Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Whirlwind week

What a busy week we've had.  It's been a ton of fun and like usual, I forgot to take pictures of the majority of it.  From Curious George to friends to new appliances.... here are the highlights:
  • Got sick sick sick.  Thought my eardrum was going to burst and my throat was going to close up for good.  Neither happened, thankfully.  Starting to feel better today.
  • Had great friends over for New Years Eve!  We love you guys!
  • Took Ryan to Curious George.  It was the first time we have ever intentionally separated the boys - while I missed Seth, it was fun to focus on Ryan and see his happy little eyes and smile.
Trying to get onstage (you can barely see him, but Ryan is sneaking up the stairs to the stage):
    In the happy popcorn-and-George-zone:

  • Had a surprise visit by James & Marilyn Terry.  They were out-and-about and stopped by for a few minutes - was so fun to see them!

  • Spent an evening with friends that we hadn't seen in awhile and ate too much food.  Got a great new recipe for awesome buffalo chicken cheese dip.

  • Packed Troy up to go stay with a friend of his who is really struggling with some difficulty right now.  Was ecstatic to hear that he's been to a church, is asking a lot of questions now, and seems to have a great start on turning his life toward the right direction! 
  • Got a big big big surprise - a new washer and dryer. A.W.E.S.O.M.E.  I have NEVER been so happy to do laundry before.  I can wash and dry a load in 80 minutes.  That's 3 times as fast as my old system.  Woo hoo.  We are so thankful for people's thoughtfulness and generosity.

  • Decided to paint our family room and kitchen and have made some tentative color choices that will work with the couch, carpet, color of entertainment center, kitchen cabinets, flooring, and new countertops that we'll be getting next month (ba-bye ugly nasty counters).  I said just DECIDED, we haven't done it yet.  This room is going to be a PAIN to paint.  Cuz you can't have "paint" without "pain".  Sigh - I'm excited too see what everything is going to look like!!! 
  • Watched Iowa win the Orange Bowl (that's a little premature.  It's only 2nd quarter right now - but I'm being positive).
Happy 2010 everyone!


une autre mère said...

So glad you're not sick anymore.

Curious George looks like it was fun. Have I ever told you how cute Ryan is?

Am super jealous and happy for you with your new washer and dryer!! So cool!

In response to your comment on my blog, yes I did attend the BEST EVER New Year's Eve party, but just didn't want to make anyone jealous that it consisted of watching Mickey Mouse and that stunt-car-driver-dude. ;) jk... we really did have a great time with you guys, like always! And I thought the 2009 charades rocked!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

LOVE your new washing machine and dryer!!!
We so badly wanted to go to Curious George...thought about sending the kids in alone! :) Glad you got to have a special time with Ryan to see that cute monkey!