My Christmas Vacation, part one

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A bit of blog-keeping. While I was away, Cleveland's a Plum turned five! Yes, you read that right, FIVE years old. My first post on the plum happened on January 1, 2008 - it simultaneously feels like yesterday and such a long time ago. I plan on reflecting on five years of blogging in a later post but now, it's vacation recap time.


And I'm back.

Two full weeks of holiday vacation fun took me from STL to Canton and back to CLE. 

Two full weeks of holiday vacation also added about NINE pounds to my waistline. So much eating, drinking and merriment and not so much hitting of the gym. But that's ok, I enjoyed every single day of my time off because I spent it with the people that mean the most to me.

I have approximately 200 photos from my time away but I won't bore you with them all, instead a few snapshot of the good times that were had.

In STL there was a lot of fireside chats with CK's wonderful and generous family.

Christmas Eve was spent at my Mom's house in Canton with family galore! Grog even got World Peace, just like he asked.

On Christmas Day some of my close family on my Mom's side got together for a group shot for our church's, St. Haralambos, 100th Anniversary celebration.

A fun night out in Cleveland with good friends at Velvet Tango Room and Press Wine Bar in Tremont (pictured).

Now don't even get my started on my 4th Annual Holla Days Party and my New Years Eve festivities... that's for the next post.

I hope everyone enjoyed their time off as much as I did.

Happy Thursday, kids!


  1. Wow...5 years! That's awesome! Happy belated blogiversary. So glad your holidays were merry!

  2. Congrats on the 5 years!

    I went to St. Haralambos's Greek Summerfest for the first time this last year. An awesome church!

  3. hurrah five years! and man i loved having the week off of work and the internet, it was so lovely. looks like your holidays were fabulous and i'd really like to transplant that fireplace to my apartment, it looks so cozy!

  4. I love your family photo on the stairs - everyone looks so regal and well behaved. How many attempts did it take before everyone settled down and cooperated??? =D

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