Sunday, December 11, 2011


In celebration of Paul's birthday we hit up a Kings game. 

Sadly the Kings lost 2-1. We had a fun evening hanging out together and even running in to the Prices for a few moments before the game began. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Paul turns 
years young today!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Wii 2011

On Dec. 3rd we hosted the annual Wii Tournament with the Prices and Agadonis. 

Chips, salsa, tacos with all the trimmings and mint cookies were enjoyed. 
Good stories, jokes and laughs. 

Then came game time 
-- it was a fierce battle this year ending in a tie -- 
but after a tie-breaker the Prices were victorious. 
We will need to practice our rootbeerbarsliding skills for next year. 

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

"Buddy the Elf...

...whats your favorite color?"

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.... it's just like talking, except longer and louder, and you move your voice up and down."
"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup."

Monday, December 05, 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Saturday, December 03, 2011


Friday was our Christmas lunch for the office. 

We enjoyed some good Italian food.

Rocked a gift card exchange. 
(where you can 'steal' a card twice and then it can't exchange hands again)

There is always time for a quick group photo.

Friday, December 02, 2011

The day before today...

Yesterday I woke 'round 6am to get ready for my day. I knew it was going to be a long one but there was no way around it. Worked from 8am-330p then got in my car and headed to SD. Normally I love visiting San Diego, however not when I have to drive down and back while only spending 3 hours in the city!

 Months and months ago I agreed to attend a women's dessert at my church down there (like before I had a job!). I had a sour attitude about having to do this (buyers remorse), and begrudgingly went because it was expected of me. 

The event started at 630pm (yes, it took me that long to get there in traffic), when we walked into the sanctuary with 26 tables set up and women about the room chatting and looking at all the wonderful decorations I thought, well I suppose this wont be so bad. 

We were escorted to our table by the hostess and introduced ourselves around to those we didn't know. Then the program started and a women who has traveled all over with singing groups named Joi took the stage, and invited the whole room to stand and sing some Christmas carols with her. It sounded beautiful. My heart opened a little more to the idea that this would be a good night. There were drawings for door prizes, some delicious cupcakes from a Cupcakery in Coronado, and fellowship. 

It was now time for the speaker of the evening, Pam Farrel, and I knew why I was there... the message. It was for me. Something I needed to hear, something I need to do. But that is a whole other post. I am so very glad I went even with the 5 hours of driving and lack of sleep. I needed to be there and hear what she had to say. I left with a much needed lifting of my spirit. 

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Miss Slacks-a-lot

 This is the first year that I started NaBlPoMo and didn't finish it. 

I didn't even make it through half of November!

I could promise to post every day during December to make up for it, but lets be honest.... the probability of that happening with all that I have coming up in the next few weeks (even the next few days) is a lot to ask, I can say that I'll try. I want to keep our readers up-to-date with what is going on in our lives. 

I appreciate that this blog helps to keep us in contact with so many across the country whom we cannot see or communicate with as often as we wish.

THANK YOU for continuing to check in on us and see what has been happening out here in SoCal!