Monday, November 10, 2008


So I am supposed to be writing a paper right now. I have one paper down, and 1 paper, a presentation, a really long paper, and studying for a midterm to go! This week is a busy one. I feel like I am back in the second grade and I have no idea what the homework assignment is or how to do it and my mom (or, in this case David:) has to help me figure it out. So you know when you got the MLA book in college and it explained exactly how you were supposed to write a research paper? Well I have to write in APA style, and now they seem to think that you are actually smart and they don't give you the 10 different examples of citations so you can figure it out. I have a question about every other minute, so I hand the APA book to David and let him help me figure it out!

Anyways, this post is about CHRISTMAS!!! I have resigned myself to be "that girl" who cannot wait to put up the tree. Last year I put it up early November, and this year I did the same. I decided to dedicate this post to memories through ornaments... enjoy.
Heres the tree...I love my tree, I think my favorite part is the garland...I got almost everything on the tree and the tree itself from a shower by thrown by my good friends Emily, Melissa, Mandi, Kara, and their moms!

This ones for Phil...I mean I'm not really a fan but when he cried at that press conference, I really felt for the man. Isn't this sweet, these ornaments go so well toegther:)

Stockings and decor...

This Willow Creek nativity set was a wedding gift from my dad's secretary, Jennifer- I like how simple it is. It makes me think it's more realistic than other nativity sets with a baby Jesus wrapped in gold and in a tricked out expensive designer manger

Our first Christmas together, David and I decided to start a tradition of picking out one ornament together (when we have kids they will get to pick out one and fight about it in the store:) This is our ornament from that first Christmas we were married.

This ornament I got in London at Harrod's when I went to tour Europe with my friends who did HUF

My old boss, Andrea, gave me this ornament... I like how she is carrying pastries:)

So the first time David met my mom, he said that he wanted to get a motor cycle one day. Strangely my mom seemed to support him! So this year for his birthday, he got this one...

Thanks to Maurine for letting go of this one, a childhood ornament of David's

self explanatory, got it before we got married. Since we got married in Jan, we got some cool ornaments like this one for the Christmas before.

Ok, I gotta mention the info-mercial I am watching while I type this. Has anyone ever heard of the Flavor Wave oven? It looks awesome! It's this plastic portable oven that can sit on your countertop and it cooks stuff thats frozen in HALF the time of your oven, and because of the infrared flavor waves, the food is jucier and tastes better than if you cooked it in your microwave or oven. AND if you act now, it's only $133 instead of $800 normally! Go to to get yours now:)

Actually, seriously, I think I want this thing!


Whitney Cantrell said...

hahaha, I am ALWAYS gettng sucked in to infomercial products! They just make you believe you could never live another day without it!! Don't give in!!
I love that you've already put your Christmas tree up! I love the ornaments!

melanie said...

Man, I am jealous. If we didnt get a live tree every year (and if I wasnt going to have to hog tie Isaac for the month of Dec after we got the tree...) i would do that too! I love it!! As usual your comments are cracking me up! I love the "tricked out manger" true! And i felt bad for Phil too. Poor guy...and in the middle of a season..sheesh!!

Love the ornaments. Mine are all from trips we took or have special meaning too. But I am going to have to get on to Maurine...why haven't I gotten an heirloom ornament??? :)