Thursday, December 25, 2008

Husband, Family and pets, does it get any better?

Do you think he was sharing or stealing?

I know that I said I probably wouldn't post until I got back from skiing, but we had such a FANTASTIC Christmas I felt the need to post. I guess you could say that Christmas in the Fenner home started last night, well evening really. We had a fantastic meal, complete with turkey, stuffing, rolls and all the sides you could think of. Following that, we headed off to church. ON our way out we hear the Catholic church playing Christmas carols from their loud speaker, it really just set the mood! After church we came home to pumpkin cheesecake and presents.:) Who wouldn't like that, come on now!

What was left of the cheesecake on the plate!
Between, both sides of parents and Adam's sister, we made out like bandits, we got EVERYTHING on our list. We couldn't be thankful enough. We really do have so many people in our lives that love us. But I would have to say that MY most exciting gift, is my new CAMERA. I got a Canon Rebel XS. It is pure bliss. I had a Canon Rebel 35 MM back in high school, where I took three years of Photography, so I'm REALLY looking forward to playing with my camera and learning it again. The poor dogs have had their picture taken so many times since last night, they probably want to eat the thing. We got so much more, we got a stick blender, that has all these cool attachments, Gift cards galore, I got a heart rate monitor, to make my workouts more productive, A subscription to Food& Wine, because Adam and I DEFIANTLY need more recipes and wines to try;)

Well we left some of the gifts to open this morning, following the family tradition of Creamed turkey and eggs which was delightful of course. To days big gift was for Adam ( and me of course) and it is an HD canon video camera. We had been wanting one since last year, and this was the year. It's pretty cool, because it's HD so when we play it on our TV, it will be just as clear. With that came a Tripod, and a disk maker thing. I'm not sure what it does, but Adam does. It makes it where we can Easily make CDS of the videos, and I can even make slide shows of my pictures and put them on the disk. Haha, Adam's comment was " Oh yea, we get to become those people that make people watch their slide shows." We're getting so old. I guess being together for almost 8 years will do that to you. We had MANY years of pictures we can put into slide shows, it's going to be cool. So I'm going to go and eat my turkey pot pie now, but I'll leave you with some of my pictures. Keep in mind, I was just playing with all of the settings on the camera!:) Have a good rest of Christmas:) And have a HAPPY NEW YEAR

They love each other!

Louie, " getting some love"

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

To everyone!

Adam's parents made the long trip from Dallas yesterday where we picked them up from the airport! Last night we went to the tapas restaurant that Adam and I had gone to called Distrito! We all got the tasting menu, which was amazing. The waiter really sold us because he said they were going to be closed for the next few days so the chef was going to be giving a lot of food in the tasting, so we did it! Man, he was not kidding, for 4 people, we got 14, that's right 14 different tapas plates. Yes, they are small but 14 kinda adds up on you. That along with a pitcher of Margaritas, it was a fantastic night!

Today, is cooking day. We decided that we would cook Christmas dinner today, since we'll be leaving on the 26Th to head up to Vermont for our skiing trip! So we didn't want the left overs to go bad since we'll be gone a week! So tomorrow for Christmas morning we'll be doing the Fenner family tradition of creamed turkey and eggs ( I know it sounds gross, and the first time I ate it I was a little unsure, but it's pretty tasty!) Then we'll be making Turkey Pot Pies! That should probably do the turkey in, and any sides we have left over!

Tonight we're going to the 10PM service at church. I hope that it stops raining, and warms up about 25 Degrees, but I don't think that will happen! Oh well!

So since I'll be in Vermont, I probably won't update until we get back around the 2and, so I hope that everyone has a GREAT Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!!
I leave you with a picture of the dogs, sunbathing, in the sun room the other day!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

He turned 24!

As promised, though late, here is the post about Adam's birthday which was December 9. Unfortunately for him, it always falls right in the middle of exam week, so nothing too exciting happens. But this year, a few good friends were able to tear themselves away from the excitement that is finals to join us for a birthday dinner! On a recommendation, we went to Marrakesh. It's a Moroccan food place. It was a lot of fun, and good food. When we first got there, we were the only ones, so it was nice and quaint. The deal was it was a set price per person and they just brought stuff out. I think it was 7 courses or something ridiculous like that! And there was no utensils. They didn't even give you a napkin, just a bath towel!!! You really have to like the ones that your with, because everyone is just sticking their hands in. The food was different, but excellent. Of course, the company was what made it a special day for Adam! Thanks to David, Johnny, Jake and Leslie for taking time out to go with us! Here are some pictures!

Smiles for everyone!

The guy that looked like he should have a monkey on his shoulder was pouring our green tea!

After dinner we went back up to school, because I had made birthday cupcakes for Adam, and Leslie ( Her birthday was the 11th) So we went up and passed them around his studio, and sang to them both! I think everyone enjoyed them! Because they were ALL gone, I didn't even get one!

Everyone looked happy with the cupcakes!

AW, my husband, and the BIRTHDAY boy!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Out of Touch

I love it when I am so out of touch with what is going on outside, that I don't even know it's snowing! But I love it even more when I do find out, by letting the dogs out, that not only is is snowing, it's been snowing for a while. To my suprise I just let the dogs and there was a nice coating outside! Just thought that I would share.:) Adam's review is TOMORROW YEY!

Monday, December 15, 2008

past due!

As I sit here sharing a bowl of popcorn with my beloved 4 legged babies, I realized that I hadn't posted in a while. A lot has gone on, such as a 24th birthday for my "old" husband, and a few trips to school for social gatherings. Adam has been really busy at school, seeing that his finaly review is on Wednesday! He has had the good computer for blogging, as well as the little device to remove pictures from my camera. So this is a short update, but I'll update with pictures from his birthday maybe on Thursday or Friday! Until then, have a good week!! It's ALMOST Christmas time!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Better late than never!

So I ( Adam) finally took the pictures off my camera. So here are a few from the first snow, and Thanksgiving. In no particular order!

This is at like 6 AM, and it's just starting to fall!

When I got home from work, this is the bench in our yard!!! Not a whole lot but it was still there!:)

And some Thanksgiving ones!

Adam preparing the Sweet Potatoes!!

Our table. I can't wait to have a dining room table!! Though I did enjoy using our China for the third time!!

And our turkey! It was SOOO BROWN, Adam did a GREAT job! Yummy!

I will not bore you with all the other food pictures that I have of our home made Thanksgiving, but it was probably the best one yet, every year we get a little better with making food.

The boys were going at it. We did a buffet style in the sun room on the table out there. We didn't have enough room for everything in the kitchen!

I'll leave you with this picture. You see how much my husband loves our dog, and how much our dog love him? It's sick really! But I love them both!:)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oh my...

I have to brag on my husband for a second! Yesterday I had to take my car to have the brakes fixed and we couldn't go an pick it up until like 10 PM. So we went to pick it up, and well it took me a while to get going. So Adam waited for me to get going before he left the parking lot. But then stupid me was trying to take the parking brake off ( I NEVER put it on) and I popped the hood. So I had to get out and close it and there was frost on my windows. Needless to say, when I turned on my lights Adam left. But he soon realized that I wasn't behind him. So he pulled over a few streets down, then waited for me to pass him. I didn't know this, but was suprised when he pulled into the garage behind me. I get out and ask..." How on Earth did I beat you home?" He said..." I pulled over to wait for you, I didn't want you to get car jacked!!!" haha isn't that SWEET?!?!?! lol... I thought it was funny! Anyway, I thought that I would let you all know how sweet he is!!

oh yeah, and he bought me tickets to see Legally Blonde the Musical on Friday night!!! I've been wanting to see it since it came out!!! YEY!!! He's the best! Love you honey:)