Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Dang, it is COLD out!!!

Of course, we're one of the few places that aren't buried in snow, so I'm not complaining!
To all of you up to your eyes in snow - I hope it's not making your lives too miserable. :-)

It's been a while since I've written, but not too much has gone on.

Over the weekend I went out for drinks with co-workers on Friday night, which was VERY fun.

On Saturday, Jim and I were out of the house by 10am and did almost all of our Christmas shopping, and had a great time doing it.

One of our stops was at Patriot Place, which is the giant outdoor 'mall' at Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots play (that's the New England football team, for all of my non-sports following readers). Jim noticed that they were having a special deal where if you made a donation, or spent at least $25 in the pro shop, they would take your picture with Santa, on the field! Since we'd spent WAY over $25 in the pro shop we decided to do it. It was SO much fun. Jim had never been inside Gillette stadium, so it was extra exciting for him. I'd been in the stadium for a game, but I'd never been on the field. Very fun. Thankfully, the weather was nice, and the line wasn't too long....and the picture came out great. BUT, you aren't going to see it yet.

Here are some other pictures I took w/ my phone - for your enjoyment:

Since that was the last stop of the day, we went home, hung out for a while and then met up with my sister and brother-in-law at a friend's Christmas party. It was very fun, and thankfully - not a very late night.

The next day, Jim and I took our niece, Katie and nephew, Danny to see 'A Christmas Carol' up at North Shore Music Theatre. As I mentioned before, I knew a few people in the show, which made it extra fun. We got to see them after the show and chat, and the kids really enjoyed seeing them in 'real life'. It was great to see the show again, and being back at the theatre brought back a lot of memories from when I worked there. It's still remains the best job I've ever had!!!

After seeing the show, we headed home, picked up Danny and Katie's older sister, Molly, and we went back to our house. Jim and Katie made dinner, while the rest of us watched the Patriot's destroy the Bears. After dinner, the kids were picked up, and Jim and I were able to relax for a bit before heading off to bed. :-)

The past few days have been fairly routine....I had Monday off, which allowed me to get all the laundry done, clean up the house a bit, start Christmas shopping for Jim, and I had a delightful lunch date with B.

Tonight we're having K, B, and {b} over to see our house - they haven't seen it decorated for Christmas - and the plan is to just hang out and enjoy each other's company.

I'm very much looking forward to a relaxing night at home with should be fun!

Have a great day, and Happy Wednesday!!!


wozzel said...

tis the season ---> to be spending time at home on cold evenings in the company of loved ones :)

Even we decorated this year. First time i've ever "felt the christmas spirit"

SteveA said...

Alot happening - nice to keep busy - especially for this season!

Ur-spo said...

lovely photos!
We are 'chillin' in our low 50s brrrr.

RG said...

John, I'm sorry, but the pic of you standing by a Patriots banner, looks like a pic you'd find on a Manhunt profile. Bwaaaaa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha