So last night, I made krumkake (with Jamie's help) for him to bring to school today. They split everyone alphabetically into two days at his school where they have a treat smorgasboard - since he's the back half of the alphabet, today was his day. So I thought "I'll make krumkake! I haven't used my new krumkake iron that I got from my parents last year for Christmas!".
We weren't sure how it would work, since our stove has a smooth top, and the iron is the kind that is supposed to sit on the burner coil. Well, it worked out just fine, until I was flipping one of the cookies and noticed a little crumb had fallen onto the burner, and was on fire! So I started to freak out, and without thinking (clearly without thinking, in hindsight) went to move the whole iron away from the burner. The one problem? The handle is metal as well, and I hadn't thought to put a hot pad thingy on the handle. So I burned my thumb and pointer finger pretty bad, and got just a little part of my middle finger. Now, at least it was my left hand, although I'm now realizing how much I use BOTH hands, and at least I didn't grab it with my palm as well. That would have been WAY worse. At any rate, it was interesting making the rest of the cookies, since I was pretty much one handed. Jamie became way more involved in the process than we had intended! What a good egg. Oh, and it wasn't like it was a fire to burn the house down, just a tiny little flame. So the house is still standing too.
No new baby news - things are still going well, and I am feeling very blessed and fortunate to be in good health. The ultrasound is scheduled for January 9, so that is very exciting! But we are still not going to find out if it's a boy or girl. I'm still anxiously waiting to "pop" instead of looking like I'm just putting on a little extra weight...
Since we are hosting my family for Christmas Eve (dinner for 13, anyone?!), I probably won't be online until after Christmas, when we get back from visiting Jamie's family in Duluth. So blessings to everyone during the CHRISTmas season!
Friday, December 22, 2006
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Where does time go these days?! I cannot believe it's already Wednesday night. We've had a busy week so far:
Tomorrow night we have a breather, then Friday night it's over to hang out with some friends. Saturday - no plans as of yet! VERY exciting.
I have to call to schedule the ultrasound for the first week or two in January. The doctor said yesterday that I could probably try to sneak it in within the next couple of weeks, but since we're not going to find out the sex of the baby, it's not as big of a deal. It is still exciting, though! Sometimes I have to remind myself that I'm pregnant - it's all very strange to me. When I see babies, I get so excited to meet MY baby. In the meantime, I'm going to follow all of the advice that I've been getting about sleep, enjoying my flexible time/schedule, and doing what I want...
Thursday, December 7, 2006
I'm so excited - I'm going out of town for the weekend. I will not think about work (after I get offline) until Monday! The cabin is in the Brainerd area, and totally outfitted for scrapbooking...we'll see how productive I can be. I went last year and worked on a project not even for myself, so I'm hoping this year I can get my Africa album done and then some! I'm bummed that Deby's not going this year, but my mom is actually coming with, so I'm looking forward to spending some time with her.
As of right now, we don't have any plans for next Saturday, which I'm kind of excited about, because I love lazy days. But we'll see - things always seem to pop up. At least we have 95% of our Christmas shopping done! And the gifts we have yet to pick up don't require setting foot in the mall, which is nice. It's actually allowing me to focus on Christ a little earlier than usual.
What's your favorite Christmas song or CD? Mine (CD) is a toss-up - either Go Fish's More Than a Story, or this great CD I got at Target one year, Christmas with the Stars. Song - it changes almost daily.
Sunday, December 3, 2006
Well, I don't have any pictures from the sweater party last night, but it was a blast! My cheeks hurt from smiling (genuinely) so much, and my stomach from laughing so much. I should really maybe take a photo of the sweaters, just to remember how bad they were!
What a nice weekend - it was a great blend of being relaxing, productive and restful all in one.
We picked up our Christmas cards today, now I just have to get at addressing and mailing them all...we'll see how long that takes. Here's our photo for this year's card (if you've been to our house before, you can see the new green paint color in the family room!):
So, after the sweater party, which was a 2nd annual, it got me thinking. What other type of themed parties would there be to have as annual occurrences? Such as the apple tasting party, which I believe we will continue on with every fall. Or what is the best themed party you've been to?