And here we are at the wedding on Saturday night.
Enjoy your last day of 2007!
Enjoy your last day of 2007!
We're home from wonderful Christmas celebrations. I'm back at work, and Brian's at home
playing Guitar Hero and watching new DVDs putting away all our Christmas loot and getting us ready to go on our ski trip.
I'll share more later, but wanted to say hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
P.S. If you are reading this will you please leave me a comment and let me know you're visiting my blog! I'd love to hear from all 2 of my faithful readers. :)
P.P.S. Brian can play the real guitar, his mom just thought he and his brother would have fun with the game. I think she was right!
Did you see Jenna Bush on Ellen's show this week? I just saw the clip on the Today show, but it was so cute! They seem like a pretty normal family all things considered.
I found United States Tetris online. Too fun!
Tonight is Brian's work Christmas party. It might just be the most random gathering of any people in Dallas at any given time. It begins at 4PM so that the shift workers from the 'fab' can come to the party and still be back at work by the time their shift starts at 6PM. The first year we went I assumed that it was an adult party because we'd already done the kid-themed Fall/Halloween party in October. But no. Santa is there to take pictures with all the kids, and he even passes out presents. Every kid gets a gift appropriate for their age and gender, and then they play with them all over the floor in the ballroom while the adults try to eat dinner at 5PM.
The people who arrive before 5PM usually wear jeans and Christmas sweaters. If you get there between 5PM and 7PM it is safe to assume you can wear slacks and a Christmas sweater. But watch out. The people who arrive after 7PM will most likely be wearing ball gowns and tuxes. So these fancy, dressed-up people are trying to make their way through a giant room filled with hundreds of people in jeans and Christmas sweaters attempting to round up their five kids and gifts so they can get home by bedtime.
I'm telling you, it's weird! Brian and I are somewhere in the middle of all these people. We don't wear Christmas sweaters, jeans, ball gowns or tuxes and we don't have any children to chase around. We just try to see all the right people, make a little small talk, use all our free drink coupons and head out. We always end up having fun though, and I get to leave work early today. So it's not all that bad.
Happy Friday everyone!
Brian worked hard to get the garland up there. The new power tool I bought him for our Anniversary is coming in handy a lot these days.
This is the beautiful new Lynn Haney Santa Mom gave me as an early birthday present so I'd have him for Christmas. He's sitting on the front chest in the entry so you can see him as soon as you walk in the door. He's also in front of a mirror which is why he looks a little two-sided on his left. He has the most detailed coat; he makes me smile every time I walk by!Come on in to the den to see my pretty new tree!
Don't look too closely. There are a few unwrapped presents under the tree. I thought about moving them out of the way, but I decided I could trust you all not to zoom in on the picture! :) The bow on top is from the tree in my first apartment after I graduated. Mom made it for me and it still looks pretty good even on its fifth Christmas. But it might be time for something new next year.
This is our mantle that I'm not too thrilled about. There's a beautiful Santa thanks to Mom, again, but I need something tall and pretty to add in with the garland. I was thinking candlesticks, but our mantle is so narrow that's it tricky to put much up there. Any ideas?