Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Snow vs. Powdered Sugar

It snowed here last night ya'll. As in white stuff, from the sky, that was still on the ground when I got up this morning. Crazy, huh? I took some pictures of it, but didn't get a chance to look at how they came out. Oh, and it is only 45 degrees here right now. Wind chill makes it 37. Have I mentioned that my Grandparents are on their way here, right now, to escape the coldness in Nevada?


In other news, I thought I would show you some more pictures of the holiday cheer I have in my life right now. This one is not big, but it is at my office, and as this is where I spend a majority of my waking hours I needed a little something.

What do you think of my cubicle. Comfy, no? Eh, whatever. It works. I am like one of seven out of seventy that does not get an office, but who's counting? Not to mention that I am about as low on the food chain around here as you can get.

Oh and take a look at the break room here....
Just gaze at all of the temptation that I am having to overcome......

And there are still two more weeks until Christmas......

Monday, December 8, 2008

Oh.... Christmas Tree

We decorated our Christmas tree this past weekend, and in attempt to make this blog a bit more festive I thought I would show you a picture. We ended up buying a new tree this year, one that is a better size for our living room. Or more specifically one that is better suited to the ceilings in our living room. For those of you that have not yet been to our home, the ceiling in there slants to some ridiculous height of 400 feet or so. Last year we only had a 6 1/2 ft tree, that we put up on a table but that was more for the crawling little thing we had in our house.
Take a look at this one and let me know what you think. It is a 'themed' tree. Or, I guess more accurately a color-coordinated tree. Everything is either blue or silver or white. What do you think of these themed trees? Don-e grew up with themed trees, whereas I did not. Everything was free game for our trees. But most especially honored were all of the ornaments that we, as kids, made. There is were my concern comes in. What to do with everything that our kid(s) make? Any ideas? I love our tree, but I also love the look of good ol' fashion hodgepodge.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Elijah is on his first round of antibiotics, ever. Poor baby. He has a form of laryngitis and a sinus infection. The good news is he slept through the night last night, which was the first time in more than a week. I am hoping that a good nights sleep will go a long way to making him better faster. The form of laryngitis that he has is manifesting as a terrible cough but the doctor also gave us a really good cough medicine. I think that is what made the good sleep happen last night. For the past few nights he has been coughing so bad in his sleep that he will wake up throwing up. Pretty gross, and not a pleasant way to wake up, I'm sure. I just have to admit that I am very VERY glad he slept through the night, because I got to sleep through the night. I was turning into a zombie, only without the whole 'eating people' thing. Not to mention the heartburn I have had because of all the coffee!!!

On another note, I think I will be writing out the events of Don-e's heart thing, as the two of you that read this suggested. I don't keep a personal journal, at least not very well. That is what the point of this site is. A way to document our day to day lives. I also was to write the story of Elijah's birth. I started it shortly after he was born, but reliving it always kinda overwhelmed me. I am hoping that enough time has passed that I can get through writing it now!!

Oh, and also... Elijah said 'I love you' for the first time this weekend. And that sound, the one you are hearing right now... that is the sound of my heart bursting.