Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas At Our Place

We had Christmas at our house this year! My parents, brother, grandma, aunt, uncle, cousins, and Jess' grandparents all came to our little condo on Christmas eve for dinner, singing, and presents.

^Grandma, Eileen, Reuben, Gabriel and Isaac

^Dad and Binx

^Mom, Donny, and Jess

^Grandma, Isaac, Me, Jess

^Jess' grandparents

^Grandma, Gabriel, Eileen, Reuben

^Jess' grandma Marika w/ her camera

^Eileen, Isaac, Jess w/ her new coat

^Me leading in Christmas songs

^Jess and I w/ my parents and her grandparents

Friday, December 21, 2007

Preview For Prince Caspian!!

If you know me well, you probably know that I have always loved C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles Of Narnia." I've just seen the preview for the next film in the series: "Prince Caspian." I can't wait!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Binx's Early Christmas Gift

Whilst we were doing some final Christmas shopping the other day, we stopped in at Old Navy. As we were checking out, we came across some clothing for pets that was half off. We thought of all the funny dogs that wear little sweaters and such, and then we thought, "how funny would it be to put Binx in clothes?"

We bought him a little blue polo shirt (it was the only piece they had in Extra Small, and considering the clothes were sized for dogs, that's the size that Binx needed. Yes, big fat Binx needed an Extra Small. That boosted his little ego, we're sure!). We figured that half the fun of this little endeavor would be watching Binx rebel as we tried to slip this little wonder over his head and pull his arms through the holes. And even better would be his meltdown of trying to get the thing off once we had it on him.

Somewhat to our dismay, he didn't put up much of a fight (he had just woken up, and was a bit groggy). Jess totally could've got it on him while I was filming the short clip you'll see below, but she was laughing, and couldn't hold him still enough, so I had to take over.

So here's Binx in his Christmas shirt. Click on any of the small pictures for the full experience, and leave him a nice comment on how handsome he looks.

Jess trying to put the shirt on him

Like I said, he'd just woken up from a nap

He's momma's handsome boy

This one shows how much of his girth is due to his fluffiness

Abercrombie and Fitch? How'd this ad get in here? Oh's Binx!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My Date With A Flat-Iron

Pastor Todd's daughters, Natalie and Ally, wanted to take flat-irons to my hair the other night before youth group. The results were amusing...

Having second thoughts...

Mmmm...fried hair...

Half-way there...livin' on a prayer...


"You look like some type of wild beast from the prairie" - Jess

Thanks girls, I may do this more often... ;)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Winter Fun

Here are a few pictures from the past few weeks. Mallory Smith came over a few Sundays ago and taught me and Jess how to crochet, which is a very difficult and time consuming activity. I've got a pretty good like 10-inch start on a scarf which I should be finished with by Dec. 2010.

We got our fake Christmas tree, and man it has been great. The lights are already attached to it, so you just put the pieces together, arrange the bristle tips to your liking (so cool!) and turn it on! I also put up Christmas lights on the outside of our little condo.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Jess tearing it up with the crochet needle

I make crocheting look very masculine don't I?

Christmas lights!

It's harder than it looks...I was very proud

Jess and our new fake tree!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

Monday, December 3, 2007

All's Quiet On The Blogging Front

Not a whole lot going on at the moment. By that I mean, that the everyday tasks of life have been pretty consuming the last week or so.

I've subbed a few more times at Village Christian, and I have an interview this Wednesday morning at the Hart school district. If I could get in there, I bet I could sub every day if I wanted to. Pray for that interview, that it would go well, and if God wants me subbing in those schools, that he'd get me in the classroom.

We had our church Christmas party (on the 2nd?? yeah, early is good) this past Sunday night. It was a great night of food and hanging out, listening to Christmas music, and all the stuff. We even did Christmas light tours with a big ol' truck and hay bales in the back. I didn't have my camera with me, but I might be able to get a few to post.

I put up Christmas lights on our little condo. I was pretty proud of myself, considering there was no convenient electrical outlet anywhere. I'll take a picture and put it on here so you can be amazed. The lights were $1.50 at Home Depot, so I got like 5 boxes, but I think I might want to get a few more...

Oh, and I think we're decided on getting a fake Christmas tree.

We think that the pros outweigh the cons in this area, and although there's a unique charm to a real tree, the tying it to the car, dragging it in the house, getting all sap-covered, and the shedding needles are just a pain. If you feel we're making a mistake, leave me a comment, and we can talk about it. The fake trees are easy.