Sunday, January 14, 2018

HO3-- WEEK 28


This week..
-- we enjoyed time in Colorado with the family! More details to come next week!

xo,
Krista

Sunday, January 7, 2018

HO3-- WEEK 27


This week..
-- we spent NYE at our new house! We started with lunch at a restaurant in Grand Island with our families before heading to Holdrege. T was super excited to get his ping-pong table to the new house and put it together! Thanks to Grandpa's truck and my parents minivan, we got the 200 pound ping-pong table and two living room chairs delivered! We spent most of the afternoon putting together things: the ping-pong table, two arm chairs, as well as a stationary tub. My mom and T also shoveled the driveway! The boys got the guest mattress up to the guest room and the water softener down to the basement. Lots of little to-dos! We were thrilled to park both vehicles inside the new garage away from the record-low temperatures! Unfortunately, despite keeping the house heated to the mid-60s one of our facets was frozen. We are so thankful the pipe didn't burst! As per our normal NYE, we had fondue! Just swiss cheese and chocolate (heavy cream + semi-sweet, 60%, & white) with baked salmon for the main course. We spent the evening playing games (especially the dice game Qwixx on one of the chair's boxes upside-down as a table) and worked on a puzzle of the Italian Coast. T made his first fires in the fireplace at the new house and, against my approval, he also explored the attic. We didn't have a ladder at the new house so my dad hoisted him up through the opening in the 9 foot ceiling. To his credit, there was a low-battery in the smoke alarm up there that was quietly chirping that he was able to fix. Unfortunately, T came down but accidentally left the light switch on and the cover out of reach so we had to hoist him back up there a few more times. We can't wait to be there full-time!

And if you're looking for a laugh - here is a video snippet of the attic shenanigans:

xo,
Krista

Monday, January 1, 2018

HO3-- WEEK 26

We're always having too much fun to take many pictures!
This week..
-- I should probably make this a Christmas recap! We start our celebration with T's family for Christmas Eve - but this year with the holiday on a weekend we started on Xmas Eve Eve.  It meant more time together to play games, teach soccer drills (out in the freezing cold), share good food, and most importantly - be together! T's family is always super generous so we all have plenty of goodies under the tree to enjoy as well. Every-other year we get a bonus second Christmas to include our cousin who was at his mom's during our first celebration - and this was one of those years! I think T would say the highlight was playing with the kids' hoverboard. He didn't do too bad!
-- Which means we were able to spend the evening of Christmas Eve with my extended family! We have a couple new babies in the family which are always the highlight (they are growing up so fast!). My siblings weren't in town this year so our Christmas Day celebration was simple and sweet. As always, we tried some new recipes, opened presents, video-chatted with my siblings (always the best part!) and this year we caught a movie at the theater before heading back home. We are blessed with the greatest families and love any excuse to spend time together! Hope you all had fabulous holidays as well!

xo,
Krista