In what’s typically a shindig-filled month of celebration, Christmas 2020 didn’t gift us with the “presents of other’s presence.” Ours was a very small affair. Despite that – or maybe because of it! – the gifts flowed heavily this year!
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by imcoopedup2 months ago Our annual reindeer erection signals that the holidays are officially in full effect at the Koch household! (For scale, I’m 6’4”.)
by imcoopedup2 months ago You can’t celebrate the holiday season in Dallas without a visit to The Dallas Arboretum’s “12 Days of Christmas” exhibit. . Likewise, nothing says “family fun” and “Merry Christmas” quite like a group photo in front of a milking cow’s oddly-realistic anus.
by imcoopedup2 months ago The kids and I went to see Santa today at @galleriadallas today! How cute is this set up?! . We were invited to sneak a peek at the @snowdaypop immersive holiday photo experience with dozens of fun Christmas-themed photo opps. #snowday2021
by imcoopedup2 months ago There’s a direct correlation between how much fun you had and how much everything hurts the next morning. Based on the my tight knees, hoarse throat and achy head, I’m calling the return of @blacktiedinner a success! . It was wonderful seeing so many faces that we’ve been away from since The Before Times while supporting the organizations that care for LGBTQ+ Dallas!
by imcoopedup3 months ago We celebrate adoption everyday, but especially on #worldadoptionday ! I can’t imagine my life without these not-so-little-anymore people. . As a National Board Member for @helpusadopt , I’m proud to help others build families through adoption with grants that help cover the significant one-time expenses associated with the adoption process. If you’re looking for an organization to support this holiday season, I hope you’ll consider HelpUsAdopt.org.
by imcoopedup3 months ago Y’all…how did my babies become these big people?! I don’t see it daily, but occasionally I’m smacked in the face with their growth.
by imcoopedup3 months ago This morning was so much fun! I was invited to help celebrate both the 35th anniversary of yummy @unclejuliosmexican and the smashing return of their fabulously fun Chocolate Piñata. To mark the occasion, Uncle Julio's donated $5,000 to @thebirthdaypartyproject -- a heartwarming organization that throws birthdays for children experiencing homelessness. (I welled up a few times, not gonna lie!) . PLUS! DFW diners can help bring joy to children experiencing homelessness through the magic of a birthday celebration by ordering their very own Chocolate Piñata. Now through this Sunday, $1 from the sale of every Chocolate Piñata sold at Uncle
by imcoopedup3 months ago Happy Halloween from the Koches! Dino, Fishstick, Sauvignon Blech and Grumpy Papa.
by imcoopedup5 months ago Picture it, South Texas, 1987: a boney, buck-toothed boy with a golden mane begins his inevitable lifelong transformation into a Golden Girl… #TBT
by imcoopedup5 months ago Even though school officially started Monday, we kicked off the year today, thanks to covid and an almost comedic series of canceled flights back from their grandparents. Both kids now in Middle School!
by imcoopedup6 months ago #TBT - Going through photos on my phone and started flipping through shots from our wedding day in 2014. What a fun day filled with many of our favorite people on the planet. . San Francisco's GORGEOUS City Hall was an incomparable backdrop for the mid-afternoon service, followed by a boozy trolley ride to see the sights and an evening of dinner and dancing at in @absinthesf 's private dining room. . The following morning, we visited the world's most notorious institution, second only to marriage: Alcatraz. . More photos from the day at CoopedUp.com.
by imcoopedup6 months ago A good sense of humor is vital for maintaining a youthful appearance. That, and a bunch of @kiehls lotions and potions! (Although I think the kids may have overdone it.)
by imcoopedup6 months ago I have a big announcement! . Not really, it’s just me holding the precious 13-day old offspring of my super faves @ardenhen and @brockhensarling . I don’t remember my babies being so tiny!