December 26, 2010

Spreading Christmas Cheer

My friend Pserendipity hosted her annual secret Santa blog gift exchange again this year and I had the honor of participating.  I, along with 17 other bloggers, were charged with choosing and mailing a gift to the person that we were assigned by choosing random numbers.  I didn't really know what to expect at first, and I was worried.  I don't know anyone that was participating in the exchange other than Psonya so how would I know what to buy my recipient?  Would she like what I sent her? Would the person who was picked to be my secret Santa send me something that I would like?

Everything turned out great in the end.  My recipient blogged about what I sent her and seemed really happy with it.  Phew.   A lot of thought went into what I sent her, so I was relieved that she liked it.  Then, a few days after I sent my package off in the mail, mine showed up.

Here's what was inside:

She obviously did her research, the first item I pulled out of the package was a Martini glass.  Perfect gift for someone who is a lush, and let's be honest, I love me a stiff drink.  

Then onto the next gift, a cookbook.  It's not just any cookbook though.  It's a cookbook that was given to her by her Grandmother when she got married over twenty years ago.  Complete with a handwritten personalization on the inside cover that she altered to say our names instead of hers.  That makes it so much more than just a cookbook. 

Then there was the luggage tag with the initial to my last name on it that acted as my clue to try and help me guess who my secret Santa might be.  

TravelDiva; I want to thank you for the amazing amount of thought that went into the gift you sent me.  I am so lucky that you were my secret Santa!  I will cherish the cookbook always, and I can assure you that I will get plenty of use out of the Martini glass. :)  Hopefully someday I will get the chance to travel so that I can use the luggage tag as well.  You really went above and beyond.  Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

We are enjoying a relaxing Christmas surrounded by the ones we love and hope that you are all doing the same!

Happy holidays to you and yours. May the season bring you lots of laughter and smiles.

Merry Christmas!!

Brett and Kaylyn

December 17, 2010

Project GP

Brett is not budging on the guinea pig.  He just won't let me have it. I have been going to extremes such as having my best friend call him and proclaim that she believes in her heart that I need one, begging, bartering, and even sending random pictures of guinea pigs to his email throughout the day so that he will realize that they are adorable and we should definately have one.  None of it is working, so now I am taking a different approach. 

Every time I take Belle to the pet store with me she stops to look at the guinea pigs.  They are on the lowest level of cages, which just happens to be at eye level for her.  So now I am using her as bait and trying to convince him that it is not only me who wants a guinea pig.  It's the dog, too.

Here is what happens when two grown ass adults are arguing about whether or not their dog wants a guinea pig for Christmas:

{Brett = Grey / Kaylyn = Green}

Who's side are you on??  Don't you think Brett should buy me a guinea pig?

December 6, 2010

Monday Randoms

I cannot believe that that Christmas is already just a few weeks away.  It seems like we just got done with Halloween, doesn't it??

One of my favorite things to do around Christmas is wander around a book store.  I could spend hours upon hours just browsing at the books imagining what they all contain. Someday I will have my own library full of books from floor to ceiling. Currently I am reading The Hunger Games, next up on my list is Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi.  What's a good book that you've read lately?

I am getting ready for a cookie exchange next week and Brett built me a beautiful display for my cookies.  I kind of feel like I'm taking part in a mini Food Network Challenge.  {minus the $10,000 grand prize} Who cares if we went a little overboard.  Go big or go home, right?  I need to make a better effort to learn how to cook more.  Cook books might help with that, I just have to learn how to follow a recipe first. 

I just bought a copy of Beauty and the Beast on DVD.  It's my all time favorite movie, and I try to buy the Disney movies when they are out of the vault, but lately this is the only one that I have really made the effort to snag. 

We played a really funny board game at Thanksgiving called Know it or Blow it.  I tried to text my sister in law afterward to ask her where she got it, but she didn't respond.  Looks like I'll have to investigate.  I enjoy board games. 

We went to Brett's company Christmas party last night and there was a hypnotist hired for the entertainment.  We were both laughing so hard that we had headaches by the end of the show.  It was fucking hilarious. 

My house is a mess.

I need to get crackin' on my Christmas cards.  I haven't even started them yet.

I am making an effort to try and convince Brett to get me a Guinea Pig.  He's not convinced that it will be a good idea, but I keep telling him that it will be okay.  I don't think he's gonna give in. 

The weekend didn't last long enough and I don't get along well with Monday's.  Why can't we all just have three day weekends?  It would make life so much easier. 

This year for Christmas I decided to take off the three days before our vacation at work actually starts, so I'll only have to use three PTO days, but I will get to spend nine, did you hear me? NINE days with my husband.  We aren't going anywhere.  Just hanging out at home.  Okay, we'll probably go visit the Schlange's

How was your weekend?