Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas and All That

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. It has been a very busy week. Not especially difficult, but busy.

Work is going as well as can be expected. I'm more at peace with the decision making that is going on. It is nice that our engineering department is great to work with and really wants to be a team, rather than looking at increasing power or worth.

Christmas has come and gone and 2007 is right around the corner. Crazily enough, I didn't proof-read our Christmas Cards as thoroughly as I thought I had and labeled them as "Merry Christmas 2007". I've always been a forward future thinker.

Last Friday we spent some time with our friends Lori and Justin and Gary and Kathy and my parents and sister. We usually get together for chili and have a nice quiet dinner. Alexander played on the floor with Gary for almost an hour and a half making all of their plush animals sing Christmas songs. Lori, along with her business partner Becky, own Hot Chocolates.

Saturday saw us work on cleaning the house, finishing wrapping presents and then going over to Chris and Erika Uggen's house. Our friends Michael and Krista have recently returned to Texas from several years living in Virginia and West Virginia and we got to meet their 10mo old son, Charlie. Alexander played well with Jacob and Shelby Uggen and we all had a great time renewing our friendships. Christopher and I have been friends since we were small babies living across the street from each other on Marie Terrace in Arlington. We've been friends with Michael almost that long as well.

Sunday we had church early and then Alexander was a "boy angel" during the evening service's Christmas Pageant. They sang carols and Alex even was able to wear wings and a halo. Nona and Grandaddy and his Aunt La-La came to watch the pageant.

Christmas Day saw a happy Alexander with his new kitchen playset, some board games, a set of Star Wars Galactic Heroes, a new "big-boy" chair for the dining table, and an igloo tent for playing upstairs. We had a lovely lunch with my parents and then went to go see Todd and Jenny Carlson and her parents for the evening.

Tuesday night we had our annual pot-luck with my high school friends, and last night (Wednesday) I went to The Flying Saucer in downtown Fort Worth with several of those friends. We started the night off well, when the waitress announced as she came up to our table (with 8 guys there):

"Wow. You guys are huge!" - meaning we were a large group. We definitely took it to mean that we were great men of enormous talent, worth, intellegence, and most likely... endowment.

I had St. Arnold's Winter Stout and really enjoyed the evening.

Tonight (Thursday) is the Texas Aggie game at the Holiday Bowl. Gig 'Em Aggies.

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