Thursday, December 31, 2009

New year, New list

No need to go into detail. Here is my "to-do" list for 2010.

  • Focus intently on MAKING time for God. I am the world's worst at making time for prayer and Bible reading. Yesterday I bought the 1 year Bible and the 1 year Bible devotional.
  • Get a little healthier. I must do this to achieve my next goal:
  • Get pregnant/bring home a baby (even if it doesn't have my blood!)
  • Use my Cricut Expression to send all of my friends and family a birthday card...BEFORE their birthday.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Pink Stamper

Since I have recently really gotten into crafting, I have been in search of good crafting blogs (especially ones that will show me how to use my Cricut Expression). The other day, I discovered Robyn at My Pink Stamper. If you are a crafter, check her out! She is so super crafty, and hilarious!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cricut projects

I mentioned before that I bought a Cricut Expression (well, technically Brandon bought it as my Christmas gift). But, I can't wait til Christmas! So, I've already put it to good use! I've been trying to organize all my crafting stuff, so I made these cute boxes for scraps of paper and photos. I just wrapped shoeboxes with wrapping paper and used the cricut to cut out labels. Pretty cute, huh?



Fishy fishy

Oooo a fishy! Fishy fishy fishy!!!


Winter Weekend Getaway in pictures

While out walking, we ran into Buddy the Elf!

Then we went up on the space needle. It was frigid, but the view was amazing!

We spent many an hour in the Christmas Place!

Of course, we had to have a caramel apple while we were there. Sadly we ate them too fast to get a picture.

Now for some light pictures (I apologize for my sucky camera. In the words of Buddy the Elf, it's "real sucky." But in a different context.)
Photobucket The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
On the way out, we stopped at this arcade so I could kick Brandon's butt at air hockey again.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Weekend Getaway

We decided last Wednesday to spontaneously take a weekend trip to Gatlinburg (talk about last minute, huh?). So, Friday, as soon as we got home from work, we jumped in the car and headed for the Smoky Mountains. If you know us at all, you know that G'burg is one of our most favorite places in the whole wide world. Even when it's 22 degrees. Yep. That's right. 22.

We spent all day Saturday bundled up and walking the streets, doing some Christmas shopping. We wanted to go snow tubing, but we decided that going to the tip top of a mountain in 22 degree weather, and then sliding down said mountain at a very fast rate just might instantaneously turn us into an ice sculpture. So we didn't. But we still had plenty of fun galavanting around the city! After an afternoon nap in the hotel room (and a HOT bath to get feeling back in our legs!), we drove into Pigeon Forge where we spent an incredible amount of time mosying (is that a word? It is now.) through the INCREDIBLE Christmas Place, where we spent too much money on ornaments for our family members. If you haven't been there, you MUST go! Now! It is amazing! Crowded, but amazing. Afterward, we hit the streets again, this time dressed in my oh-so-sexy thermal underwear, and looked at all the Winterfest lights. It was a fabulous time! I promise to put pictures up later!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fantabulously Frugal Giveaway

Check out this awesome giveaway! I'm not usually one to enter these things, but the Gucci Sunglasses convinced me! Shoot over to Fantabulously Frugal's You Deserve the Best Giveaway and enter today!!

And a special thanks to Katie for referring me!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dear Baby

Dear Baby:

I am trying so hard to figure out how I can miss someone so much that is not even born yet! I miss you so much. This time of year is very hard for Mommy. We are still waiting for you, and some days it seems as if the time will never come. I wish you were here with us this Christmas. Well, here in body form. You're already born in our hearts. Daddy and I talk all the time about what we think you will be like. We feel like we know you already. We talk about whether you'll be more like me or him. Whether you'll like music or art. What kind of baby you'll be; a fussy baby or a relaxed, calm baby. I cannot wait to find out. This Christmas is very hard. I want more than anything to hold you in my arms this Christmas; to watch your reaction to all the Christmas lights; to have your Christmas photos taken. Maybe next year.

Mommy and Daddy love you very much!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

25 Days of Christmas!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I sure did! I even went on my first Black Friday shopping experience. Well, ok, I got up at 2am to go to Walmart, where we stood in line for 2.5 hours. BUT, we walked out with an HP printer for $25 and my long-desired Cricut Expression for $188! (Normally between $300-$400, depending where you get it). This is quite possibly the most amazing crafting/scrapbooking machine EVER! I've already started on my homemade Christmas cards (I know, a little late, right?). The Cricut was my Christmas present, but I couldn't sit and look at it for a month! So I cheated and opened it early. :-)

In other news, I take my final exam this weekend for my history class, and I can't WAIT! I can't wait for it to be over, that is. I can honestly say that I care no more about history than I did in the 5th grade. Sad, but true. I hate it.

I absolutely can't WAIT for this weekend! It's going to be a busy one, but so fun! Saturday we're driving to Pegram for my best friend Jennifer's little girl Abby's 3rd birthday party. Then on Sunday, we are going with Jennifer, Abby, and Buddy to see the Rockettes! I am stoked! This will be my first time seeing the show :)