Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy New Year

I made it--I stayed up until midnight!!  It was the first time in a long time that I'd stayed up past 10 pm.  But you see, it took me several days to recuperate.  :)

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We rang in the new year with our friends, the Bosch's from the cities.  It seems like the countdown goes faster and faster every year.  We found a news website in Chicago with a live countdown to help us along.  :)  Because we don't have t.v. and we're kinda lame that way.  :)  That's how we like it!  We also had some non-alchoholic "bubbly" to toast and cheer.


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On Friday Mitch discovered a 50% off sale at Goodwill, so we went out to see what kind of deals we could snag.  He proudly snagged this cool bed (also satisfying a childhood fantasy) for a mere $17!  We're not sure where we are going to put it yet.  This room is the baby room and normally has the cribs and baby toys set up in here for daycare.  The cribs happened to be down for the weekend, so we just set it up to clean it.  We talked about maybe setting it up in the play area downstairs for now to just play in/around.  But, man, it sure does look good in THIS room!!



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Finally, our weather has been really cold here.  Yesterday the high was a slight -3F (-19C) and the low was -26F (-32C).  Brrrrr.  So, Caleb, who has never really had good sense about how to dress for the weather, decides to head out with Papa dressed like this:
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His pants are cut off because they had big holes in the knees and he asked if he could cut them off.  He butchered them!  I did score some new jeans for him at Goodwill, but they are a smidge to big.  Poor guy is dreaming of summer!  :)

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