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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Home for the holidays.

I come from one of the goofiest families of all time. 

And, Christmas is one of those times when my heritage is in full effect.

This is my dad.  He has huge facial expressions.  Both he and my mom love to laugh, making them excellent subjects for Christmas morning photography. 

Here is my mom receiving a DVD for Christmas.  Note how my dad is ALREADY giggling.  What do you think the DVD is?  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation?  Something starring Tim Allen?

HELL NAW.  We all watched this as a family last night.

I love my mom's facial expression here.  It's like she's saying, "aaayy, whatsa matta?"  She gave my dad a remote-controlled car for Christmas, and Ross got one, too.

Yoga kittens!

My dad gave Mom a new potato peeler, but he was so proud of it (see video below) that he posed with it for the camera.

Ross gave me a little Zoom video camera this year!  So I could more easily record shows, and display them on my blog.  Also, my parents, Ross' parents, and I pitched in to get Ross a Kindle DX, which prompted him to make fun of me and my old-fashioned paper books all night.

Me, baking.  I made someone get a camera.

Ross got concerned, so he came over to help me. 

I took a photograph of my mom's famed Cheese Grits recipe I was telling you about.
It's shockingly easy.

I don't know what my dad is doing here.

And -- below.  My first video with the Zoom camera Ross gave me.  I shot it in weird lighting!  But as you can see, my dad's exuberance over his Mom's new potato peeler cannot be repressed, even by overhead darkness.


magnolia*mama said...

your family looks like a hoot Tolly! I hope you had a magical Christmas! MUAH xo

TrophyBoutique said...

1. You still read PAPER books?

2. I have that peeler. The one from 1978.

3. Your family is totally adorable!



Gotta love the holidays...And since I spent yesterday unshowered and in PJ's, I'm a little jealous of how FAB your hair is looking in Christmas Day pics!!

Beth H said...

fabulous family funtimes! Merry Christmas, Tolly!

Anonymous said...

I learned a lot from your Dad's commercial. Thanks, Tolly's Dad.

peace, melissa

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Magnolia Mama -- Haha, it's true Sarah. Buncha goofballs!! We were also drinking champagne while opening presents which increased the, eh, proverbial sillies.

@TrophyBoutique -- It's been a trusty friend. I remember pretty much breaking it when I was 7. Somehow we fixed it and Dad kept on using it for the next 21 years. Apparently new ones are really hard to find?

@Camille -- Haha, thank you!! It's all Chi Shine Infusion, my love! Seriously. I'm actually Split End City right now.

@Beth -- Merry Christmas to you too, Beth. :) We are visiting my in-laws next week, and I'm giving my sister-in-law a WonderCraft prezzie! Can't wait.

@Melissa -- Like that you can peel mangoes and cucumbers with - wait for it - POTATO PEELER?

Jodi said...

It's the small joys of life! Adam received a mandolin for his b-day this year and I can't wait for him to break it out!

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Jodi -- Dude, a mandolin?! BADASS! Ross is obsessed with his little ukulele ... maybe he and Adam can get together and form a 2-man, tiny-stringed-instruments band.

Le Tigre said...

TOLLY! I need to get Yoga Kittens for Cameron, where can I find it!?

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Le Tigre -- Haha, you'll have to ask Dad! Something tells me he'll respond to you right here in this very comment section.

Welcome! said...

tolly! hi hi! i just stumbled upon your sweet little blog and couldn't help but hit the follow button! i so look forward to following your adventures in the months to come! xo

Austin Eavesdropper said...

Welcome Kate! I am so happy to have you here! It is always thrilling to get a new reader. Currently eating up La Petite Choue...

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I seriously love your dad, he's so cute. What a great smile he has!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Oh my goodness, your dad is adorable!

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Krysten -- Haha, thanks girl. He's a nutcase. (A lovable nutcase).

@Tanya -- Ooh! Fun new comment avatar. Anyway, thank you! I keep telling him he needs to start his own blog based on his budding Eavesdropper fan base. He sometimes mentions starting one up for social security law ... to which I say, OK, as long as you have a public forum for your goofiness. Because if there's anyone who can make social security law goofy, it's Tom Moseley.

Mom said...

The Yoga Kittens Calendar came from my exercise studio. $15. I'll get you one and mail it. Tell me where. m0m

Nicole Mlakar-Livingston said...

You have the cutest family ever!