Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Oh yeah, Christmas came and went...

Whoa, it's been a while... I'm already slacking in the "blog often" quest. It's really, really hard to be motivated to do it when I don't have any pictures to show. BUT good news in that department. Whoa - time out. I just remembered that I had a very vivid dream last night in which a woman called to tell me she had found my camera. I literally cried with joy. Alas, just a dream.
Anyway - mine and Al's one year anniversary is in three weeks (HOLY CRAP, I know!)and we decided that instead of a big expensive trip we're going to buy a new camera! YAY! I'm so excited to have one again. So stay tuned for pictures in a few weeks!

Ok, so I guess I better give the Holiday report. It was totally awesome. I absolutely love Christmas. We went caroling with my family the Sunday before Christmas. I love, love, love being with my family and sharing our talents with people. We got to spend Christmas Eve with my family having dinner and chatting and then we went to the Theobald's and they were pretty much done partying so we helped them with gifts. Christmas morning was a new experience with just Alex and me. It was...quiet :) So fun, though! He loved all his gifts and he did really well with mine! He got me make up and bathroom stuff (I love getting stuff that I would've had to buy myself in a few weeks), P90X work out stuff (so pumped to start next week!), a massage!, and the highlight was a craft storage box that he decorated himself!! He told me to tell everyone that it is very manly but it is the cutest thing ever. He did such an amazing job! Thanks, babe!

We also got some awesome gifts from other family members, including a VERY generous gift from Al's parents. Also movie money and gift card for Texas Roadhouse! Couldn't ask for anything better.

We've been to the movies a few times and have seen Sherlock Holmes and Avatar, both of which were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! I'm excited for some other movies coming out in January. I LOVE movies :D We also got to hang out with some friends from high shcool and we had a freaking blast. I hate video games, unless played with a group of crazy friends that yell the whole time.

I can't believe how fast the last few weeks have gone, let alone the last year!! It seems like just yesterday that I was planning my wedding. P.S. let me know if you have any ideas of what Al and I can do for our anniversary. We'd like to stay somewhere other than our house (a cabin, vacation rental, etc) for really, really cheap so we can afford our camera. Long shot, I know, but I figure people have vacant stuff all over the place that they'd die to make $50 off of.

I hope everyone had a great holiday and that you have a Happy New Year!!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Holy crap, Christmas is soon!

Ok, I admit that I have no motivation to blog when I don't have exciting pictures to show. We've definitely had some fun times, but when I don't have cool pictures maybe I think you won't believe me or something. But I'll tell you about them anyway.

Last week the highlight was both of our work Christmas parties. Well, mine much more so than Alex's :) They were coincidentally on the same night, so we had dinner at his work (Heritage Elementary) where we were basically shunned as everyone else sat at different tables, so we left after 30 minutes. Which was great with me because I was dying to get to my work party! Guys, I don't know how to tell you this, but my work rocks. I love everyone I work with. Even the ones I don't like, I love. Hope that makes sense :) We had a total blast decorating gingerbread houses, playing this crazy dice game for prizes (during which I may or may not have screamed a lot of profanities) and playing a really fun white elephant game. We walked away with "Anger Management" on dvd, a cute ceramic popcorn bowl with goodies and a $25 gift certificate for Red Lobster! Yeah, baby! I looooove Red Lobster and haven't been in forever.

The weekend was super fun. I got some awesome sister time going to lunch and getting free manicures! I love free stuff! And then we almost sold the car. Ugh. I don't think we'll ever sell it. We'll end up selling it for parts when we finally get the stupid thing paid off. Or maybe we'll donate it to one of the schools for the Homecoming week when they destroy a car decorated like their rival. I would be okay with that. We got some Dan time on Saturday, which is always great. Love that kid.

I'm looking forward to decorating gingerbread houses and dinner with Dan this week.
On a side note, I wish I knew what I should be doing with my life right now. And how to get motivated to do so. That's all.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Already?!

Whoa! I didn't even realize that I hadn't blogged this week since Monday. Despite how slowly I felt this week going while I was in it, now I feel like it went by fast. I haven't gotten much sleep so I'm feeling pretty freaking loopy this morning! 4 hours last night, not much more the night before. But for now I'm hyped up on Dr. Pepper! Might have to step it up to a Mountain Dew after lunch time. I always get SO sleepy after lunch! My tummy is full, and it so nap time. I need to move to somewhere where they have siestas...

So anyway, let's talk about Christmas!! I love, love, love, LOVE Christmas! Just going to the store really quick turns into this happy occasion where people smile more, there's super cute stuff everywhere and always a good song playing in the background. Last night really helped me to get in the Christmas spirit even more by making a totally awesome Christmas book! My family makes them to give to the people they do 12 Days of Christmas for, but after spending 7 HOURS on mine there is no way I can part with it! So I'm being selfish first thing this Christmas season and keeping ours :) I love it.

These are all totally out of order, but I don't know how to fix that, so I'll be content knowing that you're probably smart enough to know what the front and back page look like.

So cute, huh? I brought it to work and now everyone here wants to do one. I love crafts!
Well I'm so ready for this weekend to start. Not a whole lot planned, but we are definitely going to the Dicken's Festival. Love that place! I'm excited to go and feel the Christmas spirit even more!