Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy January and all that jazz!

Hi all

You probably think I've fallen off the face of the earth, or that I've been so busy I haven't had time to blog all of our adventures yet.  Well, you'd be 100% wrong!  HA!  Ryan and I have actually been enjoying a nice slow down during these weeks following the crazy holiday season.  We've been enjoying the warm (now turned cold and snowy) days and just playing it low key since our New Years weekend at the lake. 

So really, even though I haven't blogged anything since Christmas you really haven't missed a beat. 

This weekend is our annual ski trip in Galena, IL so I promise to have pictures and stories to tell after this weekend.  Then we've got a baby shower (for Kristina and Mike, not us!) and moving day (for Chris and Brenna, not us!) along with Valentines and a ton of other stuff going on. 

Until then, I'm going to go back to licking my wounds after a depressing Packer's loss last night to the Giants.  From the get go they were playing like they wanted to take next Sunday off.  Well, they got their wish, no 2012 Superbowl for the Packers.  BOO HISS!!

Check back next week for the normal craziness that is our life.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas is over! Ok, that's a bit harsh, but 2012 is here!

Remember our big beautiful Christmas tree??  Well, today was it's last day inside.  Sadly, Christmas is over and it's time to get our house back to normal again.  I will miss coming home to the smell of pine and having the soft glow of the lights keep me company as I knit my way through December, but, all good things must come to an end and it's time to start the New Year off right, with a nice clean house.

Check out that beautiful trail of pine needles that followed Ryan all the way out of the house.  I'd been watering the tree daily for the first few weeks we had it, and then it slowed down it's thirst a bit and was talking a half of a pitcher a day.  Then, during it's last week, I didn't need to water that baby once!  Now, I see why, it must have been 100% dead when we started taking off the ornaments this morning.  It was a fire hazard waiting to happen!  The down side of having a real tree = pine needles galore!

Check that mess out!  We started with a broom, then grabbed the shop vac and ended with the Dyson.  I have a feeling I'll be finding pine needles around the house for a few weeks to come. 

And, with that, here we come 2012!  2011 had some great highlights including celebrating our 1 year anniversary, Ryan completing his 2nd Ironman, and a few amazing vacations!  As great as 2011 was, I have a feeling 2012 has some great things in store for us.