Friday, December 19, 2008

Early christmas

We had early Christmas with Papee and Memee ( Earl's Parents) yesterday. Poor Elizabeth has had a stomach virus and was under the weather as you can see in the pictures. His parents are down for a cousins wedding which is tomorrow. Weird ironic or what but tomorrow is our 11th wedding anniversary, it is also his parents anniversary and now a cousin is getting married tomorrow at the same place we got married. It must be a family date to wed.

Duluth Festival

The town of Duluth had a Christmas Festival. The kids enjoyed fun activities and yet the best was the Bake off contest. Lauren and I entered the kids in the kids bake off contest together. We made "I want s'more cookies". The first place winner received $100 , 2nd $50 and 3rd $25. Well they won first prize. So we took them to the toy store together to spend their winnings. They were so excited.
The kids with their winnings
Decorating cookies
Made stockings

Eating her marshmallow snowman

painting a tree ornament

marshmallow snowman
This is what Alexandria did 95% of the time

Horse and buggy rides. Does anyone know the driver? Dennis and Anita T.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Where does time go???

I can not believe it has been a month since I last posted and ashamed to say I haven't even taken one picture. Yes, not one picture was taken at Thanksgiving, but we had a wonderful time at Earl's parents home. Ok, now for my excuse. I am going back to work and looking forward to it. I will be working 3 days 12 hour shifts. Ask me in 6 months and I may have a different tone. Anyhow, I spent the holiday in my pharmacology book trying to cram what I learned in a semester into one week. The Monday after the holiday I had to take a drug administration test and I sure was nervous. I haven't taken a test in years. You have to make an 85 or higher so there is little room for error. Well , I have that behind me and a lot more learning to do, but the next test is to see where they need to begin with my orientation, so the pressure is not so intense. I am going to be on a cardiology unit so I have my books out and starting to study what I learned 10 or 11 years ago. Anyhow, I am excited and anxious to get started. Of course, I delayed the start until after Christmas. Hopefully, my postings will not get to far behind.