Sunday, December 31, 2006

Aubrie's Christmas

Aubrie had a very prosperous Christmas. Santa brought her everything she asked for...A Bike and Books, along with many other new toys.

Aunt Katie also felt the need to provide Aubrie with a new best friend...a rockin', talkin' unicorn, that not only rocks, but sings and talks.

Saturday, December 23, 2006


After roughly 15 + visits to Santa, this was as close as we could get. We only had to wait an hour and a half to get Aubrie's picture on Santa's rocking horse.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas Party

What a wonderful Christmas Party. Aubrie had a great time with her buddies Morgan and Anna, too bad Riley was not feeling well.

Aubrie loves her new doll and all of the snacks in her stocking. Sorry that we did not get to see all of Frosty. I am so upset that we missed most of it :) Maybe I will watch it again tomorrow...three, four, five times...

Monday, December 18, 2006


Aubrie really loves her doggie...we took Barron in for his semi-annual grooming at Petsmart this morning. This is the first time that Aubrie has been with me when I dropped the dog off. She was truly distraught at the idea of leaving the store without her dog. She spend the next 20 minutes crying and screaming for her Barrn (as she calls him.) Only watching Frossy made her feel better.

On a better note, Aubrie had a good time helping me make cookies last night. Although I think her real motivation was the open bag of chocolate chips on the table.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Frosty the Snowman

I hate Frosty the Snowman...or Frossy as Aubrie refers to him. Aubrie really does not like TV and very rarely watches anything. (We cannot complain that our kid watches too much TV). In the last two days, I have watched Frossy no less than 6 times. It is the only thing that she will watch and any time the TV is on, she whines for Frossy.

Death to the snowman.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Should have stayed in bed

I definitely should have stayed in bed this morning...

I was running a little late in my morning routine, so I decided to forgo my usual breakfast at home and instead opted for Tim Horton's on my way to the job site. I ordered a French Vanilla Cappuccino, a vanilla cream doughnut and a toasted sesame seed bagel with cream cheese. The total came to $4.14. At the window, I gave the cashier a 5 dollar bill, a dime and four pennies so that I didn't receive a handful of change in return. In a sign of things to come, I received three quarters, two dimes and a nickel in change (wonderful).

As I pulled on to the 219, I grabbed my doughnut, disappointed to find a plain original in the bag, not the vanilla cream I was looking forward to (getting annoyed). As I moved on to my bagel, I realized on the first bite that they had neglected to toast it (really annoyed). I like my bagels toasted so the cream cheese melts and is not pasty. To wash down the pasty cream cheese, I took a sip of my French Vanilla Cappuccino only to discover that their dispensing machine must have needed more mix because my drink was about 98% hot water and 2% French Vanilla Cappuccino (unbelievable)!

When I reached the job site trailer, I anxiously went to the coffee machine to brew a fresh pot, only to realize that the water cooler was empty, our only source of water since our trailer does not have hard plumbing (AAAHHHH).

Generally, the work day did not go well. It seemed everywhere I turned, a new obstacle arose and the bickering between contractors was worse than usual today.

Weary after a disappointing morning, I was looking forward to the soup I had packed for lunch the night before. Upon checking my car and the trailer fridge, I realized that in my haste to leave this morning, I had forgotten my lunch (past the point of giving a damn).

Fortunately, Kristen made up for my terrible food day by have a nice dinner ready when I stepped in the door. Sitting here with a full belly, I am looking to a better all around day tomorrow.