Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

1. What is your favorite Christmas song? Any of the classics 'Jingle Bells' 'I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas' ect.

2. When was your most memorable Christmas? Probably Isaacs first Christmas

3. What is your favorite Christmas treat? I like Danish Butter Cookies, sugar cookies, and chocolate covered Oreos

4. What do you dislike most about the Christmas season? Not being able to afford getting everything for Brent and Isaac

5. What do you like best about the Christmas season? The Feel

6. Who is the hardest person to shop for on your Christmas list? Anyone, I am the worst at shopping for other people

7. If you could receive one gift without money being an issue, what would it be? Alot of money, or a car, preferable both

8. What is your idea of a perfect Christmas Eve? Family, Christmas movies, games, and dad reading about Christs birth

9. Which do you like best, eggnog or hot chocolate? Hot chocolalte for sure

10. Do you prefer a fancy Christmas tree, or one decorated by the kids? One of each, thanks to mom I want one in every room, but the one with the presents should be decorated by the kids.

11. What is your favorite family Christmas tradition? Saving one present for Christmas afternoon

12. Do you like fruitcake? EWWW!!

13. Do you prefer skiing or snowboarding? Havent done either but Brent is a snowboarder so that will probably be me as well

14. Are you dreaming of a white christmas or do you say "Bah Humbug" to snow? I love snow, the more the merrier

15. What was your favorite gift from Santa when you were a kid? a microscope

16. What is your favorite Christmas movie? A Muppet Christmas Carol

17. Have you ever eaten snow? We used to just wait for it to snow so we could make Snow Ice Cream

18. Who do you wish could be with you this Christmas? Both of my families, it always sucks that I can only spend christmas with one family

19. When do you put up your Christmas lights and decorations? As soon as possible, usually Thanksgiving day or the day after.

20. Real or artificial Christmas Tree? I like artifical, I am sure that I would like real trees more but I dont even get to smell them so it is just a mess, and you can put an artifical up alot earlier, but Brent likes the real tree so that is what we get.

Who do you want to tag? Tiffany, Shai, Jenna, Jennifer, and Ali

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Not the best week

This has just not been my week, First I had to get an emergency root canal on my tooth which was hurting so bad that I had to abuse nyquil so that I could sleep through an entire day just so I wouldnt feel anything, which caused me to miss a day of work, which also means that our Christmas is going to be even more sparce than it was going to be before cause, no dental insurance means $700 dental bills, twice. Second we got the estimate on our car from the accident that Brent was in and the damage is more than the car is worth which means that we are going to have to go into more debt to get a new car, and we will have to make monthly payments which sucks, and it wasn't even his fault. And finally this week begins the Post Offices Christmas, which sounds alot better than it is, it just means that I will be working 6 days a week possibly 10 hour days, with little things like a hot chocolate machine at work to make me feel better about only seeing Brent for 20 min everyday.

There are always good things to balance things out so that I dont get to depressed when things go like this, for instance, Kris has been staying with us for a few days which is always fun, of course there is Isaac, I just don't know what I would do without this kid he makes everything so much better, and Brent, the most supportive and loving husband anyone could ask for.

So this was my week, I have had alot better, but also alot worse. And I have great people in my life to make things that much better.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

YEAH Insurance!!

So our work has finally decided to give us insurance that is affordable, they used to charge like 900 dollars for a family per month, (please tell me who can afford that making like 14 dollars an hour?) now it is 150 bi-weekly per family. I did not even realise how much not having insurance has weighed on my mind, I feel strangly light now that we have the insurance set up, even though it doesn't kick in till Jan. 9th. We have been without insurance since Isaacs 1st birthday, and he turns 3 in April, so we have alot to be thankful for.

I just wanted to say congratulations again to Shai and Cade, and Morgan and Cody, I cant wait for the new additions to the family.