November 2008

A very nice day

Today has been a pretty nice Sunday. Many of you may know that I often suffer from “S.A.D.” which I have renamed to “Sunday Affective Disorder.” It was especially bad in grad school when Andy lived in Appleton and I was still in Madison and we had to go our separate ways on Sundays. Now […]

Fun with friends Round 2

This afternoon we finally got to spend some time with my dear friend, Liz, and her three kids who live in Massachusetts. I say “finally” because rather than being in the Milwaukee area all week like originally planned, they have been in Chicago with family as her grandmother is not doing well.

I’m so […]

Random ramblings

There are a few things I want to note today, so I’ll just run down a list:

* A few days ago, Noah mentioned that one of his teeth hurt. My first thought was, “OMG, could it be a loose tooth?!” But then he pointed to one of his eye teeth or something, so I […]

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We’ve just gotten home (at 10:00 pm!) from a day full of feasting and fun. We started at Andy’s parents’ house for lunch and lounging. Then we headed to my parents’ house for more eating and visiting. It was an exhausting day, and I’m ready for bed!

But I’m keeping in mind all that I’m […]

Fun with friends

This evening we hosted 13 adults and 10 children (including us) for dinner and play. Everyone generously brought a dish to pass, and we ordered pizza. It was chaos, but a ton of fun. It’s also a great excuse to clean the house!

Of the 10 kids, there were 3 boys (two of them mine!), […]


I was going to write about spending the evening cleaning the house to get ready for company tomorrow. Or I was going to write about how happy I am it’s finally Tuesday night because that means my four long days at work are over. Or maybe I could write about Caden’s sassiness at dinner tonight.


I love haircuts!

Tonight I got my hair cut. My friend, Day, cuts my hair, and she does a great job, despite the fact she’s still dealing with “morning” sickness and nursing a broken ankle! It’s been 4 months since I last got my hair cut. That’s a long time for me! I was definitely due. How does […]

Let the holidays begin

This afternoon, I rushed home from a long day at work (after a long day at work yesterday, too!) to get bundled up to go to a local Christmas parade. It had a plethora of scout groups, high school marching bands, church floats, and candy tossers. Among the highlights were the Racing Sausages with Bernie […]

Small Fryday Contest

I’ve found a new blog to check out, My Charming Kids. She’s having a contest this weekend and the winner gets a blog makeover and some cool photography stuff, so I’m in. I’m kind of a sucker for that kind of thing! Here’s hoping!

I’ve had it

I’m sorry to get all “Mommy” on you all, but I have to vent a bit. I’m sick of potty training. It’s so frustrating! (Sorry Mom!) It’s also irritating, annoying, exhausting, and turning me into a mean mommy!

Needless to say, Caden is testing us. Well, I think I failed. He doesn’t tell us when […]