Thursday, January 19, 2006

The holidays are over and we are now back to normal routines. Ben is busy getting ready to put up his first play. His Theatre company "Any old Company," is putting up the play "Brilliant Traces. It will star him and Katie. They are both very excited. The play will start February 28th and run until the 11th of March. Any of you want to check it out let me know and I will tell you how you can get tickets.

Over the weekend Ben took Coolidge to see his two great aunts Dolly and Zelda who is here from Texas. I heard it was a nice visit. We spent most of the weekend. Unpacking and getting the house in order. It is always tough to come home from a long vacation and get back to a normal schedule. It was also a nice long weekend because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. I wish I could have a long weekend like that more often.

All is well with Coolidge and the little peanut in my belly. I am growing everyday. I have another doctor's apt. next week. I should be getting my sonogram in the next couple of weeks and will hopefully find out the sex of the baby. Yes that's right we have changed our minds. Don't hate on me for not having the patients. I can't stand to wait this time around.

Ben has been exploring his talent of taking pictures. You should check out his flickr site and see his new photos that he posted. Click here to see some of his new shots mostly taken during our last Seattle trip.

Right now I don't have any movies to recommend to you. We saw a movie called Mysterious skin but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I am currently reading a new book called A million little pieces by James Frey. It so far is a great exciting read. It is about his life as a drug addict. I will let you know how it goes later.

Hope you are all doing well.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Happy New Year!

I hope all of my friends and family had a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year. We had a great time spending the holidays with my family in Seattle. We spent Christmas eve with my Dad, Sue, brother, sisters and all the kids. We each chipped in to make a wonderful feast. We mostly sat around eating and catching up on how we are all doing. It was a wonderful night. Kendal showed us her new skills on the key boards by playing a number of Christmas songs. I am so proud of her. It is nice to see a child who actually enjoys the lessons. It was wonderful to see Coolidge play with his Seattle cousins because he doesn't get to see them all that often. He has really become one of the boys.

We spent Christmas at my mom's house. It was the first time in a long time that I actually woke up at my mom's house. It was nice to have her see Coolidge open up his presents. It was also the first time my mom and I made a holiday dinner together. I made the turkey and she made most the fixings. I am very proud of my turkey. You can see a photo of it on my brother-in-laws blog nwoods. Just click on the link to the right and check that bird out. Everyone was ooh and awing over my Martha Stewart 101 turkey. It was also our first Christmas without Jerry. He was sure missed. I do know he was there in spirit and was praising me on my fabulous bird and my mom's stuffing. We love you Jerry.

We also did some shopping mostly returns and exchanges. We also made time to see some movies. We took the kids to see Narnia. They had read the book and wanted us to join them for the movie. It was a lot of fun and quite scary in some scenes. It reminded me of Lord of the Rings in many ways but not nearly as good. We also went to see King Kong. This time no kids. I wouldn't recommend taking any child under 13 years old. I don't scare easily but I was pretty frightened in some scenes. It had some amazing shots of the NYC and the animals were so realistic you would never know it was created on a computer. I definitely recommend it.

our NewYears wasn't anything to talk about. Coolidge and I got the stomach flu and spent the evening on the couch. I was really bummed because it isn't often I get to have a night out with a built in babysitter. I had plans that were set months ago and couldn't even think of getting up to get a drink of water. Luckily it only lasted a day for Coolidge and three for me. Oh well there will be many more.

It was great to get some quality time with my family. I hope all of my family and friends had a good one and that this year brings nothing but wonderful things for you all.