{The Father of mercies and God of all comfort}

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Corner

 In lieu of Christmas decorating protest I decided to make a "Christmas corner" in the small room Ryan and I live in at his parent's house. I pinned up our Christmas cards from this year and the Christmas tree ornaments given to me by my classroom parents and others I work with. This is our Christmas corner with the gifts for Ryan and I from each other. Now don't let the boxes deceive you, the gifts are quite small.
For Ryan:
Zune HD (it came with a free A/C adapter)
Two fun colored thermal shirts
A new jacket for camping and for work
And new pajama pants

For me:
Really awesome fox fur earmuffs
A new bottle of J'Adore (!!)
A projector for movies etc (stoked about this one)
And a wireless printer/scanner/fax (LOVE)

I know in comparison Ryan's gifts from me seem pretty silly, but his Zune cost a lot and he spent the same amount of money on me that I spent on him; as per our agreement. He knows how to buy electronics at great prices. 

We celebrated Christmas early with my brother Justin and his girlfriend Amy and Austin and his girlfriend Kia at my parents'.
 Then we celebrated Christmas at Ryan's parent's in the morning and had Christmas dinner with my parents.

Our first Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Favorite Christmas Tune

I'm totally digging Sara Groves' "To Be With You" as my favorite Christmas song.
It's terrible quality, but you get the song.

Enjoy this Christmas Eve. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The ill just keeps on coming

Recently I got a urinary tract infection and a small kidney infection (I also had a kidney infection on our honeymoon). I was on antibiotics for two weeks. About 10 days ago I started this really bad chest cough. It sucks! Then yesterday I woke up with a serious sinus headache, a sort throat, and a runny nose. Honestly, I just got over a small sinus issue after my uti. What a lousy bummer! Christmas vacation in three days!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Traditions

     Ryan and I have no real set traditions for Christmas. I would like to establish some now that we're married. It will be difficult to do some of them since we still live with the in-law's, but we'll do as many as we can.

Pre-Christmas Eve/Day Traditions 
     1. Put up the Christmas tree and decorate the house while listening to
       Christmas music.
   2. Put up the Christmas lights outside.
   3. Bake a cake for Jesus’ birthday.
   4. Advent (I saw a family do this this year)

Christmas Eve Traditions
     1. Go to the Christmas Eve Candlelight service.
         (I love this!!)
     2.  Watch a cute Christmas movie with hot cocoa and read
         Matthew 1:18-25.

Christmas Day Traditions
4.              1. Read the story of Jesus when we wake up from Matthew 2
              and Luke 2.
5.              2. Give praise to the Lord in prayer.
6.              3. Eat breakfast and give Coco a Christmas treat
              (making sure he’s in his Christmas sweater ;)
7.              4. Give our gifts to one another.
8.              5. Play with our gifts!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Shuffle

So, I did this on facebook, but I decided to do it again for the blog and do Christmas songs instead. I did not make the rules or the questions; I don't make the rules I just follow them.

Disclaimer: I don't have much Christmas music...

1. Put your iTunes on shuffle (I have a zune).
2.  For each question, push the next button to get your answer.
4. Have Fun!
  • If someone says "Are you okay", what do you say?
     Home for Christmas-- NSYNC (that's a joke right?)
  • How would you describe yourself?
    It's Christmas-- NSYNC (so true year round)
  • What do you like in a girl/guy?
     Christmas in a Child-- Third Day
  • What's your life's purpose?
    Bring Me Love-- The all wrapped up cd from target (I don't remember who sings this)
  • What do your parents think of you?
     Greatest Time of Year-- same cd (did i mention zune shuffle sucks?) I think Demi Lovato sings this one; I don't like her.
  • What do you think of very often?
    The Only Gift-- NSYNC
  • What do you think of your best friend?
     Joyful Kings-- Jonas Brothers on the target cd
  • What is your life story?
     O Come All Ye Faithful-- Third Day (that fits)
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
     All I Want is You This Christmas-- NSYNC
  • What do you think you see in the person you like?
     Joy to The World-- Third Day
  • What will they play to at your funeral?
     Celebrate Love-- Target CD
  • What is your passion in life?
     Jesus, Light of the World-- Third Day
  • What's your biggest fear?
     Under My Tree-- NSYNC
  • What's your biggest secret?
     The First Noel-- Third Day
  • What do you want right now?
     The Christmas Song-- NSYNC
  • What does your love think about you?
     Christmas Won't be the Same Without you-- Target CD: Plain White T's.

That's all I got.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I bought Ryan's Christmas present today. I wanted to get him an HD radio for the car so he could listen to the new radio station NGen (a subset of KSBJ). However, Crutchfield told me it would be about $500 to get the radio and all installation items. Uh NO! So instead I got him an HD Zune. I'ts a 32 GB, silver, touchscreen that plays HD radio. Score! Now he can listen to NGen and it was half the price. Yay. I got it inscribed with art and with our wedding scripture.

Sorry it's so small. The art is headphones; it's hard to tell.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Shopping

     Ryan and I don't have a lot of money right now with trying to save for moving and paying off student loans (ugh!), so we could only spend $20 on family. My extended family is not big about giving and getting gifts we usually do a gift exchange based on gender. So, if you're a female you bring a female gift and the same thing for the men. Then we choose numbers and choose a gift. As the game is played the higher numbers get to "steal" a gift if they want it, but number one gets to choose the gift they want from anyone. It's fun and last year the dollar limit was $5, so the gifts were hysterical and practical; all across the board.

     We finished all of our Christmas shopping two days after Thanksgiving (no we did not participate in Black Friday sales)-- way too early for us. We got gifts that everyone wanted and wrapped them in pretty paper with turquoise glitter ribbon. I love wrapping gifts and making them pretty. Each gift has a different bow/ribbon design. I had fun and now we're done, except I have to buy Ryan's.

The gifts-- minus Tara's-- under a tree that's not mine.

Ryan and I at my parent's Thanksgiving with my first pie! Apple.