Saturday, November 28, 2009

O Tannenbaum

yay! i got my tree all put up. i got the ribbon and the balls and the lights all put up, but it just seemed like something was missing. it needed more. 35 candy canes later, it looks great!

i couldn't get any pictures in the dark. actually, we were in the dark, but i had the flash on. i turned off the flash, but then everything was blurry.

Friday, November 27, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

i am soooooo ready for christmas. it's my favorite holiday. i just love everything about it. i love the snow, assuming we'll get some. i love the music. i love the decorations. i love the food and drinks. i love the get togethers. i love the movies. i just love everything about christmas. i'll be putting my tree up soon. probably tomorrow morning, but we'll see. i bought of bunch of candy canes tonight to hang on the tree, but i also got some peppermints to put in a dish so hopefully the kids will go after those first. i really need to find my tree skirt so i can use it this year. i have one that i need to cut out, but i don't remember where i put it. maybe i just need to get another one. i wish that i had a place to hang the stockings. i don't have a fireplace or a stairway to hang them. growing up, we always hung our stockings from right under the banister. i always liked the way it looked with the stockings getting higher and higher. last year i just laid the stockings out on chairs on christmas eve so that we had them the next morning. one year in college we bought little stockings any my roommate drew a fireplace on some cardboard and we hung our stockings on that. it was a lot of fun.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


just a couple of minutes ago i knew just what i was gonna blog about. sadly, the idea has left me. it's 1:17 in the morning, which is probably why i can't think of it. i went to the goodwill store today. i was just tagging along with my mom and i was looking around and i found some things that i could maybe do something with for christmas or something. i also found some nancy drew books. there were several, but i only bought two. she's so smart. i don't know how she knows all that stuff. of course being a fictional character helps a lot , i'm sure. i'm so glad that i took typing class in high school. im sitting here with my eyes closed because i'm so tired, but i can still get my thoughts out. of course i check my writing every so often. i just wish that i was faster at typing. i think i'm as fast at typing as i am at writing by hand. i think i need to end this post. i'm pretty sure that i'm rambling incoherently. nighty-night.

Monday, November 16, 2009


i learned some new words recently. i have a tendency to read the dictionary when i'm bored at somebody else's house. a fillip is a type of flick made by the thumb holding finger and then quickly releasing. i learned that last night. today i learned the word graffito. it's the singular of graffiti. i didn't even know graffiti had a singular form. i like to learn new words. especially if they are fun to say. one i relearned was jalousie. it's a type of window shade. it's made of wooden slats that can be adjusted. sometimes i learn a word, but i have no practical application for it so i forget about it. that's the case with jalousie. when i saw it in the dictionary i remembered seeing it before, but couldn't remember what it meant. anyway, don't be surprised if every once in a while i put a word post up.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


well, i guess it's time for an update. not a whole lot has been going on. just waiting for thanksgiving to come along and then christmas. so, here's some random pictures!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

So Yummy!

every year after halloween i start looking for my favorite cookies from the store. usually, i have to wait forever for them, but this year i've found them early!

we had to open a second tin because the first one is already empty.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween Festivities

well, i'm finally gonna put some pictures up. hopefully no weirdos look at my blog.

these are from our ward trunk or treat.

here's andrew and emmy. andrew is a turtle and emmy is a fairy named silvermist.

here is one of their friends. she's a bat-fairy.
here's one of my friends. she's minnie mouse, but she's not wearing her ears.

here's some weird lady. she's dressed as an indian.

and here's what i want to be next year. isn't this awesome! they won a prize. it had nothing to do with the fact that i was one of the judges. they looked really good.

no pictures of me since i was the one holding the camera.