Monday, December 29, 2008

Things to remember about 2009...

For us, as I'm sure for many of you, this has been a crazy year. There have been many personal ups and downs as well as those within our communities and nation. Below are some which I want to make note of for the future:

The Highs:
- Meeting Ted Lindsay
- Seeing hockey games at Joe Louis Arena again
- Listening to the middle play violin
- Watching the youngest in chorus
- Watching the youngest recapture enjoyment in playing soccer
- No more travelling for work
- Barak Obama becoming President
- Hillary Clinton NOT becoming President
- Watching the oldest become a nice young adult
- The Red Wings winning the Stanley Cup
- Finally finishing the basement to a useable state

The Lows:
- Missing the NHL All Star game in Atlanta
- My Dad being sick
- My Mom having surgery
- The wife's step Dad having double knee replacement
- The wife's Grandma being sick
- The Detroit Lions going 0-16 and STILL keeping their current President and GM
- Too much work related travel this year
- The economic and housing market meltdown

Obviously, you can tell that all things considered, we've had an exceptionally good year, with less concerns about the lows and truly being able to enjoy the high points. Hopefully this trend continues for us all next year - not just our crew, but yours too!!! In the meantime, feel free to drop comments on whatever I missed or what are the memorable points with your year!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Neighborhood Corruptors...

Apparently, we are the fun household. We had the neighborhood over for an X-mas party on Christmas eve (previous post can be found here). Some of the guests are our neighbors from Florida. Now, these two are very sweet. They do however try to torture me and the wife with running with them, which wouldn't necessarily be all bad, but they are running 5 k and I have trouble running to the bathroom...bygones.

Anyway, we ran into these two yesterday and they proceeded to inform us they had a good time on X-mas eve (perhaps a bit too good a time). We in turn described our Wii injuries as badges of honor. In the end, they're coming for New Years...and I have a new project for 2009. Let the corruption begin!!!

See, I figure I either have to corrupt them to my level or hit them with a car, and not only are they nice, but I don't want to harm my car...its paid off... ;)

Delayed post...

I've been remiss in posting for far too long as you'll be able to tell by this post, but I have some things to bring everyone up to speed on...

Back in October, I took a trip to help my mother after a surgery, (yes, she's doing fine). To thank my sister for her help, I took her and her family to Joe Louis arena for a Detroit hockey game. There just is no place like the Joe for a game. While there, I met Mr. Ted Lindsay - a HUGE hockey hero. Very nice time. This experience did mean however that we needed to take the children to the Joe (especially since they are talking about tearing it down). So, while the family and I were up for Turkey day, we made plans to go to the Joe for a game. In all, there were 11 of us who went and it was everything we'd promised the children.

It was a blast. In summary, its been a good year. Happy Turkey Day, Merry Ho Ho and here's hoping you all have a great 2009.

Wii are idiots...and Wii are not addicted...

Warning: Wii automatically tries to make the least patient more patient...which ultimately causes sporadic eruptions of anger...very worried about the TV around the middle child...

Wii injuries make you feel like you are elderly...wait, maybe I least middle aged elderly...CRAP!!!

Wii snowboarding gives you delusions of makes you feel like you could actually snow board...Dang you Shawn White!!!!

Wii rabbits are cute and cuddly...especially when being shot by toilet plungers (see Raving Rabbits 1 and 2)...

Game total: in 3 days, we've played over 25 hours...this is not breaking the group games into individual time (4 players for 1 hour should be 4 hours - many of the games are group) but just clock time and 3 800 mg Motrin (for the wife...I just deal with the pain...LOUDLY)

Wii did however get gold in group snowboarding...Mii going to get my coffee so Mii can practice some more...need to get better at the grinding rails...Wii have another target to hit...

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Very Merry Christmas

Christmas was very merry here in the Price household. We started our celebrations with a great neighborhood get together Christmas Eve night. A lot of our neighbors are transplants to the GA area just like ourselves, so I thought it'd be great fun to have a party at our house, and it was. We counted over 30 people at one point! Good friends, good food, good times, and REALLY good sangria Angie made!

Believe it or not, I was the first one up on Christmas, but I get so darn excited about the gifts we get the kids, I can't help it. So after going to bed at 2am, we were up at 6:30 am for gifts. Lots of ohhs and ahhs and AWESOMES were heard. But the best came when, seemingly, all the gifts had been opened, and we asked the kids if they got all they wished for. They were more than happy with all they had, but we had another surprise for them in the basement! They go racing down the stairs to find the Wii, Wii Fit and several games.

WOO HOO!! The kids love it, I love it, hubby loves it........hubby and I are in great pain! I am told it is called Wii arm, and after a week it will get better. Great games, and so much fun, but man am I out of shape!!! Hubby is addicted to the wii fit board with the Shaun White snowboarding and his knee is killing him.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas too!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Karma has run my ass over.....and not even 24 hours after my snotty blog. We woke up to 40 degree weather today with a low of 18 tonight! Just thought I'd share. xoxoxox

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I'm evil!

I'm evil, and I know it......tee hee hee he! I realize most of the folks that read our blog are currently under many inches/feet of snow, negative wind chill factors, blizzard watch/warnings, ice storms, but here in GA at 8pm, I am wearing shorts with the windows open! It has been in the low 70's for the past few days. To prove I am evil, I took a pic of the thermometer in my car and sent it to my sis in law in MI! She sure can talk like a truck driver! HEE HEE HEE HEE!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Christmas hedge

This year is our first year with an artificial Christmas tree. I have always been a "real tree" girl, however, the middle child is very allergic. It took us 2 years to figure out why she was having asthma attacks 1 week after the tree went up, and until 1 week after it was taken down. We got it now. So, being the "real tree" lover that I am, I went online and found this highly recommended website and ordered a really nice 10ft tree with both white and color lights. It arrived it 2 huge 70lb. boxes! I was so excited.....then we tried to put it up this weekend. These things are like a giant puzzle. There was supposed to be 5 pieces....only got 4. To make it funnier looking, we also got 2 of the same size. So, missing the top and 2 of the same. I was quite disappointed at first, but had to laugh when the hubby took the tree topper I bought special for it and still placed it on top of the pipe that was to hold the top portion of the tree.....thus.....The Christmas Hedge! Ok, we didn't leave it up, it was promptly taken back to the basement, (sorry hubby for the sore back) and off to Home Depot we went to get a cheapie tree which we can use in the basement next year.