Monthly Archives: December 2008

14 years

Yesterday was our anniversary.  14 years and 4.5 kids later, my wife is hotter than ever!

anniversary

Happy Anniversary!

Brian


altogether now! “Friends are friends forever…”

Sonya and Monica met 18 years ago.  They were rebellious.  One of them was not a Christian.  Now, 18 years and 7.5 children later, they both love and serve the Lord, stay in touch, and even their children have grown to love each other.  Even though they live 5 hours apart.  Maybe Michael W. Smith was right.

sonya-monica

victoria-ashton

emma-blakley

18-year-friends

God is good.

Brian


our first abode

After church yesterday, Sonya and I drove by our first apartment.

1st-home

A one-room, garage apartment behind Ms. Eddie’s house.  Lot’s of memories there.  Can you believe that we had a queen-sized bed, armoire, love seat, t.v., dinner table, chest-of-drawers and piano in that place?  It was $150/month including gas and water.  I wish our living expenses were like that now.

Here’s the most interesting thing about this area of Chickasaw.  What do you think this is?

4th-street

A sidewalk?  Maybe.  A backyard?  All good guesses, but this is 4th Street.  Yes, it is a street.  And all the houses on 4th Street face this sidewalk, I mean street.  They access their houses by the ally ways behind them.  Crazy new idea 60 years ago that didn’t really catch on.

Nostalgia.  Memories.

Brian


morning surprise

We awoke this morning to a little surprise.

short-hair-emma

Emma had her aunt Cyndy cut her hair to shoulder length!  She’s been wanting to do that for several years but I just couldn’t imagine her without her hair down her back.  Well, this was the best way for it to happen.  I was a little shocked at first, but it is beautiful.  My girl is beautiful.

Then, Sonya and I had a little “worship date” at First Baptist North Mobile.  It was a little homecoming and worship all in one.  Great worship and reconnecting with friends.  Great day.

Brian


our Christmas

I edited a nice movie with pictures and video from our entire Christmas season.  For some reason it won’t load to You Tube.  So…here are some highlights:

Christmas morning at the Crisman house…

Kate singing Jingle Bells with her new keyboard and mic…

It was a great day.  If I get the entire video up I’ll post it later.

Brian


an old standard//remixed

wii wish you a Merry Christmas.

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and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from the Crisman family.

Brian


making stuff for Christmas

I must say, yesterday was one of the best days we’ve had in the Crisman family.  Yesterday afternoon Victoria, Emma and I made these cookies.

chocolate-cookies

They are Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.  And they are delicious, even if I do say so myself! Have I ever told you that I like chocolate?

Then we all decorated a gingerbread house.  The secret to having fun with a gingerbread house is not to stress over the mess.

We finished the night by riding around looking at Christmas lights in our pajamas.  Great day.  Can’t wait for tomorrow.

Merry Christmas!

Brian