Happy Birthday, Nate!

We went to dinner with Nate to celebrate his birthday while they were in town. I took some fun pics…except of him. And he sat next to me!! Fail. But we did have a blast.

These two are really kindred spirits.

He was mesmerized.

Then quite entertained!

So in honor of his birthday, since I didn’t get a pic with him, I’ll post one of my favorites of us.

Happy birthday, Nate!

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Go Cubs, Go

Luke bought us tickets to a local fundraiser that brought Cubs players to town. We were very excited to meet and get autographs from Ross and Schwarber and see Sandberg again. Nate made the trip down and we got to our table with so much anticipation. We had a great time shopping at the silent auction. I may have tried on the championship ring!

We kill it at selfies! 🙂

I didn’t realize how much I missed baseball till we all burst out in Go Cubs, Go!

As the night wore on, it became quite clear that there would be no meet and greet time with the players.

This was on extreme zoom…

These really were the best pics we could get of them.

Between activities we tried to be some of the lucky few who got pics with them. But it didn’t happen for us. Until I had to make a bathroom trip. Look who followed me!

Once I realized that Ross was behind me, I quickly got my camera out and snapped away! I know, you’re jealous. 🙂 Nicki did get a formal pic with him (along with an apology for covering her camera with his hand as he walked by our table!) when she bought a painting of him that was done live while we were there. That was a fun moment, too!

In spite of the disappointment of not getting autographs and pics, it was a pleasant evening of loud music, open bar and some of my favorite people with me.

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Star Wars Snowflakes

I found a tutorial on Facebook for Star Wars snowflakes. The mom who blogged it has boys younger than mine and said that it was fun and pretty easy to do. So I thought, why not. Turns out it wasn’t super difficult, but it did require that I do most of the cutting as you have to use an Xacto knife. (I made Nicki come over and help me figure it out!) But Mac did one all by himself! So, not too hard. Here’s what we came up with.

Mac did this one by himself.

And they’re a great January decoration for the front room!

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Photos Tab

For some reason google photos won’t put my albums in chronological order. I’m not sure what’s up with that, but it’s really annoying if you ever want to visit just a certain album to see pics. So I’m working on putting links to each album on the photos link. Or maybe I’ll move my pics somewhere else…I haven’t decided yet. In the mean time, here are the links to the last few albums.

December 2016
Christmas 2016
January 2017

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Car Conversation

Patrick: So you don’t get to see your mom and dad every day. Doesn’t that make you sad?

Me: Sometimes. That’s why I go get my nails done with Grandma and go out to eat with her. And why we went to lunch with Grandpa yesterday.

Patrick: When I’m grown up, I’m going to try to see you a lot.

My heart hurt a little. But I’m glad he’ll still try to see me regularly. 🙂

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