Monday, December 14, 2009

Busy Times

Times have been very busy! Planning a Christmas party, buying Christmas gifts, sending out Christmas cards, making a calendar for my mom (very time consuming), cleaning, decorating, going to the gym to keep sane and then trying to spend regular time on other non-Christmas related things.

This last weekend was a lot of fun! Friday night we relaxed with a nice dinner and a drink at Ruby Tuesday. Hit up Target afterwards where I did my shopping for niece and nephews. They were really busy at 9:00 P.M.! Saturday I managed to do a ton! Finished up the Christmas cards, wrapped up the gifts and sent them all off in the mail. After a trip to the post office we headed over to Lowe's to purchase a Bosch dishwasher. They had a really good sale and we got a great deal on the high end Bosch! It should be arriving this week and J will install a dishwasher for his first time! Saturday night we used our free tickets to the Showstoppers at Casino Arizona in Scottsdale. The impersonators were Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Reba McEntire, Natalie Cole and the Four Tops. They all sang Christmas songs and the show lasted an hour and half. It was so much fun! I took lots of pictures and took a video of Elvis singing The First Noel. Seeing an Elvis up close made me really excited for our wedding in Las Vegas. It was almost as if it sunk in a little that we were getting married soon and in the Graceland Wedding Chapel! Only 3 months away already!

I've been trying not to spend too much time on the computer at night. I've been getting headaches lately at work and think it could be computer related. I'm trying to lay off the laptop at night and give my eyes and brain a break. It's hard since I spend a lot of time on it every night keeping up on everything.

On a different note, found out today that my brothers baby who is due in May is going to be a girl!

Today's Temperature: 62*

Monday, December 7, 2009

Weekend Recap

It's been a while since I've been on here. A lot has been going on as our weekends have been busy and full. We are having a Christmas party, need to reserve our hotel for the wedding, need to create and order the invitations, buy presents, send presents and the list goes on and on. December is full and going too fast! The Christmas party is on the 19th and I have taken the 18th off to cook, bake and prepare. We've invited a few neighbors, new Arizona friends and J's family. It should be a decent turnout and a good time, don't have to worry about drinking and driving! The last time I had a party was at my apartment in Papillion and that was a poker party. The decorations are complete including hung mistletoe, the tree is twinkling and the external lights are all hung.

Sunday J and I went to the AMC theater in Awatukee to see Couples Retreat. The movies are $5 before noon and you get free refills on large pops or popcorn. Afterwards we ate a late lunch at Abuelos.

Saturday M and B invited us to lunch to their favorite catfish restaurant in Florence. The rest of the day was spent doing housework then watching the NE football game against Texas. Unfortunately, we lost by 2 points. It bothered me very much, took me a while to settle down and be able to go to bed that night.

The weather has chilled down a lot! The lows are in the 30's and the highs are in the 50;s-60's. Flagstaff is getting pounded with snow today though! We had clouds, rain and strong winds all day today.

So much for nice sunny weather! :(