Thursday, December 24, 2009

merry christmas!

So this year DH and I made a big leap for mankind and sent out a christmas newsletter (our first one!). Unfortunately, I've discovered that many of them were not received. Please contact me if you would like me to email you a copy.

Also, I would like to thank the secret elf who left the gingerbread house on our doorstep. It was so cute!

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I would like to remind you to listen to this very special recording of O Holy Night.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

1.5 years of love and soap

Today is my 1.5 year anniversary to DH who is my DH. Time has gone so fast! It has been so wonderful. Many other things/people have been in my life the last 1.5 years. Clothes. Sheets. Part of a set of plates (the other part did not make it 1.5 years). But there is also a bar of soap. It has lasted and lasted (and we use it EVERY time we wash our hands--which is a lot). It is the soap that DH's sister Anita gave me as part of a care package for Christmas 2 years ago. The soap that was finally opened 2 weeks before we got married. The soap that Sarah O used that night she and other Melvillains came over and ate gnocchi. Sarah O. said we had cool soap. Well Sarah O, that soap is still there if you want to come back and use it again.

Aside from the excitement of growing old together, the next most exciting thing in our lives is how long the soap will last.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


So today at work I was calling someone and left a message on their answering machine. This in itself is not remarkable or even worth mentioning.

But. There is more.

I said, "This is Laura R--. Er, H--."






The end.

P.S. Yes I have made a modest effort to conceal my last name(s). It is true. In case you were in any way confused by the dashes used previously, that is why. I have always made this effort in my blogger life. Now I too can join the ranks of unknown last name persons written about in various places including the works of Jane Austen.

The very end.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

the box that became part of the floor

Once upon a time there was a box. I packed it many years ago. It followed me from move to move, but I never opened it. There are a lot of boxes like that, but most of them are in my hope chest. However, this one was not. It's been sitting in front of my dresser for the last 1.5 years. It's far enough away that I can still open the drawers. Gradually it just became part of the floor. I vacuum around it, stack clothes on it, but mostly just forget about it. There are a couple other boxes like that..but I know what is in those. Hangers. Winter clothes. Etc.

About 8 years ago my mom and I went to Family Fabrics. It was a going-out-of-business sale. I chose a bunch of material (at lightning speed, according to my mom) that I could use to make a quilt for my bed. Then we bought two quilting books. Somewhere in a box is a bag of 20+ yards of fabric and the quilting book with my chosen design. Today I thought I'd try and find that box. Not wanting to go into the storm cellar if I didn't have to, I decided to open up the box that had become part of the floor. There was no fabric, but I discovered other long forgotten treasures.

1. My ancient white baby blanket.
2. Another baby blanket. I don't remember this one.
3. A beautiful pewter clock from my great grandmothers house. I'd totally forgotten I had it. (It was in pieces, so I tried to find a picture of how it fit together and eventually found this picture. I hung it up in the kitchen, and even replaced the zillion year old C-battery inside:)
4. A framed medallion for the Utah Aviation Hall of Fame in honor of my great grandfather.
5. Two boxes within the box. These will remain shrouded in mystery.
6. Old hymnals from earlier days of the LDS church.
7. I Have a Song for You, Volume 1 & 2!!!!!!! I was lamenting the fact not too long ago that I couldn't find these. Yay:)

Now if only I knew where that fabric went...

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

the first christmas tree

David and I are now for real. We have our own christmas tree!!! Since we have zero space, we bought a really skinny (artificial) tree. We think it is super awesome. It turned out I had a zillion ornaments already that I'd accumulated (though I only ever bought ONE ornament in my life).
And on top of the tree is a funnel. David's family puts a funnel on the top of their Christmas tree, and so Freddy the Christmas Funnel has now come to our home also. Yessssss.

P.S. Do you like the random Christmas hand towel I am pretending to be a tree skirt?
P.P.S. David just got a haircut. He is SO cute:)

So long, and thanks for all the fish.