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Things I’m lovin’

Here are just a few things that I’m loving right now:

1.  Starbuck’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Yum!  Even better, we had to wait in the drive through for 5 minutes the other day and they gave us our order for free.

2.  Dexter

I had three people, in just one week, tell me that I needed to watch this show.  I did and loved it.  It’s a little messed up (serial killer that only kills bad people) but different, in a good way.  I’m waiting to get season 2 from the library.

3.  Fork and Screen movies

What could be better than eating dinner while watching a movie in big, comfy seats?  And the food isn’t that bad.  I did make the mistake of ordering the fish the first time we went and it was definitely more difficult to eat in the dark.  Eric took me to the Fork and Screen showing of Twilight two weeks ago.  The beginning was so, so bad BUT the end completely made up for it.  It had a little twist that I did not see coming.  It was much better than the book.

I want to see the Abraham Lincoln and James Bond movies next.

4.  Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

One of my FB friends recommended it as a good read.  At first, I was kind of put off by the fact that it’s about college students but quickly got over it.  She is also writing it from the guy’s point of view (this one was from the girl’s) and it’s coming out in April.

I also read 50 Shades of Gray and I’m not sure what all the fuss is about (maybe it gets better in book #2 and #3).  If she mentioned biting her lip or her inner goddess one more time, I was going to lose it.

Next, I really want to read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  I’m still #121 on the wait list at the library.

My book club is reading The Life of Pi for our January read and I really hope it’s good.

I would LOVE some more book recommendations.  I need a new, good author/series.

5.  Groupon

I’ve already bought three Christmas gifts off of Groupon.

6.  Ebates

It kills me when I forget to go through Ebates when ordering on-line

7.  Luke and Kenny’s excitement for Christmas

Luke has been talking about Christmas since September.  Even though we’ve had to remind him a few times that Christmas is about Jesus’s birth, and not presents, it’s still really cute.  I am really going to miss it when they no longer believe in Santa.  I’m actually a little surprised that Kenny still does.

8.  Longview Lake’s Christmas in the Park display

This is the second year that we’ve gone to it.  The display is huge and they just really do a good job.  We took my parents along this year and we decided to make it an annual thing.

9.  Indoor soccer

I love soccer in general but I really love watching the boys play indoor soccer right now.  I love how fast paced it is.  Kenny’s games are just fun to watch because the kids are all starting to get to that stage where they are really good.  His footwork is getting so good and the kid can seriously get the ball away from anyone.  Luke is fun to watch because he likes to be the goalie.  Kenny and Luke are so different in that regard, and it really shows their personalities.  I feel like Kenny doesn’t like to be goalie because when he gets scored on, he takes it personally and feels bad.  When Luke gets scored on, it doesn’t bother him and he says he didn’t have any help (with a smile on his face).

10.  Eric’s schedule

I can’t believe I forgot this one at first.  Eric is now working Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 like normal people do, with holidays off.  Unless a promotional process comes up, he’ll do this for the next four years.


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Guess what’s coming to KC…


I can’t wait.  That, combined with the two Trader Joe’s that came to KC last year, makes me very, very happy.

Speaking of Trader Joe’s, here is a list of our favorite things there:

–  3 layer hummus – I could live on this

–  Pita chips to go with hummus dip – I buy the dark blue bag

–  Bananas – I think all bananas taste alike but Kenny swears theirs are the best

–  Pizza dough

–  Cheese crackers

–  Tomato and roasted red pepper soup

–  Frozen pizza – we love the margherita, BBQ chicken, pesto and spinach pizzas

–  …Next to Godliness multi-purpose cleaner

–  milk  – it’s pretty cheap

–  5 layer dip

–  great selection of different kinds of nuts

–  chocolate/peanut butter cups

–  peppermint JoJo’s – they are out around Christmas time

Did I forget anything?


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2010 = the year of the never ending winter. 

This is getting ridiculous.


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H1N1 flu strain

Did you guys see that the H1N1 flu strain will be part of the normal flu vaccination in the fall?  If not, there’s an article on it here.

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SM West Vikings

SMW alums – did you guys see the SNL LeBron James/Jason Sudeikis skit where he talks about playing basketball at West?  We were laughing so hard.  This Peyton Manning one was hilarious too.

Sudeikis, Paul Rudd and Jason Wiles were all West grads – and no, I didn’t know any of them (they were all older).


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Go to this website to have Santa send your kids a message.

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Mean eyes

This commercial makes me laugh.

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