Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Besties

I like these people. They are my favs, all dressed up for Becky's birthday in which, due to icy roads, we hung out in downtown Robbinsdale (Whoop, whoop!) and had the best time. Seriously, El Toro in Robbinsdale has some great waitstaff.

Yay for birthdays!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The end of the Holiday Beard

I was looking through some pictures and realized I forgot about this one...and really, how could I?? I like to call this: Steve's Holiday Beard Gone Wrong. He actually walked around like this for one whole day. Kye seems to think it's pretty great!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I have started a blog about 2011 approximately 7 different times and each time I just give up. Why? I don't even know where to start, what to say, or what to cover.

In the beginning of 2011 I was about halfway through my third pregnancy and life was at a weird place for us, a kind of standstill or waiting. More waiting I think. Steve and I had a conversation around this time last year in which we both agreed that 2011 seemed like it was going to be a year of change. But first we were going to spend the first half of the year waiting for the change.

On June 12 our third baby was born and it felt like that day we hit the ground sprinting and didn't stop until the year was over.

Between June and August we packed up all our household and tried to adjust to having a third child and not sleeping through the night.

Sometime in there, honestly can't remember when, we got a puppy.

August 31 we signed the papers that made us first time homeowners. We also moved out of North Minneapolis and into our new house that day.

Sometime in the summer Steve started an interview process with a different church and started a new job the day after we moved.

I also started a new "job". I went from working almost full time to being a full time stay at home mom, a transition I almost vowed I would never make. I'm please to say that it has been a total joy and probably saved my sanity over the past few months.

Five days after we moved our first babe started Kindergarten.

September 1 through Thanksgiving was a whirlwind of unpacking, projects, and painting almost every room in our new house. Yes, it literally took that long - working on projects almost every day. And we are still not done, just on break for now.

In the beginning of November some friends came to live with us.

The Holidays happened...what? They did?

And the last week of 2011 we took a trip out to WY to visit Steve's family who we hadn't seen in a long time. A trip in which our transmission blew up in our van and we had to spend a few days in Omaha, NE. And two of our tires went flat.

I think it is safe to say that my life currently looks nothing at all like it did a year ago. 2011 Year of Change? Heck yes.

2011 was also a year of very little sleep for me. Since I started not being able to sleep through the night several months before Kye was born, I am pretty sure that I have spent almost an entire year not sleeping through the night.

What is my 2012 new year resolution? To find some normalcy and sleep.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Trick

Kye has a new trick, screaming. He just started doing it yesterday as a defense against Berlin as she was all up in his face and annoying him. So he screamed at her. Then he thought that was a pretty cool trick and spent the rest of the day screaming about nothing in particular...just testing it out.

After on particularly loud scream Tryn commented, "He screams just like a little girl!"

I wonder if she realizes that she is still a little girl?

Oh, and this morning Tryn and I were having breakfast and Tryn said to me, "Mom, there are 3 choices. First, the zoo. Next, is a hotel with a big swimming pool. Or the next choice would be Disney World. Berlin should choose which one she wants to do for her birthday and then I can choose which one I want for my birthday."

Hm. What does one say to that?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Statuses

This app on FB is not as user friendly as it was last year, but I was able to accomplish what I needed. Now I won't forget my funny kid stories from this past year :)