Monday, December 15, 2008

Bits of This and That

Well, do to a supremely stupid computer, I haven't been able to post. So, some updates are in order, and as an extra special treat, I even have pictures! Your welcome.
We haven't really been up to much around here. It's flu season and it seems we have something or other every week. This puts a damper on our social agenda, but we soldier on.
Had my dad up a couple of weeks ago, and we put in some new lighting. We are going to do some other things as well, but don't feel it is wise to blab about it to the World Wide Web.
Had a big ice storm last night, and everything is slick as snot today. It took John quite awhile to break his car out of the garage, so he was late to work. So was everyone else, so it wasn't a big deal. Jonni is having a snow day, and the kids are uber squirrely and driving me nuts, but I can't send 'em outside, it's too cold, so what're ya gonna do? Throw 'em in bed for naps early, and hope they sleep until their daddy gets home to play with them, of course! (I'm a bit under the weather, and so have no energy for cool and creative snow day activities.)
John had a Christmas party at work that I attended last Friday. I got to see where he works and meet all of his fellow employees as well as some of the company big wigs. The cool thing was that I couldn't tell the big shots from the peons. Everyone was so nice!! We also got a year end bonus, our first ever! I tell ya, I really like this company.
We finally got our Christmas tree on Saturday, and I think it's my favorite so far. It's huge, and I think the best smelling tree we've ever had! The whole house smells like a pine forest, it's great!
So, on to some pics, and I hope everyone's having a merry Christmas so far!
The Almighty Liz

Some random shots of the kids because I think they're adorable, and it's been way too long since I posted any pics of them.

Our new handy-dandy floodlight. It's way bright. Look out intruders! You could play basketball out there! If our driveway weren't so crappy, that is.
This is our cat, Cloud. I don't think I've ever posted any pictures of her before. Isn't she gorgeous? We sure do love her.
This is our backyard covered in ice.
This is a random UPS guy out doing deliveries. I felt super bad for him. He can only go like 3 miles an hour on on the ice. It's going to take him forever to get his job done.

This is the car that is still locked in ice. Ain't no movin' that baby 'till things thaw in my opinion.

This is our Christmas tree. I dunno why you can't see the lights. What a rip-off. We love it though. And John and I made the star on top our very own little selves. Aren't we crafty?


Karen said...

I love the tree, and your kids are soooo cute!

Renae said...

when you scroll fast past the flood light picture, it looks like the brain from pinky and the brain.

timpani76 said...

Great pics of Erik! It seems like Jonni loves the camera, but this time Erik really was hamming it up.

Snow/sick day for Vance. He was running a fever so we would have kept him home anyway, but they also called off school.

Both kids are in bed now too, but I would be kidding myself if I thought I was lucky enough for them both to sleep until Erik bear gets home!

lizS said...

yeah, i made it an hour and a half. *sigh* they were better about playing quietly though, after naptime.
yes, i know they're cute! and you have no idea how many pics of erik i had to get to get some good ones timpani! and no, i didn't know that about the floodlight renae. you weirdo.

Bruce said...

you cant see the lights on your tree because the flash from your cam washes them out. i left to go get donuts for the kids this morning and it took a bit to make it drivable. when i left i had a hole in the ice about a foot around directly in front of my face

craftyashley said...

I'll bet your UPS brother is grateful for your sympathy.

Anonymous said...

nnoooo!! erik is growing too fast!! tell him to stop, or he'll be in biiiig trouble!


The Marinator said...

I like the star - cardboard and aluminum foil? How did you stick it on? And of course - gorgeous kids. I can't wait til Daniel and Jonni grow up and get married. It's time we got some good-lookin' people in this family! ;)