Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Christmas Tree Hunting

Last Saturday, Kyle and I ventured out to hunt for a Christmas tree. We drove over to Buffalo, bought a tree permit, and headed up into the mountains. We were so excited, having visions of finding the perfect tree in the middle of a field with the sun shining down on out and hearing an angelic chorus in the background. Instead, we left three hours later, covered in snow, with no tree. It was harder that you'd think. There are all these crazy rules that take all of the perfect trees out of consideration. We basically drove throught all these trails and then we'd get out and walk when we saw some that might work. The tricky trees, though, have learned to grow in twos, so there is only one side of the tree that actually has branches. It was much harder than you'd think. There were several times when we were actually walking through the forest asking each other "where are all the freaking trees?!!" Then it started snowing and I was thinking "Oh, a light snow, how perfect." Then, lots and lots of snow. We could barely see out the window to find a tree. We were a little nervous about coming down the mountain in crappy weather, so we decided to head down. But, it was still lots of fun and we had a good time on our unsucessfull hunting trip. Of course, I took some pics:

Kyle being optimistic.

Thinking we have time to find a tree... notice the ominous clouds coming over the mountains in the background.

Kyle trying to look sad that we didn't find a tree. I think he was secretly happy that he didn't have to chop one down.

I look more pissed than sad, and that's pretty much how I felt.

I guess the Boy Scouts are going to get our money after all.....

Monday, November 28, 2005

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

weekend update...

This weekend was really chill. kyle and i just stayed home and relaxed - for the most part. friday night we went out to eat with Rhea & Harley and had the worst waiter EVER. Harley asked how much the special was and the waiter said "I'm not sure, probably around $12.99". Then waited for Harley to make a decision. No "Let me check" or anything like that. The item in the menu was $11.99 and after he left, we went and checked the special board and it was $7.99. That's just one example, I could go on all night. We had to ask for straws and silverware. We had to get our own ketchup. He just couldn't care less. It was horrible, but in a funny way.

After that, we all went back to our house and watched "Christmas with the Kranks". It's pretty cute. I love Christmas movies. Love them.

Saturday, we slept in then went to Java Jae's - our favorite. Then we ran some errands and started stripping, sanding, and re-staining our handrails. They look really nice, but we haven't put them up yet.

Saturday night, we had a chuch Thanksgiving. It was really fun. We had a really good time talking with some of our friends that we haven't spent much time with lately.

Sunday, church and football and Rhea & Harleys. It was a really good weekend. So relaxing. Looking forward to more of it this (long!!!!!) weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

two more pics...

Same night. More pics.

Nash Potatoes. In matching outfits.

Amber & I. So totally cute.


More pics from my super fun week in Oklahoma. I got to see lots of old friends - The Pooh, Amber, Nathan, Mark & Kylie, Emily, Jessica, all kinds of people. It was a riot. These pics are from the night at the Olive Garden:

Amber & I

Amos, Andrew, Nathan, and Jesse

Thursday, November 10, 2005


i'm sorta tired, but i told amber & nathan that i'd do a post for them tonight. so, this one is dedicated to them. i had the funnest night in a really long time hanging out at the olive garden for nathan's birthday (happy birthday, nathan!). here's a pic:

If it looks like i've been crying, it's because I was. All night. I laughed so hard that night, I was beyond crying. It was the laughing equivalent to sobbing. So much fun!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

i'm in oklahoma!

Posting from my hotel room... I love having a laptop. So, I just left my room to go to the vending machines, but was stopped by a killer kitty. There was a cat (what?!) at the end of the hall and the closer I got, the more it's back arched. It's gave me a hiss and I turned around and went back to my room. Killer Kitty or Diet Help? I'm not sure, but I was scared. Training starts tomorrow - 8:30am.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Funny because it's true....

You Are Italian Food

Comforting yet overwhelming.
People love you, but sometimes you're just too much.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

kelly's in iraq...and blogging

Hey everyone - you gotta check out Kelly's blog from Iraq....he's a soldier that's over there fighting the war. Send him a message of support and read what he's been up to.