Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Time

It truly is the "most wonderful time of the year" in the Marchion household. But, I want to share a little bit of advice to those of you mailing out Christmas cards because I have had my feelings hurt this Christmas.

First, Joe and I have been together for 6 years, living away from home for our third Christmas this year, and married for 1.5 years... START SENDING US OUR OWN CARD! I love getting mail, and I love Christmas, so naturally I love Christmas cards... and we've gotten 4 this year! One from each of our moms, an aunt, and a friend (Thanks Mama Reg!) but other than that... NOTHING! Seriously?

Then I was at my MIL house and saw all of her Christmas cards, and people just have included Joe and I's name on their cards. People... I'm not sure how many times I can spell this out, but we no longer live with them and do wish to receive our own card!

Second, if you're sending a cute card with your children's picture on it... I would still like one even though I don't have children. Sometimes I feel like people with children have these weird circles that they share super secret information with and I'm not allowed to be a part of it because I'm not a mom yet. Send me a damn picture of your child... I love them too!

This rant stems from the fact that we had a family member giving Christmas cards out at Grandma's for those people she didn't have their address. I said... "Oh... I didn't get one!" and she proceeds to say "Oh, I didn't think you'd want one... let me go get one out of the car, I didn't even count on you guys!"

Again... They are our family...why the hell wouldn't we want a card.

And Third, stop using Xmas or X-mas as a form of shortening CHRISTmas. There is a meaning behind the word Christmas so stop trying to take that away. It peeves me off when people cannot take the time to write out the entire word!

Ok... enough with the ranting... I'm really not a bah-humbug! I just prefer to be remembered when the holidays come around. Christmas was so much fun as a child and the older I get I feel like the more of a hassle it is... and I refuse to let that ruin Christmas for me! It is a time in our family for family and friends spending time together, which is really all that matters!

Merry Christmas to everyone.... now send me a Christmas card ;-)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Friendsgiving 2009

First of all, I'm sorry to all my blogger friends. I've been bumming around the last few weeks and not feeling as though ANYTHING important is going on in my life right now. Therefore, it's been approximately a month and a half since I've updated this blog. I do apologize. I've still been reading up on people's lives (sounds creeperish) but I haven't really been leaving comments either. So again, I apologize.

Now... on to the good stuff! This past weekend we had Friendsgiving. We decided that every year, for as long as humanly possible, we are going to get together with our good friends and have our very own Thanksgiving. One that starts with fried turkey, and ends after a whole night of great time with great friends. This year was our first attempt at it. And by first attempt at it I mean... first attempt at every single part of having a Thanksgiving dinner. The most coordinating I do for dinner is pushing start on the microwave when the oven says 5 minutes left. I do say... I've gotten damn good at that! ;-) Anyway, everyone brought some sides and we cooked for about an hour while the bird was frying! It was so much fun!

We managed to get the turkey cooked all the way through on the first try! (Thank goodness because Joe dropped everything to lift the bird out into the bubbling oil so... he had one shot before we were going to have to do some seriously dangerous improvising!) I got all the food on the table while it was warm! And everyone liked everything!

It's been so long since we've had all our friends together for an ENTIRE evening and it was so refreshing to catch up with them. And guess what... 7 people ate an entire 20 pound turkey. I guess everyone thought it tasted good.

This is definitely a tradition we've decided we want to continue, even after our familes start growning. What better way to spend a second holiday than with great company. I love my friends :-) I'll have to post pictures tomorrow because I CANNOT get them to work tonight. you can check them out here if you so desire though :-)