Sunday, December 27, 2009

Smash Those Dirty Birds, SMASH THEM!

Today is Sunday, Christmas is over, my dad's birthday has come and gone and now I'm sitting here at the computer looking at my new camera and eating an apple.

I have four hours to take back the gift Jeremiah got me for Christmas, get yarn for an order and grocery shop. At 1 O'CLOCK it is a complete and total necessity that I am in my gameroom in front of the t.v. to watch The Steelers pummel the Ravens and take back some of our mother trucking diginity. Dignity that has been robbed from this Steel City for four games running, including our first loss to The Browns ending a 11 game winning streak against Those Bums. And we will take our dignity back and smash those silly purple birds all the way back to Murder City. Wow. I need to calm down.

Anyways, my momma got me a new camera and I was so surprised. Can you believe that Jeremiah has known about it for weeks and hasn't told me? I would have blown the secret to him hours after the telling. I usually insist he open his gifts days before the event I purchased them for. This year we had our own little 'Gift of the Magi' moment...well not really, but I thought I'd be clever and throw that in there.

The ramen I thought would be ten times better than Americanized Ramen if I ordered it from Japan is made of fermented fish paste and smelled soooo rancid. Jeremiah ended up eaitng the bowl even after he had been wayyy complaining of the smell. I don't know how he did it.

The bike trainer he bought me doesn't work with my bike...so back it goes. And thus, our two gifts cancel each other out, but not in the excellently smart way O'Henry would have it. Instead of sheered locks and a beautiful comb we've got rotten fish ramen and a incompatible bike trainer. Pretty darn close though.

Here are some photos of my family on Christmas. I don't know how I ended up in a ton of these...I just jump in there and pose perfectly. It's like I'm made to be in front of a camera.

Max isn't howling in pain here as it might seem that she is, she's actually getting ready to yell, "Merry Christmas'' at the top of her little baby lungs.



Olivia and her life-sized Pug, 'Blueberry Tiger'


Jeremiah hasn't yet learned how to keep all the food in his mouth while eating, we're working on that. He's extremely cute though, so it totally makes up for it.


My momma and babiest Brother Ben


Me, inserting myself into their happy comfy moment


Me and my cranky Christmas Baby


My sisters, Katee and Hannah, arguing over our heated game of Catch Phrase


Look for a new sale of the week on the right side of my blog. Great sales posted every Sunday. Contact me for ordering info at my email: oliverosetree@yahoo.com

15 comments:

Petit fleur said...

Smash the Birds!! That's me being supportive.

I'm sorry you lost to the Browns. That really is sort of humiliating. My whole family are Browns fans, so I know how bad they are, and have been for so long!

But chin up, you'll get those birds, I'm sure of it!
pf

Ms. Moon said...

What a beautiful family.
Sorry about the gifts. That's sort of the way it works around here too. I give Mr. Moon something I know he'll take back so it's sort of like a gift certificate.

John Pender said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!




Sammy Pants is pretty darn cute.

erin said...

Petit Fleur: We're so going to smash them. SOOOO Smashed.

Ms: Thank You. I think they're beautiful too.

John: Pretty darn underage too.

Kim said...

Aww, sometimes you almost make me wish for a bigger family. Almost.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I bought some fermented shrimp paste once to make authentic Thai red curry. It stank so bad that it made me gag when I opened it. I did not use it and I ended up just tossing it away. BTW, tell your mom I said she's totally cute. ;o)

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

I love you so much that I waded through the sports jibberish to get to the good stuff. Your family is so cute. *blows kiss to Olivia*

I could be your grandma, you young pretty thing.

Unknown Mami said...

You're all gorgeous, gorgeous! Even with food hanging from lips.

Secretia said...

You might consider a stationary exercise bike if you can't get a trainer that works.

Secretia

Beth said...

Sounds like you guys had a great Christmas. Were the pictures taken with your new camera? It looks like you guys had a blast.

Sam said...

Look at you, skinny Christmas ramen girl. You look gorgeous. And so does your fam. Sorry about the Un-O-Henry gifts.

mylittlebecky said...

aaaaw, the cuteness continues! but that stuffed pug? yikes and yowza! it freaked me out.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Cute famdamily.

diane said...

Hey there Erin, I haven't been by for a while, so sorry. I scrolled down your blog to see what I've been missing, some seriously cute fam pics and knitting there. My favorite post though is this one. Such an old fashioned looking Christmas, reminds me of when I was a little kid. Except that getting smashed was the thing the older aunts and uncles did, and there were no birds involved.

Miss Yvonne said...

Don't even talk to me about losing football games. My Vikings got beat by the Bears this week. How will we ever get into a Super Bowl playing like that???!!!!!

Okay, I'm done.

Hope you find a compatible bike trainer to replace your incompatible one. Compatible Bike Trainer...sounds like a Depeche Mode song.

Did I spell compatible right? Meh, whatever.