Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another weekend flying by too fast . . .

Lots packed in to our weekend, yet again. I wonder when we will have a weekend where we sit around staring at each other trying to figure out something to do?

Yesterday I got to sleep in suuuuuper late. Ah. Of course, I like to think Matt might have owed me for waking me up mulitple times the night before with his snoring from another room. Mad skillz, I tell ya! When I finally dragged my lazy butt out of bed I found a yummy breakfast waiting for me as well as Matt working on Christmas list's with the girls. It was so cute!

I bought a desk off of craigslist yesterday, too, which I am trying not to have buyer's remorse over. I have it over pretty much everything, but it's even harder knowing I can't return it if I want to. It's a decent desk. Not quite as sturdy as I would like, but once Iris started drawing on it with permanent marker I realized why it might be a good idea for us to have less than perfect furniture at this time in our lives! Plus, well, I love sitting at it. I feel so official. Official in what, I have no idea.

Today we had plans to pt up our Christmas tree and other decorations. We usually do this the day after Thanksgiving but this year we plan to be in Yakima then, so instead of setting it up late, we decided to do it early. The whole process was going swimmingly until the lights that worked when initially plugged in failed to work once strung on the tree. Ugh. We decided some family errands were in order since we had hit a road block with tree trimming. Off to Easy Street Records to spend a wedding gift certificate while they were having a big sale. Eloise was walking around grabbing anything she could saying she wanted it. At one point she got a Putamayo Sesame Street CD and I was like you know, we can get that! She seemed pleased enough. After we picked out a few more we were off to lunch. Then on to Bed, Bath and Beyond, which, incidentally, does not sell strings of lights for trees. I was super annoyed, but found a few other things to buy, of course! Like, a cheesecake pan to make this recipe for Thanksgiving. Yum, right?

Then back home, where we eventually finished trimming the tree and cleaning up the gigantic mess that whole process makes of our apartment. The tree looks lovely, don't you think?

Okay, obviously you can't see much of the tree. I haven't figured out a good way to get a picture of a Christmas tree. If the flash goes off you can't see the twinkling lights. If the flash doesn't go off your tree is a fuzzy blob of green. Tips?

I'm excited for a short work week for Matt this week, though. And for Thanksgiving! And travelling! Oh my!


  1. Play with the settings on your camera for the tree picture. To get a good picture of my tree last Christmas I had to use some kind of indoor setting I think - not sure. I'll have to figure it out again this year!

  2. That's a really good idea! If I wasn't so darn lazy I would have thought of that already :)


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