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A Marriage Fail and the River of Lights at the ABQ BioPark

SN and I have lived in New Mexico many years, but had never visited (or wanted to visit) the River of Lights event that is held during the holidays every year at the botanical garden. At $12 per person, the tickets seemed too expensive, especially as I'd seen the remnants of the exhibits during the day while there during the spring. Yes, I thought the dozen or so scraps that were scattered around represented the entire thing. But guess what?

The River of Lights at the ABQ BioPark is HUGE. We spent more than an hour there last night and could probably have stayed even longer. We're old though (and pitifully out of shape for our 30s) and our legs were tired from walking so much. I forgot how enormous the Albuquerque botanical gardens is.

A quick story before I get to the photos - we nearly missed the River of Lights last night. The weather was perfect, around 40 degrees with no wind or rain, and I was certain the crowd would increase by Thursday night, when Winter Break begins f…

Party Ideas From Your (Antisocial) Holiday Hostess With the Mostest

I was just scheduling one of our dental patients for December 21st, our last day in the office for 2018, and said we'll see them next week, then thought that couldn't possibly be right. December 21st is next week?! Where the heck has my year gone?

I'd better publish this post before it turns into Merry Thanksgivmas.


SN and I hosted Thanksgiving in our new home this year. Despite all our antisocial impulses (we're essentially hermits), we had a blast! Bring on the socializing! We went even bigger and better than last year's Thanksgiving, with seating place cards and everything.



Everything = Adorable turkey invitations


I've blacked out our personal information. As it is, I probably already share way too much personal stuff with you blog readers...like this.
I just searched my blog for "TMI" and expected to get 2 or 3 results. The scrolling went on forever.
Everything = Elegant printed menus
This is a great way to hold your guests to their potluck dishes, rathe…

Photos From Our Snowy Sunday at Home

We decorated our home for Christmas yesterday and woke up in a snowy winter wonderland today.












I'm pretty sure this is my favorite photo of Biscuit of all time.
Though this is a close second.