Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanks giving break, Wii U, and Christmas is coming!

Hey everyone, sorry about the long time no post thing. I was just really busy, and it was the last thing on my mind (as I type this, my daughter is bugging me for more milk in her cup).

So I'm going to first start off with the Wii U. I have noticed that a lot of people don't even know about it. The Wii U is nintendo's newest system. It came out a couple of weeks ago. Being a gamer and being in a house full of other gamers, we just had to get one. Our Wii broke on the move across country, so the fact that this system played the old Wii games as well was just a bonus for us. The graphics are great, and the games for it are fun. We currently have Mario Wii U, Zombie U, and Nintendo Land. The kids love Mario Wii U, and they really love Nintendo Land. Zombie U is more for older people (not for kids), it's a first person shooter with Zombies (okay yeah you know that much). Mario Wii U is a side scrolling action packed awesome game. One to five can play at a time, with four wii motes and one game pad (game pad comes with the system). The person with the game pad plays in boost mode, where you can set blocks to help the others out. Nintendo Land is a bunch of little mini game, all based after the nintendo franchises. The kids love that game! SO MUCH! They play it all of the time. It's one to four players, so they all can play, plus Jeremy or me (if we have time).

Our Thanks Giving was great! Jeremy invited his friend Lance, so it was us and Lance. We had all of our favorites, and we played Mario. That was fun! We ate dinner and watch the game ( :P ) , then we brought dressert downstairs to our family room, and played Mario (best part). Okay I'm sorry, but I'm not following foot ball this year (nope not going to do it). Have you guys seen facebook during a foot ball game? Yeah that's what I'm talking about, and you guys all know who you are. I'm not telling you to stop, but just to think. Is it really worth it? It's just a game. For me it's not really worth the stress. You watch the game and stress about all of the bad plays, and jump up and down over the good ones, and it's just not worth it (not to me anyways). I'd rather play Mario, a least I have control over that.

So Christmas is almost here! YAY! I'm so excited. It's my favorite day of the year, because Christmas day consist of staying home, and giving gifts to my favorite people. I love seeing my kids faces light up, and I love watching them play. I love eating good food, and snuggling with my kids. What could be better? Our Christmas break starts on the 17th (yay for a break). I need it just as much as that kids do. This will also give me a chance to catch up on grading papers and filing them (oh joy). We finished ordering the kids gifts, and now I need to get Jeremy something. Yeah it's a lot harder that it sounds. The things on Jeremy's wish list are things like a BMW and a puppy. No way we're getting any of those. :)

Okay I should go now, my daughter is now asking for water. Thanks for reading.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween and the day after.

Hey everyone. Did everyone have an awesome Halloween? Ours wasn't to bad.

Darien and Zachary were both the Hulk, and Nathaniel and Olivia were both pirates.

Since Halloween was on a Wednesday this year, the kids were able to go to their Off Campus classes in their costumes. That was great. They loved showing their costumes to their friends. When I picked them up that afternoon I got to see some great costumes. The big surprise was, most of them were not store bought. I guess us Homeschool moms are really resourceful. :)

We didn't end up going trick-or-treating though. It was pouring all day, and I know most Washingtonians would just go in the rain (because this time of year it rains everyday), but not us. So I just bought more candy, and dived it up between the kids. They were fine with that, and loved it.

So yesterday I put up the Christmas tree :)

I know, I know. It's to early, and I'm crazy, but I don't care. I love decorating for Christmas, and having my tree up makes me happy.

Olivia loves the tree. When Jeremy got home, she spent 30 mins showing him all of the ornaments and where they were. Which was noting compared to the 90 mins she spent walking around the tree over and over again, once it was up.

I have also started Christmas shopping :) . I love Christmas shopping! I really can't wait for Christmas, it's my favorite day of the year. Only 53 more days to go!

I also have some exciting news. We are planning a trip to Disney World for late February! We are not 100% sure if we will be able to go, because our leave could get canceled due to the schedule of the boat (the one my husband is stationed to). We will most likely get to go, but you never know. I'm so excited though, and I can't wait for us to finally have a vacation.

Okay well I'm going to go now. Thanks for reading.

Real conversation between Jeremy and me

Me: Honey I had a dream last night that you threw me a birthday party, and invited Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage.

Jeremy: Cool! Did they come?

Me: Yeah, and it was awesome. Any chance that would happen in real life?

Jeremy: Totally! *Wink*

Me: I look forward to it. *Wink*