Monday, December 10, 2012


I took a few pics with my phone on my way to work this morning.  Everything was so pretty and calm....what a difference a day makes!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

weekend recap

I drove to my mom's house after school on Friday.  We had plans to work on her Christmas decorations and do some baking over the weekend. 

Saturday morning we went to Mitchell to do some shopping.  We went to a local store that had over 50 Christmas trees decorated.  It was awesome...Christmas Heaven!!  I took a bunch of pictures.  I was trying to take them quickly and not look like an idiot so some of them are a little blurry.  I loved that 12 foot (I'm guessing) tree in the first picture!

All that and I walked out of the store with one little ornament.

It started snowing again (it had snowed Friday afternoon too) on our drive back to my mom's house. The snow got heavier the closer we got to my mom's.  I decided to head back to Brookings when we heard that blizzard warnings were being issued for Sunday.  I took me awhile to get back since I had to drive about 45 mph for most of the 100 mile drive but the snow was really pretty.

We woke up this morning to the blizzard so we stuck around home all day.  Well, I did anyway.  David decided he needed to walk two blocks to the grocery store since our road was blown in and didn't think he should try to drive there.

Even though the snow ruined my plans with my mom, I was still so happy to have a real snow fall!

We've made good use of the snowy day...we watched the Vikings game and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and I baked some cut out cookies using my grandma's recipe and cookie cutters.

I got the call a few hours ago that we'll be starting school two hours late tomorrow!  Woo hoo!

Have a great week!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

stuff i loved this week

  • watching Rudolph on TV.
  • finding some Christmas gifts for Dave that I think he's really going to like. He is so hard to buy for!
  • getting our Christmas cards in the mail.
  • seeing snow in the forecast for tomorrow and Sunday!!
  • wrapping presents.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 3, 2012

weekend recap

Dave and I attempted to do some Christmas shopping Saturday but didn't get much done.  We had some ideas but nothing really panned out. 

We drove around for awhile Saturday night looking at Christmas lights.  This house had it's lights synced up with Christmas music, which was pretty cool.
I found out that it's really hard to take a decent picture of Christmas lights from a car without looking like a total creeper.

I went on a Christmas tour of homes with my sister-in-law on Sunday. There were some really pretty homes but I didn't get many pictures because we weren't sure if they were allowed.  I did sneak a quick picture of this little SDSU themed tree that I thought was really cute.

I also got one of our niece.  Sarah is a member of the high school group that hosted the tour.

And in other news, I've officially started my countdown 'til Christmas break.  12 1/2 days to go!