Friday Wrap Up – Vacation style

Here is a recap of the amazing vacation that we took over 4th of July this year.  We decided to rent a cabin on the Canadian side of Lake Metigoshe.

We crossed the border at Carbury, ND and traveled through the land of Manitoba to the north side of Lake Metigoshe.  The cabin is situated right where the C is.

Canada1Dave had the boat out on the lake for roughly 10 minutes….bringing it from the boat launch to the slip….when it blew a piston.  Sob.  Long….long….long….story short.  A very nice Canadian offered us his boat for the week and saved our vacation.

Here are some pics celebrating the awesomeness of vacation, kids, and 4th of July.

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Christmas and people wanting gift ideas….ehhh

I am at the point in life where I am really, really, REALLY bad at narrowing down gift items.  I can pick gifts for others…but myself?  No way.  In an effort to be helpful…hehehehe…… I have come up with the below list of stuff I would probably never get for myself.  In order to come up with this list, I picked the first 6 things that came to my mind.  Never-mind price or practicality (hello, Puppy?)…Nobody but mister is going to get me a $400 mixer.  🙂

The Quickest Christmas list....ever

Rose Quartz Amethyst Diamond – Let’s get some jewelry on this list

Amazon.com – More Kitchen gadgets!!!

File Goldendoodle puppy.jpg – Who doesn’t want a puppy?  A snugly puppy to love

Are you terrible at proposing gift ideas for yourself??
In other news…..I really enjoy the holiday season…especially with young kids….more on that in the next post.

Creating a tradition

Holiday traditions….ever sat down and really thought about the ones you grew up with and how they influence you now?  Quite frankly I never gave it much thought, until the girls.  Mister and I were pretty all over the board with what we did activity wise for Thanksgiving and Christmas….but for a few exceptions we always go to my SIL’s house in North Dakota for Thanksgiving and she comes to our place for Christmas.  Mister and I decided that some Thanksgiving (activity) traditions need to be started for the girls…..something that will remind them of the yearly, wintery trek to NoDak.  My mom gave me a Rosette iron annnndddddd SIL (sister in law) and mister have one that comes from their grandma.  Me thinks this could be it!

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SIL pulled out the trusty family recipe and went to work.   (if you want to adjust for vegan…use soymilk and Ener-G)

DSCN1255SIL and mister were in charge of the batter and the irons….

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Captain Destructo had the sugar station.

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Little Bit and I were the official taste testers.  I love my job.

DSCN1257This is Year 1 of 1….wish us luck in getting 2 of 2.