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Are They Trying to Fatten Me Up?

I hope you all had a great Christmas. I had a wonderful time with my family. It was great as I had been unable to get home for Christmas last year.

I'm starting to think that my family is trying to tell me something. Saucepan On Tuesday, I posted to Twitter that I had opened my parents Christmas present early since I was leaving and I couldn't stand seeing it sitting there wrapped before I left. I opened it and was ecstatic to find a Le Creuset saucepan. This of course means that I can no longer use the excuse of not having good equipment to avoid cooking.

The other piece of evidence that they are attempting to fatten me up came after I had arrived in Bozeman. My Mom's family does a name drawing every year. We have themes every year and this year the theme was Movie Night. For my gift I received a stove top popcorn popper. I'm excited for this gift, but again I'm fairly sure this is evidence in my family's conspiracy.

The final sign is a BBQ tool set from my parents. It's another great gift, but to enjoy it I need to eat more. I would take this a family wide conspircy except my brother got me The Omnivore's Dilemma. There are some conflicting plans and I'm working hard to unravel them.

Well, enough of the conspircy theories, I had an uneventful morning of travel to Bozeman on Christmas Eve. Christmas was wonderful we spent the day eating and watching basketball. Afterward, we decided to take in a movie. After reviewing our options we decided to go to Valkyrie. We headed off to the movie theatre and realized about five minutes into the drive that the snow we thought was fairly light was turning into a small blizzard. We would have turned around but we had already purchased tickets and had no choice but to brave the weather. We were all glad that we did as Valkyrie was as good as advertised. Christmas ended with four inches of new snow on the ground, everyone happy with their gifts, and a living room full of empty boxes.