Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wish that Santa could be here to see...it's beautiful under my tree

Thank you N'Sync, I'm sure it is beautiful under your tree. I'm not sure what those lyrics are supposed to mean, but I love the song anyway. I've never gotten away from that N'Sync Christmas CD. I've "lost" all the rest of those embarrassing CD's (e.g. Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, 98 Degrees), BUT I will never "lose" my N'Sync Christmas CD. I'm pretty sure Nate might accidentally throw it away when I'm not paying attention, after our drive to and from Vegas last weekend for my good friend Dana's wedding. I may have played that CD one too many times. It all evens out though...I got my fair share of country music. Dana's wedding was beautiful and she looked happier than I've ever seen her. They had the most delicious food too! I think I gained at least four pounds over the weekend. Thanks Dana! She is in Panama right now for her honeymoon...rough Christmas for them right? Christmas is my favorite time of year. Everyone is a little happier. Everyone is a lot more eager to smile at and help strangers. Everyone is just generally more Christlike. I love all the hot chocolate with whipped cream, the gingerbread houses, Christmas decorations, caramel corn, the night drives to look at Christmas lights, watching Christmas movies, the sugar cookies with the questionable frosting (sorry family), looking at Christmas cards, getting together with childhood friends who are in town for the holiday, hearing all the Christmas hymns at church again, the last minute shopping trips, and wrapping the presents while trying to guess what's in them (I'm pretty sure Nate put some dice or something in one box to throw me off with the noise). All of those things are great, but my favorite part is all of the time we have to reflect on Christ's birth. We have time to change ourselves for the better, being more like Him in all that we do. Thinking more about other people than ourselves. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and enjoys time with family and friends! We love you!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dear "Wedding Photography" people,

I kind of hate you a little bit. You send me an email that our wedding CD is ready and that we can pick it up at our convenience. (We chose the picking up option as opposed to shipping so we could save 10 bucks). Anyway, I was really excited and made Nate drive me up to Huntington Beach, IN THE RAIN, to pick up the CD. We pull up, I jump out IN THE RAIN and walk the 100 yards or so to the studio. Did I mention the rain yet?? So, I finally get to the doors...and they are LOCKED! It was only 3pm! The closing time in the email said 5! Basically, we drove up there for no reason, wasting gas and toll money, and will now have to drive again? So much for saving 10 dollars...so, anyway, "wedding photography" people...I hate you, not a little bit, A LOT.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's Official...


I really am going to keep doing this I guess. I'm officially writing a second post! That means something right? Well, our Thanksgiving was great. We spent it with my parents. My mom and I decided to be brave and cook EVERYTHING. We thought it might be smart to do a smaller Thanksgiving or small servings or something, but who wants that? How can we stuff ourselves sick if it's "just the right amount". So, our official feast included: Parmesan puff pastry sticks, Turkey (obviously), stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh rolls, homemade green bean casserole (SO delicious), macaroni and cheese, creamed corn, twice-baked sweet potatoes (you basically dig out all the potato and destroy any hint of "healthy" by adding brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla...oh, and topped with marshmallows), pecan pie, and apple pie. Were we all disgustingly full? Of course. Was it worth it? Absolutely. We couldn't imagine putting anything else in our stomachs, so we went to the movies. The whole way to the theater, Nate and I are saying to my parents how full we both are and how we never want to eat again. We got to the theater and bought popcorn and Skittles...typical.