Sunday, December 17, 2006

Brice's Birthday

I have been meaning to post about Brice's birthday all week but have been pretty busy, so here it is! Brice turned the big 2-7 on the 7th. We had his work Christmas party that night, so we celebrated the next day with a few friends at Texas Roadhouse. If you've ever been to Texas Roadhouse when someone was having a birthday you know that they really like to embarrass you, AND if you know Brice you know that he LOVES attention. When you put those 2 together this is what you get.....

Needless to say he had a good time. Afterwards we all went bowling. It has been a really long time since we've been bowling, but we all had so much fun!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Blood Diamond

Brice has been talking about wanting to see this movie since he saw the previews, but to be honest with you I wasn't too thrilled about seeing it. We had planned on going to see it last night, but the plans changed and we didn't. Since Brice came along to see the Holiday with me last weekend I decided it would be the nice thing to do to go with him this afternoon to see it. Without giving too much away, for those of you that are planning on seeing it, let me just tell you that it was one of the most eye opening movies I have seen in a long time. Brice said that it was based on things that have really happened in Africa, and some are still going on today. Basically it's about a civil war that was going on there where they were fighting for control of the diamond fields. The rebel forces use young boys as soldiers to kill innocent women and children so they can smuggle the diamonds and sell them to large companies in the US and England. Because there is such a huge market for diamonds in these countries these companies pay a lot of money for these smuggled diamonds, therefore funding the rebels in this civil war. It is just so amazing to me all the horrible things that go on in our world that we have no idea about. There were several parts that were so hard to watch, but it was an amazing story of survival and the bond shared between a father and his son.

So, if your looking for an eye opening movie to watch, I highly recommend the Blood Diamond. And if you're looking for a great romantic comedy, I highly recommend The Holiday!! (I could write a whole other post about that movie!!)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

More Christmas Pictures

MMM....this smells good!

Mom, I'm so cold!!

Ahhh....much better!

Before our date last week. We were celebrating Brice's most recent promotion...Assistant Vice President!! :)

Monday, December 04, 2006

I'm still here!

Man, being a first year teacher has been much more time consuming than I ever imagined! Don't get me wrong, I love what I'm doing (SOOOO much more than working at the bank), but it just requires a lot more energy than I ever imagined. It's so hard to believe that it's only three weeks until Christmas. Yay, I can't wait! And if the second semester goes as fast as the first summer will be here before I know it.

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I absolutely love decorating, the cold weather, the "Christmas" smells, basically I love everything about Christmas. AND fortunately I'm married to a man who shares my love for this holiday. It's funny because when we were building our house Brice's main concerns were how it would look with Christmas lights, and where were we going to put the tree! Our Christmas presents to each other were a new digital camera and a new laptop, so hopefully I will be able to post a lot more pictures and update my blog more frequently. Our old digital camera didn't take very good pictures and they were a pain to upload, and our old computer is WAY slow so, like I said hopefully I will be updating more often now.

Here are a few pictures of my favorite Christmas decorations!! (Ugh...blogger is being difficult, I will try to add more pictures later.)