Thursday, November 29, 2007
Bobby: You should have heard Kelli singing while she put up Christmas decorations the other day.
Anne: What was she singing?
Bobby: I can't even remember, but I finally had to ask her to stop. I think she was making up her own Christmas carols.
Ben: You know what I like to sing when I'm in the car by myself (brief pause)...the Star Spangled Banner.
Bobby, Kelli & Anne: What?!!? (and lots of laughter)
Anyone else sing the Star Spangled Banner when they're stuck in traffic?
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Oh, and I'm glad I finally figured out how to stretch the blog a bit - no more large margins. I'm proud of myself.
Wednesday night we headed over to my mom and dad's - Mike came home from Japan for Thanksgiving so we spent quite a bit of time with him. We had an informal family gathering complete with a round of Settler of Catan (amazing game). Again, no pictures...I have some work to do.
Thursday we went back over to my parents for some time with John, Cheryle, Max, Jessica, Mike, Scotty Keen, and Uncle Ted. After our yummy dinner, we went out to Bobby and Kelli's new place. Jordan and Jamie met us out there and then we played a few games - including another round of Settlers.
Friday was Thanksgiving, Round 2. I have pictures to prove it! Don & Suzy took pictures and they were gracious enough to send them to us. :)
Here we have Grandma Nancy (Suzy's mom) & Suzy. Grandma Nancy makes a mean jello salad that continues to be Ben's favorite. I might have to beg her for the recipe. :)
Hero is Emily & Ryan's child. He was a bit unhappy that we kept his mom and dad occupied for so long. This must have been taken as we were playing our card game - Class Struggle.
Don & Suzy - so cute! (I guess I should start referring to them as mom and dad, but it's tough to make that jump.)
After Friday's fun, we were ready for some down-time. Ben went with Bobby, Kelli, and Mike to the Apple Cup. My husband was sad to see his Huskies lose. While the crew was out freezing their butts off in Seattle, Laura and I did a circuit training class at the gym and then made some more cards...big surprise. (I'm still sore!)
Sunday morning we went to church (unlike some Seahawk prayer warriors), watched the 2nd half of the game, and then pulled out all of the Christmas decorations. As soon as my grades are finished (the trimester ends on Friday), we'll begin unpacking the red and green boxes.
I enjoyed my time away from work. There were far too many things I had planned for this 4-day-weekend. However, my time was monopolized by family and friends...and I LOVED IT ALL!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
She's the greatest! Can you believe that we've known each other since daycare?!?! Crazy to think that she's stuck with me this long! :)
P.S. We made more than $200 on Saturday - all we did was sell cards and journals! Nothing cost more than $5. It was so much fun, we're doing another one on December 8th at Jenkins Creek Elementary School in Covington. Hopefully we'll find success for a second time!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
- no one was hurt
- the gentleman who hit me was nice
- the officer who took the report was friendly
- the school was understanding of my late arrival (I was supposed to be at a training today at 8 and I showed up a little before 10)
- the insurance companies took care of us (after a bazillion phone calls)
- my husband was able to come to save me and make sure all the details were taken care of while I spent time at work and at the CovingtonUrgent Care
- I have some "happy pills" to control the pain in my neck
- my mom was ready to drop everything to help me out
- my brother called to check in on me
- Hillary drove me home
- AAA came and towed Ben's car
- We've got a rental car
- My dad was full of great advice
- Did I mention that my husband was/is amazing!?!?
Monday, November 5, 2007
Hillary's son Riley is such a sweet little guy. He is totally chill and ridiculously cute! On Saturday we got a chance to see him at Game Night.
Side note - Once a month Laura, Hillary, Ben and I try to get together for a night of good food, fun and games. Since Hillary's husband is a police officer, we try to schedule our Game Nights to coincide on the same evenings that Steve (Hill's husband) is at work. This way she doesn't have to hang out by herself! :)I remembered to bring my camera and I've got some great shots to share...
Instead of grading, this keeps me busy!