Monday, November 26, 2007

Back to normal

We had a good Thanksgiving on Thursday with my family. My parents, my bro and his family and my Uncle and Aunt and then us. My Uncle and Aunt hadn't seen Nate since he was 2 mos old so it was good for them to see him. My sis-in-law did a great job on the lunch. The turkey was so good and moist. I stole her idea on the roaster. I was wanting to pick one up the day after Thanksgiving but had no idea what one. She found hers at Bed Bath and Beyond. It is an Oneida. Really nice one for a good price. So, on Friday, I battled the crowds and went to Bed Bath and Beyond and found one.

Friday afternoon, Jasons folks arrived for the weekend. We putsied around the house for the rest of the day. Had chili for supper with cornbread. Everything was yummy. I almost forgot the beans. Thankfully we have a small grocery store near us so I was able to get some in time.

Saturday was spent doing a little shopping and getting ready for the supper. I made my first turkey! It turned out yummy. The outside was brown perfectly. I was able to pull off supper with the help of my wonderful Mom-in-law and sister in law. In fact, my MIL saved the deviled eggs. Apparently, my eggs were too fresh so that when I went to peel them, it was very difficult. My MIL, Kathy, saved me! She was able to peel the rest of them w/o a problem.

Sunday, I taught Sunday School. My kids sat so great and listened so well and helped answer the questions. I love those kids. After church, Jason called and said that his parents were still in town and they were going to eat at Hometown Buffet. So, I went and joined them for lunch.

So, now we are on Monday. Back to normal. I am enjoying getting back to cleaning, playing with Nate, doing laundry. All the usual. Last week, I spent almost everyday getting ready for Thanksgiving here and in Sprinfield so my routine was thrown out of whack.

Nate has discovered how to climb up on our bed. I think I am in trouble now!! When I start hearing laughter, I go look in our room, and there is Nate playing on our bed. He loves rolling on it, standing up and then sitting down quickly so he bounces, laying on our pillows. My kid is such a corker! I have started knick naming him my little spaz. I seriously cannot take him anywhere. He wants to run and get into everything. I guess this is what a toddler is like. I want another baby, why?!!!

I have gotten a head start on my Christmas decorations outside. I don't do much. Just evergreen garland around the post on the porch and icicle lights on the front of the house. We do have a blow up snowman. I have a wreath on my door. I don't think that am going to do much in the house for decorations till after the 1st of Dec. I want to get the house inside ready, clearing out things so I can put new things up, general cleaning and the sorts. I still need to figure out where the tree is going to go. It will probably go right next to the door that goes into the kitchen like last year. I am hoping to find the same size in height like last year, just over 5 ft high, but not as fat!!!

Ok, I am tired and am going to head to bed. More on the list of things to do tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I actually remember to blog!

I realized that it has been a while since I blogged. I guess that's the last thing on my mind during the day. Jason has been making a My Space page and his cousin had 50 random questions so he answered them. I am not in the mood to try and link that so maybe next time. Anyhoo, I thought I would do them too. So with no further ado:

1. Do you like cheese?
yes, cheddar and mozzarella

2. Have you ever been to the Rockies?
yes,when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, lots of good memories

3. Do you own a gun?
no, but have shot a BB gun and almost my brothers 22

4. Your favorite song?
no, but anything from a hymnal

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
6. What do you think of when you eat hot dogs?
can't stand them

7. What's your favorite Christmas song?
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. Each Christmas I still hope for a white, snow filled Christmas
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Milk with my cereal

9. Can you do push-ups?

10. Is your bathroom clean?
Yes it is.

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
definitely my engagement ring. Jason personalized it with both our birthstones as well as a diamond

12. Favorite Hobby?

13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
My red hair

14. Do you have A.D.D.?
a little bit

15. What's one thing you hate about yourself?

16. Middle Name?

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
1. Did I get everything done for tomorrow
2. Is my son asleep and warm enough
3. What am I going to wear tomorrow

18. Name the last 3 things you have bought
1. New very soft cloth diaper for Nate
2. 36 cloth wipes for Nate
3. groceries for this week

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.
1. Milk
2. water
3. lemonade

20. Current worry right now?
Am I going to pull of Thanksgiving here on Saturday, making a turkey for the first time, gulp!

21. Current person you despise?
no one

22. Favorite place be?
with my hubby and son

23. How will you ring in the NEW YEAR?
Don't know. We usually get together with Jasons best friend and his wife but we both have kids so it doesn't work any more

24. Where would you like to go?
Back to Europe, especially the Czech Republic

25. Name three people who will complete this and post it again?
wont send it on

26. How many siblings do you have?
one brother

27. Do you own slippers?
yes a purple soft pair

28. What shirt are you wearing right now?
an Army aviation t-shirt from Father-in-laws retirement from the National Guard

29. What shampoo do you use?
Infusium for dry hair

30. Favorite color?

31. Would you like to be a pirate?

32.What songs do you sing in the shower?
don't have time to sing, my shower is 5 mins long, I have a toddler to keep out of trouble
34. Favorite girl's name?
Lydia or Annika

35. What's in your pockets right now?

36. Last thing that made you laugh?
my son Nate. His little antics

37. Best bed sheets as a Kid?
boring white

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
probably the dog bite to my left eyebrow as a young kid

39. Are you addicted to anything?

40. How many TVs do you have in your house?

41. Does anyone have a crush on you?
my husband, Jason

44. Do you wish on shooting stars?
no, never seen one

45. What is your favorite book?
Don't have a book, but my favorite author is Janette Oke and for kids books Jan Brett

46. What is your favorite candy?

47. What song do you want played at your wedding?
God of Wonders and friend played his guitar

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
not thinking of that right now, maybe You lift me up by Josh Groban

49. What were you doing at 12am this morning?
snoring away

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
wondering when Nate will be up and do I have time to sleep some more before he wakes me up

I think I will leave it at that. Too tired to think of what I want to blog about. I know there are more things that you, my adoring fan(s) want to read about.