Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bring on the new year!

I can't believe that Christmas has come and gone. We had a wonderful time with family sharing in the festivities and eating lots of goodies. We were able to celebrate Christmas with my folks on the 20th, which working out well for everyone. We got tons of stuff, which is not unusual. I got my new camera and some more of my Willow Tree Nativity. We went to Owensboro to celebrate with Brian's family on the 23rd and stayed until the 27th. It was a much needed visit. We had some yummy Moonlight BBQ and many homemade cookies. This morning I got on the scale and gratefully did not gain an ounce. We got a beautiful new decorative clock for the living room and some curtains for the dinning area. Curtains are not cheap, so we are doing one window at a time. Since we are renting and still not owning it's hard to see getting rods and curtains for windows that we may not need eventually. But it makes the house look more homey and helps keep the warm in. We also brought home a gun this Christmas from Owensboro. I am terrifed of guns and had a hard time shooting it, but with encouragement and Brian's dad there to teach me I did it. I'm still not thrilled about having a handgun, but I understand it's importance and protection. I think if someone tries to break in I will have no problem shooting them.

Monday, December 7, 2009

18 days till Christmas

Things in the Schaad home have been going very fast recently. We have both been working and preparing for the Holidays. I have been spending most of my free time watching movies that we scored on Black Friday and experimenting in the kitchen. I totally cook more during the holidays because I try all these unique things that everyone else makes. Last week I made chicken broccoli hot pocket things. Brian was not crazy about them... he hates most vegetables. But he tried them and I was proud of that.

We are ready to go to Owensboro for Christmas. We haven't been since this past summer. Brian's parents have since remodeled their bathroom and his mom has had surgery. I think once we lay eyes on her we will feel better about her having the surgery. These are the most difficult times to be away from family.

We also got a treadmill since Thanksgiving. Brian has broken two things since he has used it. The "jarring" while running has made a snow globe and picture frame fall. I on the other hand have not broken anything, however he runs a lot faster than I, which increases the jarring.

Brian is now working with the basketball teams at the University. He says he really likes it. He just likes Basketball more. So far he has had a good season. His classes are going well, however I'm not exactly sure of how much he is learning. I have been thinking a lot about what I want to do to get my masters. Currently I am teetering the fact of Masters in Teaching or Masters in Social Work. I know... I know. Who would have thought?