Dec 17, 2010
Dec 17, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
Remember my post about my hot date on Friday? I told you that I got some winter boots.
In my world, for them to qualify as winter boots, they must be: (in this order)
In Minnesota, cute comes waaaay down the list.
By the end of last winter, water was pouring into the bottoms of my boots and having that awful wet and cold sloshy feeling for hours on end when you walk was just unacceptable.
This year I’ve decided to go full-force against the wetness and cold. I’ve gone with BOGS, people.
I’ve been going back and forth and back and forth about whether I like them or not. But at this point in my life, I really can’t care too much. Practicality must win. And since these were:
they were the winners. I’m pretty sure they fit well. And the cuteness factor…well…
you can decide. But I already own them, so try to be nice, even if you don’t like them, okay? Thanks.
All I know is that they better keep my feet warm at the Fish House Parade this weekend in Aitkin, MN. It’s going to be in the single digits, people!
Hopefully I’ll be thanking God for whoever invented rubber boots! I know I’m going to be thanking God for whoever invented the Fish House Parade, you betcha!
Nov 22, 2010
When you have 4 children 6 and under, 2 of them infants, you take any chance you get to get out of the house. Most days I don’t leave the house except to do the afternoon kindergarten carpool pick-up.
Needless to say, by Friday Abraham and I are ready to be alone together and have a conversation.
That is, if we’re not too tired.
This past Friday, some gals volunteered to watch our kiddos for a few hours so we could go out! We were so happy for the opportunity.
Now, dating when you have twins sometimes becomes painfully practical. For example on this particular date, we were going winter boot shopping for me, since I have no time during the week to do anything of the sort.
We got the boot shopping done pretty quickly, and decided we’d try this pizza place our friend Jenna had told us about. As we were driving to the place, we passed this old theater that was playing nothing other than…Inception!
When the movie came out I was too pregnant to enjoy a theater experience, so we hadn’t seen the movie. Abraham got all excited when he saw the sign, and said, “C’mon! We’ve gotta go! It starts at 9:20.”
“9:20,” I said. “That’s awfully late. I better call the sitters and make sure they’re okay with us being out that late.”
We got the green light from the babysitters (the young college girls, full of life and vigor) so we were good to go, or so we thought.
We get to the theater, get our seats, and the movie starts. Since it was the cheap theater presentation, we even sprung for a popcorn.
After I’d had my fill of popcorn, we were about 30 minutes into the movie. Abraham looks over at me slumped down in my seat and asks, “Are you sleeping?”
“No. No,” I assure him, sitting up a little higher. “I think I’m going to go the bathroom, though.”
So I make my way out the bathroom, hoping that my trip there will wake me up enough to watch this movie.
Now, mind you, the movie is all about sleeping and dreaming. I should’ve known I had no hope. But anyway….
I get back to my seat and settle back in. About five minutes later, I’m slumped-over and slack-jawed yet again. Abraham pokes me, “Are you falling asleep?”
“Kinda,” I admitted.
“Me too,” he whispered back.
“So what should we do?” he asks. “Should we go home?”
“Really?” I ask. “Do you want to???”
“There’s no way I’m going to be able to stay awake,” he replied.
So after a couple minutes of back and forth we decided that it would be better to just lose the $6 we spent on the movie and go sleep in our own bed.
We came in the house an hour and a half earlier than the babysitters were expecting. And of course we had to admit total defeat at the hand of dark room with comfy chairs.
So now I can say, “I totally walked out of Inception.”
If it can’t hold the attention of two sleep-deprived parents of infant twins, then it must not be any good, right? ;)
So I suppose now we’re waiting until it comes out on DVD, when we can watch it from the comfort of our cozy bed, with the computer between us, and whoever falls asleep last has to put the computer away.
I predict it’ll take at least 3 tries to get through it.
Aug 1, 2010
The reinforcements have arrived, my awesome mom and dad from Pennsylvania:
So, my children are now hooked up with 3-ish days of grandparent, spoil-you-silly fun!
Tonight I will walk into the hospital looking very pregnant:
I’m savoring my last minutes with our little family of four, gathering all the kisses I can:
We will spend the night in the hospital, and induction begins tomorrow morning! All of your prayers are especially welcomed!
Thanks to Wendy, my friend who took these photos for us today! We love you!!
And thanks to all of you for reading, commenting, praying, emoting, supporting. We’re excited to share our newest additions with you, Lord-willing.
(You can see more pictures at Abraham’s blog.)