Monday, November 29, 2010

My Thanksgiving morning

I woke up early Thanksgiving morning even though I was planning on sleeping in but, that's okay because I was really excited for Thanksgiving to finally be here. I snuggled up on my couch with a hot chocolate in my favorite mug (thanks Erin:) and started to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving day Parade(as is tradition).

Then I get a phone call... *Don't answer the phone, don't answer the phone, don't answer the phone*

I answer the phone...
Resident:"Someone has left their laundry in the washer too long." said in a annoyed, this is your fault tone.
Me:"Okay, well just go ahead and follow the posted Laundry room rules, if it has been in there for longer than 5 min, pull it out and put yours in"
Resident:"I don't want to touch their laundry"
Me:"Well then at this point there is nothing I can do... It is Thanksgiving and we are actually closed."
Resident:"Oh, sorry."
I hang up the phone.

Snuggle back up on the couch. *No big deal, It was just a phone call. Now, back to the parade*

30 min later. A knock on the door. *Don't answer the door, don't answer the door, don't answer the door*

I answer the door (in my pajamas, no make-up, crazy hair).

Resident: "There is water coming from outside the laundry room and it is flooding the laundry room"
Me: "Okay, thanks for letting me know." as I'm closing the door, running to put some clothes on, and grabbing the phone to call the owner.

(It's hard to tell in the video, but there is 3 inches of water covering the entire laundry room and water heater room.)

Well, an hour and gallons of water later the laundry room was back to normal.

In the middle of trying to keep the water from leaking into the next door neighbors apartment, calming all of the on-looking residents down, trying to talk to the non-English speaking maintenance guy, and worrying about being electrocuted I was half in tears and half laughing.

Of course this would have to happen on my one true day off.

Of course it would happen on a day that my husband wasn't feeling good.

Of course the water would be coming out of a place that I have no idea how to turn off.

After all was said and done, my Thanksgiving weekend was surly not what I would have planed. Not at all actually. But, sometimes Heavenly Father puts us through trials and situations that may seem absolutely wrong when standing in the middle of it. But, when looking back lessons are learned, friendships grow, faith is strengthened, laundry room floors get really clean, and we become a little more like the person we want to be.

I didn't do a "things I am thankful for" list leading up to Thanksgiving. Mainly because It would be to hard to narrow down just 25 things. So, here is a list of things I am thankful for that came from my disastrous, I mean eventful weekend.

I am grateful for:

a sense of humor
my job
my sister-in-laws
my good work ethic (Thanks Mom!)
best friends
my close relationship with Heavenly Father
that I didn't get electrocuted
the fact that the laundry room floor is the cleanest that it's ever been
my family
my health
it was water from the pool not from the sewer
my camera
my dog
family photos
Fruit salad

I hope you had a Happy (dry) Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday.

We don't do black Friday over here. We love to sleep to much. But, since most of you are going to be out and about starting (and maybe finishing?) your Christmas Shopping (yes, CHRISTMAS shopping not holiday shopping- don't get Aaron started on that one) I thought I would get involved and suggest a great gift(s).

Songs on the CD include: Scatter Sunshine, Where Love is, Stand Up and Be Counted, Shine On, The light Divine and MORE! It's only $10!

It's a CD and it will make a perfect stocking stuffer! I have five of these left and while supplies last receive a free cute handbag with your purchase.

(Pick one bag as your free gift with purchase)

Just leave me a comment letting me know that you would like one and I will get it out to you in plenty of time for Christmas. You can also purchase it on-line here.

Have you already purchased the CD? Leave a comment and let me know what you think of it!

Happy Shopping everyone!

P.S. Looking for some other cute Christmas gifts? Look here and here and here.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sneak Peak

We had a photo session with this very talented photographer. Sarah did our pictures last year
and we had so much fun and the pictures turned out so good (that picture at the top of our blog is from last year too) that we (mostly me but Aaron is such a good sport he agreed to do it) wanted to do it again this year.

Since we will be doing the traditional family pictures with the whole Christensen family later this month I got it in my head to do something different for our pictures. So, I had the idea to do a 1940's themed shoot, Aaron had the idea to do it on the Queen Mary, Sarah loved the idea, some great hat finds and this is what we got.

Just a sneak peak!

(I seriously could not keep my hands off Aaron in this outfit. I say we bring back hats. Anyone else in?)

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