Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME...Birthdays are such a fun time of year. Getting the mail is exciting...opening presents is fun...and it's always an excuse to go out to dinner! This year we went to Red Robin. It had been such a long time since we had been there. I wasn't smart enough to get my free burger this year, but I'm prepared for next year. And our good friends Tyler and Rachel made me a yummy cake...thanks guys!
...THE UB FOOTBALL GAME...was on November 17th we decided to go since the tickets are cheap and we have not gone to a football game in a long time. We bundled up, packed our hot chocolate thermos, treats and blankets and headed to the game. On our walk to the stadium there were lots of signs stating what was and was not allowed in. Ofcourse drinks were NOT allowed. So we were gulping down our hot chocolate all the way to the gate, only to get through without anyone questioning what, if anything was in the thermos! It was cold but we had fun!!
...THANKSGIVING...this year we hosted thanksgiving. Josh's sister Kalee and her husband Joe came to stay with us for a few days. We had a good time hanging out, playing games, watching football, and chatting. As for the Thanksgiving meal...I would rather show up at someone else's hosted event and then leave after the festivities. The only part of the whole meal that I was intimidated by was the TURKEY. Which ofcouse is the biggest part of thanksgiving dinner. I thawed my turkey for days in the fridge, got up early thanksgiving day, read the directions and time per pound, prepped the turkey and put in the oven. The directions said it would need to cook for 5 hours. 5 hours after putting the turkey in the oven it was still not done. Thinking it wouldn't take much longer we prepared everything else, still the turkey was not done...long story short we ate everything and then had turkey and pies later!
...NIAGRA FALLS...When you visit Buffalo the trip is not complete without seeing the falls. It was pouring rain the day we went, but it was the only day left. Kalee had never been to Canada so we braved the weather and ran across the rainbow bridge, and in to Canada. The boarder patrol guy looked at us like we were crazy when we rushed in all soaked. We went to the Hershey's store and bought 2 of their home made cookies and then sat in the Coke store and split them. Then we walked up the 'mini strip'. Then we ran back across the bridge. It was quick and crazy, but fun!
...IT'S A WINTER WONDERLAND...It snowed...not that it's surprising but, I always said it couldn't be any worse than the 3 winters we went through in Rexburg, but I will admit the quantity is more than anywhere we have lived before but they do know what a snow plow is, and they use it...unlike Rexburg!
...CHRISTMAS...is on it's way! I LOVE Christmas. The lights, the decorations, the surprises, the festivities, thinking of others, and most importantly the chance we have to remember the reason for the season.
...WORK CHRISTMAS PARTY...here are a few picts.