Festivus 2013

Just like my waistline over the holidays, our family Festivus is expanding. In usual style, we all met up for some fun. This year, we headed to Milwaukee for a long weekend of laughing and playing. New to the Festivus is B.i.l.’s GF’s fam: J’s sis, A, mom, P, and dad, D which made for some slight confusion given that her father and my father share the same name. It turned into Big D and Little D. I’m not sure either one of them liked it but I think A came up with it and it worked just fine.

We stayed at a hipster hotel, The Brewhouse Inn and Suites. The décor is industrial hip and the Brewhouse serves up some tasty business. Probably the best chili I’ve ever had (not to mention the cheese curds they put on top of said chili).

M.i.l. and F.i.l.’s room was the biggest so it became the de facto hang out place.

Hanging Out

We did the usual holiday thang and opened some presents.

N hearts his new graphic novel.

N hearts his new graphic novel.

B.i.l. and J with presents!

B.i.l. and J with presents!

We ate. We ate well.

Egg white omelet with spinach and feta with avocado on top.

Egg white omelet with spinach and feta with avocado on top.

The challenge was getting all 12 people to move or sit at the same time.

J is just too cute.

J is just too cute.

We managed to do it without too much of an ordeal.

Not an easy feat.

Not an easy feat.

There was manscaping in the form of a contest.

Ho ho ho?

Ho ho ho?

I’m just happy that the full mountain man beard is long gone.

N's Beard Entry

There was shopping and food gawking at the local market.

Yes, please.

Yes, please.

And some fierce competition. First in the form of a Pong Tourney.

Ready to Play

Then the classic Euchre Tourney.

Oh nice!

Oh nice!

Some of us had a drink or three.

Caught in the act. Look at my Dad's response. Priceless.

Caught in the act. Look at my Dad’s response. Priceless.

Some of us are just high on life….

The cutest bunny ever.

The cutest bunny ever.

All in all a fun and crazy Festivus 2013.

We're all smiles.

We’re all smiles.

Who am I kidding, here's the real picture.

Who am I kidding, here’s the real picture.

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