Thursday, December 18, 2008

How to Give Your Husband a Birthday that Money Can't Buy

Breakfast: Find some eggs in your fridge ("borrowed" from my mom earlier in the week) and Gristmill bread (a present from your visiting teachers) and make scrambled eggs and toast.

Presents: 1) a headlamp (his dad gave to him a couple weeks ago. But I hid and wrapped). 2) a used whiteboard and markers for home office. This was probably the best gift because Christian really wanted one, and my mom had an old one she was throwing away. 3) a framed photo for his office. This one was a close call. We had an old frame I could use, but I realized I would have to pay for the photo to be printed (about 30 cents). I finally opted to go for it--even though it would be spending money. When I went to pick up the photo, the clerk told me my order had been paid for already. A Christmas miracle? Maybe not a miracle but to this day (one day later) I don't know how my 30 cent photo got paid for.

Lunch: Generously offer to meet your husband at his mom's house.

Dinner: at home, of course

Birthday cake?: almost. I had some leftover cupcakes from my Activity Day girls.

All in all, I think it was a perfect day. Right, Christian?

Monday, December 15, 2008

I know It's In Here Somewhere


I've caught CJ like this a few times. I'm not exactly sure what he's looking for, but I'll hear him talking to himself and rummaging around. Maybe he just needs some alone time.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So This is Christmas


I have to admit that you won't hear me complaining about radio stations playing Christmas songs too early or people jumping the gun with their Christmas lights. I really like it. But if I was feeling pressure last year to decorate and start Christmas traditions, I'm definitely feeling it this year. I mean I have a child this year--a child who cares only about applesauce and pieces of bread, but still a child. So I dug up the Gene Autry Christmas CD and convinced Christian to help decorate our house right after Thanksgiving. It took us three minutes. Maybe less. That was with me stealing a few things from my mom's house. But things are looking up this year. I've already watched Holiday Inn and White Christmas, and it's only the 9th. So Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 5, 2008

My New Work Space


You'll notice the shattered screen on the right connected to a second monitor. It sure takes the mobility out of a laptop, you know having two screens and all, but it works so I'm not complaining. If you want to know what happened, just ask Christian if the back of a couch is a good place to put a laptop. We love our new set-up. We just miss our kitchen table a little bit.