roommate, Ross. We played video games, ate, watched telly, and just hung out. It was very chilled and it felt pretty good getting out of the house.

I then went over to Jared’s since I had some questions I wanted to ask him. Then he showed me some of his music he’s been working on. Ahhh … I wish I had the time and patience to do that. It sounds so freaking awesome.

It’s been a good day filled with family and friends. I cannot wait for tomorrow (Saturday). We’re celebrating Christmas then since Sissy and Brett are on call or at work. Eeps. Sadly I’ve wrapped ZERO presents. Christmas just doesn’t feel so Christmasy this year. Hmm …

Happy Holidays! In case we don’t get to talk! 🙂

Christmas Wish List

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Growing up, I don’t think we really made lists. We got what we got. Sometimes that would mean workbooks. Yes. Asians are serious about their studies.

It seems everyone have things they want for Christmas on their lists … not things they need.

I guess that’s the beauty of it. In hopes someone will actually give you what you want. Hmm …

So what are things I want but not need? I guess I’ll follow suit and make a Christmas Wish List.

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Taylor Guitar …not sure which one I would choose but there are a few choices that I love and wish I had. If I could I’d want them all!

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Shiba Inu but I guess any doggie that I find very super adorable will do.

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Canon DSLR Camera … again not sure which one. I just really want to learn!

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Graphic Design classes or video making classes. I like to learn stuff like that and I only have limited knowledge. Maybe even get a degree in it just for funsies.

What do you want for Christmas?

Christmas Recap

We had Christmas on the 23rd due to the sissy having work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

It starts out like any other Christmas.

Me wrapping presents for everyone that needs help wrapping their gifts

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Some tags to some presents that needed wrapping.

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Pictures with the doggies (Rocky, Krypto, Pluto) were taken in front of the Christmas tree.

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Here is the shots with the presents, minus the sissy’s. She hadn’t arrived yet.

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All the presents!

From:
     – Tammy’s Family – Beignet Mix from Café Du Monde, Fact or Crap, Scrabble
     – Brett – Spice Rack
     – Tammy – Popcorn Bowl, Eco 2 Go Cup
     – Dad – 10 bucks (Traditional Game)
     – Sissy – Certificate Shellac Manicure, Neutrogena Chapstick
     – June – 2 scarves
     – Mum – Crockpot Recipes

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     – Brother – Coach Wristlet

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We opened up the Scrabble and played a round of it. I won with 182 points! The next time we played, I was not so lucky.

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Pluto got a new sweater!! It’s so cute!! Open-mouthed smile

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And I made Red Velvet Cupcakes for Jenny and Sammi.

On the 25th we all went to our Aunt’s for Christmas dinner.

I got a purple wallet from the cousins, the siblings and I got random things in a bag from another cousin, and the Uncle gave us each 20 bucks.

It was fun getting to reminisce with the cousins. I love that we grew up so close together. So many memories …

We played Outburst for Juniors. We were put into two teams. Me, Tammy, and Cousin. Brother, 2 Cousins, and Jenny.

Four against three. We won!!

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Then we played Chinese Checkers. Jenny won by the victory of everyone. We helped her out and she ended up being first place. Funny huh?

Hope your Christmas was just as wonderful!! Open-mouthed smile

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I have not posted in 4 days. My fault.

Also I haven’t ran in that many as well. Sorry.

The holidays are meant to be a little loose on goals right? I think so.

This is not my family … nor is this our living room.
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My family bought the Xbox Kinect. We danced and worked out and did some adventure games. It was a lot of fun and so carefree that you didn’t even know you have been working out. Therefore not running cancels it out right? I think so.

I will be updating my Christmas soon. Keep a look out.

Until then, I hope your Christmas was amazing. Smile

In the Spirit of Christmas

In the spirit of Christmas, I’m doing a Holiday survey. It’s been circling the blog world so I’m finally doing it.

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate? I would have to go with hot chocolate since I’ve never had eggnog before. Other than the time I had it from Starbucks, Eggnog Latte. And it was disgusting.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? I never believed in Santa. I know what you think. What kid didn’t? Well, this one. But to answer the question, Santa must be dumb to not wrap the dang present.

3. Colored or white lights on tree and house? Our tree right now has white lights and outside the house colored and white. Tacky? Sorry. I’m a fan of white lights because it looks so much more romantic and classy.

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The tree from last year. See all the presents? Yep … only like 10 were for extended family. The rest were for my parents, sissy, brother, June, the significant others, or dogs. Yep … we go all out.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? I’ve never seen one in real life. Anyone want to fix that? A plus if a hot guy is already underneath. Winking smile Just kidding.

5. When do you hang your decorations up? My mum and June usually do it after Thanksgiving week.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish, besides dessert? We’re not very traditional with our foods during holidays but I would have to say corn casserole or green bean casserole. Or whatever my mum makes. Yum!

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7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? When I was younger and my Uncle Naven was still here, we would all pack into one mini van to go around neighborhoods and look at the Christmas lights and decorations. There was always one with Snoopy that sat in a train thing and went around a track on the big lawn.

8. What’s on your Christmas wish-list? Just having the family together. It’s getting harder and harder to get everyone together. We are growing up way too fast. Sad smile

9. Do you open presents on Christmas Eve? Sissy is a nurse so she doesn’t always get holidays off. Therefore we work around her schedule and this Christmas we’re having it tomorrow (today 23rd). I’m fine with it, as long as we’re together. Smile

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? As fast as we can. We like to look at it but not much for decorating it. At least that’s me.

11. Snow? Love it or dread it? I would think I’d love it. I’ve never seen real live snow. The last few years we had pity snow so that doesn’t count.

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Hopefully when I go to Penn State this upcoming February it’ll snow!

12. Real or fake tree? I love real trees! My friend had one at her house and it just looks so much better!! But the fake one is cheaper on the wallet.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? I don’t have a favorite. Each year there’s always a new favorite.

14. What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you? Spending time with the fambam!

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? I’m not a fan of sweets but I guess the occasional hot apple pie with cold vanilla bean ice cream.

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16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Um … not sure we have one but my dad does do a drawing where he doesn’t buy us anything but we draw a number that’s crumpled up and that’s the amount of money we get.

17. What tops your tree? A bow. We’re not traditional as you can tell.

18. Which do your prefer, giving or receiving? Giving! I love finding things I think they’ll love and watching their excitement. I also love wrapping presents. And baking them goodies.

19. What is your favorite Christmas song? I’m not a fan of traditional Christmas songs. Don’t kill me!! I love Kelly Clarkson’s My Grown Up Christmas List though! Never heard of it? Here you go:


20. Candy canes, yuck or yum?
Yum … I don’t really eat candy canes though.

21. Favorite Christmas movie? I don’t have one … any suggestions?

22. What do you leave for Santa? Nothing …

23. Do you have a favorite Christmas morning tradition? Nope. Disappointed smile

24. Do you prefer to shop online or in the mall? Shopping online. It’s easier. But sometimes you find things you never would online. But even then not the mall. I hate the mall. I’m okay with stores that aren’t malls though. If that makes sense. Smile with tongue out

25. Christmas letter or Christmas cards? I don’t do either. But we just started a FTK PenPal to the kids so I wrote a Christmas letter. It was fun. Smile

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There’s a really cute engagement video where the guy asks the girl with Meme Pictures.

If you know what that is, you might enjoy it. It’s cute!

It won’t let me embed it so here it is: http://vimeo.com/33507366

If she had said no, he had a “forever alone” sign.

So cute.