Thursday, December 18, 2014


Tuesday night we had a supper that I was not so proud of. Jokingly I said, "Children, you are not allowed to tell anyone what you had for supper tonight." I said it more for Nate's benefit than anyone else. Well I get a text from Sheri (Ellie's teacher) after school the next day asking " So what did you have for supper last night?" I asked Ellie if she told her teacher what she had for supper. As luck would have it, part of Ellie's schoolwork yesterday was, "Write down what you had for supper last night." So Ellie tells her teacher, "I'm not allowed to say what I had for supper last night" Imagine me piecing this story together, my next qustion was, "What did Sheri say?" Ellie makes a wrinkled nose kind of face, head shaking no kind of gesture, like it's the craziest thing the teacher ever heard of. She told her to just write it down. Oh man, I laughed so bad.

We had wings, pizza, and.... corn dogs. Yeah, snazzy.

 Last night Nate ran down to our elderly neighbors to make sure it is all right if we carol to them. Their daughter was there cooking and Nate took the opportunity to break the news that we are having another baby. I was really hoping they would not find out till spring. But I could see how it was easy for him to tell the daughter as she is a very cheerful person.  Anyhow... that evening after the "we wish you a merry christmas song" we are standing in their living room when Nate tells them that Blackie the cat is going to have kittens and she might have them in their sun porch since they let her in there all the time. This really backfired because the old lady said, "Now Olivia.... she is just a baby, she's only one!" and I started shaking my head at Nate from across the room, like please shut this conversation down. It was too late, everyone caught it. The elderly neighbors were horrified as I knew they would be.  Church friends thought it was hilarious. 

And I realize now that I never announced it here. We are expecting a baby and we are excited! 

We went to a concert while we were out celebrating our anniversary. We bought the tickets the morning of and all that was left was front and center. Really there was no one more front and center than we were. It was kind of embarrassing, it was not like we were huge fans and I think we were sitting with family from the cast. We overheard someone behind us say, "When I buy tickets I don't mess around" and that became our motto for the weekend. 

So we hand't really told people we were going because we ourselves didn't know we were. I get this text from a friend who had been at the earlier show and because of that was looking at the pictures on the facebook page, "SERIOUSLY?!?? Front and center?? and I didn't even know you were going! and then we were had.

 After buying these red berries I was the annoying customer that called the store and asked, "What kind of berries are they? are they poisonous?" The lady asked me if my dog ate some. No, but I have a one year old. 

 Did you know led lights that are labeled "cool" and not "warm" are very bad? 

Happy to have some Christmas decorations up. If only I felt like baking the Christmas cookies I planned to make. I asked each family member what their favorite kind is and made my list. I even bought all the supplies. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm craving applesauce instead of cookies. No complaints here.

 Olive and her friend Finn


  1. Oh, yeah. Good ole' Murphy's Law. :) And yes, the "cool" LEDs are definitely "not cool". I wanted white corded lights and only could find the cool ones and thought, "they're probably not much different." Wrong! I took them back.

  2. Hillarious! And congrats!😊 christina

  3. What a funny story about the suppertime flop. :)
    And congratulations on the new baby! How very wonderful!

  4. Congratulations! Hope you are feeling well! And now my curious brain is wondering, was supper really that bad?? ;)