Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's almost Christmas!

And the best part about that is that my family is coming to Texas! My parents will be driving from South Carolina and my brother is flying from Utah. They will each be here for about a week and we have so much fun family time planned. Our tree is up.

And presents are already wrapped and waiting under the tree for my family to arrive. We have Christmas lights on the outside of our house and ribbon on the stairs. Stockings are hung and there's a turkey in the freezer. Everything looks so festive! (I really should get a picture of the outside of the house to post. But I will have to wait to night time so that you can see the lights.)

We have games planned and a trip to San Antonio. There is going to be awesome food. And I have my Christmas music all ready. I have been counting down the weeks till my family arrives and now it's only a couple of days away. I'm so excited I can hardly think of anything else!!!

In other holiday news, our ward had their Christmas party last weekend. It was a pretty good dinner and caroling and Santa stopped by. Early visit, I know, but nice of him to come.
We had a good time. People in our ward are so super nice and it's actually beginning to be fun because we know people now. And they know us. And they save us seats and say "Hey it's the Fairbanks, come sit here with us!" and we're all so merry. Two other couples have already invited us to do a New Years something with them. So, that's pretty cool too. Texas really isn't so bad after all.
I love the holidays!

Friday, December 05, 2008

This blog is for my husband's family.

They are always asking me how he is doing at work at his new job, and I'm never quite sure what to tell them. However, I received this email today from him, and in his own words this is how he is doing:

"I'm feeling pretty confident in my progress here at work. When I started, it was pretty difficult because I was not sure what I was doing. After a couple months of work, my big accomplishment was to change the value of a resistor (which is about half the size of a grain of rice). Today was another big accomplishment. I had 10 resistors changed. That's like five grains of rice! Yup, my influence here is certainly on the rise."

And that's about as much as I know and understand about his life as a computer engineer.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Okay so this is one Holiday late but since I have no pictures from Thanksgiving I might as well post a picture of our pumpkins from Halloween...since I did promise one.