Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Today, Ryan turned 27...yes, I am older than he is. I just wanted to make sure that he is around when I am old since women live longer! We celebrated his birthday this past weekend by going to Ruth's Chris with the Crawfords. The food was great, but wow, that place is expensive. I think that we will be sticking with Outback from now on.

I gave in and bought Ryan a flatscreen TV. He did not expect this at all so he was a little shocked when he opened his gift. I had been saving my money for this and he didn't even know.

On Tuesday nights, we have 'American Idol Parties." We rotate each week to someone's house and they cook dinner. I love this because I will only have to cook one out of fourteen Tuesdays! I cooked Chicken Cordon Bleu, corn casserole, homemade mac-n-cheese, green beans and rolls.
I also gave in and bought a Wii for Ryan(really I should say for us!). I did not use my own money for this though...thank goodness. I sold books back on-line and made enough money to buy this. We have had a lot of fun with it so far. It is hilarious to watch people play especially if they are boxing!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Cold but Fun Weekend!

This past weekend, a group of girls from church went on a retreat. We had a lot of fun just playing games, reading magazines, eating, and eating some more! I am so thankful that God has blessed Ryan and I with a great group of friends at church.
Jennie, Reid, Keri, and Heather

This was hilarious to watch. Sara was teaching Mandi, Heather and Lia how to do the "Soulja Boy" dance! Not near as good as watching some of Kyle's boys do this dance!!

Ashley, me, Sara, and Lindsay

It was 8 degress when we woke up on Saturday morning.Well, Heather thought it would be a good idea for us to walk for 50 minutes after lunch. It was a lot of fun but quite cold! Below is Jennie, Reid, Sara, Lia, Mandi and me.

Due to a lack of sleep Friday night, Saturday was filled with tons of laughing at stupid stuff. Sara and Mandi were trying to see who could make the ugliest face. You can be the judge of that.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Christmas to New Year's!

Okay, so I guess it is time to post again since Natalie and Mandi tell me that they are tired of looking at my Christmas decorations! Sorry, but I have to post one more time about the holidays. To be quite honest with you, I was somewhat dreading the holiday season. Since Kyle, my brother, passed away, I knew that this Christmas would be very different. I have to say that my family handled this year much better than I thought we would. The season was filled with a lot of happiness, tears, and joy. (I was especially glad that 2007 was over!) Our God is a great God, and He continues to bless my family and guide us through each day.

Here are some pictures from holiday parties, Christmas and New Year's. The first few pictures were from game night at our house. The girls lost and we had to go sing Xmas carols to a lady across the street. I think that we made her day.

Christmas with my family which included Tina(my sister-in-law), Craig(my brother), my grannies, mom, dad, Ryan and me.

Hanging out with friends one night over the break.