Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like ...

Oh, it's been ages...again...since I've posted. Let's cut out all of the excuses and get down to the good stuff.

Thanksgiving was fun. My little Turkey enjoyed her Turkey although she did sleep a tremendous amount at Grandma and Grandpa B's house.

The day after Thanksgiving we went Black Friday shopping (we being Grandma B and myself). I got some GREAT deals and even got some presents for M to wrap for me! :D Yes! The majority of our Christmas deals were, however, found on of all places. We started taking advantage of their great deals on the day after Thanksgiving and since then bought pretty much all of our Christmas presents from them. It is SO nice to get packages in the mail too! It's like Christmas, but twice!

Soon after coming back from Thanksgiving we decided to get off our rears and put up the Christmas tree. It was interesting because I was sick, Lily was sick and I'm pretty sure we had jut gotten our friends the W's sick while they were visiting. Below is the progression of the tree!

Of course Lily helped - she had lots of fun taking the branches and carrying them off to different parts of the house. She also had lots of fun watching slyly as we went back through the branches, wondering if we put the wrong sizes in the wrong sections because we just kept coming up short with the number of branches we should have for the current section. :D You can see in the finished picture that some of the ornaments look a little out of whack. We have had to move some away from curious fingers and when curious fingers are flying all over the tree, one tends to throw ornaments wherever they will stick. :D

With Christmas comes presents and who brings the presents? Why, Santa of course! To commemorate this momentous occasion, we had to take Lily to go meet the big man in red! Well, we thought she was meeting the big man in red - she thought she was meeting a serial killer! We managed to get a few...interesting shots.

What else, what else! Aside from working, working, working, I have also been coughing, coughing, coughing! I've been going on almost four weeks of coughing now. I've been through antibiotics and while they helped tremendously I still get occasional coughing fits (usually when I laugh) and then I can't breathe. Not so much fun. M has been doing well. He is currently being oblivious to the world, sucked into the video game he is playing. That's the nice thing about having a wonderful daughter that goes to bed at the same time without a fight every single night. We actually get evenings back! :D

Speaking of my wonderful little Lily bug, I think she's going to be something quite special when she grows up. Some days she likes to be a dentist and inspect each of my teeth for me, other days she is an artist and paints the most wonderful masterpiece on her face using tomato sauce, sometimes she is an animal imitator (usually cockatiels) and yet other days she is a mad scientist. We have the blackmail - I mean pictures - to prove it!

What else is in the news? We got a ton of snow this week. When I say a ton, I mean - holy moley! We had about a foot, where we work had about 18 inches and 30 minutes north of that had 24 inches with more snow the more northern you go. In my department, everyone not living in town was told that we didn't have to come in, but that we still had to take vacation for it. M had to go in anyway so I went. It was a nice, quiet day! This snow has meant two things - the first being that I am SO GRATEFUL that we now have a vehicle with four wheel drive. The second being that it means we can go sledding! We have not gone sledding the entire time we have lived here, but I figured we might as well go now so as to get Lily in the habit of totally loving it! We went today with some friends to a local playground with one killer hill. Lily had fun being drug around in the sled, M had fun going down the hill over and over and I had fun going down the hill once while praying that I would flip over and go rolling down the hill while my shirt flew up or my pants fell down. Luckily, neither of those happened! We did sled for about an hour, went inside to warm up for a bit and then decided to come home and watch The Truman Show with friends. Good fun times!

At one point Lily fell down and, like a turtle, got stuck and couldn't get up.
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