Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
The next morning we were planning on heading back to Spokane but found out that the pass/freeways were closed due to an avalanche. I was missing Tucker and was wanting to get home,but it was also nice to have an extra day to hang out with Doug and Sadie when both of them didn't have to work. We stayed in our pj's most of the day, played games, ate lots of junk, us girls watched some re-runs of 'the real housewives of OC', the boys got some good Xbox playing time in, Sadie taught me how to knit, and we just had a nice relaxing day. The boys even got to do a quite a bit of this while we were there:
The pass finally opened on Saturday and we were able to drive home. I was so excited to get home to Tucker that we didn't make any stops along the way! (we will see each other soon, Darci!!!) :) Because they had been working for like 48 hours on the roads by this point, the roads were great and we made it home fairly easy!
I had to take some pictures on our way home:
Tucker was SO excited to see us when we got home!!! :)
OK, that's not true, I think that he would pick to live with either one of grandma's or grandpa's any day over us! Sad, but true! That boy is so spoiled, and people kept on showering him with gifts, that he was still opening presents well into the new year! (OK, two days into the new year, but you get the idea!)
We LOVE having visitors but we came home to a house that was a mess. Our poor tree was as dry as a bone so Ben immediately started sawing it down. I love Christmas and having my house decorated for the holidays, but I was also ready to have my house back, so we went to work that day and got everything boxed up and put away! (Yes, Ben is wearing the same clothes because we only packed for one day-and we had literally just gotten home!)
This is what was left of our tree...
2008 was a good year to us! We, of course, have had our ups and downs, but are grateful to know that each day brings us new experiences to help us grow and become better people! 2009 is going to be a great year! I can't wait to see what is in store for our little family! I'm looking forward to many new and exciting things and putting to good use all of the things I've learned in 2008! Another year older and wiser, too!! :)
Ben didn't know, but I had gotten him a 46 inch LCD TV for his birthday. Well, it was more like a Christmas, Birthday, Graduation, every holiday for the next year present! It is all he has been talking about since we bought our house. I knew that he would NEVER justify spending the money on himself to get one, so I surprised him. I purposely gave him some really lame Christmas presents (although he didn't even notice) like garments and socks and one DVD and a blender-and that was it- so he would just be a teensey disappointed and it would make this birthday present even better! I had everyone head back to our house for ice-cream after dinner and we just happened to be the last ones there. He walked in to see the TV with a big huge red bow on it. I think he was pretty surprised!
Tucker liked the bow and the box the best...
We have been total white trashin' it for the past few weeks. Our old TV is still in the entertainment center and we just have our new one on top. We plan on selling our old TV (if anyone is interested!) and getting a TV stand for the new one. Hopefully soon! But Ben's just been in hog heaven with this new TV and I'm glad that he loves it, he deserves it!!! Although I don't think that this is going to cut down our TV time like I have been wanting to do! I do have to say that watching movies is pretty cool. So far the most that we have watched are movies and football games, which is why I think that Ben wanted the TV in the first place, so it has served its purpose well!! :) Maybe it will save us money since instead of going out to movies, we can just stay home and watch our really COOL TV! :)