Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Wonderland

Every year, my parents add more and more to their ever growing collection of Christmas decorations. These decorations are stored in 30 gallon plastic bins. These bins are stored in a small basement closet underneath the house in our play room. These bins must be carefully removed from this closet, carried up 2 stairways and through 2 narrow hallways where they are stacked on top of one another. There they are unpacked one by one. I guess I didn't realize how not normal this was until I helped Evan's family put up their decorations this year. It literally took them 3 hours to put up BOTH the inside decorations and outside. It takes us 6 hours to only put up the inside. Here is a picture of most of the bins stacked together. Remember, this is only the inside decorations and ornaments. I will post pictures of the final products once everything has been put in its proper place. Here is also a picture of Evan resting after helping bring some of the bins upstairs. Once everything is said and done though, I do enjoy going to my parents house and walking into their personal Christmas Wonderland.




Thursday, November 19, 2009

The stockings were hung...

.... and the stockings were hung, on the island bar with care..... well it's not as good as a chimney, but it'll work. :)
Can you believe I found these at the Target dollar bin!? They were $2.50 each. I'm thinking about going back and getting some for our future kids. Evan says I better buy at least 6 more then. HAHA! A friend from work embroidered them with our names for me. I just can't wait for the holidays!!!









Saturday, November 7, 2009

OUR NEW BABY!!!!!!!!!!!

We have a new addition to our family!!! We would like to introduce you to our new SUV! We are the proud owners of a 2008 Chevy Equinox Sport. We were planning on waiting until January, but we have been looking at used cars on the internet and found one that met everything on our checklist. It is rare to find a sport edition. It is silver with black leather interior. It has a 6 disk CD changer, heated seats, remote start engine, sunroof, auxiliary MP3 input jack, and lots of leg room in the back seat! It was a great experience overall. Our sales guy was awesome and because we knew what we wanted going in, it only took us 3 hours from start to finish ( it took over 9 hours to buy my Corolla). Anyway, here are the pictures of our car from the dealer's website. We will take more later.