Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Holiday baking

On Saturday Elliot and I decided to make cookies for all of the families we home/visit teach. It took us five hours to do it, but we finished strong and with a LOT of cookies. Elliot insisted on wearing his coveralls for the entire time which made things a little more interesting. It was like baking cookies with a mechanic. You may wonder why he owns a pair of coveralls. I don't know the answer to that. I don't know why he owns a lot of things. Well, that is about it. Nothing extraordinarily interesting happened while baking. Other then the fact that both of us were in the kitchen baking. That was pretty extraordinary.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Work Christmas party

So blogger is not working very well right now but I am going to type this out and see if it posts correctly. I am really going to be irritated if after typing this it deletes everything.
Anyways, my company had their Christmas Party last night. Elliot's mom did my hair and make-up which was the most fun of the entire evening. You can tell by the photo's below that she obviously has a talent for it. I'm sure working with something so stunning made it easier for her though. The party was ok. I tried a duck cooked inside of a chicken cooked inside of a turkey. That was interesting. It was actually pretty tasty. They didn't really have that exciting of food like I thought they would. Everyone talked it up pretty big but it was just regular Christmas food (stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beens). For appetizers they had grilled cheese sandwiches cut into 4's so they were small. Seriously. Grilled cheese. I wonder if they had a 6 year olds b-day party held there earlier that day and needed to get rid of the leftovers. They did have an open bar with unlimited drinks. ALL THE DIET COKE MY HEART DESIRED!! Pretty exciting. I think that most of the people there go for that open bar. It did seem to be the focal point of most peoples attention throughout the evening.
One interesting thing that happened was that the valet people almost lost our car. At the end of the night when we were leaving, we gave the valet guy our ticket and he said he would go get it and be right back. Well, 15 minutes went by and he came back and asked us if we would be more comfortable inside (I don't think this is a good sign in circumstance like this) so we went inside and waited for another 15 or so minutes while all the valet people huddled outside talking and sneaking glanced our way. They definitely looked nervous. Eventually they did find a car for us to drive home and even though it has a bashed in front and it looks raggedy, we told them we would accept it until the could get our Mercedes back to us. And while your at it, tint the windows as compensation.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Merry Christmas to all