Should we name new kitty Jax or Fivel?

Sunday, January 16, 2011


These are my co-workers from the EBD program at school. This was an ugly sweater Christmas party, but I could only find a semi-ugly sweater so I wore Christmas ornaments as earrings and tied a bow on my head.

Dave and I saw this "hurricane simulator" at the mall, so I made him get in it. For $2 you stand there and then it gets really windy. Totally worth it.

Has anyone else tried these? They are SO GOOD. That's all.

Have you ever seen the cool things in SkyMall and wanted to buy EVERY ITEM like us? Well we finally got's a toy that only DeeDee has shown interest in so far; this string comes around again and again...flinging toward her for just a second or two. If she grabs it, it stops until she lets go...and then just keeps going again and again. She loves it.

Mom, this is what you got me for Christmas this year. It ROCKS. It's the Brookstone iNeed and it's the best massager ever. Better yet, I had a coupon. Yesssssss.

Joe's parents got us a Blendtec, made famous from the "Will it Blend" videos. It was a little intimidating to use at first, but I think we're getting the hang of it. Best blender ever!! Watch below to see a video of the same blender destroying an iPad! If you click twice on the video below, it will take you to a larger version on

Sorry mom

We haven't blogged in awhile. The regular excuses apply...they are the same excuses we're using for why our Christmas cards are sitting sitting stamped and addressed by our door. Here's some cute photos of little us to get over it.

Tourist Time

Yesterday we met the DC-area family at the Natural History Museum. These are just a few of our cute nephews...

Happy Birthday!

Joe and his brothers all share January birthdays. Last week we went out with Ben and Shauna for a little celebration at Ray's Hell Burgers...where they started serving MILKSHAKES! Seriously, first milkshakes...if they start serving half-size burgers (they only serve 10 oz. burgers), I could eat there all the time :)

Ben was so pumped, he could hardly keep his eyes open.


Christmas was super fun this year! We had 3 of Joe's siblings and their families to celebrate with. HUGE thanks to Ben and Shauna for hosting and feeding us the whole week. It was so great to spend time with family, relax, and have a few xbox parties :)

You don't have to beg...more cat photos

We gave thanks

The day before Thanksgiving our school did a Turkey Trot. Our classroom teachers bet the students we could run more laps than they could. It was close, but we lost. Here is proof that I ran:

Thanksgiving morning I ran a 5k in DC, (note: these were the only two days I ran last semester...these incidents are in no way normal). I hitched a ride with some friends from Church and met up with school friends. The weather cooperated and I power-walked most of it while I commiserated with my classmate about our internships.

Joe's brother and sister-in-law had us over for an awesome meal, and we got in plenty of nephew time, napping, and football.