Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day

We had a wonderful Christmas Day yesterday! Michelle and Juan Ma came over on Christmas Eve and we went to Midnight Mass (at 10pm...)

When we got home, we took pictures right away:

Norm and I attempted to get a "family portrait" which was a total FAIL (this is the best picture we got)

Then we drank eggnog and opened presents!
We all got beautiful presents - Norm was the literature king - he got 3 different books, all related to food, of course.

On Christmas Day, we cooked and ate

We also played The Game of LIFE - which now involves no dice and no pink and blue babies - it actually involves a LifePod and credit cards...

We hope all of our friends who follow our blog had wonderful Christmases and continue to enjoy the season!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Pellet!

Yesterday was Pellet's birthday - he turned 3! We are so happy Pellet is around - mello, mello pello, mellet, melito, pelito, little boy, pup, flip, flipear, pelletmeister (that one is owed to the vet) - in little under three years (he was born on December 22nd, but he didn't come home until February) he has become a sure staple in our lives.

One thing we do have to admit that not everything has been peachy with Pellet around... how could we forget the first (and last) pair of sandals he ate, or when he took off and almost got run over by a truck, how about the endless times he's scared the mail woman half to death - or the DHL guy (he actually sprinted back to his van).

We can't leave out last Thanksgiving when he ate a whole clove of garlic off the counter, or that one time this summer when he ate the 4 raw burgers (literally behind our backs) or the chicken tenders just a few weeks ago...

For the most part, it's tough to remember life pre-Pellet and that's a wondeful thing!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Clothes Shopping - ugh!

I guess for the most part everybody fits into one of two categories when it comes to shopping - especially clothes shopping.

1. Shopper that goes in the store and looks around, if whatever shopper is looking for doesn't POP out and grab shopper's attention shopper will walk out.
2. Shopper that goes in the store and proceeds to look through every-single-rack and every-single-article of clothing hanging in the rack until shopper finds what shopper is looking for.

Ok - I fit in category 1. If I have something in mind (today was a light pink, nice looking, sweater to wear to the work Christmas Party - tomorrow) and I don't see it when I walk around the store, I leave the store and move on to the next. I don't have the patience to look through all the unorganized, cluttered "medium pants hanging next to extra large sweater which is hanging next to small tank top" racks.

So with that being said, I do find one thing very frustrating. Walk in the store; find the perfect shirt on the mannequin. Logically thinking, whatever the mannequin is wearing should be hanging relatively next to the mannequin. NO NO NO NO. What the mannequin is wearing is actually nowhere to be found in the store (at least "nowhere" by my standards). Why?

Can you tell that the shopping trip was not successful - at all? I am going to have to come up with plan B for tomorrow's outfit. Right now I'm stuck somewhere between procrastination and shopper blues...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Talented Little Creature

Tonight I came home from work to find this: did she get the bottom part to slide out like that? We obviously forgot to lock it after the last time it was cleaned... but still! I never realized that those "hard to open" and "hard to close" locks actually served a purpose!

Our dog has developed a new talent. In the 3 years that Pellet has been with us, not a single time have we ever seen anything remotely close to this...

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