Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas #2

This weekend Ed and I celebrated our Christmas since we'll be in Illinois for Christmas this year and didn't want to bring everything there and then back here again. Sunday we got up and exchanged stockings

All of our stockings by the fireplace....isn't mav's cute!

Mav sniffing his stocking, he got his toy out with minimal help
A squeaking bat, woohoo!

My stocking

Ed's stocking
After stockings we made breakfast together and then opened presents. Mav got two more toys (spoiled much?!) and Ed got an Ipad 2 (spoiled much?!) :) I got some books, a movie, makeup, new perfume, fuzzy socks, and Christmas decorations (ok also maybe spoiled a litlte ;) )

"Patiently" waiting for whatever is in the bag

Another new toy = happy pup!

I pad 2 = Happy Husband

Cute festive toys

Yay for Clinique products!

Some of the books I got and my new Coach perfume!
After presents it was off to Lochness to take Mav on a walk
He just LOVES being off leash

Waiting for mom and dad to catch up
 When we got home we rested all afternoon. Maverick found all 3 of his new toys and some how got it so that he was touching all of them at the same time.....see below:
 We made a big Christmas dinner too....Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing, and Sweet Potatoes. Topped it off with homemade fudge and oreo balls....where's a lift to get you to the couch when you need one! All in all I think it was a successful Christmas celebration! T minus 6 days until Christmas # 3 with my family....until then...time for a turkey coma!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

3 day weekend

I kicked off the 3 day weekend by getting my hair done, I've always wanted to go darker but to nervous to be anything but blonde....well I finally did it. Not quite brunette....more of a dark blonde...but big change for me. 3 days later and its finally growing on me....I think the jury is still out on Ed, but luckily he says I look good with anything :) It looks a little darker in these pics but couldn't quite get the lighting to do it justice.



What do you think? The color faded a little after a wash and looks darker without a camera....we'll see how long before I go back to little patient's will be all confused now because they call me the "barbie doctor" and barbie's not so blonde anymore :)

Ed and I both took off Friday.  We had planned for Ed to teach me to ski that day....but thanks to the cold we didn't make it. Paying to be outside when it was single digits just didn't sound as appealing.....I'm sure my butt is thanking me for the pain I saved it :) Instead we did errands, went to lunch, then came home and relaxed. That night we went to Edina to dinner with friends, yum!

Saturday we say New Years Eve....cute movie, not much of a plot but I just love when there are that many celebs in a movie! Saturday night I did some shopping at Target, had a few coupons where if you spent 50 bucks you got a $10 gift card, I was not missin out on that! I now have $20 in gift cards :) I made a new recipe last night, turned out delicious! We also made Christmas Rice Krispies...dyed them green and used cornflakes instead of rice krispies so they look like little wreaths...I wish I could say there are a lot left...but well they were REALLY good :) Then we watched Elf and was a pretty good episode of SNL, Katy Perry was a fun host!

Mav and his bone....he loves relaxing weekends

Sunday we got up and bundled up for our weekly walk. There is a park near us that is a disc golf course....also doubles as an off leash dog park. The whole thing is about 2 miles to walk and Mav just LOVES being off his leash, he actually listens pretty good too. So we grabbed Starbucks then walked around Lochness. Then made it to the gym after we dropped Mav off to sleep. Good thing we went there b/c when we got home I made homemade Mac N Cheese based on Panera's recipe...yummy but I'm sure fatty too....

Well off to take some toys to drop off that we got for Toys for Tots and a little bit of Christmas shopping. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

Thought I'd share a few of our Christmas Decorations! 

Main floor bathroom

Main floor bathroom

Ed, Mav, and my stockings....isn't Mav's cute! (disregard mav's massive toy pile on left)

Kitchen table

Family room

Stairs....still need to get stockings to hang off this (thanks pier one for the idea!)


Other side of couch


Above the door

Maverick and the Tree....he's curious which presents are his :)

Centerpiece I made

End table with my new Santa...thanks mom!!
How are your Holiday decorations coming?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

We spent Thanksgiving with Ed's side of the family and had a fantastic weekend! We spent Thanksgiving morning watching the Macy's parade, I love just seeing all the floats go by! Then we got ready and went to Ed and Anna's for some delicious turkey! That night poor Ed had to go to bed super early since he A. Felt like crap and had what we will now call the Plague and B. had to be up at 1AM to monitor the Target website (thanks Target). Quick backstory on the plague....when we were in Orlando Janet had supposedly given John her cold....John gave it to me....I gave it to Ed (I mean thanksgiving IS for giving!!) then quadrupled in severity for poor hubby. Hopefully the chain of sharing the cold will stop there....but Janet did drink from a cup clearly marked the Plague may be back at the Geary household...sorry guys! :)

Thanksgiving night while Ed slept I watched Elf with John and Janet. I really think I could watch that movie every day and never get sick of it, one of my all time favorite Christmas movies! Janet and I were going to go shopping at Target at midnight so I could get the sweet deal on the Ipad but we just got to cozy on the couch. We did manage to get to Target by 9am on black Friday though. Didn't get any crazy deals but was still nice to be out to check it out. We lounged around the rest of the day until Nate and Lesley arrived. When they did we bundled up and headed to the beach so Maverick, Max, and Sammy could walk on the beach...Maverick also thought 30 degree water was perfect for swimming so he took a few laps in Lake Michigan too, crazy dog! That night we went out for a nice dinner and when we came home we celebrated Christmas since we won't be in Michigan for Christmas this year. Ed and I made out like bandits!!! Thanks Janet and John for all the great gifts! Later we did Fondue and watched Christmas Vacation (another top 5 Christmas movie of mine!)

Maverick after his bath (he got stinky swimming in the lake)
On the Saturday we saw the Muppets!! It was really cute. Ed is a huge Muppet fan so he was really excited to go. I'm pretty sure we were the only people there without kids...oh well :) Saturday night we had a cookie decorating contest between Ed, Lesley, Nate, and I. I don't mean to brag or anything...but I did win first place haha :) We all had some great cookies!! After cookies we played a bunch of games. I think my favorite part was on one game we all had to write a phrase that started "I like" about Janet, it could be true or funny.....then they all got read out loud. Ed and I both put "I like big butts and I can not lie". I was laughing so hard my stomach hurt, as was everybody else.....there were billions of things we could have put and thats what we both chose....if that's not a sign that we were meant for each other I don't know what is haha :) Sunday we left bright and early for the every enjoyable 9 hour drive home. It was a great thanksgiving weekend with our family! Now bring on Christmas!!!

Ed's Cookies
My cookies: A Mickey Christmas Carol, Mickey, Minnie, Tiny Tim

Nates Cookies

Lesley's cookies.....they were great minus that IU fan ;)

First place, WOOHOO!

Me, Ed, Nate, and Lesley with our cookies!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Better late then never....
Our last day in Orlando we went to the Magic Kingdom in Disney. We got there right as the park opened for opening ceremonies which consisted of a song and dance routine and all the characters arriving via train, very cute. When we entered the actual park it was all decked out for the Holidays, gorgeous! The Christmas music made it even better, its never to early for some Christmas music in my opinion :)

Next up we hit up some of the big rides Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Both very fun rides! After about 5 rides we grabbed lunch and then did more rides until we caught a parade full of all the characters. Then we all split up. Ed and I went for some pineapple ice cream (DELICIOUS!!) and then walked around the Main Street shops (super cute). We headed back to the hotel after and grabbed a quick nap before heading to the Wilderness lodge for a bbq dinner. After dinner we zipped back into the Magic Kingdom for a few night shots of Disney. We didn't get back to the hotel until midnight and were up by 4 AM to get to the airport....long tiring day but so worth it! Can't wait for our next Disney trip. Here are a few pics of the fun!

The whole family the night before Magic Kingdom (L to R: Me, Ed, John, Janet, Grace, Lesley, Nate, Marghi, Courtney, Mallory, and Andy)    


Walking up to the park
Ed and I in front of the Magic Kingdom  

Entering Magic Kingdom, all decked out for the holidays, so pretty!
Cinderella's castle

Inside "It's a Small World" (Is that song stuck in your head now? Every time I say it, its stuck in mine!!)

Mallory and I before lunch

Mallory and Ed at lunch

Part of the parade, Ed's favorite float "Aladdin"

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse in front of Castle surrounded by Poinsettas

Ed and I in front of the castle