Friday, December 15, 2006


Congratulations to one of my oldest and best friends, Andy, and his wife on their new baby girl Hannah, born yesterday at 4:39p.m. Weighing in at 8 lbs 12 oz. and 20.5 inches long. Welcome to the world Hannah!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

An Early Christmas

After opening gifts for Mike's birthday last night he announced that he wanted to have Christmas. We had decided a few weeks ago that we would open presents on Sunday, as I am leaving for Seattle the on the 21st and knew that the few days before would be busy. After much negotiation I broke down and agreed to Christmas, as long as we could open our stockings on Sunday.

It took us almost an hour to open our gifts to one another, it was an absolute mountain of discarded wrapping paper and boxes before us after we were finished. But I have to admit, not only do I adore opening presents, but my darling husband buys the absolute best presents on the planet!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Happy 30th birthday Michael! What a busy year this has been for both of us. I hope the coming year brings you great experiences, lots of fun, and of course, love. I love you baby.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


I drove to the mall over lunch, went into 3 stores, bought 2 Christmas presents, grabbed lunch and drove back to work, all in 55 minutes. Christmas shopping, the quick and painless method.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Excitement Level: Low

Christmas is a mere 20 days away, yet I'm not feeling my normal rush of childlike excitement about it this year. Maybe its the large string of major events and traveling the last few months that have taken the spark out of it, I'm not really sure. All I know is that I'm not enjoying Christmas shopping like I usually do, haven't felt the urge to bake Christmas cookies and haven't even thought about listening to holiday music. I wouldn't call this a funk, just a disinterest this year, which is upsetting, because it is, by far, my favorite holiday of the year!