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Sunday, December 31
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Friday, December 22
Just a little note to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I won't be posting that often for the next week or so - too many things going on around here (namely another trip to North Dakota, this time *hopefully* for all three of us). Well, the trip won't take place until the beginning of January but you know what I mean.
Tuesday, December 19
Monday, December 18
My Christmas Tour
To the left of the tree you'll see the bookcase that Mike decorated. Didn't he do a great job?
Here is a close up of my snowman nativity scene:
This is our traditional Nativity scene that we received from my Grandpa & Grandma.
We received this cute little fibre optic "winter carnival" from Mike's Aunt last year. The ferris wheel and merry-go-round both spin.
Logan loves it!
Here is our dining room table. One of my Aunt's sewed the placemats for us - so cute!
Well, that's the tour of our home. I hope you had a great time - stop by again soon!
(I also made this swag)
Friday, December 15
Mike gets in late this afternoon. Logan & I are both very excited to see him. But I think Pooh Bear missed him the most. He's been pacing around the house ever since Mike left and driving me nuts!
I have now told Mike under no circumstances is he ever to leave me again! The power went out two times today. The first time it only lasted about 2 minutes but the second time it was more like 1 1/2 hours. And it was dark out. So I played solitaire on my trusty laptop. Right now the power is back on but I'm not sure how long it will last. The winds are blowing like crazy (over 50 mph). Roads are closed because so many trees are down, schools are running late (or closed) for tomorrow, and some major bridges in the area are closed. I just hope Mike's plane isn't delayed tomorrow.
Here's the Friday Funny for this week. It's a little old but still so cute! Enjoy :)
Thursday, December 14
Mike just called..............he'll find out on Tuesday.
AAAAAaaaarrrrggghhhh!!! More waiting :(
Wednesday, December 13
And So It Goes.......
3:30 am - Mike & Tanya wake up
4:15 am - wake up Logan
4:30 am - leave the house
5:15 am - arrive at airport, drop Mike off
6:00 am - Tanya & Logan arrive at home
6:50 am - Mike's plane is supposed to leave
8:45 am - Mike calls. The plane has not left. No idea when it will.
10:30 am - power goes out at our house
12:05 pm - Mike's plane finally takes off
3:00 pm - power comes back on
5:00 pm - Mike lands in Minneapolis (3 pm our time)
9something - Mike departs Minneapolis
10:45 pm - Mike lands in ND
Don't you just love when everything falls into place??
Tuesday, December 12
What Will Happen This Time?
Mike flies out early (like, the butt-crack of before dawn) tomorrow morning and I can't help but be nervous. Not for the reasons you might think though. You see, every time Mike has left on a trip something goes wrong around here - every.single.time. I'm worried about what will happen this time. Here's what I've endured the other couple of times:
-the first time he left (to go to San Francisco) we had an ice storm. Yes, an ice storm! It happened on an early Wednesday morning and I had just gotten out of the shower when the power went out. I finished getting ready for work and walked out my front door and promptly slipped on the ice and smacked my back on the cement steps (maybe that helps explain my chronic lower back pains). I walked over to the truck and could not open the door. There was over 1/4" of ice covering everything! I decided there was no way I was going to work. I spent the day reading and napping. My lovely neighbors invited me to go into town with them for an early dinner. That night I went to bed early (around 9) and because the power was still out we had no heat. So I lit almost every candle in the house and put them in our bedroom. Of course as soon as I climbed into bed the power came back on. I had lit over 70 candles - yeah, I'm a candle-freak!!
-the second time he left was after Logan was born (another trip to San Francisco) in January. We had another freakish storm and the power went out. Thank goodness Logan was in bed already. It was out until about 5 am so I did have to make a bottle once in the middle of the night in the dark. At least we still had warm water for the bottle so I guess that time it wasn't so bad.
-I think there was one other time, might have been when he went to NYC, that the "check engine" light came on in the truck. I didn't want to drive the truck because I was worried it would blow up or something. I called my Dad (as if he could do anything all the way in ND) crying, wondering what I should do. He had me get the owner's manual. Did you know that it is not a big deal if that light comes on? Usually it comes on for the dumbest reasons. You would think it would mean something major since the engine is a major component in a vehicle! I think ours had something to do with air getting into the drive train. I don't remember - I've tried to block most of the memories from my mind.
Please send good thoughts my way but especially Mike's way since he's interviewing on Thursday!!
Monday, December 11
Caught by Surprise!
I completely surprised Mike on Sunday night! I could not believe I pulled it off and didn't blab it to him. Our lovely neighbors, John & Jayne, babysat Logan for us and I took him out to a lovely dinner at Benihana's. We both ate way too much but it was oh, so yummy!
The look on Mike's face when Jayne walked through the door was hilarious. He just had a look that said "what is she doing here and why do you have a smile on your face?" Of course, though we hadn't even left town and he figured out where we were going. I guess the fact that we had to make reservations was a tip-off (since there are maybe two restaurants that we like (and can afford) that require reservations).
Jayne came up a little bit early so that we were able to do a little shopping before dinner. I now have one gift left to get (besides Mike and Pooh Bear) and I am completely done shopping. Yay!
Mike flies out on Wednesday and this was my way to wish him luck on the interview. I know he'll do a great job!
Friday, December 8
Thursday, December 7
Tuesday, December 5
Couldn't Wait Until Christmas
Logan received an unplanned early Christmas present from us the other day. When we went and got his pictures taken (from the second place) we stumbled upon this cute little chair. It matches our couch set perfectly!
A couple of days later I received a coupon from the store for 15% off any one item and the chair was already on sale (10% off) so how could I resist? Logan loves to sit in it and stand on it. If we tell him to sit in the "Logan chair", he knows exactly what we are talking about. I think it's almost the perfect Christmas gift!
Monday, December 4
6 Weird Things
According to the rules...Each player of this game starts with the "6 weird things about you". People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weir things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you are tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog!
2. No part of my body can hang off the bed when I sleep - I'm scared something will grab it!
3. I'm terrified of the dark - I blame this on two of my uncle's, even though my Mom says they didn't scare me in the dark. (They totally DID)!!
4. I can watch the same episodes of reality shows over & over again. Yes, I'm a reality junky.
5. I am obsessed with pulling strings on my clothes. I have wrecked shirts, pants, socks, you name it from pulling the strings on them.
6a. Logan has 3 different types of diapers that he wears - night ones, day ones (any cheap brand), and another kind for the day (expensive ones for naptime and if we're going out for a while). The night ones of course, are more absorbent so he can get through the night without getting his bedding or himself wet. The cheap ones are for when we stick around the house or if he hasn't had a messy pants yet. (Logan tends to poop as soon as you change his diaper a lot of the time and it frustrates me to put an expensive diaper on him that lasts for only 10 minutes.) Mike used to think this was the weirdest thing but now I think he understands my craziness.
Friday, December 1