Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lists... And Clark Griswold!

I have heard many times that if you can't sleep, it is because you are thinking of too many things that you have to do the next day. So, my new habit is to sleep with a pad of paper and bed next to me so that I can write stuff down that I don't want to forget the next day. Man, it is the greatest thing in the world! I am a list maker, always have been, always will be. I seriously feel like writing lists is a drug to me because I can feel it instantly calm me down and relax me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE making lists of things to do, or things that I would like to do. Sometimes, I write lists of nothing just because... like a list of every room room in my house and every cabinet and every drawer that I need to re-organize and something in those drawers that I can throw away in each drawer. I do not get it how some people live without lists of things to do or lists of things to remind them what is going on in their lives. Thanks to my list, I had a very productive day... That always makes you feel good!

Here is my list for tomorrow...
-Choreograph for our Ward Talent Show (anyone who reads this that is in my ward better be at our Ward Christmas Party on Sat. at 5:00- obviously there will be a great show there thanks to the RS Presidency)
-Work on my lesson for Sunday (pray for me, I need it)
-Work on Stewardship Report
-Call clients from internship
-Wrap presents from my Black Friday shopping (I miss all my money that I spent...)
-Clean out Fridge
-Buy White Elephant Gifts
-Buy Ugly Sweaters


So, I thought that I had no pictures to share, but just remember that I do!

A week or so ago my very favorite nephew Dylan turned 2! He is seriously SO stinking cute! You can ask him what sound any animal makes and he can do it- it is SO cute! My favorite is...
Bird--- Tweet Tweet
Horse--- Nahhhhh Nahhhhh
Monkey--- Eeee Eeee Eeee

He is seriously So cute and I love him SO much!

...Blowing out his 2 candles...
...Look at his HUGE stack of Presents and Cute Pregnant Amy...
...Playing swords with Andrew...
...He's adorable even with bows on his head...


This picture of me and my sisters is from Thanksgiving- Yes, I am very thankful for them!



And this next beauty is from this last Friday when we put our tree up. If any of you don't remember our tree experience last year, let me refresh your memories...

We got a nice tree from Andrew's parents because they got a new one that is a nice pre-lit one. Me, being like I am wanted the biggest tree that we could so we used their old one that really is huge. You have to put on each branch by it self and it really does take a long time. THEN, put the lights on... Last year we had about 800 lights or so and ran out, so we went to Walmart got like 300 more and went home to finish, THEN, we got to the top of the tree and ran out of lights- SO, we went to Walmart for a second time, bought more lights and finally finihsed.

This year we used the same tree again, but didn't think it would be as bad because we still had all of our lights from last year AND, Grandma Hyde gave us 300 more because she was getting rid of some of her Christmas stuff, so we thought that we'd have like 1800 lights or so and we'd be Golden this year. This is how our tree ended up...


ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! Did we REALLY have to go back and buy MORE LIGHTS!!! Yes, we did! So, now we have like 2000 lights on our tree! I can't believe it myself and if we burn our town homes down I am SO super sorry, but Andrew is to blame- he put the lights on it... Ha Ha! I give everyone permission to call Andrew Clark Griswold!
...The Finished Product...
(You can kinda tell in this picture where Andrew realized he was going to be out of lights and tried to thin them out... It's totally noticeable in this picture, but not when you are just looking at it... Ha Ha!)


...This is what our future house will look like when Andrew's finished...

The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!
-Buddy the Elf

6 comments:

wtbrummond said...

I just Love you :)

Kip & Alisha said...

That is hilarious! We have 100 lights on our tree... I refused to go buy anymore :) Kudos to you for being so dedicated!

crystal said...

hahaha, are you kidding me?? We were actually just talking with Ryan Reigle about your tree on sunday. He was talking about stringing 300 lights on his tree and I said "did you ever hear about the Hyde's tree last year that had like 1300 lights?"

2,000... that makes the story even better.

When our row burns down, I know who to go to. At least you'll have a good lawyer right? :)

Sk8erGirl said...

hey Ali, You are so awesome, i love you so much!

Raegen said...

I am such a list maker...can't live without them!!! i love your christmas decor! We need to make gingerbread houses!

Natalie and Landon said...

Ali it was good to see you guys last night! haha I always love reading your blog posts, they always make me laugh :) you are too cute! I love all the lights on your tree...it looks awesome!