Friday, December 25, 2009


I am waiting for the family to wake up. This Christmas has come and gone by so fast. A combination of being older and so busy means that I haven't had much time to think about it.

However, I hope everyone doesn't get so wrapped up in presents and food and forget why we even celebrate Christmas.

We give gifts to symbolize the greatest gift we all received. Because Christ gave up his life, was buried, and rose on the third day we can all live again. We have the gift of salvation.

Read this if you need something to help remember how special this day it.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tracking Santa

This is where Santa is right now.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Here are two weather forcasts for December 23.

While those in Utah will be having a White Christmas, I will not. Magnolia Texas will be 60 degrees, and that's cold enough for me.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Santa Claus

This is a spoiler. Don’t read on if you are under 10.

I was 6 years old when I stopped believing in Santa Claus.

At school, we were talking about Santa Claus and this boy had the audacity to say, “My dad told me there is no such thing as Santa Claus.”

Imagine 30 first graders grasping in disbelief. “No! That’s not true. Your dad’s a liar!”

When I went home later that night, I recounted the story to my parents.

“This boy at school said that Santa Claus wasn’t real!” To which my dad replied, “He’s not.”

Everything was downhill from there.

Now while I know Santa Claus isn’t a real person, I believe in the spirit of Santa Claus. Each of us can be the Santa in someone’s life. Either through secret Santa, participating in food drives, or offering up service to the people we know.

I don’t think having kids believe in Santa destroys them, or gives them unrealistic expectations about life. Anyone can take time this Christmas to teach their children the true meaning of Christmas and how we all can exemplify the person this celebration is for.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Out of the Mouth of Chris

Chris was very talkative this morning. And by this morning I mean while he was still asleep.

Chris "I assume that this is going to cost $2000?
Me "What?"
Chris "The environment."
Me "The whole environment will cost $2000?
Chris ...back to sleep...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

More Hat

I have been practicing a lot on these hats trying to perfect them and get the sizing down. I really love crocheting and I am about ready to branch out to other things.

But here is my latest creation.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Christmas Miracle

I have lost my ipod nano twice since I got in 4 years ago. The first time I found it 4 months later in my sister's glove compartment. And now I had lost it again. I think the last time I saw it was around February.

Well, it turned up on Friday. In our glove compartment. I swear that both Chris and I have looked in their several times in the last 10 month, but I just opened it on Friday and out it popped. Headphones and all.

It is just a Christmas miracle!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

American Crafts

Remember this?

It is happening again this year. Last year I remember hearing that it opened a day early for friends and family. So I searched so blogs and one of the designers for American Crafts confirmed that. Well, I don't know anybody there, so I though will they really kick me out if I don't really know anyone?

Well, I went during my lunch. I work like a mile away, and they did not kick me out. Then I went back tonight with Chris and Charleah. This is basically my Christmas present from Chris.

I'll post pictures later, but if you scrapbook you should go to this sale. I will probably go back again.

And this is one of four reasons I will miss Utah.