Awkward + Awesome: The Chunky Milk Christmas Edition


We're still talking about Christmas, right?
Okay good.

Here is another edition of awkward & awesome,
brought to you by the 2013 Christmas season.
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So, every year my immediate family (mom, dad, jordan, me, 2 brothers, and 1 sister) exchanges names for a secret santa. For the past few years we've used a group message on Facebook to send out gift ideas. Here are a few notable parts of the message thread. I feel like all of the following fits under both awkward and awesome, but I guess I'll let you decide. There's a slight chance than none of you will think these are as funny as I did, but there's also a slight chance I don't care.

Geoff Reese
Geoff Reese
Larceny whisky. Your mom keeps drinking mine.

  • Austin Boof Reese
    Austin Reese
    Dress socks with STRONG toe durability that don't get holes in the toe after only a few times wearing them




We were with Jordan's family, and I set up the tripod so we could all take a picture together in front of the tree.

You might say I misjudged the self-timer...

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On Christmas Eve, my family played a round of Farkle for a $5 gift card.
My brother opened up a Starbucks sleeve to find $5 in breakfast coupons.
Let's just say my dad thinks he's hilarious with his jokes, and my brother was not amused that his $5 prize involved him spending money.

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Apparently the milk had gone bad. Like, really bad. Chunky bad.
My dad noticed immediately and spit out his drink.
This was AFTER my brother drank an entire glass.
His words: "I thought it tasted weird!"
Apparently he was too busy dipping his cookies in the milk that he failed to notice the chunks. What a sucker.
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The "optional gift wrapping" for my brother's sleeping bag was definitely a huge Santa bag.
Most certainly worth the extra 5 dollars.

Finally, I will leave you with some of our attempted tripod shots on Christmas morning.
It was a good day.

Oh, and yes, my brother is holding an axe.

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Breenah A said...

I love your family.

Anonymous said...

Your family looks like so much fun! I love it!

Niken said...

i love your family!
too much fun

17 Perth said...

Oh my gosh..I was sad to see this post come to an end! Hilarious! Absolutely hilarious. I already love your family? Is that awkward? Well if it is...I guess that just means I fit in. ;)

Jessica Elyse @ Memoirs of a Mommy said...

Your family is seriously hilarious!!!! Will you adopt me? I could be a long lost cousin or something, right?

PAM said...

I think it's worth noting who won farkle :)! Great post

Geoff Reese said...

What the heck. Those breakfast coupons were a win win gift. He saves I save! Nice job on that misjudged self-timer shot. That ball on your boob is covering Jordan's face. What kind of sweater is that anyway.

Mary said...

Your Christmas sounds like so much fun. LOVE the family pics!!!

Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said...

haha I love dad jokes and teacher jokes for that matter, I was always the odd person in class laughing when all the other students were rolling their eyes!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Haha! Please keep this series going forever.

The Lady Okie said...

Oh my gosh, Dad! That's a scarf! Haha.

The Lady Okie said...

YOU won! :)

Tracy said...

I'm sure the axe has a story. At least I hope it does and your brother isn't a closet axe murderer.

Unknown said...

Um, this is HILARIOUS! Your family sounds like a blast to hang out with, especially on FB :)

From Foothills to Fog said...

hahaha this is so great! I love all of it, what an awesome family and Christmas celebration! I want to come hang out with your family!

Susannah said...

Haha. Your family is officially completely awesome!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

What a fun family! Seriously cut your toenails was hilarious! Also the stud finder remark!

Beka @ Sunshine to the Square Inch said...

What a fun Christmas! Chunky milk? EW!!!

PS - I love your apron!

Unknown said...

Your posts are always so funny! I secretly wish I was as funny as you! Love the photos. Also, I just read what your dad wrote! That is hilarious!

Rachel said...

Your family sounds awesome. This is hilarious and so cute!! That's exactly how family time ought to be! :)

Anonymous said...

I especially love the last pic! Great post!


Anonymous said...

I just wanna hang out with your family.


Anglican Mama said...

Hahaha, this made me LOL! Your family seems like so much fun. This post made me want IN on your Christmases, it looks like your guys celebrate it right. :)