Here’s What I Have to Say:

Here’s What I Have to Say:

puzzle

I love puzzles. Always have. I just don't put them together nearly enough. I have so many of them sitting in my cabinet waiting to be put together. For Christmas, I got a new puzzle from Chuck's mom. When she came over for Christmas with Chuck's sister and sister's husband, we had a huge snowstorm and they ended up spending the night. So Chuck's mom, his sister and I started the new puzzle that I got. I just finished it... Read More Read More ...

beware

I went to Let's Dish this weekend with a friend/neighbor who is having a baby a couple weeks before me to stock up our freezers. So I am going to have lots more meals to share with you. AND there are lots of tasty looking meals in February, so I am hoping to get even more meals made then. 🙂 At least I am cooking meals and posting pictures of them! I have to have something else to share with... Read More Read More ...

new orleans style andoullie pasta

This was a meal from Let's Dish. I knew Chuck was going to love this meal (with all the different meats and the spicy flavor), but I was unsure how I would like it. Here are the ingredients: First you cook the bag with the meats and seasonings. After cooking the meat, you add the pasta. This pasta was already cooked, so you could just add it right to the meat mixture. I added a little bit of water to... Read More Read More ...

my apologies

I wanted to write something witty or funny or with lots of pictures. But I'll admit, I have not had the motivation or the energy lately to do so. If you pay any attention to my countdown at the top, you'll see that I have 38 days to go until my due date. When I get home from work, all I want to do is sleep. I am so exhausted. Sitting up and typing or thinking about what to type... Read More Read More ...

get in the bowl

I have seen this commercial a couple times today and I needed to share it. If you haven't seen this commercial, be prepared to laugh! I think this commercial is hilarious! Enjoy! M&M Commercial ...

12/27/10

Yesterday we drove back from Iowa. Today we drove to Duluth to see Chuck’s dad. That was such a hard trip to make. I cried a few times on the way up there. But I really wanted to hold myself together. Chuck and I didn’t really know what to expect since we hadn’t seen him in person or talked to him any way other than e-mail or letters since February 2009. Paige and Brian went with us since they had... Read More Read More ...

12/26/10

Today is Sunday, and Wednesday we headed down to Iowa to spend some time with Chuck’s grandparents. We weren’t able to go at Thanksgiving because the weather wasn’t good enough to travel. Any other year we would have gone, but we didn’t want to risk it this year. So I was glad we were able to go down for Christmas. Not too many people showed up this year, but I was thankful to spend time with his grandparents. The Schminkes... Read More Read More ...

merry almost christmas

I thought I would share our Christmas card with you from this year. I used to make cards for Christmas and send them out, but I have not had any time (or creative mojo) for that in a long time! Last year we did a photo card as well. And after seeing hoe easy that was, I knew I wanted to do another one this year! I'm happy with how they turned out. They were cheap and fast and get... Read More Read More ...

nineteen minutes

I was given this book for my birthday. I was reading another book at the time, but I just finished it last night on my long bus ride home during a snow storm. I was a good book…as are all books I have read by Jodi Picoult. This one was hard to read because it was about a high school shooting. A kid had been bullied most of his life and something snapped one day and in the matter of... Read More Read More ...

downtown

Yesterday on the way to work, it was slow going. I take the bus downtown to work and getting downtown was fine. But once we got there, the traffic just stopped. All the snow we had this weekend was still around downtown. They had plowed the streets, but there wasn't anywhere for the buses to drop people off because all the snow was on the streets. So instead of three buses dropping people off at a time, only one could.... Read More Read More ...

comfort is best

I little over a month ago, I got myself some new tennis shoes. I thought they were great to (possibly) help keep me in shape with all the walking I have done. I found them at Walmart. They are these: They are like the Sketchers “Shape-Ups” that you have seen around…only MUCH cheaper. I love them. I was worried it was going to take a while to get used to them, but it didn’t take long at all. My legs... Read More Read More ...

connor

One of my best friends, Katie, had her third baby early this morning. They named him Connor and he is so adorable! He was 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and 19.75 inches long. They originally thought he had red hair, but now it looks like he has light brown/blonde hair instead. He looks just like his older brother did when he was a baby. I couldn't wait. I had to go see him! Congratulations to the Christenson family on your newest... Read More Read More ...

oofda

Apparently, when you look like this: And you wear these for a couple hours to your husband's holiday party: Your feet and ankles look like this: I have learned my lesson. I will not wear heels for the duration of this pregnancy. And I most definitely won't think it's ok to dance in them to a couple songs at holiday parties. My feet protest and get very upset with me. Point taken feet. Point taken. ...

shells

I have been working on this necklace and earrings for MONTHS! Seriously! It’s not that it was hard to make or anything, I would just work on it a little, put it away, forget about it and then the cycle would start all over. So I finally remembered I wanted to finish it and I love it! And here’s a picture slightly closer up. So there you have it. Yet another set of jewelry. I have a few more to... Read More Read More ...

tiling

Chuck did such a wonderful job putting up tiles on our back splash in the kitchen. He's so handy and I am so thankful for him and all his hard work! HERE is the gallery with all the pictures we took while we were working on this project. This is what it looks like finished. And Chuck added another little touch! He added lights to the top and bottom of the cabinets. It's SO lovely! I just love it! I... Read More Read More ...

12/1/10

I went to the doctor today (I can’t believe I am on visits every two weeks now!) and they listened to the baby’s heart beat. When they were listening, the baby had hiccups! It was so stinking cute! HB HB HB hiccup, HB HB HB hiccup! 🙂 ...

12/1/10

I went to the doctor today (I can’t believe I am on visits every two weeks now!) and they listened to the baby’s heart beat. When they were listening, the baby had hiccups! It was so stinking cute! HB HB HB hiccup, HB HB HB hiccup! 🙂 ...

christmas tree

Here's our tree for this year! I figured posting a picture of our Christmas tree would be a very nice way to start December! ...

little tiny clothes

I had a couple of my best friends over one night to hang out and chit chat. They had some wine and helped me sort through all the clothes I got from Katie. I even sent some clothes home with Brooke for her little girl, Anne, who was born in July. I am glad someone else is getting some use out of all of these clothes! Chuck took a picture of us! I'm the very pregnant looking one on the... Read More Read More ...

baby bedding

I wanted to post the various pieces of bedding we got for the baby's room. I know most of you don't care, but think of this post as something for me! 🙂 I posted a little about the baby's room recently. You can see the bedding a little bit in the room. And for a small update on the baby's room, I got a small table for the bedroom, and a container for underneath it to store things. I moved... Read More Read More ...