Monday, November 22, 2010

hodge podge

We have been way too busy the last few weeks so this is going to be a bit of hodge podge blog update...

11/11 saw the 1st snow of the season and the most snow before Thanksgiving in MPLS in 19 years. I had an Indian coworker who was here for 6 months (since April) and he was getting really disappointed that he hadnt experienced snow as he had never seen it before in his life. He was scheduled to fly back to India 11/12. Well, he got his wish. 12-18" of it. The kids woke up and were thrilled! Immediately they donned their winter clothes and off they went to sled, make snow men, snow angels and help daddy shovel. The only down side of this venture - wet snow clothes. Especially since our dryer wasnt working...urhhh

We quickly recovered and headed into another busy week of work, school and activities. In fact, almost everything we are signed up for happened this week, here's run down...
Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts
Piano Jimmy
Piano Kay
Basketball Jimmy
Baasketball Billy
Gymnastics Kay
Gymnastics Billy
Art Billy
Art Kay
Lego class Jimmy
Work happy hour to celebrate the launch of my big project
Timberwolves game Tom and I
Timberwolves game Jimmy (went to the same game but separately with a friend. We spent the 1st half looking through the crowd for him. Then we saw him, an overly enthusiastic 9 year old with a wolf claw jumping up and down



Tom had 2 charity meetings, 1 with United Way and 1 with Corner House (trying to figure out what type of non-profit work he wants to pursue)

Sue came to town!
Whew, I am exhausted just thinking about it!!!

Oh...and that was all in 4 days, Mon-Thurs... Friday Tom and I headed to Chicago for a long weekend with Angela, Wade and Rica (German foreign exchange student). It was AMAZING!
Friday night was a Brazilian meat fest
Saturday was 7+ hours of walking through ALL of Chicago with sunny skies and no clouds. We saw the Hancock tour and tower, the silver bean and Millenium park, the Art Institute, Navy Pier and walked up and down Rush, State and Michigan Ave. We also had Greek food (YUM!) and saw Billy Elliot the musical. If you havent seen it, GO! (and bring kleenex)

Sunday was a big breakfast, shopping and a ride home in drizzly gloomy November weather. We managed to get home in time to make Sue a big thank you dinner and dropped her off at the airport Monday morning (she's headed to Costa Rica to see Julie for an undetermined amount of time - oh...the life....)
So, now, what's up this week? 2 days of school & work and then off to my sisters in Michigan to meet up with my family for Thanksgiving.
We are SO blessed and thankful for all that we have; family, friends, love, health, energy, a sense of adventure, a sense of humor, good culinary skills:) and each other.