Monday, December 26, 2011

Our First Gingerbread House

For my birthday this year, my sister got me a Gingerbread House kit.  We've never made one before so I thought it would be fun for all of us to do on Christmas.  It ended up being just me and Gavin making the house, and he spent more time eating candy and licking icing off his hands.  It was fun making it with him, but it was definitely not as easy as it appears on the box!  LOL!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

He's made the big time...

Earlier this month, on my birthday actually, Shawn left to go out of town for work.  He flew to Denver, Colorado to film a commercial for his work. The commercial is supposed to air sometime in March I believe, so I'll definitely be blogging about it then.  He was gone for almost a week, and it was the loneliest week of my life :(  While he was gone, he had a great time, but a busy time.  He didn't have much down time, as the WOW! people had lots of them to do.  He spent about a day and a half in the studio for production and filming, drove into Colorado Springs to visit the call center of WOW!, spent time at the main WOW! office, stopped and visited the Denver Garden of the Gods, and had lots of lunch and dinners out.  He stayed at Hotel Teatro and I must admit I was very jealous!  This hotel looks and sounded amazing!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Weekend in Illinois

For the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we went to Shawn's parents like we do each year.  On the way there, we went to Cave in Rock park in Cave in Rock, Illinois.  I had heard of the park before, but wasn't till I saw pictures of the cave that I wanted to go.  The day was nice and sunny, but a little breezy.  We parked the car, got out at the parking lot and walked a little pathway to the cave.  The cave was so much bigger than I imagined and was really neat to see and walk into.  You can read more about Cave in Rock here.

Saturday morning we went with Steve and Christa into Gallatia to go to the Amish Yoder Bakery for some pastries, which are yummy!  Then Steve took us on a tour of Wasson.  Wasson is the little town Shawn lives in, however their address is Eldorado, so that's where they say they live.  There are so many little towns in that area, that people just usually say they are from the bigger towns.  This section of Wasson is very run down.  The sign on this pole just made me laugh so it deserved a picture.

Later in the day on Saturday, me, Shawn and Shawn's mom drove into Marion and Carbondale to go Christmas shopping.  This is one of my favorite things to do while we are there.  I just love shopping in different towns.  On the way there, Shawn took us out to ____ (my mind has gone completely blank).  It's a wildlife refuge that you can drive through.  We saw one turkey and a few deer.  We actually saw alot of deer the whole weekend.