Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

T’was the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn’t sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned,
The dark meat and white.
But I fought the temptation,
With all of my might.
Tossing and turning,with anticipation.
The thought of a snackbecame infatuation.
So I raced to the kitchen,
Flung open the door,
And gazed at the fridge,
Full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey,
And buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
Beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling,
So plump and so round.
‘til all of a sudden,
I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling,
Floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding,
And a handful of pie.
But I managed to yell
As I soared past the trees
Happy eating to all,
Pass the cranberries, please!!
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize
And May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!
by Lauren

Monday, November 10, 2008

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Promises To Keep Live

Starting the season off right!!

Too early for Christmas music? Some may think so, I once refused to listen to any Christmas music until Thanksgiving. Things have changed, and we are very excited for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Only a few weeks left until we go down and see Chris' family for Thanksgiving. We had a special treat to start off the Christmas music this year. We went with my parents to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. They really didn't know what they were getting into when we invited them to come with us, I think that they had fun though. It was an amazing show. I have never been to a show with so many lights and fire. It was very neat and they sound great live. I was sad that we were not able to take any pictures of the show, they do not allow it. However I posted a sample of their music below. They have many great songs that I enjoy. One of my favorite song is Promises to Keep, and part of that is for the following phrase that is in the song:

If our kindness this day is just pretending
If we pretend long enough
Never giving up
It just might be who we are

I will have to post that song also. We had a great time and highly recommend the show to anyone who has the chance to see it.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - This Christmas Day