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 hat and golf balls were from my parents. The hat is a World Series one from last year. He was pretty excited about it. Then the shirt, a couple books cd and a nice leather iPad cover. 

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). 
Dessert was his favorite (also his grandpa's favorite), grandma's special German chocolate cake. 
 Happy birthday, husband!!
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.
My parents sent home a few gifts with us when we were there in November. So I got to open those that morning. 
Also have been wanting and needing a printer for so long. I keep begging friends to print things for me. It was more than time. And Telestrations is a game we played while home and it was hysterically awesome. So. Much. Fun! Can't wait to get a group up here to play. Amazing Labyrinth is a game we played with my cousins all the time when we were kids. It's been on my Christmas wish list for at least two years. My mom finally found the real deal. So excited. 
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. 
My friend Emily also brought over a party in a box which was so nice! Fun silly birthday things to make me still feel your and not boring :) 
Didn't get partied with it till later after I got off work and made Tanner play a game with me. 
Then we watched a movie and relaxed and it was exactly how and who I wanted to spend the evening with! Yay for another year. We are so looking forward to upcoming year and all the fun, exciting change that it's about to bring!! 
(Also - this is the first thing made in the blender. Already have used it like 6 times. It makes me so happy).


  1. Looks like birthday fun was had by all!! Nice blender! :)

  2. Yay! Happy birthday. You were supposed to have a party AT work. Oh well.

  3. YAY for birthdays!!! I'm jealous of your Blendtec!!!