Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas from the Halavasicks!

Everyone loves a Bavarian Christmas....
Merry Christmas to Everyone!!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

the first snow!

Nothing makes me happier than snow, even when it is just wimpy little flurries!
Piper is juiced (so is Jimmy) and ready for it to stick

Allright Birmingham - time for everything to shut down so we can all hole up in our homes!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

a little recap....

... of quite an interesting Thanksgiving this year.

Apparently I am still the apple of Jimmy's eye, as he continues to try to impress Fred with demonstrations of his manliness around the hunting camp.

Considering I was out in the woods gathering some red meat for the family (see below), Jimmy attempted to help Fred move around a tree stand.

Yes, above is my 270.  And yes, the little white dot below is my 100 lb doe, aka dinner for us for about 4 months (and the sad little deer who wouldn't leave the field, in denial of the harsh reality of Alabama redneck winters)

While I brought home the proverbial bacon, he fractured his wrist while going over a bump on the trailer being pulled behind the four-wheeler.  :(

Friday after Thanksgiving... off to surgery at Highlands, where he currently also functions as a legitimate doctor... (thanks to Dr. Chaudhari, Jennings, and McKeown... who missed the first half of the Iron Bowl to fix the star PGY2)

(these pictures were taken despite the fact that he had a bruised ego because of his old-lady-fracture)

He tried to refuse to take off his underwear, but those OR nurses had quite a few objections and probably really enjoyed the spectacle.  Especially when he went off to go to the bathroom beforehand (afraid they would insist on a Foley), and mooned my attending and a nurse.  Those gowns are unforgiving!

He looks quite festive now in his Christmas cast....

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Thought Jazzercise was all about the 80's?  Think again.

You too can jazzercise, all around Birmingham.  Not for the lighthearted, I am still sore about 4 days after my excursion with Lauren, who is a great influence on my quest for perfect health.... 

Find and class here and join us next time

Or instead, come join us for the poledancing class we are planning... ;)

whoever said exercise has to serve just one purpose??

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

and a happy belated...

Yesterday was our two year anniversary.  In memory of the wedding weekend, I'd like to take the time to personally thank all of those who were so inspired at the time that they chose to participate in the un-official SexyTablePosing Contest.  Pensacola was amazed by how good-looking and sexy all of our friends were.

and the runner-ups:

 , aka Blue Steel

amazingly this stud is off the market, ladies)

the winner: who also happens to be the orchestrator

it doesn't get much sexier than this, ladies.
Until next wedding

Sunday, October 31, 2010

my favorite halloween moment

let's just say Fred was never really into the whole "P.C." thing, so the opportunity came to dress his girls like hobos and he sped the whole way to the goodwill to get us garbed up.

I like that we both look like complete crackheads in every photo.

I also like that my mom was a fly.  hmmm

and of course that every one of these was taken with a polaroid.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Parade

awesome parades in Oak Harbor, WA
I'm the angel
like always

Friday, October 29, 2010

painted ladies (and gents)

the pumpkin man was always enthusiastic about facepaint for his girls

(please note, fake nose, not a nosejob for me at seven)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

the creeeeeepiest costume ever

mom and aunt anne.  basically mom terrifying aunt anne, who looks to be running away

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


and now, mom and dad's costumes reincarnated
(I was too shy to show off my spider legs)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

early 80's blast

sorry Kee and Fred, couldn't resist

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

happy halloween....

since i've taken quite a hiatus, I think I'll overdo it this week with blasts from the past

how cute were we?  guess who's who....

(actually, you probably noticed, neither of us are actually that cute in these.  start low, aim high...)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ghost Chili

all that embodies the FALL

 leaf changing

dogs in Boligee 
photo courtesy of Troupe Brewer

attack of the pumpkin man 

Alabama football

turkey eating

Ghost Chili
1 lb large white beans
6 cups chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium onions, chopped (divided)
1 tablespoon oil
2 4-oz cans chopped green chilies
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon chili powder
4 cups diced cooked chicken breasts (or more)
3 cups grated Monterrey Jack cheese

Combine beans, chicken broth, garlic and half of the onions in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are very soft, 3 hours or more. Add more chicken broth, if necessary. In a skillet, sauté remaining onions in oil until tender. Add chilies and seasonings and mix thoroughly. Add to bean mixture. Add chicken and continue to simmer 1 hour. Serve topped with grated cheese. Serves 8-10.

Great to serve for Halloween!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Week of Jimmy

Happy Birthday to Jimmy!  ... he turns the big 2-9 today!

a little homage to his life as it has shaped up thus far:

a scary preview of life on windsor

some facial expressions you're just born with

not to dissimilar from his face after 12 wings yesterday at the KickinChicken fest

jimmy crack corn

poor Jimmy & pox

yes, that is a headband

the awkward years

another preview

watch out

durham weeks, michael riley, jimmy, brett gray, chase allen, bill donovan, john bourgeois

oh so rugged

d-money and jimmy with bombs 

happy 4th! 

the domestic count

shooting pistols in Italy

you have to compensate by wearing things like this when you spend your days on the couch with the ladies instead of in the woods with your wife and father-in-law