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Friday, December 10, 2010

UPDATE about our life

A singing Christmas tree
    Yeah, nothing too special about this post.  It's just about us again.  Were you really expecting an update about something that would really be beneficial to your every day life.  You were?  Oh, my bad, I misunderstood you.  I thought you said yes.  I will stop this nonsense and start talking about something more sensible.  As you may have noticed there is a picture of a Christmas tree with lights on it at the top of this post.  The Christmas tree is rather impressive because people can walk into this Christmas, sing and then it can be called a singing Christmas tree.  It is so creative that someone had to create it about thirty years ago.  God just doesn't make brains like he used to. 

  Last week our youth group went to the Dickens Festival in Garrison, North Dakota.  We went there for the parade and drama that happens there every year.  While we were watching the parade I did not have a chance to take a picture.  My excuse for this crime is because it was to cold and short.  The play, which was called "Tiny Tim's Christmas", did not allow for pictures to be taken during the action.  Every they do a play that is based on "The Christmas Carol".  This year they made Tiny Tim the Scrooge.  Tiny Tim owned a little toy shop but did not treat his employees or customers in a friendly matter.  Nonetheless the little shop was successful.  The Scrooge died about three weeks before Christmas Eve.  In the play the Scrooge played the role of Jared Marley and haunted Tiny Tim.  It was very interesting and enjoyable. 

Cherry Cordials

  I am sure that pretty soon people will be ranting about all their Christmas goodies that they are making.  That is good for you all and I will be happy that you have once again found a way to stock up on the goodies in the Christmas season so you can have a new years resolution to lose weight.  I think I do this every year.  This year I decided not only to rant about the Christmas goodies but also rave about them.  My mother has already make sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, peanut butter cookies, and ginger snaps.  Who in the world created the names of these cookies?  For instance, lets take sugar cookies.  Doesn't every cookie have sugar in it?  What does snickerdoodles have to do with anything?  I am not even to start talking about ginger snaps, I don't like them.  Today she started making cherry cordials, peanut butter balls, and coconut balls.  I understand that your keyboard is probably ruined right now because of all the saliva that has dripped out of your mouth onto your keyboard, but please hold with me until this post is over.  Some of these cherry cordials we are going to have to sacrifice and give them to the church for our Christmas cookie trays that are compiled every year.  But boy am I going to enjoy those peanut butter balls.  You put one into
The peanut butter balls are missing their chocolate
your mouth and let it melt away until it is gone, when you get to this point you put another one into your mouth.  We haven't even been able to get to talk about the coconut balls, but that is alright.  Somethings are better if you don't talk about them.  If I were to talk about those coconut balls you would become so jealous that you would come to my house and try to rob us.  I have one more picture I am going to put on this post.  It is one that might surprise some but is probably the starting of something new.  I am going to call this portion the picture of the post.  Remember the comment section is open to anyone that would like to comment about any of the pictures on this post or any of the random and confusing thoughts that I try to put together in a semi-sensible matter.   But anyways here is the picture...
That is my dad

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Transition Ceremony

  Yesterday we became famous.  We took a trip down to Bismarck to be with now former governor Hoeven and then governor-elect Dalrymple.  We spent around 45 minutes listening to them talk about how North Dakota has improved since they became governor and lieutenant governor, respectively.  The meeting started at 11:30 but we decided that we would not be late and showed about an hour early.  During this time we were interviewed and are now an internet sensation with the two-line paragraph that was published on the Fargo Forum's (it is the third paragraph from the bottom) website.  After the meeting was over we decided to turn down luch with the former governor, governor, and lieutenant governor (Drew Wrigley).  We needed to get to other important things.  It was very interesting to see how things work in a meeting that all the congressman are at.  There were more standing ovations than I could fathom which were all put to the rest with the sound of a gavel hitting wood.  Everything had to have a second in order for it to happen all the way down to the governor-elect entering and exiting the room.  Good thing that is not the way it is at home because nothing would get done then.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Its not about the title, its about the post

  I am going to express my condolences to everyone that judges blog posts by its title.  This post practically does not have a title, but we are not supposed to judge things by the outside appearance because it is about the inside that counts.  Either way you should probably just go to the next post because neither side is very impressive.  But if you still want to read this post then read on and I hope that you are enlightened to things that are going on on this side of the world.

My cookies vs. their cookies
  To start off we are going to talk about how cookies are best.  I really like to eat cookie dough without chocolate chips.  It is so delicious and soft, you have to try it some time.  I have now took this a step further and bake this cookie dough into just regular cookies.  My parents and siblings do not agree with my taste buds and so I tried to please them with these late addition of chocolate chips.  You can tell that the chocolate chips are on top of the cookies instead of in the cookies.  You can also definitely tell that the cookies without chocolate chips look better than those that do have chocolate chips.

church parking lot
  While all of you guys in Oregon are able to enjoy your showers of rain, we here in North Dakota are getting sick (literally) of these flurries of snow and temperatures, including wind chill, in single digits.  Sometimes those single digits have a plus sign but other times they have a minus sign.  It has been snowing all day today, at least as long as I have been awake.  My parents had to cancel some plans because of the snow and instead spend the day at the hospital, something that they have been doing a lot lately (not because of any illness within our family).  Today we are getting by without seeing more than a mile because of the snow.

  Last and definitely least I am going to bring you the picture of the day.  By the way when I said "definitely least" that was not referring to the person in the picture but rather this part of the post.  When you tell someone that you are attending college they usually either think that you are smart and intelligent and are in the process of increasing those attributes or that you are on the dimmer side of the world and are trying to figure out how to turn the light switch on.  They also think that you are in up-to-your-ears in work and probably do not have much time for sleep.  Well the picture of today is going to show you how college students really study.  Hope you all have a great Holiday season and that all the kids are able to get a couple of days out of school because of snow.  Here is the picture...
New way to study, have computer look at you instead of you looking at computer