Tuesday, December 29, 2009


My 28th birthday started out with lots of pain as my lower back has decided that after 2 years of not having severe spasms it was time to start again. My back has been hurting for a few days, but last night and this morning were unbarable. I've left my prescription meds at home, so Dave thought that one of those wrap around heat things that stick to you might work...and it did! I've had one on for 8 hours and it's still hot! I'm super impressed and am thinking of buying stock.

Anyway, I'll give you the full b-day update along with pictures of the Romans baths soon!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

We had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! We had these lovely people over for Thanksgiving dinner and games - speed dice Monopoly is the best!

From the left: Vicky, Warren, Dave, Reece, and Grace.

And we got out our Christmas decorations and spruced up the house with Noel in every corner.

This picture doesn't do the tree justice, but what's a girl to do.
While gearing up for the holiday season it has become abundantly clear that Dave and I have very different ethos when it comes to decorating a Christmas tree. Dave is incredible picky about the tree and all decorations MUST match (this is a bit of a shocker as he is laid back and generally doesn't have a strong opinion on decorating, but apparently Christmas decorations get him all worked up.) and I think that a tree should reflect you and your families history. I want personal decorations almost exclusively and Dave would rather have the tree in the store front window. There were some tense moments at the store and a few at home as well, but we have come up with a solution if our tree decorating needs become more incompatible in the future: we're getting two trees - one for me and one for Dave. It was his suggestion and, though I was slightly offended at first, I've decided that it might be the way forward.