Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy World Aids Day, Everyone!!!!

I am so excited that it is December! I started getting anxious and excited for Christmas back in July. Every year I say I am going to be more festive and I never do it but I think this year will be different. My kids are getting older and I am able to do more things with them without having to curl up in a ball and cry afterwards. It is also fun having a 12 year old for Christmas too (Jesse, my pcs kid is the 12 year old for those of you who didn't know). This year I am hoping to be able to ride the train upto the "North Pole" aka Horseshue Bend and see Santa Claus. I am also wanting to do fun things at home with the kids like gingerbread houses and watch Christmas movies together and maybe even go see a Christmas show with the kids. I am way excited. These are all the things I plan to do every year but when the time comes to actually go do it, it sounds to exhausting but this year will be different. Just wait and see.

I had a very fun Thanksgiving. It was my year to go to the in-laws. We took family pictures and ate a tasty meal. On my way home from the in-laws, my mom called and said she, my dad, Erin and Maddie were all going to see Twilight. Of course I wanted to go. I arrived at the theater late and thought it was a bit odd that my mom wasn't sitting next to my dad. The order went: Erin, Maddie, my mom, empty space for me, and then my dad. Hmmmmm wierd. Whatever. So the movie broke down during previews and took an hour to start up again. My mom and I decided to go to the bathroom while they were fixing it up. when we came back I offered her to sit next to dad. She acted kind of wierd and refused to sit by him but I just assumed that it was because she wanted to sit next to Maddie. When the movie started, I then realized how very wrong I was. The first time I saw the movie, when Edward makes his first appearance on the screen, I heard screaming girls. This time all I heard was my dad yelling, "Oh for crying out loud!". While it was just as funny, it was distracting. Instead of hearing giggling girls through the whole movie, I heard my dad's hysterical laughter. At times, I was laughing just as hard because laughter apparently is contagious. He kept asking why Edward was wearing lipstick and if he had autism. I see why my mom didn't want to sit next to him. Don't worry everyone, I still loved Edward and I love the movie. It was very memorable seeing it with him. In fact I even went to see it again two days later. I laughed again the third time because the acting is terrible but it doesn't matter because of Edward.

I had a great weekend with my sisters (Amy, Erin, Jenny, Katie) and the best part of it was that Morgan watched my kids for me all weekend long so I could go out stress free. The games are always fun. We played a few rounds of trivial pursuit. My team won once and the other team won once so it was pretty fair. I love it when that happens. It is so fun playing games with my family. They make me laugh pretty hard. Jenny had some pretty cool dance moves that she was doing while we listened to the Twilight soundtrack over and over and over and over. It was a good time. I hope everyone has a wonderful World Aids Day!!!! Wah waaaaaaah!!!

12 comments:

ManicMandee said...

I love hearing about Gus at Twilight. I would have loved to sit by him at that movie!
Thanks for getting me all excited for Christmas too.

Jenny ESP said...

Thanks for ditching your fam and hanging out with us. You're the life of the party, that's for certain. And you look like a young Cybill Shepherd when you curl your hair that way. Beautiful.

Memzy said...

I'm guessing Landee is sobbing in a ball seeing as you didn't even mention her once in this post. I'd love to see the dance moves. Is there video? Please just make my day.

Landee said...

No, I'm not in a sobbing ball.... I'm in a fit of rage. How DARE you? Srsly... how dare you? No mention of Morgan's hissy fit? Yer nicer than me.

Katie said...

I love how you say you took pictures of dinner, but you didn't post any of them. Thank you for the good times. And did we really win? There was an agreement, so yeah, we did.
And Jenny, she did look so beautiful. Not fair. Tom just kept telling me how ugly I looked. Why can't we all be beautiful, no matter what, just like Sara?

Jennifer said...

Hey, thanks for the happy world aids day wishes. I had begun to think that everyone had forgotten about this momentus day...

By the way, I'm your new CTR8 teaching partner. :P

eekareek said...

Partner???? They didn't release me?

Emily said...

I can picture your Dad sitting there at the movies just rolling his eyes the whole time. So funny!

Vegas Family said...

Sounds like much fun.
I still haven't seen Twilight. I hope to catch it this week now that I am back in town. My girls loved it.
I am looking forward to holiday also. The best times of the year.

Erin Beck said...

I love playing games with the family too! Good tymes. My fav is the new balderdash and the movies...so so funny! And katie is right, you should post some pictures.

Mary said...

Forget Landee, I'm curled up in a ball because I didn't get mentioned at game night. I was there..really. And I even contributed an answer or two. (Lisa Kudrow..duh!!!!) I guess it was because it was my winning answer that caused your team to lose, that you forgot to mention me amongst your sisters.

I had a fun time with my girls and am so glad that we could all get together for Thanksgiving. Wish we could do it for Christmas too, but I'm sure glad to have Amy and Dwight, Sara and Morgan, and Tom and Katie around for the festivities. I'm looking forward to our first December Sunday dinner at Amy's this week.

Annie said...

Man I always miss out on all the fun. I too would have enjoyed sitting next to your Dad at the movies.