Thursday, October 23, 2008


So, Ross's birthday was actually on the 5th of this month, but I'm a little slow. So here are some pictures of the festivities.

I actually had this whole elaborate scheme planned to surprise Ross on the Friday before his birthday to go camping. I had outsiders involved in the scheming, I packed up everything in secret, I had a babysitter planned for Ethan. Well. Ross came home from work early that day, (I had planned on picking him up and taking him to the campsite), and therefore saw more than enough clues on the living room floor (a tent, flashlights, marshmallows, etc.) to give it all away. Fortunately we had a good time anyway, and the outsiders involved became a part of the party.

This was a gift and I thought,
"what on earth are we going to use this for?"
well it turned out to be quite handy:

The next day we used the tickets my parents gave us to the K-State game! It was a lot of fun. But K-State lost pretty bad. Which is why we look so sad.

Then for his actual birthday I gave him some presents and we had dinner and cake with my family. The cake was Carrot and Ross's mom gave it to him a week prior so he could save it for his birthday. It was delicious.

Okay, about getting presents for Ross. He is the WORST!! I know pretty much all guys are hard to buy presents for, but Ross is among the top I think. He is way cheap, err... frugal. So he doesn't want me to spend any money on him, unless it's a good deal. Well, I NEVER find good deals, so that was basically out of the question. He wants something practical. Well, I guess that's not too hard, but then we go back to the 'only if it's a good deal!' thing... He doesn't really have any hobbies right now, because of work and school... it's pretty tough. But, I came up with something pretty good I think. He works at a bank, which means he must wear a shirt and tie every day. Well my poor Ross (bless his heart) can't really match a darn thing. He's always coming in and waking me up and asking if this tie goes with these pants, and do they both go with this shirt? So I made him a chart. This is one page of four.

He liked it!

Phew that was long! Sorry. My hubby is 25 years old! He doesn't look a day over 18 though, does he? I know, I know. I don't either.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
and some few to be
chewed and digested:
that is, some books are to be read only in parts,

others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read
and with diligence and attention.
~ Francis Bacon ~

Thursday, October 2, 2008

So he does this a lot

It's only 24 seconds. And he's just so cute.