Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Photo Update

Well, we arrived safely and have been having a great time back in Florida for the holidays.

We've been super-busy since we've been here visiting with people, enjoying the warm weather and doing other Christmasy stuff. I've been reading over a lot of your posts but I will probably be a comment slacker until after the new year starts. It's hard to blog while on vacation. I have really just wanted to stay as far away from a computer as possible. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Since I know most of you are busy as well, I figured I would just post pics of the holiday festivities, to save you all a bit of time on reading one of my drawn out, long-ass posts :)

Road trip!


Road side pit-stop.


My parent's decorated Christmas wonderland.









My parent's making their special Christmas morning breakfast.



Present time!



A Florida fireplace.


Jeremy got some stuff to keep him warm in Philly.


Someone is sleepy from all the excitement.





Time to eat again! (Those are our famous Christmas potatoes)


My best friend, Lisa from middle school stopped by to say hi. I hadn't seen her since my wedding over 5 years ago.


The best beer store evah!


Welcome to Florida.


This is what it looked like when we started our 12 mile run on Saturday.


Drinking pitchers at the Sports Page and watching the Eagles.


Lunch today at the Hob Nob. Greasy burgers, fried mushrooms and onion rings. Yum!


So, to summarize. We have basically been eating and drinking all week. Oh, with a hot, sweaty run thrown in. We're spending the day at the beach tomorrow (sorry Ted) including another 9 mile run to work off some of this beer and grub.

I hope you all have been having as much fun are we are.


RoadBunner said...

I love the way your parent's decorate their house!

N.D. said...

You have the best pics!! those potatoes look amazing and I'm hungry now!!!! Looks like a great time, great food, great company and lovely decor!! Glad you are enjoying and staying away from the compy (good thing!)

billdowis said...

Your parent's house looks like it is straight out of a story book... that is great inside and out.

That beer store looks great too... love to try all the different craft beers!

Unknown said...

Wow! Your parents really deck the halls!

Looks like you're having a great time. :-)

SuperDave said...

I just love visiting my parents on the holidays. They really decorated it up for Christmas! Is that french toast!? mmmm....
I'm glad you had a good xmas.
What did you think bout those Eagles and that win! pretty cool huh?

Marlene said...

Awesome pics! Sounds like a wonderful time and kudos for squeezing in a 12-miler!

I hear you on wanting to avoid the computer! Enjoy the rest of your vaycay!

Aron said...

YAYYY i love laurel pics :) looks like an AWESOME Christmas!!!

Sonia said...


That is some intense decorating on your parents part.... how many Christmas tree???? haha

I'm very happy you're having a great time. =) Like I said on FB, make some reserve of that sun, winter are longs!!

P-s you did a post on weird blog word verification... right now I had to type: BEDNESS!!! LMAO

Kristin said...

OH my gosh... your parents house is amazing! Really christmas wonderland. I like the teddy bears under the tree. I can't say i like the idea of a hot sweaty run right now... like you said a while ago... this cold weather is kinda nice to run in!! Enjoy the rest of your trip!

joyRuN said...

Christmas wonderland is right!

Love love love your pics, as usual :)

And super-jealous of the warm beachiness of your trip!

PS - I'm sure you've heard this before, but you'll LOVE the Broad Street Run. It's a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

You mom really goes all out, it looks great. Everyone that walks by or in their house must feel the Christmas spirit.

Glad you guys are enjoying yur trip and the weather too.

Unknown said...

I have enjoyed every pictures of it! The "Florida" fireplace gave me one hell of a good laugh. Just open the window to bring in the warm air and turn on the "fireplace" TV. Who knew?

Thanks for blowing warm air to NJ the other day. It did go up to 68 degrees but the wind was so blustery!

It is now in the 40s!

Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

BTW, Have a Happy New Year!

Shoe Running said...

Your 'rents put so much work into the christmas decorations! They are lovely :)

You got some great pics. :) I love it when you can find liquor central america they do that all the time and it makes drinking sooo easy :) ha ha.

Jess said...

Great pics! It looks like you're having a fabulous time!

X-Country2 said...

Your parents are adorable. :o) Loved their decorated house too. Enjoy the sunshine.

BeachRunner said...

Your pics are just awesome and tell such a great story. You are having a wonderful time, no doubt. Your pics make me yearn for breakfast at the Hob Nob (how cool and old school does that place look!!), then get a beer at that killer beer store, then check out the decorations at your parents house, and go for a run along the water. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...



all your pics are lovely, make me miss Christmas a little:)

teacherwoman said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas! I love how decorated your parents' place is! Very beautiful!

Irish Blue said...

Ok, best beer store evah and Hob Nob...I'm so hating on you right

Looks like a great time. Hope you had a happy New Year's Eve too.

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