Sunday, December 13, 2009

new + christmas celebrations

our house is turning over, again.
one roommate finished nursing school, another is moving to utah and the last is getting married in five days! hip hip hooray!

we've moved the two new girls in, and the four of us are having a fabulous weekend, roommate bonding and getting to know eachother better.

we love eachother.

we dressed up matchy-matchy for our ward christmas party!

and these are our friends! singing a song all about the troubles of dating in the ysa wards.


so funny. we enjoy them.


i seriously ADORE these girls...

roommies, a lot.

* * * * *

have you heard?
edmonton is the coldest place in the world.

"Environment Canada recorded a frigid -46.1 C, or -58.4 with wind chill, at the Edmonton International Airport at 5 a.m., Environment Canada meteorologist Pierre Lessard said."

go read about it here.

wanna know the worst part about this weather?

i woke up this morning to find my face was cold.
like, real cold.
i could barely pull myself from my bed, but when i finally did, i went downstairs and found
the kitchen flood frigid. skating-rink like. in my bare feet.
i checked the thermostat.
oh heyyyyy.
12 degrees.

wanna know the best part about this weather?

we came home from church, after the furnace man came by and fixed it.
we put blankets in all the doors and hung sheets over drafty areas.
we wrapped ourselves up and cuddled on the couch.
the thermostat was still only at 14.
after napping, resting, we cranked the oven up and i baked cookies all afternoon.

want proof?

pile o' cookies
(the flour on my arm is a nice touch, huh?)

we invited people over (body heat anyone?)
everyone decorated and ate cookies.
and played games.

aaaaand, this masterpiece emerged...



p.s. stay warm.


ec said...

"she made all those?

i like those. and look even music ones!

i like all the gingerbread mans!"


ec said...

"oh and i like her pretty blue bow!"

-alivia, too.

p.s. word verification is broom. awesome.

Melissa said...

Lauren... your life makes me slightly envious (minus the deathly cold). I love roommate matching, I love cookie decorating parties and I love Cathy. I'm happy she's living with awesome people.

NW. said...

you face is awesome in the shot with the cookies (and flour on arm).
nice header by the way!

wish you were in southern alberta sometime over the break, it would be really good to catch up

Andrew Hall said...

I didn't even know you took a picture of me!... I suddenly feel like a movie star with paparazi swarming... p.s. hope your face heals