Hey hey y’all, I’m back!

I’m back y’all!

I hope that you had a wonderful and happy holiday with your family and I hope you got some time off and got to relax.  Life gets hectic sometimes and it’s nice to be able to sit back and enjoy it.

We were jam packed with all kinds of relaxing but also a lot of fun things and some hella good eats.


Christmas day we celebrated by opening presents bright and early. The guys liked most of their presents, (except for a few things.)  BB8 was not a hit with the kid. He liked it but he just didn’t think it was practical and that he would really use it all that much.

The mom in me was proud of him for his sensibility but part of me really wanted him to love it because in my mind he will always be my little baby. I realize he’s grown but he’ll always be this lil’ guy to me:

The Kid

I’m sorry kid but I love this picture…and I love you!

Also, there’s that part of me that wanted to play with BB8 too because I will always be a kid at heart but we sent it back. Fortunately the apple watch was a big hit so I think he was pretty happy.  I got MacGyver a drone and it was also a hit, mainly because he realized he could fly it dangerously close to my head and get my attention when I’m doing my best to ignore him.

Go figure.


Taylor, you’re awesome, but I wanna hit you in the head sometimes too.

I got a Fitbit Charge HR, which I love, but now I am suffering from all kinds of new obsessions, more on that later in the week.  That’s a teaser….hehe

The dogs were on their best behavior for days and in case you have any doubts about their love for one another, check this out.  This is the cutest thing ever and they just started doing this in the last few months.

hank and boomer


So much cuteness!  Paws intertwined,   I die!

As you may know Christmas is also another holiday in our home and later in the day it was time to celebrate the kid’s birthday. This year I decided to do something different and instead of a regular cake I bought a cupcake tray.

birthday cup cake

It turned out to be the highlight of the party for the guys.  Not because the cupcakes were the perfect size for an individual portion, or because they were so delicious, no, those were the reasons that I bought them.

I obviously didn’t think it through because I had no idea they would use the cake to amuse themselves for most of the afternoon by doing things like this:


you can spell a lot of things with so many cupcakes….unfortunately, I can’t show you most of the phrases the guys came up with…

Of course the day would not have been complete if we didn’t continue our yearly tradition and watch this all day long,

I didn’t run at all on Christmas day or the day after because we got up early and drove down to Venice. We had to do a lot of work around the house and MacGyver built a canopy thingy for the little boat ramp.

boat ramp canopy

While MacGyver constructed, I mowed the lawn and did some other chores which according to my new fitbit burned a lot of calories, so that’s something toward my fitness goals, right?

On Sunday morning I got up early and planked for 4 minutes and after that I ran 10 miles on the Legacy trail. TEN MILES!  It felt good for most of it although I did walk pretty much all of mile 9. oops.

Afterwards I did a little lawn work and I felt great, until around 2 in the afternoon and then BAM, f*cking migraine. Yada, yada, yada.  Are you sick of hearing about my migraines because I am!


Soooooooo, we ended up staying in Venice until Monday afternoon so that I could rest and try and feel better.  Needless to say, I didn’t run on Monday either.

And that brings us to today. We’re back home and trying to finish up our year end shit. Oh, and I’m trying to break my addiction to peanut butter bon bons and cupcakes and ice cream.  The struggle is real, real freakin hard!

Wish me luck!

How was your holiday? Tell me what you did.

Do you know anyone else born on Christmas day?  How do they celebrate and when?

Friday Fun and Favorites

Hey, Hey, Hey, How you doin?

I was going to write about some of my favorites this week but instead I just thought I would show you since almost all my favorite things happened yesterday…

Scenes from our house on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day…

Christmas Eve with a side of Myth Busters, hells yeah!Christmas Eve with a side of Myth Busters, hells yeah!


Birthday Cake

It’s Merry Birthmas for the best kid in the entire World, bar none.


Setting the mood with my awesome rudolph socks.

Setting the mood with my awesome Rudolph socks.



Presents were everywhere and so was sugar!


Dog Toys

All the toys….YES PLEASE!


monkey on my back

I’ve got this monkey on my back….

And here are some of my presents…..

wireless headphones

Wireless Headphones from the kid


New Ariat Boots

New Boots from MacGyver


Vera Bradley

New Vera Bradley


naughty is the new nice

This guy got a new shirt…and it’s very accurate.


Doxie plays guitar..

Did you know that Dachshunds can play guitar? Well, they can(t).

And last but certainly not least, this guy hung around to celebrate with us…

Tree Frog

Timmy the Tree Frog

We call him Sweet Eyes, would you like to see why? Of course you would!

Tree Frog

Look at those sweet eyes! Just look at em.

We had a wonderful day and I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family. They’re my favorite people in the entire world. And now, I’m going to go get the weekend started.

What are you doing this weekend?

What was your favorite gift this year?

Merry Birthmus Eve!


Since the Kid was born on Christmas Day, we say Merry Birthmus up in this house! 🙂 Just go with it.

We started our celebrating last night with an early birthday dinner at the BEST BBQ joint in Florida, Hungry Harry’s. The kid really wanted pulled pork for his birthday dinner and MacGyver and I knew the perfect place.

Hungry Harrys

The Kid got here around 4:30 and we left around 5 to head over to Land O Lakes.

me in car

I’m dreaming of a ….run on the trail bridge we’re about to whiz by…..

Love running on this bridge...LOVE IT!

Love running on this bridge…LOVE IT!

Back to the story.

So, we went to Hungry Harry’s. I tried to take lot’s of pictures, (other than trail bridges and running paths) but the Kid and MacGyver were not having it. They were in serious, ‘eat ALL the all you can eat bbq’ mode and that is serious business with my guys. The kid went all out.

hot sauce

No thank you sir, that’s too hot for me!

The kid loved the hot sauce, so much in fact, that we had to buy a pint for him to take home. He was a happy camper.

Hungry Harry’s has more than pulled pork and bbq, they offer a variety of food.


And I chose the best thing on it….

brownie with ice cream

I slept in this morning. This is a rest day for me. MacGyver and I took the dogs for a walk. And then I tried to get them to pose with the Santa who lives on my lanai….

Santa Paws

Um, yeah, NO! I will not sit on this guys lap, EVER!

lab kissing santa

I wish I could fit in that guys lap…I love him so much, I’m gonna give him a big ol kiss!

dogs and Santa

My dogs have more personality than I do!

After taking far too many pictures, MacGyver and I did a little last-minute shopping. I wore my Snowman Earrings. I got these a craft fair last year and forgot all about them so this is actually the first year I’ve ever worn them.

Snowman Earrings

We picked up this tin full of nuts and I’ve eaten 1/3 of it already!

planters nuts

And I got my Christmas ornament for this year. It’s the best! Check it out,

mermaid ornament

Hope you’re having an awesome day with your family and friends. I’m going back to the festivities now….

Do you have a Christmas Eve Tradition?