Thursday, November 20, 2008

All is Calm, All is Bright (and right with the world)

I don't want to forget tonight.

I don't want to forget the feeling of sitting in a NFL stadium bundled up with my husband due to the generosity of our neighbors giving us their season tickets for tonight's game.

I don't want to forget looking at the pitch black sky above with perfect white flakes falling onto the fans decked out in black and gold.

I felt like I was inside a snow globe of Heinz Field and someone had shook the globe to make snow fall gently on the stadium. It was a surreal feeling.

I don't want to forget the thrill of watching a city in love with their team cheer that team to victory with Terrible Towel's waving in the air.

I don't want to forget walking in the snow across the Ohio River on a double decker bridge.

I don't want to forget feeling like we were on a movie set as we walked through a park where the snow was glowing from the streetlights.

I don't want to forget tonight, so that is why I am blogging about it at midnight when I have to get up and go to work tomorrow.

Tonight was a perfect night and I am so grateful for every moment.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Do You See What I See?

The girls getting their first "taste" of PA snow - they loved it!

My first PA snowman - I'm so proud of him (even if he is only 12 inches tall)!

Goodbye beautiful leaves - hello snow covered branches.

Today was our first snow that we had with actual accumulation that lasted over an hour. It really put me in the Christmas spirit - what - Christmas is 6 weeks away! I like to enjoy every moment of it - even if the decor does get put up before Halloween. I (finally) finished the cake balls I started last week and even made a couple delish chicken pot pies. It's a day to cozy up on the couch, drink some hot cocoa and enjoy time with family! Our girls LOVED the snow - Addison is still trying to figure it out, but thinks it tastes good. Izzie is all about it and is made for this weather!
Okay - a little gripe. Isn't Nordstrom supposed to be KNOWN for their customer service? I must say I was VERY disappointed yesterday when I ventured into the brand new Nordie's at Ross Park Mall to return some boots. No one wanted to help me - it made me sad. BUT - I am supposed to be trying to live my life in a loving fashion so I am letting it go. I will still call the store to let them know how my feelings were hurt - but I do forgive.
On a positive note, a L.L. Bean store just opened and I took a quick peek around yesterday. It didn't REALLY open until today, but the nice lady at the door let Lindsay and I in anyway - LOVE IT! Clean, pretty, great customer service - warm clothes. I can't wait to go back with Chip and show him the Wicked Good stuff they have.
Work = going awesome! The kiddos are fantastic, my coworkers are great. I even started working out EVERYDAY on my break since the gym is about 2 seconds away from work. It feels good to be healthy and I can feel a difference in how I sleep (less insomnia) and feel (more energy). Hmm... I guess all of those things they say about working out are actually true. Go figure! hehe
Twilight - cannot wait until that comes out on Friday. Seriously - I can't remember the last time I was THIS excited about a movie! Team Edward all the way!