Saturday, December 29, 2007
P.S. Mom, my house is still clean (mostly anyway!)
Monday, December 24, 2007
Brady has decided to take on another sport...snowshoeing. This is a good thing because snow is soft to fall on and I can't think of anything he'd cut himself on, so I think we're pretty safe (as long as we stay away from avalanches!). :) Actually, we've been saying we need a "winter sport" because I don't ski and so winter is cold and long and snowshoeing seems to be pretty fun so far. It was a beautiful (still cold) day on Saturday and we had planned to go "full-moon-shoeing" (where you hike at night under the light of a full moon) but plans changed and we went during the day instead. I was glad for that because it was cold in the day and I can only imagine what it was like at night. It was awesome because we were just walking around in the snow like we were the only people on earth. There was about 2-3 feet of freshly fallen snow which made it nice, not to mention the aerobic workout. We went with our friend Spencer (and his dog, Katie) and Brady's boss, Greg. The one bad thing was seeing how bad the valley air really is when you're up above it...we all really need to take care of our environment! (That's a soapbox for another day!) Here are more pics:
Oh, and just for fun, here's our Christmas tree!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Yesterday I was going to call and tell you happy birthday, but Grandma Jannie told me that today is your birthday.... but really yesterday was your birthdays. We hope you had a good day. We love you both lots and can't wait to see you again!
Love, Casey, Natalie, and Benson
P.S. Emily, The pajamas Zack is wearing in these pictures are the same pajamas Benson wore to bed last night!!!! Thanks!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
These are fake poinsettias jabbed all over this persons grass!
I know this isn't really Christmas, but I saw this picture and thought it was cool. When you drive around the Beltway at night you go around a corner and there is the Temple. It looks like it is floating right over the road.
Kind of a random post, but at least it is a post. Happy Holidays!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
I wanted to post one of my creations. Thanks to Shawnee for the pictures, I think it turned out ok.
(I just tried to upload my page and it was too big... so I'll have to wait until Casey wakes up so he can help me post it... Sorry.)
Friday, November 30, 2007
They say the Friday after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. Not for the old Creedster. For me, Black Friday’s when I work out all my problems. I don’t need to waste my cash on fancy “therapists” or “court-appointed analysts.” Instead, I just suit up and get ready for battle. That’s how I celebrate the fourth Friday of every November.
This year, I didn’t even go to sleep after Thanksgiving. I was so jazzed up from the massive portion of cranberry sauce that I couldn’t stop pacing. At around 2:30am, I decided it was time to start getting ready. I wrapped my body in newspapers and Black Friday ads until I had a good enough base to know I’d be okay if anybody had a shiv. Then I started gathering my weapons. Instead of brass knuckles (which I always lose), I found these really sharp plastic spider rings that were leftover from Halloween. For poking and tripping, I grabbed a cane from one of the geezers at the soup kitchen. [SIDE NOTE: People underestimate the value of old man weapons. I’m allowed to walk around with a cane anywhere I damn well please and that cane comes in handy, let me tell you. It’s just one of those social conventions that works in favor of the elderly – same goes for early bird senior specials at restaurants.]
So after I got myself ready, I headed over to the mall. That place usually gets rocking at around five in the morning, so I made sure to be there by four to snag a good place in line. I find the toy stores to be the center of the mayhem most years, so I headed there first. All these parents were just foaming at the mouth to get their hands on the latest Cabbage Patch Elmo Pokey-Man Nintendos and I couldn’t wait to get in their way. As soon as the doors opened, I started a stampede. I’ve got old standbys that I yell out to really heat things up. “They’ve only got three left!” “Huge sale in Aisle Five!” “That jerk is taking all of them!” Nobody has any idea what I’m referring to, but they get all worked up nonetheless. Almost right away, people started shoving and pushing and where was I? Right in the middle of all the action.
I started out by poking people with my cane and scratching them with my rings and pretty soon, I didn’t care so much about sales tax or cold weather or paternity suits – all the things that stick in my craw, really. Nobody got seriously injured and all my bottled up feelings just disappeared, so it was a win-win for everyone, in my opinion.
Once I finished at the toy store, I moved on to the electronics stores where I started over from scratch and instigated a whole new riot. It felt great. I’ll tell you what -- this is shaping up to be one of the best holiday/therapy seasons of all time.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Benson's first Thanksgiving dinner! (And check out the yummy mashed potatoes that Natalie made! They were so good, but we had a lot left over!)
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Emily has Natalie
Johnny has Casey
Brady has Andy
Shawnee has Nick
Tami has Johnny
Nick has Brady
Natalie has Danny
Casey has Emily
Andy has Tami
Danny has Shawnee
We only included people who said they wanted to be in the drawing. If you were not included but you did want to be in the drawing, let one of us know and we will add you to our drawing... no big deal!
Love you all.
P.S. When we drew names we didn't really discuss a price limit for the drawing... Emily and I thought maybe a $20 limit would be good. Leave a comment for what you think about that. -Tami
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
This is my morning class.
This is the afternoon class.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Shawnee, I know you use Photoshop CS3 to do your scrapbooking, but where do you get your pages and embelishments from? I might have to have you give me a little tutorial on how to get going.