Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 13th, 2012

Ah Friday! What a long day...Today, I worked at school and at the clinic, 12 hours in all and then went to pick up Kristina and Lizzie at the movie theater after they saw Beauty and the Beast 3-D. Imagine my delight when I looked out my passenger window and saw this little cutie waiting for her Auntie!

January 12th, 2012

Winter Arrives! Our first measurable showfall and finally it's cold! As well as the unpleasant experience of being on crutches in the snow! The doctor noted this week that if the Xray looks good next week, she will take the pin out. Still no word on when I'll be done with the crutches, but another step in the right direction! My staff at work has been so wonderful parking my car and making sure I get in and out of the building without a catastrophe!

January 11th, 2012 Kristina's 16th Birthday

For Kristina's birthday we shared a wonderful dinner at JMK Nippon with our favorite chef the Yellow Hat guy :). Shana stopped by to wish Kristina a happy birthday after a long day at work, Tim & Deb drove in from Kenosha and of course Gramma, Tracey & our family were there. It was so nice to have so many family members together to celebrate! Happy Sweet 16 Kristina!

January 10th, 2012

Brennan walked in from working at Hilander and said, "Dad, you wanna play chess?" One of my best purchases for Christmas this year was this beautiful Chess set for Brennan. It has clear spaces in which you can insert your own photos (Pokemon photos are Brennan's choice) and of course, it's a great opportunity to beat your Dad at Chess!

January 9th, 2012

I love this image...first of all, because it shows the amazing weather we have had this winter. We have had one snowfall so far that was less than an inch and melted the same day. (My kind of snowfall) AND, we've had several days in the 50's. If every winter was this way, I surely wouldn't want to move south! While I, of course, was busy sitting in the recliner with my foot up, the girls headed outside to take down the Christmas lights while the weather is still balmy. Thanks!

January 8th, 2012

Such an enjoyable afternoon spent with my girls. Footloose AND Grease were on CMT today, so we took the opportunity to enjoy the film of last year's musical movie and this year's musical movie. Meanwhile, Kristina was taking a moment to wrap a few final presents for Nemanja. Whenever the curling ribbon comes out...the cats are not far behind! They are big helpers when you're trying to wrap presents!

January 7th, 2012

Friday night pizza! We hadn't planned it exactly, but Grandma asked me to hobble over on my crutches to trim Robert's nails. He had been using them to attack faces again :/ The definite upside of the evening was enjoying delicious veggie pizza from Sam's, spending time with Grandma, Tracey, Stephanie, Kevin and the 3 crazies and THIS super sweet picture of his usual spot looking out the window...and Mishu joining him!