Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I have a confession: I'm internally torn about blogging. I like looking at everyone else's blogs, but I often feel like I should be doing more constructive things with my time. And then there is the fact that we don't have kids ... and its pictures of people's kids that are always the most exciting, so I feel a little silly. But my mom told me to update. I can't say 'no' to my mom. So ... here is a list of updates as of late:

First: Christmas. We both had a few days off and it was a big debate as to what we should do. Between weather, money, timing, etc we could come up with no clear answer. My dad says "indecision+time=decision." We ended up staying around here. But it was pretty great. 3 families from our ward had us over for dinner right in a row. Plus, on Christmas the Lehr's set up their projector screen so Tyler could watch the Lakers game with a real sized Kobe. We were very grateful for everyone that fed and pampered us. (they really did)

Second: We are turning in to old people. I got awesome craft stuff for Christmas and Tyler was thrilled about his gifts that will be helpful when he has to "live off the land." (and his nose hair trimmers)

Third: I know our house looks sparce. My mom sent us some Christmas decorations and I made a few, but I actually loved having a very simple Christmas.

Fourth: The week prior to Christmas I was 'a little under the weather' to say the least. I hadn't felt that bad in years. Anyway, I now think I am caught up on every non-rated-R redbox possible. Who doesn't love redbox?

Did I mention it was 70 degrees on Christmas? One reason I wanted to move out here is because I wanted to be warm. Sunday was in the 80s. I'm lovin' it!

Fifth: Continuing with the last post. I have been reading quite a bit. My sister-in-law, Jenn, recommended "Marley and Me." So, I read it (actually listened to it), and then Tyler and I went to see it last Saturday. Caution: its about nothing. Its about a life kind of like any of ours (referring to people I think may read this) and I loved it. (the book more than the movie of course). But if you like action ... its not for you. If you could love a movie where there is no climax of conflict and you like dogs ... this one is for you. (By the way, I couldn't help but think of my Holly-dog, making everything all the sweeter ... except she was a very GOOD dog)

Sixth: We do not have a TV. I really enjoy it actually. Tyler REALLY wanted to watch the Ponsietta Bowl. We decided to go to Buffalo Wild Wings (40 cents on Tuesday nights) to watch the game. The wait was longer than that little boy could handle. I thought I saw tears brimming in his little Robin-hood eyes. So ... we broke in to our friends' house and reaped the benefits of their TV and cable. Really ... yanked their screen out, climbed through a little window and over the furniture. (Thanks Marina and Steve) And BSU didn't even come through for us. :)

Okay ... last ... (are you bored yet? maybe I SHOULD post more often): We went to Raleigh for the day. We have only been to Raleigh for the airport and the temple so we haven't really seen it. Its pretty awesome! The capitol area has its own little smithsonians. Free ... and really impressive. We went to the natural history one. It was pretty incredible. They have huge fossil whale/shark dinosaurs hanging up, and one of those butterfly rooms that even had a sloth in it, and big snakes and the works. And the dead sea scrolls. I think those things follow me around. It seems like wherever I travel to they happen to be in that city. And I've still never paid to see them. They were in seattle last time I was there, I think they were in NY when I was there. Just strange. We also went to an old farm plantation place and a giant mall. One thing I love about this area is all the cool old houses. This one is less impressive than some, but it is the one from the farm.

Thanks everyone who made Christmas great (we were spoiled).


Todd & Nichole said...

Sounds like you guys are doing great. GOod for you on all your reading. I like reading your post and seeing pictures of you. YOu don't need kids to have a good blog.

The Robinson Family said...

Never feel silly about blogging! I love this post. I learned alot about you...#1 being that you don't have a TV. I am so impressed w/ people that don't have TVs b/c it is my vice. I watch it tooo much. If you ever want a place or person to watch TV with... call me! Glad y'all had such a good Christmas in NC!!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good Christmas! Hopefully you were the only ones who broke in to watch TV (which by the way, you can do any time we're out of town :P)

Doug & Randi said...

Yes I agree with your thinking that blogging is somewhat of a "waste of time". Thats why I havent gotten into facebook or anything else. BUT, I do think that you should continue to post onto your blog not only for my personal enjoyment, but your own record keeping. My mother-in-law made a good point, that having an updated blog is basically like keeping a journal. So just print it out and put it in a book, and there ya go! haha. okay you dont have to. Sounds like you guys had a fun Christmas. It has been really warm here too (a given).

Anne B. said...

I love hearing about you too! And I love the pics of your house. Dave and I have been married 7 years and just barely bought our first couches! So your house reminds me of us. :) AND Dave read Marley and Me to me just after Jackson was born and we both loved it. (Haven't seen the movie yet) I'm so glad you had a good Christmas!


SHAY said...

great update! :)
Hope i wasnt harsh on the last one... just wanna know whats goin on with you two!
Sounds like things are good!

Heide Gentry-Kemp said...

You guys are so dang cute! Sounds like things have been great for you too there, oh man I would love that weather! tell Tyler I say hi, and we sure do miss seeing you guys at volleyball!! Heide

Adam, Kimber and Jonas Rice said...

i wish i could give you guys a big hug! we really miss you...=)