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Archive for January, 2009

Haha Too funny not to share!

just like mommy



(Here’s the reply the teacher received the following day)
Dear Mrs. Jones,
I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.
I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn’t show me dancing around a pole. It’s supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.
From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.
Mrs. Smith


Another update – yay! :-)

Okay, so first things first. We have a new president – yay! 🙂 When I woke up at 6:30am yesterday and saw on the news that there were already hundreds of thousands of people in downtown DC, I decided NOT to come downtown. (I was seriously debating it…) However, after I saw the tons of people that were in the national mall (estimates are 2 million) I think I had a much better seat in the comfort of my own living room.

My First Quilt!

My First Quilt!

I managed to finish my quilt! (Remember – the one I started LAST January???) It’s actually only finished because I decided to make it into a baby blanket for Elvis’s sister’s daughter (she’s due at the end of February), so it’s smaller than I had originally planned, and it’s definitely NOT perfect, but it was a learning experience. Maybe by the time Tati has another baby, their quilt will be better haha!

Elvis and I went to the gym yesterday. We each got a free 30-day pass from Bally, so yesterday we went for the first time and worked up a little bit of a sweat on the ellipticals, treadmills and stationary bikes. Maybe we’ll try some weights today…who knows.

I also managed to finish 2 more Samurai Sudokus…

Guess that’s all! 🙂

Sudoku Genuis

I can see down below that a couple of people continue to check this site and I feel kind of badly because I haven’t updated in a little bit.

First, you can see New Year’s Eve pictures here:

Secondly, we now have a design for our wedding invitations.  We also have a proto-type of the centerpieces for the tables.  Hopefully we will have the Guatemalan recuerdos (wedding favors) soon!

Thirdly, I have now solved my third Sudoku Samurai which I think is pretty impressive.  They put one in the newspaper every week on Fridays, so those are the only ones I’ve done until I just found that website – maybe I’ll do more!  Hehe! 🙂

Not too much exciting has happened – been working and thinking wedding. 🙂

I have off on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr day and on Tuesday for the inauguration – definitely looking forward to THAT! 🙂

Yeah, guess that’s really everything.  It’s really cold outside!


There has been a lot of wedding planning going on, too. We have the date, the place, the pastor and a website. Check it out here:

Invites will probably be coming sometime in July or August…

Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays…

So December has come and gone, and oh what a month it was. It was mostly filled with Christmas shopping and holiday-ing. Like that word? 🙂

I went home from the 24 to the 28 sans Elvis. I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t have Christmas Eve services at the church. I think this is only the second time in my life that I haven’t been at services (the first being when I was in Ecuador) and it’s probably my favorite service of the year. Heather was at the house when I arrived home and we had fun playing board games and eating. Featured at this year’s Christmas Eve dinner was Indian food, complete with naan, Tandoori chicken, curry potatoes and fried worms. (Okay, so they weren’t really worms, they were fried dough soaked in rose water and sugar…not sure what they’re called, but Matthew insisted we have them.

Christmas day was fun, got a lot of great gifts including a GPS, a MD park pass and a bunch of lenses for my camera. I haven’t had much of a chance to use them, but I look forward to it! We also went to visit with both of my grandmothers which was great!

Friday I went shopping and got some amazing deals! I went to JC Penney’s and got three pairs of jeans. My bill came to $48 dollars. I added a sweater and my total came to $46. Yep, they paid ME to take the sweater away. If you look at the receipt, I saved $121 and spent $46. Pretty sweet, if you ask me!

Saturday I refused to change out of my pajamas until 7pm when Heather, Philip and I went to see Doubt. It was a pretty good movie – gets you thinking.

Sunday was church, then packing, then a typical Walters’ family Christmas party – half the family arrives late, you sit with people you see on a regular basis anyway, eat, play a couple of card games, get your gifts and leave. Total time: 2 hours. Then a drive back to DC which sucked. Not because of weather like the drive home, but because we would be driving 70 miles an hour, then we would come to a complete stop. For absolutely no reason. Then we would get back up to 70 again. Then stop. I really don’t understand why.

Last week was pretty uneventful until the 31st. We spent some time at the boys’ house, then went to pick up Veronica and headed to Latin Palace. We danced and had some really good conversations with the guys and came back home at 5am. Yes, 5 am. Yesterday we went to the boys’ house again and made soup for them (which turned out delicious) and hung out until returning home to watch PSU stick up the Rose Bowl. No more smelling like roses, but more like the manure they use to fertilize the roses. Oh well, c’est la vie.

Now we have to get back into a work schedule. For two full weeks. Then we have 2 days off for MLK Jr day and the inauguration. I’ll post pics from New Year’s Eve/day on Monday, hopefully!