Thursday, January 28, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010


I thought about just calling this post "Rude" but then I decided given my weakened, sickly condition (yep, I'm nursing a cold given to me, with love of course, by none other than my wonderful Dashell) that I would go a little easy on myself. But let's be honest, I asked you all to say "hi" just shy of three weeks ago. And what did I do? Did I reward you by plying you with fantastic stories and much requested videos (yes, Jamie and Diana I still owe you big)? Hell no. I got wrapped up in work, trying to nurse Dave back to health (which I am obviously not very good at given the fact that he is sick again!), out of town guests and de-Christmasing the house. Not particularly good excuses.

HIIII EVERYONE!!! Thank you so much for the big howdys. They truely made my last three weeks. Alex, Diana, GMA, Nana, Sandra, Jeffrey, GG and Jamie soooo great to hear from you!! Patricia, OMG I can't believe you found this blog. How wonderful you have a son! Please let me know how to email you so I can hear more. And Val, WOW! I can't believe that our sons birthday's are on the same exact day! How crazy. Please let me know how to reach you so we can meet! What fun! And BWUB and Lorraine I LOVE having you guys over on this blog. Yipee! I can't wait until your little guys arrive safely and we can compare boy stories!! I can't tell you how much it means to me to have all of you along for this crazy ride!!

I do have to confess, I haven't been completely honest with you as to why I am not only behind on thanking you all, but why I am also behind on posting Thanksgiving and Christmas pictures. Although we did travel quite a bit over the holidays and there was a lot of work to be done, there were a couple days between Christmas and New Years where I could of done a little catch up posting. Did I? Obviously not. My excuse.... adult dinner party!! That's right, a dinner party just for adults. Imagine that, no babies allowed. It was blissful. And in my excitment I spent a little more time than I should have decorating for it...

It was a roulette/raclette party. We all got dressed up in our finest, played a little roulette...

...and then melted a little raclette.

Yummy fun!! Nothing like stinky cheese, cured meats, pickled things and amazing friends.

I did promise to be better about posting and I will. I promise. Again. (Hopefully I'll even get to Thanksgiving before the end of January!)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

If This Car's A Rockin'...

Guess what?! It's national de-lurking week. What is that you ask? Well, lurking is when you read a blog but haven't exactly had a moment (ever or even recently) to say "hi!" And this week is your opportunity to come out of the woodwork for a brief moment and say a quick "howdy!"

I LOVE it when people say "hi!" It makes me feel all sunshine-y and smiley inside. And here's your moment... I would love it! Love it! LOVE IT! if you would simply say "hi!"

It's super easy. Look down at the bottom of this post. You see that word down there "comments"? Just click it. Then you can write "hi" or a little something to let me know that you're out there enjoying our journey. You, then, choose an identity. You can even choose "Anonymous" if you like. (It's ok if you can't let me know who you are. I fully understand that there are many people out there in the Federal witness protection program who simply can't reveal their true identity, but please don't let this keep you from leaving a heidi-howdy-ho.) And then click "publish comment". That's really all that there is to it. Easy peesey, right?!

And in case, you're one of those people who really likes to have something specific to comment on, here's a picture from one of our train park visits....

Hmmm... I mean think about it. It's a sleeper car for heaven's sake! Thoughts?

Friday, January 1, 2010


Look out, 2010 is knocking on the door. Hopefully it's as cheerful and happy as it looks!