Wednesday, December 26, 2007

is it really over?

Back to real life again?

I suppose so. Kind of a bummer, but I'm trying to get myself out of the Christmas let down...

I hope everyone had a great holiday! The past few days have been wonderful....
here are some of the highlights

Since connecting the xbox 360 to xbox live, all 3 of the boys, yes the one I'm married to also, are on planet Halo 3. I will definitely have to set a time limit when they go back to school, but for now I'm letting them have at it. B and L were able to hook up with their friends that moved to Japan, which has been great for both of them.

While they've been so busy I read this book

Another awesome read by Jodi. She's becoming one of my favorite authors. I can't even really describe it because it's about so much more than what you think it's going to be. At it's heart, it's a love story of two teenagers and how an act of violence tears apart their families, but it's really so much bigger than that. I saw the ending coming, to an extent but that's ok, it was all I hoped it would be.

I also spent some time on filling my bookshelves with "reads" and "to reads". It's amazing how don't realize how much you've read until you sit down to put together a list like that.

I did also get a little bit of scrapping done...

Here is Lain's 30 minute Thurs challenge...barely under the wire

It's been kind of hard to be creative lately. My mind has been all over the place and I've been working a little more than usual. Especially when I've been feeling really lazy and all I want to do is take naps and eat pie.
Apparently someone caught me during my nap time on Christmas Day. Speaking of pie, I don't make pies. Not the home made anyway. I'm more of a "take it out of the box and thaw" kind of girl. Well, if you haven't tried Marie Callendar's Razzleberry Pie, then you must. You absolutely must and you must eat it with vanilla ice cream. Trust me, you'll thank me later.

On Christmas Eve we went to see National Treasure Book of was really good. We all liked it so a really great family movie.
That's all for tonight.
Thanks for stopping by!!


mayorofcrazytown said...

It looks like yaw'll had a blast. I am so glad the kids can play now. You just need a cam so we can see each other. Love you

Maria said...

OMG, my kids would have loved to get XBox 360 and Halo 3! Do they get to play it on that big screen TV I saw? My kids got the Wii and were very excited about it. I'm going to try the tennis with them.

Carolyn said...

Those video games can bring such joy, can't they. I had a child here about to jump out of her skin when she discovered the wii Christmas morning, so I know what you were saying about the happiness in your home on Christmas morning with the new Xbox 360. Good luck on time limits. LOL

Thanks for the book review. I haven't read any of her books yet, but have heard good things about them, but you review has me interested in this one. I've been reading a lot this week while I am off from work. I think I am on my
6th book. It's nice when you don't have set it down, and can continue to read.

Very nice layouts, love all the challenges you got done.