Friday, December 19, 2008
So I think I'll buy a plane ticket to somewhere warm. I only have enough money for a one way ticket, and won't have any money when I get there, or a place to stay or anything like that, but I'll be warm and toasty. And that's really all I want right now.
Anyone wanna come?
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We think this video is hilarious. It could be that we're extremely easily entertained, or it could be that Ethan made us watch it 20 times, and after that many times you start to notice funny things. Like Kaitlyn's face when she says, "it's tiny". And Ethan with his snowball. He's about to throw it when Kaitlyn throws her snowball at him. It takes him a couple seconds to realize it, and then he gets distracted from throwing his snowball when he goes to smash the rest of hers. And then I'm counting, so he'll throw his snowball, and it's not until I watched the video a couple times that I realized he wasn't listening to me at all. Not even a little bit. And then Kevin in the background, going on about his "tower up to Heaven". Are you laughing already, just picturing it? No? Well, I guess it is just that we're easily entertained.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
After that we went to eat at Noodles & Company, and it was delicious. We'd never been there before, and it's always fun to try new places. They had chopsticks and chopstick helpers there, which the kids brought home with them, and played with for the rest of the afternoon. How easy it is to entertain them.
Scott helped Troy put the rest of the doors up in the basement while Robin and I visited and the kids ran amuck. It's so nice to have such helpful family members, who are always willing to help.
Then this evening we went to a birthday party for Jessica, our niece, and had some good ice cream cake. Trudy's house is all decked out for Christmas, and it made us realize how scroogey we are, since we never put lights up outside or anything. It looked so pretty, but it wasn't enough to make us want to do all the work on our house. We'll just enjoy the beauty of other people's houses. :)
I also wanted to add that if you haven't checked out the link for Josh Rosenthal that I put in a couple posts down, take a minute to do so. If you go to his myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/joshrosenthal you can hear one of his Christmas songs and it's so, so beautiful. I just love Christmas music that focuses so much on Jesus and why He came.
We were up in the nosebleed section, and although we could see just fine, there was very little legroom. It was a great concert for what we paid, though, so I really can't complain.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Then we had a white elephant gift exchange. I ended up with a . . . um, thing that I don't know how to describe. It has one of those cheeseball cutter things hooked to it, which is nice because I need one. And then it's a wine bottle looking thing that you could hang for decoration.
After that I came home, and when Ethan fell asleep for his nap I layed down to read by the fireplace. I'm always cold, that's why. Then I fell asleep, and I think the phone rang, but I can't be sure. So if you called me, could you please call back again? Unless you're selling something, and if that's the case don't worry about it.
Monday, December 8, 2008
On Sunday Troy's family had a Christmas party, and we had a yummy dinner. And then we got home just in time to see the last 15 minutes of Amazing Race, and I was disappointed it wasn't a two hour finale like it's always been.
Troy called in sick to work today because his back has been hurting, so it was nice to have him around, but it would be nicer if he could be around more and feeling well.
Besides that it seems like there are Christmas parties left and right that we (or I) am supposed to go to, concerts, and all other kinds of fun stuff. I think I'm not doing a good enough job being mean to people so they won't want me around. I am setting a goal to work harder on that--maybe that would make a good New Years resolution.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here is the dresser that I painted today. It used to be a light brown, but that just didn't go in her room. So we painted it black, and got some new silver knobs. We also bought the pink lamp at Ross, and found an old lampshade that we weren't using. Kaitlyn made the little hanging thing that's in the middle when she was visiting my mom one time. It goes perfect in her room.
I was going to buy Kaitlyn a nightstand, and we went to IKEA to look for one. We couldn't find anything that was just right, so we got this way cute bookcase instead (we'll figure something else out for the nightstand).
And, as a bonus today, I'm linking to a beautiful post that I just read: Finding Christmas. If you get a chance, go read it. It's a good thing to think about at the start of the Christmas season.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Our scripture for the day is:
Isaiah 7:14 (King James Version)
14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.