Monday, December 28, 2009

James Bond doesn't hold a candle.

Who would have guessed that in 3 short days I could turn into a sniper extraordinaire? I received my own Nerf gun for Christmas, and I think I have carried it a little too far. I now load my gun and just wait for Dave to walk through the door. I have even started shooting a very unsuspecting Jon as he walks into his room. I realized there was a problem yesterday when the Bishop asked the missionaries " How was your Christmas?" and they said it was great except Sister Revelli kept shooting them with Nerf darts at dinner.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ahh A Griswold Christmas

We did it! First, the whole family loaded into our car. We then headed up into the mountains. (oh, I forgot, I live in the mountains.) Ok, so we headed up a side road, and scouted the perfect Christmas Tree. We were prepared with our saw (so we didn't have to pull it out with our car), and cut down our own Christmas tree. The Grisswalds would be proud.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I have turned into the Mom from "Better off Dead".

I married someone with a very mature palate. Dave loves Sushi, Thai, mussels, and clams. If there is something on the menu he has never tried, that is what he orders.

Dave is also picky about his cold cereal. I for one refuse to buy any cereal that is over $3.00 a box. Dave has complained numerous times about my cereal selections. Seriously, who doesn't want Fruity Pebbles for breakfast? It was his birthday this week so I decided to splurge and buy some "grown up," expensive, cold cereal. I forgot to get it out the morning of his birthday so I decided to wrap it and give it to him with the rest of his presents. When he opened it, he started laughing and pointed out that I have turned into the mom from "Better off Dead" Ahhh. "You like this one, it has raisins in it. You like raisins"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Robbery and Silent Night

Here in small town Montana they do not worry about silly stuff like locking the door to the elementary school. Now, I know that it is over 100 years old but seriously! LOCK the DOOR! I got a note home yesterday saying; "Do not worry but there was a robbery at the school last night." They took a few computers and the cash box from the cafeteria (what school still uses a cash box? ) Anyway, it also mentioned there was no forced entry. So does that mean they just walked in? hmmmmmm

Another thing we don't worry about is the whole "Separation of Church and State" thing. I attended my first elementary school choir concert tonight. We heard some of the normal songs like "Sleigh Ride", and "Jingle Bells". We also heard "Silent Night", and " Mary had a baby." I wanted to get up and cheer! I was so excited, except I was afraid the A.C.L.U. was going to come crashing in and yell at me to stop.

I think I am going to send a note to school with Nathan saying I would appreciate it if they had a prayer at the beginning of class. Who knows, they might go for it.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving Break part 2

Thanksgiving was filled with lots of yummy food, and great time spent with family. It has been seven years since we last tried to scarf down two full-blown meals in one day. (It was quite impressive). We also were able to visit with a few of our favorite families from our ( I now call it the Denver Era ).

Now, as some of you know I tend to be on the competitive side so when we took our family bowling with the Standifirds (a.k.a Denver Era friends ), I was excited to show off my great bowling skills. Here are some of our scores as a family.

50, 67, 74, 87, 93

Now, you might be saying "oh, how cute. Look at little Jonny's score. He hit 50", but oh no, that would be my score. So am I really that bad at bowling, or did I throw the game to make Jason feel more manly? I would have to say the latter. I am just a "giver." What can I say?