Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Attack the Pumpkin!

We officially have Halloween decorations! Guess which one I made and which one Justin made. . . Justin actually did most of the dirty work for both of them, after a few handfuls of goo I found I didn't scrape the insides effectively. We still have no idea what we are going to dress up as for our Halloween party.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Czech on an 8-Track

When you are a local from South Dakota, you call it SoDak. Justin and I spent the weekend in the rockin town of Yankton, South Dakota. We flew into Omaha airport; it was my first time there, and I was overwhelmed with how HUGE that airport was! I think it took about four minutes to walk from our terminal to baggage claim. We even stopped first in the souvenir shop. Then we drove with Justin's two brothers to Yankton. In case you don't know where that is, it's in the SE corner of South Dakota, almost in Nebraska, and almost in Iowa, but not quite. They just built a new bridge, and let me tell you, it is the talk of the town. We drove over it twice, once at night and once during the day, to get the full effect. Justin's parents threw a very lovely wedding party for us and I FINALLY met Justin's extended family. They are hilarious, I love being in this family. I also met the doctor who delivered Justin, he was Justin's neighbor. One of the highlights for sure was visiting Justin's grandpa Podzimek (most of Justin's relatives have crazy last names. Hochstein is relatively calm.) His grandpa is 93 and his mind is as sharp as a whip. I'd bet he knows the capitol of Djibouti. He told us stories of growing up speaking Czech (his grandparents were immigrants), and my favorite story took place in a department store in the early 40s. There was a monkey in a cage in the store who was making faces at him. Grandpa didn't like that so much, so he walked up to the monkey and spit in his eye. He then got out of that store as quickly as possible. I like Justin's grandpa. We rocked out to Czech music on an 8-track player. All in all, Yankton was beautiful, the weather was great, and being with Justin's family was priceless.

Monday, October 13, 2008

He's gonna be a soccer playa

IT'S A BOY! ! ! ! We just found out tonight! Woooohooooooo!

Okay so I edited this to put the ultrasound pics up for my momma. I can't imagine that this baby is comfortable. He's all cuddled up into the side of me. Thanks everyone for the congratulations!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

WHAT?! SNOW?!!?!?!?!?!???!!!!!

I am not ready for this! ! ! Aaaauuughghghgh! Justin woke me up this morning when he semi-freaked out while looking out the window. He barely kissed me good morning before he threw on his sweats to go use our new snow shovel for the first time. Justin was a thinker and bought the shovel while the weather was still in the 90s, just in case. He was sort of grumbling about the snow, but I think he was excited to go play in it. We didn't even get a warning this time! Usually we have a few days of flurries and cold weather, right? Yesterday was the day of warning I guess. It was cold and rainy. Now there are four inches of snow on the ground. The base has a rule that you are responsible to keep your sidewalk clear when it snows. We live on the inside curve in the road and have lots of sidewalk. Justin likes shoveling, but I can just imagine me out there while he's out of town with my fat belly pushing snow around. . . I will say though, this snow is absolutely beautiful.