Wednesday, December 19, 2007

David is on Winter Break

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David has finished school for this year and has three weeks off. He did very well in his marketing and buisiness classes. He will be restarting in January. This is great timing because of the upcoming move. We are really looking forward to being in a new house that we can paint and landscape the way we want. We should also be able to fit more guests at one time than our current apartment allows.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Packing...and More Packing

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OK, so we've been really busy packing. The latest is that we have given our notice for moving out of the apartments, but there are delays on getting the house. There are so many details to this whole thing. I hope we get it all straightened out. I just want to be able to enjoy Christmas. I guess if all else fails, we'll throw all our stuff into storage and move in with my mom for a couple weeks. The downside of that would be having to move twice. We will do what we have to do.

David will be done with his second class on Saturday, after which he will have 3 weeks off for Winter Break. It is really good timing IF we are able to move during those 3 weeks. I guess we'll see. There is nothing we can do but just let the process happen.

Oh and here is my new haircut! I wanted something new, and I wanted to go closer to my natural hair color. My hair gets really light in the sun but naturally it is quite dark. Dave likes it too.

David is starting to enjoy cooking. Saturday night he made a wonderful dish that he found in a magazine at work. Pork chops marinated in a honey-raspberry beer, garlic and olive oil. After grilling it, it was topped with fresh green onions, crumbled bacon and feta cheese. It was delicious. He even changed the recipe from the original, substituting feta cheese for the blue cheese because he knows I don't like blue cheese.

Monday, December 3, 2007


I decorated for Christmas on Friday. I did some shopping at Big Lots, they have cheap and pretty candles and glass ornaments. I decorated for Christmas even though I wasn't going to because of moving and packing. When I told Dave he was so disappointed that I decided to decorate after all. I am glad I did. Our house is so warm and Cheery with the Christmas decorations. It put me in a great mood for the weekend. Friday night Dave and Holly O brought over their new board games. We played two rounds of DVD Clue. It was a lot of fun.

We spent Saturday in Eugene with Dave and Holly O. It was Holly's birthday and we went to BJ's for lunch--they have great salads! I know it's a pizza place, but they have so much more than that. They gave Holly a free cookie ala mode for her birthday. We love shopping in Eugene because they have a lot of stores we don't have like Old Navy, Trader Joe's, World Market and Costco. We didn't get to go to Costco, but that might be for the best. We are supposed to be getting one here, but it's been in the works for years and we aren't holding our breath.

David and I still had a $50 GAP card we got from MyPoints, so we stopped there. I honestly didn't find a lot that I liked there but I found a cute overpriced sweater and Dave found a nice pair of jeans. The sales-guy tried to talk him into "slim" fit jeans, but the ones he got were already "slimmer" than he usually gets. The other salesguy at the counter was all "Emo-ed" out. I just don't get it. It doesn't look right. I know I'm sounding really OLD right now but I just don't think it is flattering for guys to dress in skin-tight jeans. I am glad David doesn't dress like that.

We also found some Christmas treats and coffee at World Market and some clothes at Old Navy. We didn't really do Christmas shopping because we already got stuff for most people. We did more Christmas shopping Sunday in town. It rained all day, but it wasn't really gloomy because of all the Christmas decorations.

I love this time of year.