Thursday, December 16, 2010


I do have something to say. Our Meeko is on the homepage of the WI Humane Society's website. This is a photo I took that was in one of their annual calenders. They must like it because they keep using it. I've seen it in one of their e-newsletters too. I don't really blame them.... he is super cute.

No updates

It's been way too long since I posted and I began feeling a little guilty. I just don't have any news or juice. We've been pretty busy with preparing for the holidays. I llllove Christmas. I love the music, the food, the shopping, and the cheerfulness in everyone! Because afterall it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Mayumi and Yuma come on Sunday and we are all very, very excited. Yuma will have his first Christmas ever in the US. Santa is also bringing him lots of toys :)  I can't wait to take him sledding, skiing and make snowmen with him. They'll be here until the end of January, so I hope we get some big snow dumps.

This is my last week of school, so I am busy with finals and grading. It will be nice to have off for a few weeks, but I have some course work I'd like to revamp for my next class. This last semester was very stressful and difficult, mainly because I had an issue with a bad student and I taught two classes. It was just too much with working full time too. I hope I get a nice class next semester!

Here are some pictures of my lovies:

Friday, December 10, 2010


I'm so excited!! Mayumi and Yuma are coming!  What a great Christmas gift :)  Here is a picture of Ellie and Mayumi last year, September. Isn't Ellie tiny?  Also.... we are going to be doing some hard core baby shopping because she is pregnant!! I can't wait. 

Mayumi and Yuma

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Odd things

Isn't this odd!?  This was designed for a loud typist. A Japanese company Thanko made this for coworkers that type loud  — The Keyboard Quiet Cover. For about $35, you can own this highly fashionable muffler. I had to post this because it is so weird and kind of funny and I'm sure there are people out there that should have one of these!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas cards are done!

 I just finished our Christmas cards and ordered them. I also made some cute little return address stickers to match. I decided to do a collage of pictures this year. Most of them are from Ellie's 1 year pictures and the big one on the right my dad took with my new camera. This picture is ok, but it's the only one we got that we are all looking half way decent. It is not easy to take pictures with a toddler and wiggly dog. It was really stressful doing pictures and super cold out. We tried some inside, but those are even worse. Now all I have to do is address them, stamp them and put our return address sticker on.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Some pics from AZ

Here are some pictures from Arizona! I'm still trying to upload more to my computer.... it's so slow!

Waiting for our flight.

Trying to burn off some energy so the flight can be restful :)

Mexican lunch!

Waiting in line for the train ride!


Carousel ride.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Reading time

Nick and I have tried really, really hard to read to Ellie. I'm not sure if she is just a great multi-tasker or if she is really good at ignoring us.  This is how it typically goes at night time. Nick sits in the chair attempts to hold her, but she wiggles out. She shuts her bedroom doors and begins to play with everything in her room. You would think she'd want to settle down and relax after her bath - NOPE she's a busy-body.

In this picture, Nick is reading Charlotte's Web and Ellie is busy looking in the diaper genie.

Here she is looking at another book.
Here she is with her brush and shapes toy.
And again with her shapes....
Meeko listening to story time though!
Moving her Owl pillow.
And she really likes to pose.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Is it Friday yet?

I have to be honest, it's hard to come back to work when you have these cute little things at home. It's only Wednesday and I just can't wait until the weekend.  I'm compiling the pics from our Arizona trip, but in the mean time, here are some pictures of my babies.

HI mama!
I'm hungry.

Just checking to see what's in there...