Why I’ve Been Away

Hello! I’m back! I love my social media family, and missed you all dearly, but like many others, I’ve been away from the blogging world for the past 2 weeks. I’ve been prepping for the holidays and mostly spending in-person time with family and friends. I’ll get back into blogging today with a just a small fraction of pics from what’s been happening:

Present wrapping and receiving:

Marc Jacobs hair tie bracelets

One of my favorite gifts. Bracelets that also serve as hair ties!

irresistibly sexy tease earrings

Irresistibly sexy tease earrings? Thankfully I didn’t give or receive these, but these were on my wrapping agenda.

Sibling bonding:

jason ordway jen bigham pre run

Little bro and me before a full-stomach-run!

sisters baking cookies

Baking the famous family lard cookies with my sister!

siblings in matching pajamas

All 4 Ordway kids in annual matching Christmas pajamas, explained below! Sound of Music on TV!


jason ordway, josh ordway, nicole camp

Ran with my speedy family

cold weather oiselle gear

Layer upon layer upon layer of Oiselle for the cold, snowy runs!

Family bonding:

Every year, my mom buys matching pajamas for the whole family. They are always different, always slightly ridiculous and we always love it! This year we had a penguin theme. It’s a cherished family tradition that we all love and appreciate!

The Ordway family

Whole family in matching PJs! Even the kids are in blue and pink penguins! SO.MUCH.FUN!


Me, Currie and Jeff frosting cookies!

There’s the little snippet of what I’ve been up to! Now we are back in Rochester, living it up with well over a foot of snow. Time for my first abundance-of-snow-run of the season!



12 thoughts on “Why I’ve Been Away

  1. Oh, I love those bracelet hair ties. My hair ties are always my bracelets anyway. And your family looks so fun. The matching PJs are very cool. We always do Christmas Eve PJ peresents, but I might need to make those matching because it looks more dang fun. Happy New Year!

    • Yep, I always wear hair ties as bracelets so when I saw these in a magazine I immediately put them on my gift list! I love them so far!

  2. The jammies are awesome. Your family should do a Christmas PJ 5K. Now that you’ve run with antlers, there’s no turning back.

    Also, I am in love with Christopher Plummer.

    Welcome back!

  3. Oh my word, so much to love in this post.
    1) the world’s biggest pile of presents.
    2) the BEST family pajama photo I have ever seen.
    3) the Sound of Music


    • The earrings are just some ridiculously named fake diamond earrings from Avon. My mom sells Avon as a hobby so she had them and wanted me to wrap them for someone. :)

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