There is nothing like creating new Christmas traditions. This year, our family is all together in a far away location and it is, um, rather rustic.
We were able to go and cut down our own Christmas tree out in the snowy forest. Yes, we are environmentally friendly and paid the fee to chop it down in the “proper” place. And it is the perrrrfecct tree.
And, it took a lot of hard work and effort…..some of us had to take a break from all of the action.
But, it was a collaborative effort.
And, the Senator had the saw….
Merry! Merry! Everyone!
The Senator’s son left me the link to this video. I am always curious when he wants me to watch something. It’s like he is momentarily providing me a glimpse into his teenage world.
However, he does leave me lots of links to lots of football videos and he does ask that I watch replay after replay of college football with him. So, this one came as no surprise. The kid can watch replays of games and great football moments for hours on end. In fact, he would rather watch replays of college football games from several years ago than the latest sports contest. In fact, I caught him this weekend watching a video of the 2004 USC College Football Season. I mean, really??
I like college football and all, I am just not obsessed with college football.
Anyway, he left me this particular link last night and for some reason I just clicked. And, I will say, somewhat surprised that this link wasn’t a highlight from the USC -UCLA game or the Best of Bedlam.
My boy has a softer, sensitive side and I love him for that.
We had a serious dilemma around our house recently. No, there was not a leak in our roof, the dog was alive and well (the last time I checked) and the dish washer was in full working order…maybe.
No, it was much, much more disturbing than that! September had turned into October, and October was…well, almost over and the Senator did not have a current family photograph to use for next year’s re-election campaign.
We are picky about family photos that are used in campaign literature. They have to have that special element. Something that sets it apart, makes that person stand out. These photos have to be real, but at the same time capture the very essence of the candidate while exhibiting some form of positive energy. Personally, I like them to be edgy and unique. There is an art form to this and my BFF, the Pioneer Woman was just the right person to make it all happen this year.
Thank-you PW for alleviating the stress that knocked on my door daily. I have officially checked campaign photo off the ‘to do’ list!
This is our rescue dog named Scooter.
It was from Sonic and it belonged to the Senator’s son. Well, before he left it sitting on the table – alone – for roughly five seconds. But, that would be just enough time for Scooter to snatch it up off the table and take it down under for consumption.
We were in shock really that this dog could maneuver so quickly to steal a sandwich literally right out from under our eyes. Totally speechless, that we just stood there laughing at him and each other.
If only for just a moment…