Friday, January 16, 2009

Lookin Fine in '09

Well, once again it is a new year. We found ourselves ringing in the new year with a can of Ginger Ale and the Discovery Channel. We did our own countdown and went to bed shortly thereafter. Yay! Happy New Year! The new year is pretty much the same as the old one, come to find out. We are still living in our little apartment and still waiting for our baby girl to grace us with her presence. Maybe she knows that we have yet to pick a name. . . Not that we really want her to come early, but it seems like it should be about time since the due date became the next big thing for us after Christmas was over.

In other news, Chris and I have become adept online shoppers. I ordered a Nikon D40, so maybe soon I will have some cool pics to post, but it's not here yet. Chris has been collectable-ing on eBay. He's managed to score some pretty cool original animation art of He-man and some original sketches of various Simpsons characters, namely Willie, Dr. Nick, and Snake. Yeah. We're cool. It's okay if you are jealous.

Chris recently started a Biggest-Loser-esque competition at his work, known among them as TRIM (Temporary Reduction of Initial Mass). Yep. They are engineers, what can I say? Actually, the competition lasts for a year, so it isn't exactly temporary. They had their first weigh-in this last week. Unfortunately, Chris may have to get his bones shaved to win, but we're not above that. After all, it IS a competition. The good news is that if they go by percentage weight lost, he may only have to drop 5 or 10 pounds to win! He's planning on starting on that in about 11 months.

The Church Ball season has begun! Sadly, the winning streak has not. But Chris has scored his obligatory basket for the season, so now there's no pressure to perform. Now he can just run back and forth and get in the way, with an occasional steal here and there. I have a good time going and "watching" the action, depending on whether or not there are other wives there to talk to. It's a good time.

This year looks like it will be a good one! We have started getting all the baby stuff together, and we (almost) feel like we are ready. Here's to all the fun this year will bring!

Lookin Fine in '09!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Movie Night

This last Tuesday we had a pizza and movie night with Kathy, Tyler, Clark, and Kjerstin. We watched an edited movie I got Chris for Christmas, "Wanted". We had lots of fun! Chris got me some fondant and fondant decorating tools to add to my cake decorating collection, so I thought I would try it out for the first time. I made a weird-shaped stripey cake. It was a lot of fun, and it turned out better than I had hoped for a first try. I didn't have enough fondant in any one color to cover the whole thing, so that is where the stripes came in. It tasted pretty good too, but the actual cake part was a Betty Crocker mix, so that didn't have much to do with me.

Here's Uncle Clarky feeding little baby Ollie. Ollie just turned a month old this week. He is so cute!
This is the beard that Chris grew over the holidays. It's not too long, but longer than he usually lets it get.

Christmas Eve Sledding Fun

On Christmas Eve, we went to party with Chris's family. Before dinner and presents, we took a little walk down the road and went sledding on some dirt mounds in an empty field. Here are a few pictures. Notice that Chris now has a brand new red "C" hat. It was one of his gifts from me. It's about time we replaced his old one!