We started off the new year Matrix-style then went to the mall to do some exchanges and a little shopping.  Well, that’s what Amanda did.  I spent my time calling family and wishing them a happy new year.  After the mall we went to Target and bought a charger for the PlayStation 3 controllers and season four of The Office, which was on sale.

We went home after that and picked up a little.  I swear, in the last month we’ve done more cleaning and picking up in this house than we have probably since we moved in.  Anyway, after a bit we went out to see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.  Nick and Amy Warkentien rode with us, but we were meeting Tim and Jenny Cain plus Eric and Missy Boneske.  It was a lot more crowded than we expected it to be though, so Amanda and I ended up sitting on our own.  We did see Anna and Barry Frazelle there too.  They’d planned on seeing the movie last night, but didn’t.

I think everyone liked the movie, although some people thought it was too long.

We went to Starbucks after the movie then we went to Brixx with Nick and Amy.  Amanda and I got the BBQ chicken pizza, which only gave me a mild reaction later on.  Back at the house, we introduced the Warkentiens to Little Big Planet.

Zach Dotsey