Monday, January 28, 2008

Pet Updates

Spike took advantage of the warmer weather yesterday to....nap.
...while Max posed at the top of the steps.

The boys sure do have a rough life.....

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Carnival Time!

Who needs warm weather for a carnival?? Not us, we say! This week started the St. Paul Winter Carnival. And since Joe and I had never been to it before when we lived here, we decided to check it out.

Our primary focus was the ice carving area. These folks can do some amazing things with a bunch of ice blocks!The Wizard of Oz! I hope this one wins.

Even more entertaining was this pair of judges. I'm not sure what gives with their outfits, but they made me laugh:This one was pretty funny as well - snowmen sitting around a fire, with one of them melted.
It was titled "Where's Frank?"

And while it wasn't nearly as cold as earlier in the week, it was still quite chilly. Thankfully, I have my great new hat Joe got me for Christmas!!
I love this hat - it's sooooo warm! No heat will get out of MY head!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Today I feel....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Ha! Lookie what I got today (because somebody *really* loves me!):
Joe picked up a box of Cap'n Pirate shapes! I love Cap'n Crunch! And I love piratey things!! (My birthday is the same as International Talk Like A Pirate Day - it's fate!)

Eeeee! Look at all the fun stuff on the back!! Woo! Eat your heart out, Urdarbrunnr!!!

Thanks, Sweetie!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Still Alive

Wow, I have not posted anything for quite a while. I guess I have been too busy planning for OUR TRIP TO DISNEY!! :) I can't wait.

It's been super-cold this weekend - it's currently minus-3 a9 9:00 pm, and the low will be about minus-16. Wee! And to think 4 years ago we were in the middle of our first Phoenix oh my, how things can change :)

These pics are from the Saturday before Christmas. WE had a nice little ice storm come through and put a pretty white coat on everything.

Back to the Disney '08 planning!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Max the....Goat?

I caught Max outside climbing a snow-pile looking like a mountain goat....
Shortly after this he decided to just lay down in the middle of it. Silly dog.

When we were at the Mall of America last weekend, we had the pleasure of running into Sharky, the mascot of Underwater Adventures Aquarium:
Sharky was out doing a Meet 'n Greet with the kids. I thought about getting my picture taken with Sharky, but decided he or she seemed pretty busy with the smaller kids. Maybe next time. (I won't be so sweet and generous at Disney World, though! I see Mickey and the elbows come out! Hee hee.....)

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Late Christmas Post

Before the end of 2007, I asked Joe if we could go downtown to see the annual Macy's holiday display. This year, the theme was The Nutcracker.

So, last weekend, off we went! It was pretty cool. This was my first favorite scene:
I think I might try this with Max....hahaha.

This next one had me snickering as well......
She lifts her dress to reveal puppets underneath!
I was expecting a little more, but it really only took us about 10 minutes to get through the entire display. That was a little disappointing.

So while we were in the area, we dashed across the street to the IDS building to see the big tree in the courtyard:
I was not disappointed. It was very nicely done.
To wrap up the 2007 holiday season, we went to Target today - 90% off! I picked up 6 bunches of tinsel for 29-cents each! Christmas 2008 will be all about tinsel! I can't wait! I also got another box (the 3rd!) of Christmas cards - 97-cents!

Any more bargains and we will be in the poor house by Valentine's Day.....

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


So much to look forward to this year!

For starters, Joe is taking me to Disney World in April!!!!!
It's been 3 years since our last vacation there, and I am so looking forward to it.

This year also marks my 20-year anniversary at work. Wow, I never thought I would be with the same company for 20 years, but here we are!

I'm looking forward to our first full summer back in Minneapolis too- so many thing to do. Yay!

Bring on 2008!