Monday, December 22, 2008

On the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth Days of Christmas...

Fifth day
I flew home. Hooray! Let the vacation begin!

Sixth day
Visited the office... etc...

Seventh day
Did a little Christmas shopping!

Eighth day
Christmas Party! On this day, my nose started to run...

Ninth day
Happy B-day Mom! Church... on this day, no air was passing through either nostril, eye swelled up, not a pretty sight...

Tenth day
It's about 11:30am, I'm sitting in my PJ's blogging... and I can breath through one nostril... I'm on vacation, so I might not blog again for a few days. Hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas!! See you in '09!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

On the Fourth Day of Christmas...

I took these cookies to work for my co-workers, and they liked them.
Special thanks to Brenda, who slaved all night with me making these suckers!

HOORAY!! Good news!! Well, first some bad news... I showed up to the White Christmas Lottery, yet again (for the 5th time, to be exact) and sadly, I was not aware that the show is at SEVEN pm on Tuesdays instead of EIGHT pm like all the other nights of the week!! So I did NOT win lottery tickets as there was no lottery to enter.

Upon learning this pivotal piece of information that would have been much more beneficial to me 1 hour prior, I marched into the Box Office and bought a regular ticket. Aside from the great news that I was FINALLY getting to see White Christmas (YAY!) the ticket ended up being discounted 25%! AND I convinced Kyle to join me! So the two of us saw White Christmas. Yay us! Here is my playbill (and my Christmas PJ's)...
Kyle might have fallen asleep at one point during the show, but he said that is typical for him and musicals, and that he really liked it. :) Nasty side note- this man sitting behind me kept making hawking loogie sounds every five minutes... pretty icky. Dude, you're a grown-up! Blow your nose and take some DayQuil! The lady next to me actually gagged at one point!

This scene was really great in the musical! And the classic movie is always great, so here you go: "The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing!"

Monday, December 15, 2008

On the THIRD day of Christmas...

our ward had a Christmas party! And guess whose name was FINALLY pulled in a drawing! MINE! Let me tell you, I've attempted to win lottery tickets to the Broadway show "White Christmas" FOUR TIMES in the last 2 weeks, and failed miserably every time... so tonight, when my name was FINALLY pulled, I was so happy!!! This is what I won...A $15 gift certificate to iTunes! Yay me!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

On the Second Day of Christmas...

...all snug in our beds, Heidi and I awoke to Ash screaming off her head!
We jumped out of bed, and ran into her room! Poor Ashley's shoulder was dislocated! Ash said it has happened several times (since she used to do gymnastics) but usually she can get it back in... not today though. Heidi called 9-1-1... poor Ash was in so much pain she couldn't move!
The ambulance arrived, and wheeled Ash away in a strange chair... she commented later it looked like a crazy person chair, and that people must think they were carting away a crazy person! When they got her downstairs, they transferred her to a regular stretcher and into the ambulance.Ashley was in so much pain, she kept saying "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!" the ambulance guy was like, "Where you from?" and Ash said "D.C." and the ambulance guy said "no wonduh, you keep sayin gosh, that's not how most people talk around here."

On the bumpy ride, Ash did slip a swear word... the guy was like, "Now I can understand yuhs!"

When we got to the hospital, the doctors gave Ash some drugs... after they put her arm back in the socket, I think she felt a lot better. While waiting for x-rays, the three of us roomies sat around and, despite the traumatic events of the day, had some good roommate laughs!
Ashley is doing much better now. When we got home, we were all so tired we just zonked out! Had you peeked into our living room this afternoon, this is what you would have found...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

On the First Day of Christmas...

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I had an idea for a picture last night... so I drew it...

Then today I painted it up in photoshop (adding a bkgd I found...)"Make Time for Love this Christmas!"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"It's Christmas time, and time for a carol...

...time to sing about... THE LITTLE KING!"
Did you know the words to that song? I didn't (until recently)... but I'm glad I know now, cause that is the real meaning of Christmas after all, right? Yep.

SO... we got a Christmas Tree!! My roommate Ashley's Mom and sisters came to visit last weekend, and as a thank you gift for staying at our place, they sent us a CHRISTMAS TREE!!! With lights and decorations and all!! It is SO exciting!
AND beautiful! Prior to deciding on the tree's final placement (above)... we took a photo op with the tree and Pip (it's his first Christmas) and Peeve (ugly green dog on kitchen wall). Pip loves Christmas!I got a haircut recently... snapped this pic... it looks stellar if you ask me! Those hair salon people really do a good job at styling the hair as well as cutting... It only took, what, TWO HOURS!? Well worth it, my friends, well worth it. Here's a recent picture of my head as well (pre-hair-cut) for my Mom, who requested to see more pics of ME on this blog. :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Been reading a new book...

My roommate Heidi and I are obsessed with House. You know, the show about the doctor who probably would hate us both in real life. That's okay! We love him. And the show in general.

I was out Christmas shopping this weekend, when I stumbled across this book:
House and Philosophy. I picked it up (duh) and read the introduction. I'm in love. Not to mention, within the first page it contained reference to none other than Steve McQueen... not the actor, but Dr. House's pet rat. If this sounds at all familiar, this book is for you! My sister Alyse would be so proud!
*This book has not been approved, licensed, or sponsored by any entity or person involved in creating or producing the TV series.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Marriage Protest Outside Temple

Don't be deceived... this is lighthearted, and hilarious! Watch it!

PS- Courtney, this is Ryan Simmons (since you were curious from a previous post as to who he was...)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Cheer!

Walking home tonight I ran across something spectacular and snapped this pic on my cell phone camera...It's Christmas time! And the NYSC has a huge Christmas tree up along with a giant lighted American Flag. Christmas has found Wall Street! So fun. :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Shrek the Musical!

Don't worry about it! Lyndee and I went to see Shrek the Musical last night, and it did not disappoint!

My favorite part? Lord Farquaad. Hands down. HilARIOUS. The fair tale creatures were also a plus! ...which is funny, since the show is about Shrek, Donkey and Fiona... they're all really good too (especially Fiona) but the random people were the best!I definitely recommend everyone sees this show! Especially if you want to have a laugh, and an overall good time!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I have a cold!

I tried to find the perfect cartoon for how I'm feeling, but when I saw this cute little guy I could look no further... He may not be an accurate representation of how I feel, but he's super cute!
Chilly Willy the Penguin! Gotta love the classic cartoons.

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin passed away last night...