Monday, January 24, 2011

Gone Sledding

We finally got to enjoy the January snow this weekend and go sledding at Great Grandpa’s house. 

The backyard was pretty much made for sledding. 

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Great Grandpa’s house is the house that we will soon be calling home .  Keyword: Soon. 

Soon, like next month.  In addition to sledding, we also sold our house this weekend! 

So over the next month or so, we’ll be moving in over there.  It’s all part of a grand scheme to save up some dough and be able to build the house that we really really love. 

It’s going to be a really big adjustment, but we feel super blessed that Grant’s parents and aunts and uncles are allowing us to do this! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

On Homeschooling

No, I am definitely not going to…

Basically, I am not smart enough.  And I lack the desire.  Like, REALLY lack it. 

Although I do know many fine woman that do home school.  And they are awesome.   And their kids are going to be the best.  And I am a teensy bit jealous. 

Anywho, I am just saying all this because I keep coming across all these awesome home school rooms in design blogs.  And I really want one! 

Question: Do you have to home school to have a home school room? 

 

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Roger & Rosaleen’s Life & Travels

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Table viewed from the Bookshelves.

via The Pioneer Woman

Smart and pretty, no?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Unimportant-Snow-Day-Nonsense and Backwards Underpants

For two nights, we’ve gone to bed knowing that the next day would be a snow day.  So the boys have been bunking together.  They love that, most of the time.  Actually, I guess they just love it when they forget to fight.

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Then, first thing yesterday morning, this is what I hear as two little munchkins climb into my bed:

“Mom, first lets snuggle.  Then, let’s get up and eat cake for breakfast.  Then, let’s watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  Then, let’s build a fort.  Then, let’s play Wii.  Then, let’s make a snowman.  But first you have to go buy a carrot at the store.  Ok, Mom?  Ok, Mom?”

Whelp, Why not? 

And pretty much, the day went as planned, minus the whole buying a carrot thing.

Oh, and do my kids sound like Buddy the Elf, or what?

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Our version of Frosty the Snowman is more like Dumpy the Snow Pile.  I need snowman-making practice.   

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   Also, I just feel I should leave you with the cutest hiney in my house.  This hiney likes to wear its underwear backwards so that the picture will be in front. 

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Weezering Last Weekend

Grant’s birthday was last weekend.  Happy 28th Dear!

He likes to joke that his birthday always turns into OUR birthday.  Um, I can’t help it that when I go gift shopping for him, I always find a little something myself, too.  It just happens. 

So, in the spirit of OUR birthday, I got us some concert tickets to MY most favorite band of ALL time.  All-time, people.  WEEZER.  My love for them goes back to um, middle school?  I don’t know.  Something like that anyway.  And the same goes for my sisters.  So it was a Ziegler sister weekend event. 

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Thats right, two nights of Weezer. 

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We’re dorks like that.  

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I was pretty pumped about the free glasses.  I might still be wearing them.  And how about that guy’s face behind us?  Silly stranger. 

Of course the birthday boy enjoyed it too.  Although he wasn’t seeing HIS most favorite band of all time, he had a good weekend with all the in-laws and significant others.  

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Thanks for the fun time family.  Thanks for the pics Henrique.  And a big shout out to Bob and T-Bone (mom & Dad) for driving all the way to Chicago to watch all the grandsons so we could go Weezering all weekend.