Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hair Cut

I've always known that a hair cut is a regional thing....and now I know it is global as well! So I finally got a hair cut today and it was about freakin time! I think my hair was about to fall out! Southern gals have big hair...it is just what we do right?! My two hair cuts in Ireland took out about 60% of my hair...it is just a bit of a different style...not one way is right or wrong...its just different! I now have a nice blunt cut and hopefully it will grow back nice and full again!  I know Richy will be thrilled I got a cut cause I have been confused about my hair for months! see before and after pics! pics from my fun filled weekend in LR to follow....in the morning!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Boys!

So Friday I went over to Rachel's to visit and catch up!  I was amazed at how big McCoy is getting!  He was so happy and just really lights up the room with his cute personality!  Leanne and Holden came over too, which was fabulous cause I hadn't met Holden yet!  He is a sweet sweet baby too!  Love him!  We had a few glasses of wine and just had a great time catching up! I do miss these girls, but it is so nice to be together and it seems nothing has really changed!  You know you have good friends when it is like this I believe!  It does make me sad I don't get to see these little guys on a regular basis, so I've very thankful for blogs!  I feel more in the loop this way!  Rachel have a nice time in Eldorado and thanks again for the fun afternoon!

Fun at the McCuskers!

What a fun weekend at the McCusker household! We kind of had a mini Christmas with Richy's Mom and Dad, Sister Andrea and her husband John, Brother Steven and his girlfriend Lisa.  We had a great night and a fabulous dinner the next day!  It is really so nice to have such a wonderful family away from home! Miss you all!

We watched the last X-Factor which is like the Uk American Idol.  I loved it and was happy with the end results!  The girl band on the TV is Girls Aloud!  I think I may be a fan! After the show we stayed up singing and listening to Steven play the guitar!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

What a Saturday night!

So fun pics to come!  Too tired to upload them all now, and I need to be designing this dreaded website I have due!  Late night at the McCusker house though!  Think it was about 4 in the morning before all the singing and laughing ended! 
p.s. I need to learn some good songs over the break that I can sing. So far I have embarrassed myself with the Arkansas fight song and the state song...ya know the one where you name the states in alphabetical order...oh and I sang some girl scout song about the Titanic.  Being such a musical family, I'm lucky the McCuskers let me in their house!  Mom and Dad are probably rolling their eyes cause the Morton's in general are quite musical as well...Leah and I just missed out on this talent! 

I miss my Sunday School Class!

One of the things I miss the most about being away from home is my church (First Christian Church).  The last few years I was in a Sunday bible study called Focus.  Well Focus had a tacky Christmas sweater party the other night and I was sad I was missing out!  It made my day when I opened up this email from Brandy today to see they missed me too! : ) Glad you had fun guys!  Rev Ryan, I'm really looking forward to the Christmas eve service as well as a Sunday Sermon. See everyone soon! Glad the party was a hit!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Well I wish I had something interesting to blog about but clearly I do not.  Just trying to get school finished for the semester while thinking about Christmas shopping and packing for my trip home!  The one annoying and totally "Joanna thing to do" is I finished up my Documentary today.  Spent an hour getting it off the computer and onto a DVD.  When I turned it on for Richy to view .he watched the whole thing and after it was finished he said "that was brilliant, is it too late to change anything?"  My stomach dropped...stupid me misspelled the word DESIGNER on the opening credit!  MAJOR MISTAKE!  Just when you think your finished with something......

Hopefully more entertaining blogs in the next few weeks! woohoo!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Tree!

Here is a lovely picture of my Christmas tree from last year.  I just loved it.  Since we haven't had time to decorate here in Dublin (probably won't since we're both going home...shhhh) this pic will have to do for now! Mom has the house all decorated at home I hear and Miss Mary has their house decorated all pretty as well!  

Just trying to finish up my semester!  Lots of hard work still to come.  Home on the 18th!  How fun?! 

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving in Ireland?

                                  Richy trying to break the egg! The things that entertain us! : )
                                   The hosts and Darren!
                                   Lucy and Eoin!
                                   Turned out great!  And I thought cooking a turkey would be hard! ha!
                                   The Portobello Pub
                                   Richy the daredevil!
                                  To feed the swans...Has anyone seen gray swans before? Reason I ask is                                         cause I hadn't and I told Richy someone had put ashes on some of the                                                   swans..haha
                                          Richy got the fun job of cleaning and stuffing the bird!
                                   Mom sent me cute napkins and other Thanksgiving treats!  (don't think I found these in Dublin)
                                  A 13 lb turkey should do the trick!
                                               The day always starts with a mimosa if you are a Morton!

Who would have thought? Honestly I wasn't sure how it would go, but we had a fantastic and tasty Thanksgiving! We invited Eoin, Darren, and Lucy over for the holiday and cooked a feast!  It was really a nice day and it did feel like Thanksgiving even though life was going on as usual outside our flat!  While the turkey cooked we went and fed the swans and had a drink in the pub! After we pigged out our energy was drained, except we did have a debate about if you put an egg in your fingers and tried to break it would it?  The answer is NO!