Monday, December 21, 2009

One of the best Christmas YouTube vids

This one is a Christmas time favorite!


So my darling little sister is getting MARRIED! Her boyfriend (now fiancee) proposed in Hawaii in October! They're both so excited and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Steve to the family. Here they are with Sam this summer! (BTW...the big date is October 23rd)

Sticker bandit strikes again...

Wanted: One two year old infamous for notorious stickering all over the house. Recent victims include: holiday outfit, dolly, and baby brother. Reward.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My not so helpful Elf...

Jen: I'm back from Christmas shopping...what have you been doing?
Mike: (pause)
Jen: Did you wrap my presents?
Mike: (pause)
Jen: Have you been sitting in front of this computer the whole time?
Mike: Well...yeah...I'm doing something important. I'm trying to decide if I believe in global warming.
Jen: come again?
Mike: Yeah, I'm watching this video about climate change and polar bears.
Jen: sigh...Oh good...

Pretty sure Santa and I are NOT concerned about global warming at this point in December! :) Jen

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fair Trade

One of the really cool things about our church is that they give concrete ways that we can change our lifestyle a small bit at a time, but in a way that can make a big impact. One example is buying Fair Trade. To that end, we saw this video.

Do something good with your spending this Christmas - buy something fair trade. Maybe some coffee, maybe something else... even if it costs a little more. The website for this group is -

Sunday, December 6, 2009

All the single ladies

So we were driving in the car yesterday when we reached a new pinnacle in parenthood. We were talking about Christmas, or something like that when all of a sudden we hear Addie in the back singing... and she sort of sounds like Beyonce.

"all single yaydies, all singa yaydies, all singa yaydies..."

Oh snap. Jen and I looked at each other with expression of combined shock, horror, and amusement.

At least she didn't say "if you like it, put a ring on it".

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tree Obsession

Jen has a growing Christmas tree obsession. It started a few years ago, and has grown to over 20 trees in and around our house. Here is an idea of what I'm talking about.