Christmas didn't really feel like Christmas this year. It never really does when we're not around family, participating in all the usual traditions. There was something to be said for not having to travel around that time and for things being a little less hectic. It definitely can be crazy visiting home at that time of year. And it was fun to just be me and Tanner - although it would have been a lot more fun if I didn't have to work. I feel like that comes with the job territory and I'm happy to have worked then and New Years so I can more easily avoid it next year :) So yeah - I had to work Christmas Eve and Day. I got off a little early Christmas Eve and then didn't go in till 11 the next morning. So first of all, we slept in! Then we did presents. Man. I needed to shower before so I could be ready for work but these pictures turned out down right scary. Maybe it's the pregnant face. Hard to tell. Don't look too close :)
After fun presents - we ate the my family tradition of Aebleskiver's. Little Danish round pancakes that are fun to cook and eat AND delicious!
Breakfast was yummy but the morning ended way too fast. Work was a lot busier than it should have been on a Christmas. I got festive and Tanner was embarrassed for me.
Carb city. Woah. But yummy and good and not a bad work day. I had desires of trying to make a fancy dinner but Christmas Eve and Day were ruined by work, so Tanner picked up the $26/lb hunk of meat a few days early for me and we had a nice dinner the Friday after Christmas. I think it turned out better than I was expecting myself to do. But I committed the one sin I had sworn I wouldn't do...over cooked the meat. Just a smidge. Tanner even bought me a meat thermometer to avoid said catastrophe - but I stuck it in a little too late. Oh well. It still tasted like awesome meat and overall I think it was yummy. At that price, though - I won't be practicing again any time soon!
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
December is an eventful month for our family. Mom, sister, brother in law, nephew, husband and myself all have birthdays this month. So glad Harvey decided to come a couple months after! Tanner and I both had to work on our birthdays so they weren't the most exciting. But I think, despite all of that, they turned out to be pretty good days.
Somehow Tanner finagled his way into opening his presents on the eve of his birthday. My dad was in Germany and he wished him happy birthday when it became the 17th there. So Tanner thought that meant he could open my parents gift. And strangely enough it turned into all of his presents. Stinker.
The next day he got an omelet for breakfast and the a day of work. Then we went to dinner at the fancy Williston with some of our good friends up here (Andelin's and May's).
My birthday came 3 days later. The husband can not wait for actual holidays. He made me open my gift when I got home from work the night before :)
I am so dang excited about this. I've been wanting a fancy blender for oh so long and now it's mine! All mine! Yay!! Kitchen gadgets are some of my favorite things.
Tanner made me cream of wheat for breakfast (in bed - he's carrying on y family's tradition nicely!) Holy he made it good. I need to try to imitate its perfection.
Then I worked. It was actually a great work day. It was 4 hrs before I saw my first patient. The doc on bought us lunch and the nurses got me/us a Dairy Queen birthday cake. Amazing.
(Also - this is the first thing made in the blender. Already have used it like 6 times. It makes me so happy).
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Man I work with the best people! I feel so grateful that I not only like, but REALLY like so many of my coworkers. It definitely makes a job I already enjoy even more enjoyable :) The nurses threw me a shower last Saturday and it was awesome. It was so fun sitting around enjoying each other's company without patients interfering with chat time! Food was delicious and they were all so nice and generous. I feel overwhelmed with how great and kind people are. Geez.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
While we were in Utah we got a crib and a dresser. And all the other amazing things from our showers. We had a slew of things scattered about our house for a little bit which was not my favorite. So in between Minot and our ward Christmas party Tanner and I made quite the team effort of moving baby stuff out of one room, moving all our storage stuff into that now empty room, and then putting baby stuff into the once storage room. Make sense? We just made the baby room be the bigger of the two rooms. Don't think too hard about it. And then he got the crib all put together.
We also tag teamed it this last weekend getting it painted.