Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday Tidbits

*I'm quite pleased with my NaBloPoMo progress. I've been able to keep up with daily blogging and it's fun.

*I registered Emersyn for an Hawaiian Airlines frequent flyer program this afternoon and it was so cute to see an account number with her name on it. We are going in March and I figure she might as well start getting the rewards at a young age. I'm not sure when we'll go to Hawaii again after this trip though. It's our last trip for awhile....then time to start paying off cars and spending our money on different things.

*Last night Brett and I went on a date while Ems spent the night at her Nana's due to a variety of circumstances (good ones). We ate dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and had the stuffed chicken tortilla's. They were SO tasty!!!! After dinner we decided to just go get some ice cream instead of splurging on dessert at the resteraunt. We made a special trip to the store to buy the ice cream and then came home and fell asleep after watching Biggest Loser online. Perhaps the show about weight loss made us subconsciously not desire the ice cream? Probably not, I think we both just forgot about it.

*We are still on the hunt for a car. We found one that is a *good* deal but we want a *great* deal. We're playing the waiting game and hoping the dealer comes down in price or that another deal comes up.

*I've decided to schedule one family weekend a month where we have no plans except to have fun and enjoy each other. I don't want Emersyn to look back on our lives and not have any memories of just being home on the weekends and hanging out. This weekend is our family weekend and I've carefully guarded it (although we may end up car shopping). I've turned down offers to hang out with friends, get my hair colored (which was a hard one to refuse) and go to a baby shower. I'm proud of myself. I'm looking forward to getting the garage cleaned up and maybe even our master bedroom closet. I should take before and after pictures but I'm too afraid of being judged for the "before". It's bad folks, REAL bad. :)

*I had a great meeting this morning with the "retreat committee" at my church regarding our 2011 women's retreat in February. I am also coordinating the "young married's" retreat in April. Something about me makes me a good candidate for retreat planning I guess. :) For the women's retreat I am in charge of my least favorite thing ever.......FUNDRAISING. Bleh. It is totally outside my comfort zone but I am doing my best to have a good attitude and let myself be challenged and stretched. Wish me luck. :) The committee is fun....I'm the youngest person on there easily by 20 years or so. ;)


Tyler said...

See Emersyn loves some Dr. Seuss books. My little E loves them as well. They are def. a favorite around here.

I need to do the same thing about blocking out a weekend. We go go go and then I look back and say what did we even get accomplished this weekend ya know?! Great idea!

sister sheri said...

My dear friend! I think I may know of someone who doesn't exactly like to fund raise, but just had a really good experience... ME! I know it isn't a jog-a-thon, but I would love to brainstorm with you!