Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Adios Christmas.

It's that time of the year when the tree goes down and the vacuum comes out. Here are a few snapshots before it's out of the house.

This picture was one I found on Pinterest that I found amusing the way it turned out.
 Dump A Day Funny Pictures - 55 Pics

Monday, December 30, 2013

Stomach in Knots

My stomach is pretty much in knots right now. I just found out my Great Grandma who is 99 is at a point where she could die any day. She has been so healthy it's amazing! On one hand I am sad because she is ready to die-- she wants too. On the other hand, being she feels like she has a good relationship with God and nothing else to live for, maybe the best thing for her is too die. How cool would it be though if she actually made it to 100? Anyway, Sunday after church me, my mom and sister took a drive up to visit her. 

The exciting thing about the drive up to see my grandma was that I was able to drive! She lives about two hours north, so it was like a mini road trip for me. I am scheduled to take my drivers test in a little over a week and my heart starts beating each time I think about it. I am SO nervous. Over the past months of driving, my reactions have continuously been "wow I love driving!" and "can I drive all the time?" Let's just say after driving four hours there and back, I have pretty much lost that enthusiasm. 

Here are a few grainy iPod photos from our little adventure. If you think of it, please keep my Great Grandma and my upcoming drivers test in your prayers! My stomach is knots over them.


Friday, December 27, 2013

Throwback To Summer

I'm doing a throwback to summer even though it isn't Thursday. Why? Because I miss the shorts. I miss the warm sunshine. I miss swimming. I miss being able to drive off to nowhere with the windows down. Minnesota I'm sick of your snow. You can leave now, thanks.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry belated Christmas!

I didn't have a chance to blog yesterday, but I hope everyone's last few days of celebrating Jesus' birth was great and filled with food, presents, and cheery faces. My Christmas Eve was spent with my immediate family. We had a delicious feast of Chinese food (our favorite), followed by a gift exchange, fondue, and then watching Despicable Me 2!

On Christmas day my family trudged through the slick Minnesota roads to my Aunt and Uncle's barn where several of my relatives gathered. We had a much larger feast here, and played some board games and the cousin's had our annual "Obstacle Course Relay Race" to win a little cash. Here's the video!


Towards the end of the night, we also decorated some Christmas cookies! Overall, it was a pretty good Christmas, besides the chilly weather. Happy Birthday Jesus!

 Sardine Time!