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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Snow Day

As I sit here in my pj's, finishing my crepes and sipping hot cocoa, I thought it might be time to finally add a new entry to my blog...so here it is!

Just to fill you in on the past month, here is the run-down:
1. Christmas was great. We were in Lubbock again this year with my family and it's becoming more and more fun to watch Joe interact with my family. It's like he is finally comfortable with them and is beginning to act like himself. It was really fun to watch him open all the stuff my parents got for him. His family always takes a trip for Xmas, so it's been a while since he's had a pile of gifts to open. We did nothing exciting, just gifts, dinner and movies like always. I love being home.

2. Speaking of movies...DREAMGIRLS has taken over my life. I saw it during Xmas break with the fam and then again with my Mother-in-law and friends when I got back here. It is so fantastic. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that musical films have made a comeback! If you haven't seen this film yet, you MUST! I can't remember the last movie that made me cry, but if you know me well, you know I cry in just about EVERY musical, live or on the screen. THis one was no different. When Effie sings "I'm Not Going"...WOW. Both times I saw it, the audience started applauding BEFORE THE SONG WAS OVER! It's just incredible. And although I don't consider myself a Beyonce fan (partly due to my husbands infatuation, I'm sure), she was pretty incredible in it. And that song she co-wrote, "LISTEN"? It's growing on me the more I listen to it.

3. New Year's Eve. We spent it with our new gang.
I was telling Joe that I was really worried for a while that we wouldn't find couple friends. But a mere 2 years after our beginning as one, we now have a whole handful! These 3 other couples are the ones we spend the most time with though. We spent the hours leading up to midnight playing cards, watching Rockin Eve, and shooting fireworks.Really fun! So here they are girls, the new gal pals. It seems like just yesterday it was the 3 M's...Me, Mel and Mandy. And not that long before that, COF...Me, Jamie, Liz, Rachel H. and Alexis. Where does the time go? And how do your circles change so quickly? I'm sad to have entered a new group (AGAIN), but these are my new sweet friends and I love them to pieces!

4. Finally....Snow Day! I woke up at 6:15 to my phone ringing. School phone tree, saying NO SCHOOL today! What? I ran to my window and...yep...SNOW! In my backyard!?!? So poor Joey drove his 23 mile commute (in just under 1.5 hrs)and I am sitting here at home, all nice and cozy. Ain't life grand?



Jamie said...

We got ice, snow ect. Friday night and it's still white out there. The forecast calls for up to 8 inches through the weekend. Crazy! Working at a university, I don't usually get snow days though.

I want to see Pan's Labrynth!

Amanda said...

Good to here from you. Sounds like your hollidays were grand! Our's too. Being a nurse, I NEVER get a snow day, but, I have this week on Monday and today! It is wonderful to have a M-F, 8-5 job!