we did our st. nic’s feast day tradition of leaving darla’s shoes out over night. we didn’t go as big as last year and it made not one bit of difference to darla. just a few small sweets and some books and nail polish was all it took to make the girl happy.
in the interest of full disclosure we regifted her the nail polish, just wrapped some holiday candy we already have and i got some used books that the library was taking out of circulation for 50 cents a piece. that approach appeals to my zero waste sensibilities much more. i feel a bit foolish about going so over the top last year. oh well.
and in further disclosure, i had purchased darla a new pair of shoes for 2013 but they didn’t arrive in time. we’ll just put those under the tree for christmas i guess.
not gonna lie, very excited about these cute Native Shoes coming our way :) just a small bit of consumerism creeping up in me i guess.
awww, cordelia, you look so pretty in your holiday getup!
hope you enjoyed the first day of december. hubster pulled the tree out late friday night and we finally set about chrissmafying the house. good times.
here’s just a bit of silly from our week:
darla as a balloon, stretching out the garland and chrismas fail.
hope you’re not too far into your christmas season to take a looksie at a bit of our thanksgiving. we celebrated our love of butter and darla, aka smiling pony, spent most of her free time chasing woody.
thanks to my parents for the lovely, fattening holiday
our family photo one more time because i love it.
it’s officially holiday season sooooo sending you our best. Happy Holidays from the Wruckers!
hey all! does everyone feel like crap from their sugar hangover today? nooo??? just me?
hope you had a grand halloween. we sure did. i am really going to milk these next 8-10 years of candy begging. this ONE night makes up for the 364 other harrowing nights of the year. just kidding. ya know.
truth be told, i know i’m going to enjoy halloween every year because darla enjoyed it so much. she wore a pumpkin costume my mom made for me when i was 3. it made the rounds through cousins and various family members and now returned to it’s rightful owner!…i mean darla…it’s a good little costume.
and then there’s me. when darla saw me she said “what are you? a game show host?” i had no idea she knew what a game show was, let alone a game show host. i dressed up as ALL of my bad fashion choices. really…really, all of that is just part of my regular wardrobe. it’s probably why i look back on so many photos and think “why…WHY did i think it was ok to wear that? ever?”
i’ll tell you why. because my name’s elaine and i like to sparkle.
hope you had a fun one, happy dia de los muertos! bye. don’t get diabetes!
was your mother’s day terrific? i sure hope so.
our mom’s day started by waking at our second family’s house so i got to see all three faces of the little ones i love so dearly this morning. mother’s day bonus.
we hit up some french pastries, lounged around and then drove to meet my parents for dinner on the border (of IN and OH, not mexico. and not at taco bell).
so what i’m saying is, today was wonderfulz.
plus, I GOT PRESENTS!
darla oh-so-willingly modeling my kimono mike brought me from japan
don’t be jello of my korean socks. afro bear with neon “let’s dance.” best part is that the package said these socks were “for man.”
my mother’s day card from mike and darla, which i may have actually bought for myself. shrug.
thank you dear hubster and daughtster.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY ERRRRBODY!
ps. thank you to everybody who sent me special salutations :)
love’s day in our house this morning:
yummy sprinkle french toast and lots of love for breakfast.
love vibes to you all today.
next up: tucker christmas
1. breakfast with grandpa at the abe martin lodge 2. displaying her latest talent which she calls “tick-tocking her eyes” 3. the beginning of a 24 hr winter wonderland 4. venturing out into the snow with grandpa 5. i want this hearth in my daily life 6. darla’s thinking ” and so this is christmas…and what have i done?….” 7. michael 8. Big Woods Brewing Company Cattail. mmmm yummy.