Sunday, November 22, 2009

Love this time of the year

Thanksgiving! Christmas! I love this time of year. I am so, so excited for this week....maybe it is because I only have two days of work, maybe it is because I get to see my hubbs for 4 days in a row, maybe it is because my mouth waters just THINKING about Thursday, who knows! I just know that I can't wait for the upcoming month.
We are having Thanksgiving dinner with Aaron and Erika. They are frying a turkey (yes, FRYING...I have heard it is D-licious, even though I am a little scared!), Erika is whipping up homemade pies, (she is a better woman than me, I would have resorted to Costco!) and she is making corn. I am doing the potatoes, (sweet with brown sugar and marshmallows AND mashed regular ones) homemade rolls, (I am trying a new recipe so say a prayer for me!) and homemade stuffing (don't you worry...I have a box of Stove Top on hand just in case I fail miserably!) Overall we should have way too much food just like every other Thanksgiving meal.
This year, for the first time, Cody and I have been scoping the Black Friday sales. I guess when you get really poor and in debt buying stuff for 1/4 of the price, even if it is at 4 am, sounds more appetizing! We have seen quite a few things that we would like to shoot for, but it sounds like we will have to narrow down our options and get the one we want/need most!
It is only 30 days until we fly home for Christmas! We can't wait! I am bummed, however, that I will, again, be missing the family Progressive Dinner Party. It is my favorite. I can't wait until we live in B-Town again and can join in that fun. My sister and brother will both be home for Christmas so it should be a blast. Not to mention the 8 days with no work or school...SWEET!
Just a couple of side notes:
-I love Rummikub. LOVE it. Me and hubbs played it tonight. It made my day!
-We saw New Moon on Friday, loved it...I am pretty sure this one will be my favorite of all four movies considering it was my favorite book.
-I want to see the new Sandra Bullock movie, "Blind Side" I have heard that it is amazing.
-I can't seem to get anything done lately. Not sure why, just laziness I guess!
-It makes me happy beyond belief to talk on the phone to people I love. I hope I get a bluetooth for Christmas so I can talk even more, and multi-task!
-I am so happy that my dad didn't die jumping out of an airplane last week!
-Life is good, really, really good.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nebraska vs. Texas Tech

Well....two weeks later I finally get around to posting this! We have had a busy, busy two weeks! Cody has had like 7 tests...he is a mad man! Not to mention I had to work last Monday so my life has been a big jumble. It totally messes me up when I have to work on a day I am supposed to have off...I hate it!

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago we went to the Nebraska vs. Texas Tech game. It was INSANE. I seriously could not believe how much RED was there! I looked like a total idiot in my green coat...seriously, people were STARING at me! I should have had a sign that said, "I am from Montana, sorry". Maybe I would have gotten less weird looks that way. We had a great time despite a little kid puking on our seats, and the fact that the game was a blowout! hehe! Anyway, short update, but we are alive!