Busy weekend, and kinda not all at the same time.
Tara and I recently celebrated(yet we both kinda forgot) 3 years of being together. Big milestone for the both of us, and one that will be overshadowed by the wedding. Not that it’s a bad thing, it’ll just happen. Funny thing to, I thought it was the 4th and Tara was adamant that it was the 2nd, so I checked my google calendar, and it turns out it was the second. So Tara was right(yet again) and that was enough celebration 🙂
Friday was youth group, and the plan was to play stump the minister, but it turned into a series of random and not really interesting questions. But, the audience was mostly teenage girls, so I guess that’s ok? We did find out he played hockey and a few of his favorite things(although raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens weren’t explicitly mentioned, I’m sure they’re in there somewhere).
The the main event, ginger bread house making. We were smart and just bought kits, as I think the hardest part of making ginger bread houses is getting the ginger bread to not suck. There was a variety of ways these kids (and yes, they’re below half my age, so I can say kids) would use the icing. Some used the piping bags, some used spoons, and others just dipped the house parts into the icing bowl. All worked equally well. There were a lot of good designs, and the best use of empty space went to two girls that realised there was a lot of left over candy, so they just filled the inside of the house with it. Guess it adds to structure 😉
Before all this we went to the vet and were happy to hear that Ringo can come off the insilin and apparently isn’t diabetic anymore. Or at least is in remission. And this is just after a month of getting his shots. So Woot to the kitty!
Saturday was spent milling about and generally getting things done. We went out and did a little shopping to get things for the tree. Then we spent the better part of the afternoon actually decorating the tree. I got this sweet Godzilla tree ornament that makes noise and the like. We were looking for something that would celebrate our first Christmas together, and we just happened to find this as well 😉
Saturday night was date night(something that we’ve been lacking lately) so we wandered off to a musical that, for the most part, was pretty good and funny, but we bailed during the second act. We bailed to the Starbucks where we first met. We enjoyed some nice time there.
Sunday we went to the “dress” rehearsal for the Christmas pageant. Tara and I are Mary and Joseph, and we think it’ll actually be a lot of fun. There’s a ton of little kids in it, and should be really cute. I say “dress” because we really didn’t memorize our lines or knew what we were doing. In fact, it was the *only* rehersal, but apparently this is true every year and all should be good.
Sunday night we joined some of Taras friends and did a cake tasting at their place. Rivi is making our wedding cake, so we were there to see her work and taste the cake. All was good and I think we made our decision. We then sat down and watched The Hangover, and it was amazingly good. If you haven’t seen it, then I would really recommend it 🙂
Then off to home and sleep.
Sleep is good and not something we’ve been getting a lot of lately.