Bye, Bye Future Husband

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Back at our house… and Future Hus and his friends are frantically packing their suitcases for their Bachelor Party Extravaganza in Key West!  I hope they have fun, but I’m realllllly going to miss Future Husband (he comes back on Tuesday).


So, Christmas 2008 was very fun!  Even on my proclaimed "no splurge day"…  I still managed to eat like four cookies and some dessert, but I did keep the booze to a minimum. It’s really difficult for me not to snack on sweets when it’s right in my face, which is why I never have candy in the house!! 


For special occasions like a holiday, it’s fine to relax on healthy eating and just ENJOY myself.  I simply try to never splurge to the point of guilt.


But overall — I had a wonderful holiday and loved spending time with our families. 🙂


Future Hus and I with the dogs…


Our Christmas dinner (post-oven disaster)…


Stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, green bean casserole, broc and cheese, roasted potatoes… I ate about 2/3.


British people have a traditional of opening little gift boxes called "Crackers," which contained cute little toys (like a Cracker Jack toy) and paper hats.


It’s funny to look around and watch every eat with paper hats on their heads!


Some dessert…  including English Christmas pudding and some apple pie.  I tried the English Christmas pudding and didn’t like it, and just picked at the pie.


A black coffee and an After Eight mint.


Since I was in charge of washing the dishes, I let James lick the dirty dishes (cue the "eww" from the dog-haters!).


Good night, sleep tight!



  • Erin of Care to Eat December 25, 2008, 8:20 pm

    Your pants are so cute! Glad everything turned out okay. 🙂 Merry Christmas Caitlin!

  • Erica December 25, 2008, 8:23 pm

    Merry Christmas!!!!! Looks like you had a lot of fun. The men and the cooking disaster is hilarious!! Talk to you soon 🙂

  • *Andrea* December 25, 2008, 8:51 pm

    merry christmas! you and future hubby are so cute <3

  • Meghann December 25, 2008, 8:58 pm

    I figured the band wasn't tight enough, but I made it as small as it will go. You will have to help me how to jimmy it tighter.

    haha yes I would love to see Twilight again 🙂 I also want to see Marley & Me! I think you would like that movie too!

  • inmytummy December 25, 2008, 9:08 pm

    I also at like 4 cookies tonight and I don’t even celebrate Christmas!

    What is the pudding, exactly?

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 25, 2008, 9:45 pm

    inmytummy – i think its like fruit cake, but softer?

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) December 25, 2008, 9:48 pm

    Ha – our dogs always get into the dishwasher too. Cute family pics, and my Christmas dinner plate looked almost exactly like your’s. It’s the only time of year I eat green bean casserole. So tasty!

    Glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed the time with your family. Wishing the future husband safe travels!

  • just me December 25, 2008, 9:50 pm

    What a great dinner after your post from earlier!

    you and FH are so cute!

    hope he has a fun and safe bachelor extravaganza!!

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) December 25, 2008, 10:59 pm

    Merry Christmas Caitlin!

  • VeggieGirl December 26, 2008, 5:56 am

    Love the family photos!!

    Hope your FH has tons of fun!! And I hope that YOU have a lovely Friday and weekend 🙂

  • imadedinner December 26, 2008, 6:04 am

    That cooking disaster was one for the books!!!

    Looks like you had a great day!

  • Elina December 26, 2008, 6:35 am

    Glad to hear you guys still had dinner after that crazy “disaster” (men are so funny sometimes!).
    James is adorable!!

  • biz319 December 26, 2008, 6:47 am

    Love the hat! Too bad about the oven mishap.

    My husband and I had our honeymoon in Key West- so fun!

    Merry Christmas!

  • K December 26, 2008, 7:31 am

    Love your English Christmas 😉

    Hope FH has a great party!

  • Allison December 29, 2008, 4:35 pm

    We had Crackers at Christmas dinner too! We aren’t English…I have a picture of my dad on my blog in that same paper hat!

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