Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I Want

I want.  I want.  I want.  Seriously though, I can't decide: Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, or (bite the expensive bullet) iPad?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Best Part of Being an Adult: No. 1

Sometimes, I need a little reminder that being an adult (with all of the stresses that title entails), is actually  truly awesome.  Case in point:

I didn't have to ask to lick the beaters.  I scraped the bowl clean, and it was 10:15 p.m., on a school/work night.  Being an adult has its perks.

The contents of the bowl are going to be a delightful birthday present for my coach, Rob Handley.  You should try making it one day, seriously, like, tomorrow.  It will totally be worth it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Great Things

Remember the Halloween party we put on?  The one with all of the little kids. The one that was so much fun, but affirmed my fears about children ("baby, we can finish what we started in the car after the kids are asleep" *horrified looks**life changing.split.second.silent decisions*), yeah, that one.  It was totally worth it, because we received this in the mail:

 dear Chelsea and ben: thank you for inviting me to the parrty and for the pizza.  thankyou for leting me sleap over, I had a lot of fun.  thank you for the awsom goodi bags

love, Jarom

Jarom is such a brilliant little man, who is so lucky to have parents that are instilling old-school manners in him.  Really, the "thank you" card is virtually lost in our society, but this six year old makes it look so good.

Speaking of awesome.  Jarom's  fabulous mom bought us a really great piece of calligraphy on Etsy (I wish I knew the name of the artist, but I don't), and I am finally getting around to hanging it on our wall.  (Sorry, Tse, you know how hectic life can get.)  The picture doesn't do it justice, it is so beautiful.

"The library connects us with the insight and knowledge gainfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contributions to the collective knowledge of the human species.  I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries." -Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Roku for the Win

Steve, thanks for moving in with your awesome boyfriend.  It is because he already owned a Roku that you gave us yours for free and we are eternally grateful.  The Roku streams our Netflix on our wonderful television.  It also streams Hulu Plus and loads of other free movie channels.  You can even purchase the UFC events.  I think we pay sixteen dollars per month for Netflix, which is sooooo much cheaper than cable; so, despite the fact that I really miss the Food Network, TLC, and HBO, we'll stick with this magic little box and Netflix (regardless of the new price increase).

Oh, and Steve, congratulations on the happy, healthy relationship.  We love Bryon too.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy (Late) Halloween

     We had a Halloween party for the nieces, nephews and Jarom on the 15th: it was an absolute blast!  We ate Jack O' Lantern pizza, drank witches brew and decorated cookies.  Like any good party, we played games including: the mummy wrap, doughnut eating, and pin the smile on the Jack O' Lantern.  The kids each received a goodie bag with gummy pumpkins, fangs, fingertips, spider rings, googly glassses, flashlights and temporary tattoos. We ended the night with Disney's "Halloweentown," and because that freaked the kids out, we followed it up with "Despicable Me."

     The next morning, Ben cooked the kids chocolate chip pancakes, bacon and eggs.  It was a great end to the festivities!  I sure do love those kids, but let me tell you, I am never having children.  One night was definitely enough.  Definitely.