Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Why can't I sleep?

Right now it is exactly 2:44am and I cannot sleep. My poor hubby is coughing and having some other cold related issues that causes him to roll around and be up and down. This keeps bringing him to the question of, "Why are you up?" Frankly, my dear, I have no stinkin clue. I had a rough day at work, I was super tired and ready to go to bed, I took my meds, crashed and now here we are 4 hours later. Awake. Eye twitching...again....still. Maybe more snuggling over some sleepy time tea and a movie, regardless of the hour would be helpful to my mind. *sigh* One good thing at being up at this hour....I got to talk to my in-laws that are half a world away! Their nighttime is my day time and vice versa. That was nice. :-) Even if it was only over IM, just for a moment.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sick hubbies and good tea

Hubby seems to be getting a cold an I offered to make him some tea that my lovely friend Niki bought me to help me get to sleep. I made it up for him all sweet and yummy and took it in. Then we had to take pictures to show our friend how much we liked our gift!!!!! Look Niki....we love it! Thanks again for being a great friend!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Kids make me laugh!

This is Mandy's son Corben. Mandy, Niki and me were chatting on MSN last night and Mandy told us that Corben was running around with a coffee bucket on his head. I demanded a picture. I nearly peed myself after crying from laughing so hard at this....

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Mandy....Corben is awesome for a cheap laugh! Thanks. :-)

Friday, December 19, 2008

What Christmas means to me.

For some reason, this year, I have been having a hard time getting in the Christmas spirit. I go in waves. Some years I will be all up in it and others I couldn't care if it came and went and left me in the dust. We have done the normal service projects at work making hats and distributing them and that hasn't even gotten me excited. I detest the snow, so I don't think that will have an effect on my Christmas spirit. I have watched uplifting stories on giving and sharing and what it all means to everyone....but still with 5 days left...nothing. This cute little video helped a bit. Thanks for sharing with me hubby. I thought I would share with you all. Puppies being happy makes my day. :-) Enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

And the rest of the trip....

I know I was supposed to get to this while I was up there but I didn't. We had a great time visiting and hanging out! Continuing on with my story.

So after Trader Joe's we went to the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Portland. There was sooooo many people there. The tree was supposed to light around 5:30ish. No such luck. It was 6:15 or 6:30 before we saw anything. Luckily Chris got Liz out there in time to see it. She was so anxious all night. This is a cute picture of Chris and Elaina. Chris' back hurt the next day from holding her like this, but we didn't lose her!

So that was Friday. Saturday we went to the nearest town and did a little shopping and then went back to the house for Liz's birthday party with her friends. We played a little Rock Band that night. I am pretty sure I scratched the game. Way to go Angie. :-( Sunday we woke up and Liz opened her gifts from the family. She was so excited to get a teddy bear hamster from her mom. (We picked him up on Saturday while we were in town. Sneaky sneaky!) Then she finally got to open a gift from Grandma Jo that had been sitting there since she left for Asia. Emmilee watched so intently as Liz opened the card. Then she pulled things out of the bag. The first thing she pulled out was a little spiral notebook. Emmilee says, "Liz! Your very own diahreah!" I thought I was gonna bust a gut. This is the youtube video of it....but it is about 4 mins long.

Liz and Emmilee opening gifts

Then we went to a Christmas party that night for kids and families of kids with cancer. It was a lot of fun watching the girls. They got their faces painted and played games and danced. So cute!
Monday, we got up in enough time to see them off to school and we were on the road again. It was sad to leave them. It was so fun to be able to go though. Would do it again in a heartbeat....even though we ran into a bunch of fog on the way home. And Chris got to eat at Popeye's Chicken! Its the shit! There is one on the way to Portland. Will post more pictures later. Enjoy the diahreah video!