Monday, November 24, 2008

Just in case you were in a bad mood.....

I can't remember what Brad was doing, but as you can see, Grayson found it quite hilarious. His laugh is so infectious, I'll just play this video when I'm having a bad day, I think it'll do the trick.

Ohhhh...Christmas Tree

I can't believe that Christmas is just right around the corner. I haven't bought a single gift, even worse, I haven't even thought of any ideas for gifts. I take that back, I have a few ideas for Grayson but that's about it. Anyways, aside from the stress of X-mas shopping, I love decorating the house for Christmas and putting up the tree. Brad and I have had a few different trees since we got married 6 years ago. The first was a loaner from my mom, it was one of those little skinny trees, then the next couple of years we were either remodeling or moving so we missed out on having a tree. Then my mom's friend gave us a HUGE tree that took up half the room (we didn't have that tree very long) and finally last year we bought a new tree---you know one of those not too big, not too little, pre-lit, perfect tree. Brad doesn't even mind putting it up, that's how wonderful it is. My favorite part is unwrapping each ornament and placing it on the tree. Each year Brad and I purchase an ornament or two that we each pick out (it's fun because they all have some sort of special meaning or memory). It's also our tradition to pick one out for Grayson each year and eventually when he's a bit older have him pick out his very own ornament (even though it may not be what I would choose). When I was growning up we always had the "pretty" tree where everything matched, some sort of theme. I'm determined to have a tree that may not be the prettiest but that is filled with memories. I can't wait to see what this years ornaments will be--always lots of fun!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

House for SALE (or rent)

Well, we almost made it a year before we decided to look for something new. The townhouse was a great stepping stone but we really want a larger yard again for this next summer for Grayson. Hopefully we'll be able to sell it or at least rent it soon. I vowed after the last time I wouldn't move again in the winter but it looks like I may be doing it once again.