Friday, December 30, 2011

What Are You Doing New Years Eve?

This is beyond adorable, and so timely.  I adore Zooey Deschanel , add in some Joseph Gordon-Levitt and this is too good to be true.  Enjoy, and have a fantastic New Years Eve!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Death of Courtney's Kindle

Tragedy struck our household this past weekend, my kindle passed away.....

One day it was happy, bright, and quick to turn the pages.  Then, all of a sudden, lines began to appear across the top of the screen, the pages ceased turning, and the screen became a mess of black & gray writing and lines...oh the lines!

Apparently this is not unheard of for older Kindles (I had a second generation) but it isn't something that Amazon can fix.  Luckily they have a program where for a reduced fee they'll sell you an upgrade (not the newest versions, but a new to me version). 

I hadn't realized just how addicted I was to my Kindle until it began it's death spiral.  I was right in the middle of a book! However, it didn't even cross my mind just to run to the store and buy a copy of the book.  And, I could just use the Kindle app on my iPad or iPhone to read.  But, oh no, I had to whine and groan and gripe about it to Chris for hours. 

Luckily for Chris my new one arrives tomorrow!

2011 Holiday Season in Bullets

  • Argosy Party at the Four Seasons - Glow sticks and dancing
  • Thanksgiving in Oly - Turkey had by all
  • Christmas Ships, Christmas Ships, Christmas Ships
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with Angie - Chris & Brandon left behind
  • Expedia Party at Lucky Strike / The Parlor - Chris won me a pink platypus
  • Christmas Ships with Friends & Family - Ruby's first Argosy Cruise!
  • Coworker Christmas Party in Auburn - Left bread crumbs to find way back home
  • Christmas Celebration in Oly - Pizza and Presents, an awesome combination!
  • House's B'day - Tap House Dinner & Sherlock Holmes 2 (I slept through the middle)
  • Final Night of Christmas Ships - Dinner at Cantinetta and viewing from Gas Works with Shannon, House was on the Good Time 2
  • Christmas Eve Dinner - Best Ham Ever, Way to go Bro!
  • Christmas Day - Presents, presents and more presents, smiles all around
  • Christmas Day Dinner at Jay & Mary's - extended extended family, good food, good times
  • Day after Christmas - One more hurrah with the Parentals, dinner at Cactus...Yum!

All in all a wonderful family & friends filled holiday season.  Cheers to you and yours in 2012!

Merry Christmas from the House's!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Goodbye Maddy

Ms. Madeline Hedgehog, beloved cat, and all around wonderful friend passed away yesterday.  She brought my brother's family lots of joy and will be greatly missed.

Goodbye Maddy......

Beep Beep, we got a Jeep

Chris and I were sucked into an end of the year, end of the month, financing special, customer cash back sale last night and came home with a new vehicle.  We've been shopping for months, finally test drove a few weeks ago, and fell in love with the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

I managed to snap one picture of our actual vehicle.  I realize it is a crappy photo, so I've included a stock photo of how awesome it is.

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