"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Friday, December 26, 2008

photo mishap

i just realized i did not get one frame worthy picture of brennan on the actual christmas day. how did this happen?
hopefully i will be able to fit the one taken the day before with B on santa's lap in the "baby's first christmas" frame...you know, the one that has been sitting with some model baby in it all month...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

ugg ugg uggsssssssssss

ugg ugg ugg ugg uuuuuugggggggggssss!
have you worn these fabulous shoes!?!
i am now the proud owner.
i think i might sleep in them tonight.
feet paradise.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

partridge & a pear tree

7 kinds of seafood,
6 presents needing wrapping,
1 mafia party,
5 people who didn't recognize me,
tired sleepy baby,
lots of wind a'blowin,
and me full of holiday bliss.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

you better watch out, you better not pout

we took brennan to see santa today.
after waiting in line for 1 1/2 hours (which i actually didn't mind...i was partly excited to see the man myself), we finally got our turn.
i stood there with a video camera in one hand, saying brennan's name in a high pitched voice, you know "brrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaannnnnn,"
while sean, dad, and sandie each held cameras in their hands (and kels manned the stroller, bless her).
i think sandie got a picture of what must have been a ridiculous scene.
as for me, i'm letting your imaginations do the painting this week, so think really hard about...
two photographers with bells and a brown stuffed animal something
sandie with a disposable camera (b/c she doesn't want to learn how to use the expensive digital one dad bought her)
dad with my camera doing video and pictures
me with our video camera saying brennan's name (remember in the high pitched voice)
sean clapping his hands and making a "tsk tsk tsk" sound to get B to smile
and all of this with about 100 people in line behind us.
it was awesome.

Monday, December 22, 2008

enjoy the season!

i am blogging today from an undisclosed location this morning
(that's code for half moon bay!!!!!)
originally we were scheduled to come today, but being the airplane family that we once were, we knew we had to get out of town before the
big kahuna of storms hit.
the reports today are delayed flights out of salt lake city and one white out to blame.
thanks to my lovely mother, we used two companion passes to jet set our way into the bay
late late late
last night.
during our bumpy ride my mother's genius reminded me to
"enjoy the season."
sometimes i get so excited to get to the next christmas event that christmas is over before i know it, in a blink.
go to this party here, do christmas with your parents here, do this on this day, bake on that day, christmas with my parents here, this play, that day, this time, that day, this time, that day...
well, you get the idea.
i cherish time with my family more than ever these days, so it's one day at a time for me this year b/c if i get myself looking forward to christmas too much my trip will be over and we'll be back at home again.
i declare christmas fun every day this week!
and you should too!
well, we should probably make it every day all year.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

brooke's treat

what did she win?
a batch of these lovelies;-)
oh, and for our valued readers who are loyal to the T, our really really really exciting news from last weekend was that we went to rexburg, idaho!!!
(we know, this was probably only really really really exciting for us)