Saturday, January 17, 2009

And We're Back

- Flight to MN, went great, we had to wake up super early, 4:15 to leave by 5:15 but all went well. I packed breakfast, muffins, yogurt and clementines. We thought the yogurt might get taken but it was worth a shot!

- The day was beautiful! About 30 degrees with a fresh blanket of snow. I had shipped our winter gear and it arrived the day before us. The boys promptly put it on and played outside, in the backyard. Sage loved it. Kolby was not sure. It was really deep.

- The next day we travelled to IA. We borrowed my father in laws Murono for the week. The three car seats were in the back row as tight as possible. Kolby would help by putting Levi's pacy back in his mouth. I don't think he was ever too forceful. The bad thing was that Sage and Kolby were in hitting distance of each other. We had one incidence.

- Drew ditched us halfway and Judy drove with us the rest of the way. Apparently, Matthew needed some help moving and my twenty minute stop to nurse was way too long.

- Judy and I took the kids to Old Chicago for pizza. As we were leaving, Sage starts singing "Jesus loves me" at the top of his lungs. It had been a long car ride, Levi had been upset a lot, I was sweating etc. In my mind I was telling him to shut up. Out loud, I said "We don't sing in restaurants." or something like that.

- We took the boys to my brother and sister in laws house to play with their boys and of course, outside. Again, a perfect day for playing outside.

- That night we ate at Hickory Park our favorite college restaurant. Drew and I would go on dates there and eat for $10. Water, no dessert. I love that place. I never thought I would miss it. But I do.

- Drew went to the bachelor party while I put the boys to bed at the hotel.

- Friday morning, Drew took our boys and two nephews swimming. He's such a great dad.

- I stayed at the hotel to give the boys naps and Drew went to visit friends. Then it was time for the rehearsal.

- Sage and Kolby were ring bearers.

- Kolby got pulled.

- At rehearsal, the flower girl went first, throwing her petals. Kolby stopped said "flower" sat down and started picking them up. Sage yelled "NO BO! We have to keep walking"

- Rehearsal dinner, Levi slept on the floor of the restaurant.

- Wedding Day. My mom took care of Kolby and Levi, they both slept during the wedding. Someone else's baby screamed.

- Sunday, we got our family picture taken by Drew's cousin. Waiting for the results!

- Sunday afternoon, drove to my sister's house in Iowa.

- Boys played outside again, riding on the snowmobile, sledding down the hill and building a fort. So, maybe Drew built most of the fort.

- Celebrated Christmas with my family.

- Monday, very cold. -30, Hung out with family.

- Tuesday, Drew drove to MN to meet with friends and fly home that night. Very cold. -30 again.

- I went to visit my best friend, Karoline and introduce Levi to Lulu.

- Wed. Karoline came to visit us.

- Thurs. my parents drove us to MN so we could fly out on Friday night with my in-laws.

- My mother in law took me to Gymboree to use her "coupon".

- Friday, we hung out, packed up and left for the airport.

- We flew from 7 - 10 and neither Kolby or Sage slept.

- We got home around 11 and the sprinklers kicked on. We had to run cautiously through the sprinklers but then got stuck running through a broken one. It was shooting straight up. Levi had screamed most of the way home from the airport, Kolby and Sage had slept. All three were crying by the time we got inside. It was cold water.

Welcome Home!

- My inlaws are here this week visiting. I am struggling to finish laundry and unpack from our trip.

- And I have a cold.

- I hope my blogging and commenting picks up soon.


  1. we have missed you - can't wait for some wedding pictures! I have seen some but not of the cute ring bears!

  2. I'm so glad you're back and I can't wait to see some pics! Negative 30? I cannot even imagine that.

  3. So glad you survived your trip. Sorry we missed you but so glad Karoline didn't. Looking forward to the family pics :)

  4. Hey, it's been a while, but I'm back up and blogging again. So glad you had fun while home. Too bad I wasn't keeping up with you better, I would have loved to have seen you. Karoline lives like 2 blocks from us! Grrrrrr. Which reminds me, I should probably be getting together with her! :)

  5. Phew, sounds crazy but fun! =) Glad you had a good trip back to the midwest.

  6. Thanks so much for sending us a picture of the boys--so cute! Can't wait to see Danni/Kyle's daughter. She'll be a great mom. Friends of ours just had their second son~~Hezekiah(big brother is Eli) Glad you all made it thru the travels/wedding.


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