Tuesday, November 11, 2008

And... then the year was over...


Hmmm, all of my gchat buddies have Veterans Day off. Lucky Duckies:) That's okay, I duked out early yesterday... It's quiet though. The phone hasn't been ringing. I think all of our reps and customers are also closed. Bummer, looks like its going to be a long day here.

I was looking at the calendar and ohmygosh, the year is almost over! And looking at our calendar, I am stresssssing.....

This Friday we have fancy pants date plans in SLO.

Saturday we are going to a Marriage seminar thing Santa Maria at one of Jerad's friend's churches... he heard about it and wanted to go, but since it was so far wasn't sure. Then he heard there was a catered dinner and live music. Its supposed to be a good time.

A week and a half after that its Thanksgiving which means I'll need to make about 15 pies. That weekend we'll do a bunch of Christmas shopping, and decorate our house and tree.

The next weekend Jerad has some fab. secret plan for our anniversary that we are celebrating a week early.

The next weekend I'm in New York (for 5 days of frolicking.... yessss).

The next weekend is my company Christmas party and Jerad and I are spending two nights at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in Avilla.

Then its Christmas. Ho-lee Crap! 15 more pies. Tis the Season! I actually love making pies. I got down all of my pie pans this weekend in preparation. Its just a lot of time and energy. I like all of the "Martha Stewart" references it earns me though...

The next weekend Jerad and I will be in Arizona! Leaving Thursday night, returning Monday night.

And that's just the big stuff. Overextended much? I'm happy though. Christmas is my FAVORITE. Jerad too. So much so that last year we painted a wall in our living room just so it would better match our Christmas decor. Here are a few pics... cause who doesn't want to start looking at Christmas pics before Thanksgiving right?






I don't know what I am going to do with the tree now that we have all of the new furniture.

And we usually have some of the best lights on the block. This was a (really dark) pic from the first year that we moved it. Jerad has added since then, but you can get an idea:


You also can't tell from the pic, but the small tree in front of the kitchen window is decorated with ornaments and everything... He was going to do a bunch of new outdoor stuff this year, but looking at all the trips we are taking in the next 7 weeks I'm thinking maybe we should be conserving our money as much as possible. Yikes!

Hmmm, posting all of these Christmas pics is making me excited. Maybe that is one way for me to get over my hatred of fall. Just skip to winter:)

7 comments:

Beth McDermott said...

im calling to make hotel reservations for chelsea's wedding today. i cant freaking believe the year is over. gah.

Jillian said...

Okay so I was thinking that same thing...where is the tree gonna go? Don't know what we are going to do...the girls shouldn't be too mobile but more so anyway and Carter didn't seem to bother it last year but it has been a whole other year and you never know with toddlers...

Steph said...

Our plan was to buy a new Plasma TV that could go on the wall, and flip the couch over to the corner where the TV we have now is... but I'm thinking we should save that money for anniversary/christmas/parties/traveling. grrrrr

I wish I got my bonus in November instead of January!!!

Beth McDermott said...

i wish i got a bonus at all!
i have been thinking about this fun-life blog all morning, and so i just dropped back by to say, after a house full of sick kids, an overdraft notice, and a non existant christmas budget not tomention my terrible toddlers who are recovering from colds (you would think it was cancer with the misery they are acting like) who spent the morning hitting and BITING eachother like BABIES...
I.WANT.YOUR.LIFE.
now, please.

Steph said...

okay, BUT to pay for all of our fun goodness Jerad works 12 hour shifts 5 days a week and does side jobs most weekends too:) At least Tyson is home at 5:30!

I think you just always want what you can't have. Jerad and I talk about having kids and then someday when they are hitting and biting we will be like "what were we thinking???" Are they returnable? JK... kinda... we'll just send them to auntie Beth since she is so experienced haha

lucinda! said...

sounds like you have a super busy rest of the year. new york, huh?! sounds exciting.

liz oelker said...

jealous you get to go to NY. We're planning that for next anniversary but want to go now! and PS I think you should join the in-crowd and start decorating before thanksgiving comes lol (I might start tomorrow :)