Sunday, November 27, 2011

Our FL Trip

So, we went to Florida the last week of October.  My intentions were to keep a blog post for each day while we were there and to post daily.  However, the internet connection was not working.  Then, of course, we got back home and the busyness of everyday life took over again.  And well, now, we are a month from our actual vacation.  

Being a month behind also means that I don't remember what happened each day of our trip but luckily that doesn't really matter because EVERYDAY can be summed up with the phrase "We hit the beach!"  We went to a couple different beaches and had some fantastic meals.  We also got to meet up with my (Mindy) Aunt and Uncle who live in Naples.  But the whole purpose of the trip to Marco Island was to have NO agenda and spend time together.

We had the most relaxing time!  It was such a blessing to be able to take a week off and have fun as our little family of three.  Thank you Coyours for allowing us to stay at your place!  Tryg had a blast and LOVED the ocean and the beach!  He could have played with seashells for hours (and he did!)  We went in the ocean and the pool at the condo everyday.  The pool must have been heated to about 85 degrees, which I loved!  Erik and I also found some free movie rental codes and put them to good use each night.  I think the grand total for the week was about 9 movies.  This might sound like a pretty lame vacation (the beach and movies each day) but it was just what we wanted.

Since our 5th Anniversary was during our trip, we also kept our tradition of watching our wedding video that night.  On our actual anniversary, we went to Naples.  We shopped, went to the beach and walked around the city.  Once we got back to Marco Island, we went out for a nice dinner and then finished the evening with our wedding video.  It is fun to remember the people and events of our wedding day and talk about how we were nervous and excited.  We laugh together as we remember that day and all the days that have followed.  I love you, Honey and I'm happy to have spent the last 5 years of my life married to you!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Perfect Day for It...

I found it a bit comical that at noon today (in MN) Erik and I were both outside doing things that probably should have been done a month ago (or at least a week ago)....

I was trying to get the last of the leaves off the grass before the first snow. Mind you, the first snow was already in progress at the time. Does it matter that I was raking snow? Last year (you may recall) the first snow was in early to mid-November and we got several inches all at once. We had forgotten about all the leaves that were left in our front yard until the spring melt. We had some raking to do in May. So, this year, we wanted to get them all BEFORE the snow came. We almost made it! :)
Erik was working on another project. He was helping the neighbors behind us put in new windows! Not the best day for making four foot square openings throughout your home. But...this is when the windows came and it's best to get the new ones in before winter is in full force. It was also a good way to test the new furnace they got this week since their last one gave out on them. It has not been the best week for them but we were glad that Erik could lend a hand with the windows. ...Not so secretly, I wanted Erik to get some experience and maybe a little sweat-equity for someday when we get new windows for our place! They are desperately needed.
Well, winter is here in MN. I'm not sure if we'll see the grass again before spring. The wool socks are already out but we still need to buy an extra space heater or two ...remember the desperate need of new windows I mentioned.
**Please note: These photos were taken at noon. It's now just after 5pm and we can no longer see our grass. Welcome Winter :-(

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Need a Nuk?

This morning I looked under Tryg's crib for a Nuk and this is what I found.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tryg and the Ravioli

I was feeding Tryg some ravioli, which typically is a favorite of his. He was getting fussy so I gave him the child-fork and was going to let him feed himself. He grabbed at the fork (which I had preloaded with a bite) with such bravado that it flew off the fork on to the floor. He didn't see the piece fly off so as he opens his mouth to put the piece in - he looks at the empty fork and says "uh oh." It was hilarious....