I don’t expect you to get it unless you’re really awesome. If you do get it, you win.

Mom’s yelling at me across the house at the moment because of this post’s title. “NO Kait just because it’s not snowing doesn’t mean Florida hates happiness. That means it LOVES people who can’t take the cold. I can’t believe you hate Florida.”

My response?


I’m sorry. No more Parks and Rec references. Probably. Maybe. I don’t know.

So the Herd, as we call ourselves(and by that I mean, I call us the Herd and no one argues because they’re kinda scared of me. It was inspired by Ice Age, ok?) decided a few weeks back to do Secret Santa this year. Mom helped out and was the moderator. We each drew a name out of Chris’s fedora and had two weeks to get a gift for our person.

What did we learn from this experience?

Most of us are really bad a secret keeping.

By the time we exchanged gifts, I knew who Ian, Chris, Christian, Joe, and Gabe had as their people. And several knew who I had.

What else did we learn?

We are really a pretty darn awesome group.

It wasn’t originally going to be a full blown party, but Christin and I decided that we should because that was the only day that we all were going to be around this whole Christmas vacation. Matt and Chris left for the whole break this morning and won’t be back until the day school starts.

After deciding to go ahead and throw a party, the plan was to order pizza. But Christin insisted on making something I could eat, I’m on a gluten-free diet right now(long story) so instead we ran to the store and got stuff to make sloppy Joes.


Best. Gluten free meal. EVER. Sloppy Joes on Fritos was so good…definitely a new favorite of mine. Nom nom nom.

So after that it was Secret Santa time. Mrs. D began handing out gifts. Joe was first, and sadly I missed his(his secret santa was Ian, who got him silly string and a puzzle thing). But here’s the rest of it on video.


Basically, it was a huge success. And we all had a blast. The night followed with a games of manhunt, basketball, Animal, and lots of laughter. I was so glad that we all got to hang out together as a group before everyone dispersed for different vacations.  ;)

Merry Christmas!

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