Saturday, November 26, 2011
BUT, I think I'll get my bloggin' groove back once I get some of my old energy back...maybe I should say IF I get it back. (I hope I do!)
Anyway, tonight I realized that we just have to start writing down some of the funny things my 3 year old nephew Ben says. He's ridiculously goofy/smart/funny/thoughtful...and the stuff he comes up with stick with us and make us giggle for days.
1. "Muff-cakes" = cupcakes
2. "Saint Louis Prague" = where Uncle Paul & Auntie live
3. "Jesus hurt my feelings." = reason #876 why he couldn't fall asleep one night
4. "I don't like FOX 9 Morning News on for me. Please turn the TV to channel 2." = what he said to his mom one day while she watched the news
5. "That's John Jacob's bed." = when asked who sleeps in the other bed in his room. (John Jacob is his imaginary friend. Sound familiar? Yes, you know him. John Jacob Jingleheimer-Schmidt)
6. "Haha. I'm Spiderman...because I'm Santa." = makes no sense...but still funny.
7. "Auntie Paul" = how he collectively referred to Paul & I.
8. "Henry-Greta" = what he renamed my parents' chicken, whose real name is "Henrietta". Ben has a friend named Henry and a second cousin named Greta, so "Henry-Greta" just made more sense to him!
9. "I work in Minneapolis. It's one of the Twin Cities." = whenever he wears a collared shirt, he says it's his "work shirt" and that he's going to work...in Minneapolis.
10. "Who's gonna play the guitar?" = whenever a song comes on that he likes, he makes sure that every instrument is covered...even if its the tambourine, harmonica, clarinet or any other instrument NOT played in the song.
He's cute and goofy - we love our Benny! Hope you got a couple good chuckles today too!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Does this amazingly good news excuse us from being gone from our blog for so long? I sure hope so!
I have to confess that I've been avoiding you. All I want to talk about is our baby and I had to keep it a secret...so I avoided you. But now...now, you're really going to get it.
Get ready for baby updates galore.
Consider yourself warned!
Ma & Pa Ras :)
Sunday, September 25, 2011
It's been nearly a month since our last post...that's ridiculous, isn't it?
The other day, our blog commented on itself, asking to be updated...seriously, it did. Go look at the last post comments.
So, really what's another week when you've already waited nearly a month, right?
See you then!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Just kidding...I just took the week off, but I'm back at it today!
Overall, we're cash and debit type folk. We use our credit cards only for large purchases (flights, hotels, concert tickets, etc.) where we can rack up some major miles or dollars. We only use credit cards that allow us to earn miles or dollars for our purchases and then we proceed to pay off our monthly balance EVERY month. We kinda feel like we're tricking the bank each month...pay up, suckers!
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Ben is a train-lover! He came prepared, sporting his Choo Choo Bob's shirt and a big grin!
As it turns out, Claire also liked the trains AND this miniature sized bench, that she performed some heart-attack-causing-acrobatics on!This place really is cool. Check out all of those play tables filled with trains! AND...next door is Izzy's homemade ice cream! After a little cool-off there, we hit the Como Park Zoo. Let's just say we all slept well that night!
Ben: "No. John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt."*
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Witty. Smart. Reader. Thoughtful. Dedicated. Sports-freak.
I'm not sure if I can technically say I'm a part of the challenge, since I'm making up my own rules. (Bri?)
Hmmm...good question. Looking back, a lot is moving too fast. I'm now considered in my "late 20's". Paul and I are in year 2 of marriage. We've lived in our house for 3 years. I'm starting my last year of Grad School. What the heck? I'm a full-blown adult now. Sneaks up on ya.
Of course, I also have a pretty big list of things that are moving too slow. I CANNOT wait for the time we're ready to have kids. I think I've been waiting for that time since I was 4. Don't get creeped out. I've just loved babies for as long as I remember. With work, nothing moves fast enough for me. Which explains why I've moved myself around as much as I have. I can say that I've finally found a company that makes me feel like I'm growing and developing. I love it!
As a standard, I'm always in a hurry. Sometimes I find myself wishing away the present for the future. Shame on me, I know. I have to remind myself that Paul & I are pretty darn fortunate for what we have. We should be savoring these days...sleeping in, 2 pots of coffee in our pj's on the recliners watching cooking shows, traveling like its nobody's business, testing out new restaurants. Life is good, but I'm the optimist. I know it's only going to get better from here on out. This thought reminds me of a song we love.
"Something good this way comes" by Jakob Dylan.
This phrase just sticks me with. No matter your situation, something good is on its way. Even if its not...it's nice to be looking for it, right!
"The trouble, doll, is not moving moutains but digging the ground that you're on."
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Look who else caught the game? Our favorite fastfood characters! "I'm lovin' it!"
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
All of us girls at Kingston Mines, a really awesome Jazz club.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
We tried out a new place - Rojo, a Mexican restaurant in the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. It was really good! After dinner, we went to the movie "Bridesmaids" - HILARIOUS! Go see it!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Thanks for inviting us, Ellen & Adam! It was a great way to start out the day...
That day, was also my parents' 40th wedding anniversary and my sister & brother-in-law's 12th wedding anniversary. Good work, people! Keep up the love!
Sunday, June 5, 2011
(I made a double batch of pumpkin devil's food cupcakes, just in case the cake was a flop!)
More fun ladies!
One came straight from work, one had a broken wrist (don't ask) and one was pregnant...yet fun was had by all!
Do some of these ladies look familiar? They should...2 were personal attendants and 1 was a bridesmaid at our wedding!
"Heart glasses girl" (below) is the guest of honor, Krista! She also insisted on wearing fake hill-billy teeth (as seen on the gal to her right, below) out to bars...she was a hit, per usual!
It was a blast and Paul & I look forward to celebrating again at their wedding next month!
Go wedding season,
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Graeme & his Friends in Christ!