Thursday, January 3, 2008

My Christmas Top Ten List

I’m back from what seems like a long blogging hiatus. Sure I updated a few quick blogs, but nothing substantial. I feel I owe it to my blog to do a super-big-huge-long update of our Christmas break. However, that would take far too long and I would have to wait for too many pictures to upload. Instead, I decided a top 10 list would be more appropriate. So without further ado . . . .

The Top 10 Reasons Why THIS Christmas Season Was Awesome

10. The food, the food the food. I feel like I totally wasted my month and a half of working out prior to Christmas. But at least I didn’t really gain weight; it was more of a canceling out effect . . . .

9. Sledding down the neighbors yard at Penni and Kevin’s house. I haven’t really been sledding like that in years. The snow was perfect, the hill was awesome, and I crashed. A lot. And I fell walking back up the hill. A lot.

8. Watching Britt fall on her daughter during her first run down the hill after being too scared to try sledding. Priceless. I believe the situation went something like this: “Kaylin, go ahead sweetie. I’ll catch you.” Kaylin makes first run down the hill. Shortly before she reaches Britt, Britt can’t decided which way to jump so she can get out of Kaylin’s way. So instead, Kaylin runs into Britt and Britt falls directly on top of Kaylin. Again, priceless.

7. No pregnancy announcements from us this year! Woo hoo! I think I would die if we had an announcement!

6. Turning 25. Yay. I did get one sweet gift. And by sweet I don’t mean “awww, cute.” See number 5.

5. Receiving Season Three of “The Office” from Jesse for my birthday. ( I was going to make number 10 “Falling in love with the show ‘The Office’ but thought I was overdoing it a bit. But we really did fall in love with this show.)

4. Watching all of Season 1, 2 and 3 of “The Office.” In fact, Kevin, Penni, Jesse and I spent 11 hours one day watching 21 episodes. Holy cow. It was perhaps one of my favorite and most relaxing days of my entire break. (Kari if you would have been there to shop with me that would have been one of my favorite days.)

3. Watching Renae and Taylor sit in their swing and exersaucer totally oblivious to the fact that they have a huge pile of presents sitting in front of them. I must say it was fun to have Renae’s first Christmas-especially since it cost us nothing. Seriously. We didn’t buy her anything.

2. Spending New Years’ Eve with family at Scott and Julie’s. It has been a long time since we have had people to hang out with and stay up with until midnight. This may sound lame, but we had such a great time playing Balderdash, eating and laughing until after midnight. Thanks guys!

1. And now for the one sentimental statement: Being with family on Christmas. There is nothing like it. It will be a few years before we will be able to see so many family members at Christmas time, let alone our immediate families. So this was a special Christmas for us as we were able to be with our families a lot. Thanks for coming to visit Britt and Dan, and thanks to our two awesome families for being so great. We will miss this next year . . .

Ok I have to tell you the ones that almost made the list . . . . Finding Kevin and Penni asleep on the couch while watching some PBS “late-night” show, Watching Scott stick a Bees Wax cone in my Dad’s ear and light it on fire (it sucked the ear wax out), Hearing Ethan tell his other Grandma at Perkins, “Grandma, these eggs are much better than yours” and Hearing Addisyn tell Nana that she had “silly” hair, Seeing Krystin chow down on some tic-tacs, and lastly, watching Renae fall asleep while her Great Grandma Roth rocked her, and another time while her Great Grandma Ruthe.


Keely said...

I'm a HUGE "office" fan! I never thought to watch the DVDs-- all in one day! I think I've seen every episode at least twice, though. I miss having BIG GINORMOUS CRAZY family Christmases. Ours was great, but not BIG or GINORMOUS. It was a little crazy, just because that's our nature... Thanks for the update! Keely

Jenny said...

Looks like a super fun Christmas Julie!

Dee said...

Thanks for the updates, Julie. I really like your Top 10 list and then the honorable mentions.

Had the TN branch been there I know we would have been in the top 5. Right? Right? You're not answering me!

A Dee

BrunerAbroad said...

I must tell you that I am a HUGE fan of The Office, and I've only seen 2 episodes of this past season. I hope y'all are planning on bringing The Office with you!

Julie Ann said...

What a great list Julie!