Thursday, December 11, 2008

Heaven's Little Angel

Congrats to Melissa and Josh for their beautiful baby boy. Enoch Israel Lee was born on December 9th and weighs 8'4 and is 191/2 inches long. Liz and I went to visit Melissa in the hospital and mommy and baby look great! He is so sweet in person and tucks his bottom lip in. What a precious boy. Congratulations!

Coldplay Fix You (Viva La Vida Tour )

We found this on YouTube. You can all get a little taste of the concert. It is pretty close to the same performance that we saw in SLC. In the middle of the song, watch closely at Chris Martin rock out. Awesome!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fix You: Coldplay

This year Liz and I wanted to dedicate a song to all of you on our bookclub cd. We decided on Fix You by Coldplay. Not only because we went to the concert and it was the BEST EVER, but because in one way or another it describes what we have gone through this year. Marcy with her tough divorce, Laurel turning 40 and not believing just how wonderful that is, Kiki with her niece being terminally ill, Cumorah and other friends moving away, just to name a few. We wanted to do a song that let you know that whatever challenge or trial you may be facing, we are there for a shoulder to cry on. If we all work together, the thorns in life will be only for but a season. It is wonderful to get together and have those late night chats about our trials. It helps to get to know all of you so much better. Liz and I dedicate this song to you lovely ladies! Here are the words.....

Fix You - Coldplay

When you try your best but you don't succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home and ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home and ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face
And I
Tears stream down your face
I promise you I will learn from your mistakes
Tears stream down your face
And I

Lights will guide you home and ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

So in your spare time, which is a rare time, scroll down to the music bar at the bottom of this blog and click on fix you and listen to the song when you read the lyrics. Liz and I love all of you and it is songs like this that bring us together!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Bookclub Christmas Par-tay!!

This year we had our bookclub party at Lisa's house. Laurel's friend catered it for us which was so delicious! We had a birthday and baby celebration for Melissa who is going to have her baby this week: it's a boy! She got hooked up with lots of cute things. Then we did a white elephant gift exchange. Everyone fought over the Edward poster from Twilight (sigh, he's so cute!) but the best gift was the Tiki that Karen gave to Kristin. That is truly a white elephant. After that we did an exchange of small gifts that we each gave eachother: bookmarks, candy, games, bags, etc. I usually make a bookclub cd every year of everyone's favorite song for the year. This year I did a song that "describes you". The cd is titled: Pieces of Us, in some way or another. Here is the playlist.

Alisa- Blessed, Martina McBride
Becky- Band of Horses, No One's Gonna Love you (like I do)
Cumorah- Taylor Swift, Love Story
Francesca- Yummy, Gwen Stefani
Karen- Daughtry, Home
Kiki- Louis Armstrong, What a Wonderful World
Kristin- Elton John, Blessed
Laurel- Alanis Morisette, So Unsexy
Lisa- Enya,I will find you
Liz- Depeche Mode, It's no good
Margie- Jack Johnson, Banana Pancakes
Marcy- Jordin Sparks, One step at a time
Melissa- Ingrid Michaelson, the way I am
Michelle- Five for Fighting, Superman
Sarah- Journey, Seperate Ways
Coldplay- fix you (dedication from Sarah and Liz)
Moby- theme song from Bourne (Lisa's marathon song)

We will explain why we chose these songs in the reply section of this post. Some of you I couldn't get a hold of so I just chose a song for you. I think it is easier to choose a song that describes other people than it is to describe yourself.
We had such a great time together, laughing and having fun. We missed those of you who have moved or couldn't make it. Can't wait for another get together! I noticed Karen that you aren't in this group picture because you had to come late, so we'll get another group one next time!
Thanks for hosting it Lisa, your house is beautiful! Good Luck on that baby Melissa!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another Funny Twilight Post

Here is one about casting changes in New Moon.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Here's the recipe I used for the chocolate mousse cake we ate at Sarah's.

It's best made the day before eating--in my opinion :)