Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas Time!

I love Christmas Time! It's a Holiday with Christ's Name and Chris' Name all in one, What a Day!
So we have Had a great Christmas Time. It might run a whole in our pockets, but it is always worth it ;). First off, we've been wanting to do Sub-for-Santa for someone we know, but the family we were planning on, seems to have moved away without telling anyone. So we had to figure something else out. Then it hit us! Not literally, please calm down, we're all okay, even though the snow is higher than the car tires... but I digress... so there is a young single mom who is interested in the Church, and has been listening to the misisonaries. Her boyfriend took off, leaving her alone with a little toddler with awesome Einstein hair and another baby due in January. She didn't have a job, so Christmas was going to be tough. Well, Chris, with her heart of gold, headed out and did the thing she does best. She made the day of someone downtrodden! She bought all these great gifts for all of them, and she probably spent more on them than all our gifts together. And Chris was so contagious in her serving others, that I don't even care. It's so exciting to think about what thier surprise was like and thier faces on Christmas Day. We were probably as excited as they were.
Now on to our Christmas in Delta, my first. It was fun! I have never had a bad day in Delta. It's like it's a different, calmer world.
So Christmas was great! Everyone, Carl, Nancy, Chris, Deb and Chris all sat around and humored me as I read them a silly Christmas stroy about a Lump of Coal, and then I sang a stupid song that I wish I could take back, about a guy who Loves Santa a bit too Much. But I had fun, and I think they did too. Then we slept and woke up to Christmas!
So Paiton was hilarious the whole time. She's a fun little girl. I loved how she would get into her commanding posture and say something like, "Get in here bubba!" And then opening all the presents was fun. Chris and I spoiled each other this year. We got tons of stuff for each other. I now have some new Crocs, (my others actually have holes all the way through them. It makes for a very personal walk with nature. It's like I'm barefoot, but wearing shoes) and my DVD collection has now doubled, and I was super surprised to open up Batman Legos for the Wii! I love that game and she had said it was sold out. So what a surprise to open it up. That was all I really wanted. And then I gave her some jewelry, a tea set and cake stand, a black Santa (which was very unique and cool) and the first two seasons of John and Kate plus eight. We both had quite the Christmas! It's hard to go back to work now. Having time off together is way better than having to work apart. (Wow, that's a new revelation if ever I heard one)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This Graduation Thing Is Great. Everyone Should Really Get on This Train

If I had known that I was going to be treated like a king when I finally got my Associates, I'd have done it a long time ago ;). Yes, I feel like royalty after the way Chris treated me last night.
So first of all, you must understand that I have been pretty worried about how my last class, StatiscticS. I am terrible at math, and this class really showed me how terrible. So when Chris and I looked up our fianl grades, I was a wreck with worry. Chris did wonderfully, which goes without saying, she's wonderful. Then my turn, and I thought I was in for some bad news. When I saw that I passed, it took a sec to sink in and then I jumped up and hugged Chris so hard! I am finally done with my Associates! Woo Hoo!
I was really grateful to see that Chris made this "event" such a big deal. She went and told everyone I graduated (even before it was offical, but she believed in me, which is so huge) and Chris' parents sent me a great card (the only one actually) and then we are going to celebrate with my parents, and Chris' if they can at Porters Place.
And to treat me like a king, Chris took me out to dinner, wherever I wanted. I picked Sizzlers, which was great, and I'm having left over left overs. Dinner was great, and then she had a gift all wrapped up for me! I didn't expect a gift, but there it was. I opened it up,all giddy, and found Mario Cart for the Wii! I love that game! And we went home and played it for a while before we had to go to bed. It was so cool of Chris to do all that for me. I really appreciated how much she "pampered" and supported me. Thanks babes. (pictures to come)

Davie Claus

So I got to play Santa Claus for the Hispanic kids in one of our Library Out Reach Programs. It was great. I make a mean and albiet young Santa!
My favorite part was the huge smiles all the kids had. One girl gave me at least 12 hugs. One older boy came and asked me, are you real? I didn't want to break it to him, so I just said, "What do you think?" He walked away with that question rolling around in his head.
Being Santa was great. I've played a few characters now for the library, The Cat in the Hat being one of them, but the cool part about Santa is you get to talk, not just walk around. It was great.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Merry "Chris" Mas

So if you were wondering, I love Chris.
I'm really glad they made a Holiday About having more of her. (Mas in Spanish means more). Whenever I hear "Merry Christmas" it reminds me of our first Christmas together, when we were dating and my friends were always pushing me to "marry the girl already." And my friend Brad actually said something that always sticks with me everyt Christmas. Say Merry Christmas a few times... go ahead. Try it........................... Done? Yeah, when you say it over and over again it becomes Must Marry Chris Must Marry Chris. Jesus changed his birthday party just for me to get the hint. Needless to say, I'm glad I listened.
So we've been having some fun Christmas happenings.
For Thanksgiving we gave my sister Kristen and her kids an early Christmas. We got Chris' parents to help us make some blocks for them. It was tons of work, but they loved them.

And Nancy had her Birthday here.

But mainly, we loved putting up our Christmas tree. Thanks Nancy and Carl. That was really nice of you Carl to drive all the way up here just to drop it off. We put on Christmas music and decorated it and the house. It's pretty.

And Deb and Paiton stayed with us. Chris and I (especially Chris) loved having a little person to spoil and play with in the house. Yeah, I think we are set on foster parenting now. So thanks for staying with us, and please come again.