Thankschristmas 2012

Every year we gather ’round with friends, food, drinks, and games, and slow down long enough to just laugh and enjoy each other’s company. This year we missed some key players, but had some friends who had never been to a Thankschristmas before. The great thing (one of the many great things!) about my group of friends is that anyone can join in and they fit perfectly! If you can come up with a funny response to “Things you shouldn’t name a children’s book,” then you’re golden. By the way, the winner for that prompt was Allie with “The Birds and the Bees; a Pop-Up Picture Book.”

I’ve been completely slacking when taking pictures around family and friends in the past year. I love to have physical evidence of memories and fun times, but I never want capturing those memories to surpass the actual moment when it happens. You know what I mean? But I have been trying to make more of an effort to photograph things in my life every since Lucy was born. Now I’d like to actually print out the photos (which I haven’t really done since the advent of Facebook!) so that one day Lucy will know her parents weren’t always sticks-in-the-mud…. not that she’ll ever think that we are…. Right?

9 Responses

  1. irene wibowo says:

    pretty pictures! :)Irene Wibowo

  2. Selvi says:

    lucy is so sweet! and she looks just like her daddy! wow :D

  3. Bekuh says:

    You look so beautiful, and happy! What a wonderful gathering of friends, and I can totally relate to not wanting to take pictures when you’ve gathered around them. To me you’re doing the right thing by living in the moment, that’s what is most important.

    PS- Great Lakes Brewing Company is awesome!

  4. Kristian says:

    What a fun night!

  5. Et tu, tutu? says:

    Ha, I love the captions you always put next to Lucy. So funny!


  6. Christine Gibson says:

    Thanks for the drink recipes!

    • Mandi says:

      Definitely! They’re both staples at friends’ gatherings. The first one is called “The Monk Gets Fresh,” which my friend Josh created, and the second is called “The Lovely Awesome” (hehe) that my friend Kyle created. Although we usually make it with a creamier coffee liqueur/rum, like Bailey’s. They’re both pret-ty tasty, so watch out! ;)

  7. liz says:

    tis the season for christmas ale!

  8. Jessica R says:

    My husband LOVES Christmas Ale! We got our maximum 2 6-packs when we were at my MiL’s in November. Y’all are practically neighbors…sort of. We go to Canton all the time when we head to Ohio.