Monday, December 24, 2007

Festive Photos

I've really been a lousy blogger lately. No excuses. I've just been consumed by crafts and other Christmas stuff lately. About that...I'll really try to update you soon. I found our charger just tonight.

Here's some festive photos! First, our ward Christmas party-- I challenge anyone to try and best our party. Our activity committee is a couple who both work in the movie industry. Get this: they met on the set of Napoleon dynamite. He did the lighting, and she did the makeup. Anyway. This year the theme was "Christmas in the Americas." Irina works for the LDS motion picture studio now, and hence, our gym was decked out from the various movie set props. Our program was AWESOME with a professional narrator, sweet sound effects, and the costumes from The know, the movie they used to play on Temple Square. It really was cool, but besides all the awesome set, sound, and costumes etc., it really was a powerful program that really helped me feel the spirit of what Christmas is all about. Allan and I were both in the program. Allan was a enthusiastic "unbeliever," and I was part of the crowd (hence I just wore what I...and Eirene had lying around the house).

Merry Christmas friends! I love you all, and also homemade caramel.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

6 Months

I know, she's amazing. I took her yesterday to Kiddie Kandids to get these shots, and although really impressed with the camera crew (they stop at nothing short of back flips to get the kids to smile) I was EXHAUSTED by the time I got out of there. It took THREE HOURS, folks. Actual picture-taking time was about 15 minutes, and the rest was WAITING. They're pretty cute, although not my really style. I don't know why, but I didn't feel like telling him how I really feel about putting Josie into a hat box with feather boas. In fact, my temporary attitude was more like "Yeah! The more the merrier! Sure! Throw in a teddy bear with beads! Why not?!"

So in addition to dazzling everyone with her happy smile, Josie is also saying "Mamamamam," "Dadadada," and my favorite "blah blah blah blah." So, in a nut shell, she knows the basic essentials of communication.

FYI: I have many many crafting treasures to show, but our camera cord has been misplaced temporarily. So, stay tuned.