Monday, November 22, 2010

Operation Husband's Birthday: Success

I have been plotting a great many surprises for my Husband this year. I decided to take him on an adventure. I changed his name to something decidedly more Pirate-y, drew him a map and made him find his presents. His map (card) was chock-full of all of our favorite pirate-lingo, and led him directly to the antique (treasure) chest we inherited for our wedding.

Here he is, showcasing his loot. You can also see the card and the chest behind and to the left. 

The highlight of the evening was definitely his dueling lego's, a gift that went over very well.

See, he got decapitated by the catapult. That's pretty intense.

Since Jesse doesn't like cake, this year he requested a Chocococoberry pie, an invention inspired by our Yogurtland experiences on our honeymoon in Santa Barbara. Thanks, Inga-Lill for introducing us to the tastiest experience in the land! For those of you who haven't figured it out, Chocococoberry is Chocolate, Coconut, and Blueberry pie. His Mom diligently (and prayerfully) figured out a way to make a scrumptious concoction. Although, she forgot the coconut, she added a cinnamon crisp topping, and it was fantastic! One of the best pies ever! Henceforth, I believe it shall be called Birthday Pie, as it seems to be easier, especially if anyone else marries into the family, they may think we're nuts. 

Anywho, here is a picture of the unpronounceable pies!

I bid yer' farewell! 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Full Steam ahead!

Today is an excellent day! I have just received my acceptance to finish my Theology degree! Online! I am super stoked to get back into studying and learning. I have missed it, even though I've been trying my best to keep up on it. I've somehow managed to read 15 books this year, the 16th in progress. 

Even so, I am excited for another reason, flexibility. Finishing online allows me to make my own schedule and work around other responsibilities and other things I wish to do. Which means, if I need to take a few days off it's no big deal, cause I can make it up at my own pace. I have precisely 4 months to complete each course, and I can complete it earlier if I want to.

So this week I am going to try to get everything sorted and prepared to register for classes, which I think start on December 1st. 

I'm also in the middle of preparing some birthday treats for my husband, whose Birthday is the 18th! I'm pretty excited. It's also going to be our first holiday season together. :) Aw. This is the part where you get all teary-eyed and sentimental. haha. 

I hope you're all having an excellent day too!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fall? Retreat

I say Fall? because it feels more like if I step outside my face might turn into ice and fall right off my head. I know this to be an exaggeration, but that still doesn't prepare me for this upcoming winter. Ok, Ok, it's a mild 43 degrees fahrenheit, I know it could be worse. But stillllllll... whine whine whine. Yesterday my friend went to the pool. In Hawaii. Where she lives. In November. Life swap please? 

Alright, I'm done whining now. 

Tomorrow commences the yearly fall retreat for the Youth! Yay! It was one of the most amazing times of my life in High School, and this year I am excited to attend and help make it a great time of digging deep for the students. I am looking forward to the many hours of worship to come, and simply soaking up and being still before the LORD. Pray for the students if you think of us, it's such a spiritual high for them, and we don't want it to end when they go home and back into their prospective difficulties. 

 (We're pretty excited! Except for the weather.... we were hoping this whole winter thing would go away.... Nevertheless, we shall pray that we spend as much time as possible indoors and away from the frosty wind.I hope the Youth Pastor doesn't have any strange outdoor games planned like they did when I was in high school. I don't really fancy chasing people with a frozen fish this year. Just sayin')