Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Kickoff to the Holiday Season

Finally I have a minute to blog about Thanksgiving. It was pretty good actually. We just stayed home the two of us. Christopher didnt know how much time he had off and turns out we found out on like Tuesday that he really had 3 days, so we could have gone somewhere, but by that time I'd already bought my turkey! :) So yes, I did it all myself. Turkey, my RuthsChris knock off sweet potatos, rolls, stuffing, pie... I didnt bother with the mashed potatos or green beans... there were only the two of us afterall. But everything turned out Delish. I did the turkey in the crock pot which was really easy. Chris did his husbandly duty of carving it for me. And we ate on the China we we never do, we usually dont sit down at the table. So it took me two days to get it all ready and we sat down and it was all so good we just ate and then 20 minutes later we were done and just looked at each other like... thats it? I've learned that in order to do a truly great thanksgiving meal you have to have like 20 people to help you eat it to have a truly "dining" experience. So the food was great, but it only took us 20 minutes to eat :) We spent the rest of that day studying, we both had quit a bit to do. Then Black Friday well I just had to get out and do some shopping so that night after all the crazies had gone home for the day we went to the mall and found some great items for some very special people :) And then we decided to go see Enchanted! I LOVED it... ♫ ♪ ♪I've been dreaming of true loves kiss... ♫♪♪ I highly recommend it to anyone, Christopher even enjoyed it once I got him there :) The movie got out at like 12:30 and we were half way to his house already so I convinced him that we should just go and get the tree so we didnt have to drive back down the next day. We pull into his house at like 1 in the morning and he starts rustling around the garage and then I walked in and was so confused! BOTH of thier cars were there! They were supposed to be out of town... Then it dawned on me that Ryan had come home earlier that day! HE WAS UPSTAIRS asleep and here we were making a bunch of racket... I was just WAITING for him to come down with a baseball bat thinking he was getting robbed! So we grabbed the tree, closed the garage and then waiting for like 5 minutes to make sure no lights came on! PHEW! I wouldnt want to be the guy who tries to rob them! We felt kind of scandalous though! So now its officially Christmas at our house, the tree is up, the shopping is done, and now we just enjoy! :)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Knotts Berry Farm Anyone?

Anyone been there? I hadnt until this last weekend when my cute hubby surprised me with a day on the farm. :) It was pretty fun. He wouldnt tell me where we were going except I'd never been there, it takes tickets, and the tickets are close to his heart every day. So with that I thought we were going somewhere near the hospital because thats where his heart is literally every day. But the tickets were his badge for the VA hostpital... they let anyone who works there and a gues get in free during this week. So that was awesome! Until we went on this ride... No one got wet but me... and I got REALLY WET! So much so christopher had to wring out my sweater with me still wearing it and people were like pointing and laughing... yeah, NOT FUNNY! COLD!!! :) But whatever, it was still fun, and free which was the best part.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Evolution of Dance

This video apparently is the most watched video on Youtube. This guy is a motivational speaker and was looking for a way to end his act. I think this is pretty good :)

air force dancing

Ok, these kids lived down the hall from Mark, my coworkers son who is also in the Airfoce Academy. Apparently this happened all the time, and when they graduated, the Secretary of Defense admitted that even he had seen the video :)


So Yes, I spent the weekend in Vegas visiting my friends State and Nacie. On Saturday we just hung out and Stacie and I went to the mall and to the Bee Movie. Dumb. Thats all I have to say about that. Then Sunday we went to church of course. Monday was fun, we went to the strip and to the Bellagio to see the new fall garden. It was lovely. These are some very cool pics from that. I loved the iron tree that rained on its own... We then went to the Coke factory and when we learned that the tour was shut down 8 years ago, we decided to do the world taste test thing instead. 16 sodas from all over the world. Some were good, some werent. This pic is the Argentine passion fruit soda. The whole weekend was fun, we blogged, watched Youtube, watched our favorite shows Sunday night, and we went and soaked in the hot tub. And yes, we just had to jump into the ice cold pool. I went first... And little 18 month old Bella got out with me and walked over to the pool with me. She, being not afraid of the water just jumped right in to the first step. I was expecting a squeel, but nothing. So I got in to the first step and she jumped down another one, she got in up to her little shoulders and still nothing, maybe she was just in shock because of the cold. So I couldnt be out done by a 2 year old so I dove in. Then Nate did, and Stacie couldnt be the only one left, so she had to go in too! :) The whole weekend was so nice and relaxing. I realized Vegas was closer then I realized. And I cant wait to see them agian in December when we drive home for Christmas!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

William Tell Overture

This is the first of a few favorites on Youtube...

Thursday, November 1, 2007


So Halloween was pretty casual this year. We didnt carve big pumpkins this year because we really havent had time. But this last sunday I decided to make my annual pumpkin dinner, you carve out the little seeds and then fill it full of rice and meat and cheese and anything yummy you want and cook it, then you can eat the squash out of there too. Its kind of a fun meal, but this year since we didnt do big ones, Christopher went a little crazy carving these out for our dinner. Then we made the joke of course that eating the meat out was eating the brains :) Then I had several ideas about what I could be for Halloween. I like to dress up for work, atleast once a year. ANd since Im too old to go trick or treating... anyways. I initially thought I woudl be Hermoine from Harry Potter and make my hair frizzy and wear a cape, but when I went to Joannes to get the fabric, I saw these cheap capes for cheaper then what it would take to make one which is half the fun, so that kind of took the air out of it. Then I saw this cute news reporter wearing a pink bob wig. So I went a hunting and finally found one at Target. My favorite store. So when I came, one co-worker thought I was brittney spears, and started lecturing me on leaving my boys and neglecting them... it took me a minute to figure out what she was talking about...Another co-worker thought I was the weird chick from The 5th Element (that strange movie from the 90's with Bruce Willis). But only 2 people watch enough TV to get that I was really Erin E-surance girl. (Auto insurance you buy online.) She's kind of a super hero. So not really exciting, but I think I pulled it off pretty good. My friend Hetty dressed up as a peasant, and another coworker dressed up as Fiona. :) Then after work I just went home and we ate icecream and watched TV together. Im really liking that new show "Private Practice" the Greys shoot off. All in all, it was a good, but relaxing day.