Archive for November, 2009


Kyle’s Letter to Santa

November 29, 2009

Two weeks ago for Family Home Evening we had Kyle write his wish list for Santa!   Nothing took me by surprise except for the Toy Story Toys.  And he actually did a great job drawing what he wanted!  But then he covered his pictures up with stickers.


In a moment, my life is changed forever.

November 13, 2009

I’ve run down the stairs of my house hundreds of times without an incident.  I never thought there was any risk involved in doing so.  That all changed this morning when I was nearly to the bottom and suddenly felt my cranium crash against something very hard.  (My severely impaired vision without glasses probably didn’t help.)  That “something” was the ceiling above the staircase.  (See below)

Figure A:

In case it’s not clear, that dent there is the very corner where the ceiling meets the wall above.  I think they put some kind of metal at the corners to make a nice rounded effect.  There are two semi-ovalular (I possibly made that word up) cracks in the paint radiating out from there.  I left quite an impression. 

So, that hurt.  And it sucks about the damage.  But what’s worse… now I’m all paranoid about it!  Four or five times today, I have caught myself running down those stairs, suddenly remembered the tragedy of this morning, and freaked out trying to slow myself down and protect my head.  TWO of those times, I actually caused myself to slip and fall, hurting myself in otherwise.  (I’m not a klutz.  These are unreasonable circumstances.)

Anyway, yeah, now something that I’ve done hundreds of times and continue doing constantly out of habit has become a source of pain, fear, and frustration for me.  I hope this brightens up your day!



Disney World!

November 10, 2009
Disney World 09

Are you surprised we went to Disney World last week?  We are!  It was very impromptu and we didn’t tell very many people since it sounds pretty weird, you know, “Brad was laid off a month ago so now we’re going to Disney World!”  especially when the economy has so many people struggling to find work.  But we did.  We booked the trip when Brad accepted a job offer and we were looking at a month and a half of essentially paid vacation, along with the fact that Brad’s parents would be there for part of the time we would be there, and it’s warm there.

We had a great time at Disney World!  We were concerned that Kyle wouldn’t do too well.  We thought he might be too young and a little intimidated.  Apparently a lot of kids act up at Disney World because of sensory overload and long days.  But Kyle did awesome!  He did get pretty tired.  When we got to the airport today coming home, Kyle asked me if we could go to Disney World tomorrow!  He was really cute!  Too bad he wont remember the trip when he’s older.  And thank goodness….Brad had a good time too, which is always questionable when it comes to spending large amounts of money on travel. 😉

Oh!  and Brad and I put ourselves in a video game at Epcot.  Here’s the link if you want to check it out



November 1, 2009

I just added our Halloween pictures to the October 09 Picasa Album

October 09