Wednesday, December 23, 2009


We know, like, a zillion people having babies. Forget H1N1 ... pregnancy is spreading, people. It's very contagious.

That being said, I saw this trailer today for a new film from Focus Features. I dare you not to smile.

P.S. I know what you all are thinking. The answer is NO. :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Brother Was Right ...

In all I read 3.25 of the Twilight books. You might remember my post after the first one.

My brother saw me reading it and told me it was a waste of time. I told him to shut up. But you know what? He was right. It was a serious waste of my life.

So when I saw this video on his Facebook page, I had to post it. It's funny. And it shows you just how awful the story actually is. It's so bad, I'm embarrassed that I ever liked it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oh, Christmas Tree

I know I'm not supposed to start out a post by apologizing for not writing. Besides, that's so overdone. Instead, I'm going to just make a list of things I've done since I last wrote. (This list is not comprehensive. In case you were wondering.)
  • Went to Minnesota
  • Changed Teams at Work
  • Cut a Christmas Tree
  • Sat in Front of the Fire
  • Made a Wreath
  • Slept
  • Read Jane Eyre
  • Watched The Biggest Loser Finale
Last weekend we went to cut our Christmas tree. Thankfully, the weather gave us a break because both the day before and the day after we went were bitterly cold with temperatures in the single digits. Friday, however, was in the 40's.

So with the sun shining, we set off to Woodland Park. You see, unlike some people (ahem ... New York) when we cut our tree, we actually go out into the wild and go on a tree hunt. In the real forest.


Upon entering the designated tree-cutting area, we parked, spread out and within 15 minutes, we found it.

Chris and Gabe did the manly work of cutting it down. It took about 7.5 seconds.

Then Gabe hoisted the freshly cut tree ...

... and proceeded to carry it back to the car.

By himself.

Then we all posed with the tree like we helped carry it.

Here it is packed up for the journey home.

And then it's time for the portrait session. The boys ...

... and the girls.

A tree that looks tiny in the forest looks a lot bigger when you domesticate it.

Last thing is the star on top and ...


P.S. I'd like to apologize for the poor quality of these photos. I've been playing with the manual settings on my camera and I forgot to change them. I promise to improve!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Covered in Rain

In the absence of time to write, I'm posting my favorite live version of my favorite song by my favorite singer.

Right about 6:00 he kicks it into high gear. Oh my word.