Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What has two thumbs and turned 30 last week??

This guy! :
A very happy birthday to my man! We celebrated all week long. The Sunday before his birthday his family came over for a birthday dinner and then my family joined all of us for cake and ice cream:

Tuesday (his birthday)I planned a special night in for the two of us and made a fancy dinner of Alaskan king crab legs. And then on Saturday we went out for a nice and delicious dinner downtown and then to Harry Potter.

I couldn't be happier to have such a wonderful husband. He's awesome in so many ways and I feel grateful for him every day...even if he is getting old :)

(I kid! I tell him he's not old, just distinguished.)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Token Halloween post...over a week late!


I'm WAY behind on my posting. Big shocker, I know. I wanted to post about Halloween earlier, really, I did! But things have been rather busy. Read here and here if you want to know more about it, I'm too lazy to write about it again.

Halloween was great. I really love Halloween. I hate being scared and all that stuff, but I find Halloween to be lot of fun - as long as nobody forces me to go to a haunted house or worse, watch a scary movie. We have a sweet little Halloween tradition of going to my parent's house to eat homemade chili and breadsticks and sugar cookies (all of which are just to die for!). We then decided to brave the rainy weather and take Claire trick-or-treating, which I'm very glad we did. She LOVED it, and I did too! She absolutely could not wait to go to the next house and knock on the door. She was so excited, it was a blast. People about melted when they saw her too. How could you not?I commented to Brady that Halloween gets pretty lame between the ages of 15 and 25 if you're not much of the partying type, but it gets awesome again when you have kids! I am already looking forward to next year.

By the way, I think Trunk-or-Treats are fun and all, but I think it's LAME when people do it on Halloween night. There's all this talk about them being safer and stuff, but I have a hard time believing that. Shouldn't parents be going with their young kids anyway? And checking their candy afterward? (Although, for the record, I have never once found a razor blade in my candy. Total urban legend.) I think it's sad that in our hyper-paranoid parenting world we take away some of the funnest parts of childhood. I think Trunk-or-Treats are just an excuse for parents to be lazy and not take their kids around the neighborhood like the good ol' days.

(Oh hey, and people wonder why there is a childhood obesity epidemic? I remember walking miles to fill my sack with candy as a kid. Walking = exercise = good for kids (and parents). At a Trunk-or-Treat, kids only have to circle a little parking lot to get loads of junk food. Let's make our kids work for their rewards, eh? Just sayin'.)

Anyway, enough of my ranting.

Hope you all had a great holiday! Hopefully I'll actually get my act together enough to post again before Thanksgiving!