Sunday, November 30, 2008
Justin stayed home and got the house back into some order, so that was nice.He had started some of the decorating for Christmas with lights on our deck. I helped him put up a few more in the front yard and I have to say it looks pretty sweet! (we are big dorks!) I was so worn out from the day i ended up in bed by 8:45. I do not remember EVER going to bed that early, I must be getting old!
We all sat down together around 1:00 and enjoyed a scrumptious meal, if I do say so myself. I will not take all of the credit because everyone pitched in and to be honest, did most of the work. It was great to just sit down and enjoy a meal where we all could enjoy one another's company.
I had borrowed work's Wii for the holiday so the afternoon turned into a Wii tournament. Everyone got involved, EVEN my Grandma! She loved the bowling and didn't do too shabby at it either. There were plenty of games of bowling, tennis, and golf. It was pretty fun.
My mom was double lucky 'cuz it was here birhtday on Thanksgiving also. We enjoyed a Gunderson favorite ICE CREAM cake to celebrate!
Everyone started heading home Thursday night/ Friday morning. It was really great to get to hang out with everyone but missed those who couldn't be with us. I will try to get pictures uploaded later today or tomorrow...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
9.) Friday's Dr. appt. went well... not a lot to report, just looking good so that is good to hear!
8.) Got some shopping done for Christmas and most of the food for Thanksgiving (I hate crowds, I am getting better at thinking ahead and shopping BEFORE the day of! Yay for small victories!)
7.) Justin worked all weekend which will free him up for thanksgiving weekend!
6.) Bear is getting a little better at not sticking like glue to my side.... I think the extra walking is helping....
5.) I met a friend from college for a drink and dinner on Wednesday night. It was nice to get out and be with someone who has known me for awhile.
4.) Justin got to do a little hunting while driving through the fields. Apparently the birds knew when he had his gun though, and hid.... Damn the luck!
3.) We are getting in the Thanksgiving spirit with all the decorating (not a ton) and the cooking/baking.... Hopefully everything turns out all right!
2.) Hawkeyes STOMPED the Gophers... oh the sweet smell of victory- glad you could stay with us Floyd!
1.) Mandy went to the ACDC concert with her dad, TONS of fun!
I am also thankful that I have health and happiness. I realize that without this I couldn't continue to live my life everyday.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday I started to feel really crappy so I basically laid around all day. No fun! I was hoping and praying it would pass and lucky for me it did. I have to say I think the the Hawks WHAMPING on the Gophers... Gotta love a sweet victory like this one! 55-0 what else needs to be said?!
Sunday was the part of the weekend I was looking forward to the most!!! The day had finally come- I got to go to the ACDC concert!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY!
My dad and I had SO much fun. Our evening started at the "Downtowner" where we enjoyed a nice beverage and FANTASTIC cheeseburger. 6:00 rolled around so we headed over to the Excel Center to find our seats. We had great seats (if I do say so myself). We were in the balcony but in the very first row. It was great because we didn't have to worry about anyone standing in front of us, or so we thought! (more on that later). I especially loved them because we were on the aisle and I knew I wouldn't be totally claustrophobic since no one could corner me! Here are a few pictures from our night.
Getting ready to get in and find our seats
Here we are gearing up for a great time!
View from our seats- Rocking out!
Here is the entire view of the stage.
I had such a great time and I think my dad did too. :) we had to laugh 'cuz literally the first note of the first song a nice wave of weed floated past us. Quote of the night " that was fast!" We both thought it was pretty funny since we had been joking about it ever since we had gotten the tickets.
When I said earlier that I had something to say about people standing in front of us here is a funny story.... About 45 minutes into the concert a very intoxicated man comes barreling down the stairs, hops up on the railing, and sways back and forth trying not to topple forward and on top of a crowd or falling backwards on top of us. It was seriously crazy. I really thought he was going over. :) Lucky for us he did not fall and all was good.
There were tons of cool things that happened during the concert and it was definitely a rockin' time but I think the highlight for me was just getting to hang out with my dad for the night. It is a night I will always remember!
Here is one last photo: By the end of the night we were tired and ready to head out. We found a shortcut to our car so we took it--- My mom wasn't impressed!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The other day when JR and I were at the doctor's office I was asked if I wanted a flu shot.I said no like I have been doing since they started pushing them basically due to the fact that I usually don't get sick. Justin ripped me a new one and said I need to get one, and I am starting to wish I had! Hopefully this doesn't really turn into anything 'cuz we have family headed this way for Thanksgiving- wouldn't that be a pretty picture- everyone eating while I throw up, yippee! :) Maybe when I go back to the Dr. I will re-think the flu shot, you know me and needles!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
These are some of the things that have been happening: Random people have been popping into my head and out of the blue I hear from them or someone says something about them... thought about the fact that I hadn't had any real trouble with my dental work- tooth breaks the next day. Thought about not having any real car troubles lately- Tahoe starts chugging and doesn't want to drive. Many other things have been happening but they are too hard to explain and just make me seem crazy!! :o)
Here is why I am concerned: I keep having this dream that Justin and I find out we are having triplets. I have had this dream not once, or even twice, I have had it 3 times in the past few weeks.... This could be VERY scary if it did happen!! I guess we would just learn to roll with it! :)
Monday, November 17, 2008
How cute are we?
Saturday morning came a little early for me but I suppose I can get over it. Justin got me up with lovely smell of coffee. (I really hate the smell of coffee esp. in the morning, and ESP after a night out!) We did a little shopping and finally got him his long awaited Carharts. We must be getting old when we go to Farm and Fleet to buy presents! Afterwards we headed over to Waterloo to check out my friend Emilie's new store and we even got to see Haiden! Before we headed back to Ringsted we went over to Stacy and Josh's new place (Super nice, good job guys!).
That afternoon we headed back to Ringsted to help my parents with fieldwork. They had about 300 acres left and with all the crappy weather they had been dealing with nothing was really working out very well. Unfortunately by the time we got back everything had thawed too much so I couldn't go out and work ground like planned. Everything got put on hold till the next morning.
Sunday morning I was up and in the field before 5 am. NOT exactly the way I wanted to spend my birthday but I was happy to help. :) The rest of the day was spent jumping between the combine, tractor with Justin, and watchin' the Packers. Not an eventful day but I suppose that happens when you are as old as we are!
Justin is still in Ringsted and will be down there through Thursday. I hope they can get a lot done over the next few days because everyone is getting a little nervous.
Well, not much else to report.... Have a good week!
I stole this website off a friend of mine's facebook but I felt that it only appropriate to share with all of you. Please take some time to read this Keith Olbermann Article because he has some great things to say.
"....This isn't about yelling, and this isn't about politics, and this isn't really just about Prop-8. And I don't have a personal investment in this: I'm not gay, I had to strain to think of one member of even my very extended family who is, I have no personal stories of close friends or colleagues fighting the prejudice that still pervades their lives. And yet to me this vote is horrible. Horrible. Because this isn't about yelling, and this isn't about politics. This is about the human heart, and if that sounds corny, so be it."
I think the ultimate goal for anyone- EVERYONE- is to be happy. Love is the greatest gift anyone can be given and in my opinion, everyone has the right to love whomever they choose. As you can imagine I am very disappointed that Prop 8 was rescinded because what does that really mean? Now all of the couples that did marry are suddenly not married? How does that happen? Why does this happen? This is soemthing that I REALLY don't understand. Sometimes I think for such a "progressive country" we are pretty far behind in the times......
9.) We got to eat at Toad's in CF- ooooooooh SO missed!
8.) Hawks (maybe they will keep it up!) & Packers WON! Vikings LOSE! (YAY ME! BOO Justin)
7.) Got to do some "farming" - Let me tell you 4am is EARLY especially on your birthday!
6.) Bear and I started walking longer and much more often (workin' on his separation anxiety and rowdiness- anyone have any other suggestions?!)
5.) LEEP had it's first Annual Special Olympics Banquet- AWESOME, got teary eyed more than once!
4.) Justin got his long awaited Carharts- yippie!
3.) A-R football team won the Semi-Final game 57-20. play in finals on Friday 11/21 @ UNI Dome
2.) We got to hang out with some AWESOME (and very missed!) friends and family in CF
1.) Yesterday was our Birthday!!
I will definitely be writing more later about our weekend but I haven't had the time yet- It was a BUSY one! :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Not a whole to to report EXCEPT she is a little concerned that I do have an endmetrioma (sp) on my right ovary... This could be not so good but we are going to wait and see. IF it stays the same (like it has over the past 4 months) and we don't get pregnant this time around, we will be taking another month off and go back on the baby blockers. This will also mean that we will do more tests and possibly a minor surgery to remove the "cystic structure" as she put it. If I would become pregnant she would keep a watchful eye on it but isn't concerned. Apparently it shouldn't cause any problems during a pregnancy.
Lucky me I GET to have Justin give me some more shots so that should be lovely.... I doubt it will be as funny as the last time around but who knows... it could be interesting!
To be honest I have been pretty lucky and as of yet I haven't been overly sick on any of the meds. I was worried because last time I did all this stuff I was running to the bathroom, waste basket, or covering my mouth and running more than I wasn't. Hopefully it rings true with this new round of meds.
Well, off to another month of drugs, blood tests, and ultrasounds. Stay tuned!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Hunecke Highlights for November 2- November 9
10.) AR's football team won and will be headed to UNI on Friday to play ball, which means we to go to CF for the night!
9.) Packers lose (Bad for Mandy!) Vikings win (Good for Justin!)
8.) Justin got 2.5 pheasants this weekend. (apparently he "helped" with his .5)
7.) Saw lots of old friends Friday night.
6.) Our birthdays are a week away
5.) It snowed!!! (could be good- could be bad!)
4.) HAWKS WIN!!!!
3.) Obama was elected President of the USA
2.) Got to be with my family all weekend
1.) ALI AND TRENT are getting married!
oh, and one more thing.... only 46 days till Christmas- are you ready? :o)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Here are all the mommies hangin out together!
#1 AR won tonight so THAT MEANS I WILL BE IN CEDAR FALLS ON FRIDAY NIGHT!! Look out people, MANDY is back in town! WOOT WOOT! Sorry NSK but tonight AR just out played you. Brooke said it best, I assumed the game would be close but it wasn't... I was pretty surprised with the final score 49-14.... It was one hell of a COLD ass game! It was good to see Brock and Brett play though. I hadn't seen them play before so that was fun!!! Congrats to the Eagles on a great season.
#2 Ali and Trent got engaged!!! YAY congrats to the both of you (oh and to Homer and Mowgli, hope they get along!)
What a great night! More stories tomorrow but for now good night!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Today's Writing Prompt: Relax
You have two hours to do something relaxing, and a budget of $100. What will you do?
If I had 2 hours all to myself with $100 to spend I would be sitting at a spa.... I would definitely relish in a massage!!
See short and sweet but it is kinda fun!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Justin and I went together this a.m. and I got to vouch for him. He hadn't registered yet so I had to say he was my hubby-luck him! :o) Kinda find it funny that no one looked at my ID... Does that happen everywhere? I get carded to go to a bar and drink but not to vote for how our country is run.... Is there something wrong with this picture?! Anywho... we rocked the vote, go do the same!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Today I got busy... Laundry, cleaning, vacuuming, and I even finally unpacked AND rearranged the scrapbook/office/guest bedroom!! YAY ME! I have most everything in its place (FINALLY) so I can finally feel like I could be somewhat productive when I get to scrapping. Oh the little luxuries! I guess this is what happens to a person after moving 5 times in 3 years. BOO!
I watched the Packers today and unfortunately they lost... I don't want to get into it too much but really- get out of the pocket and move Rodgers, oh and where are you blockers?!?! GRR, lol enough said!
After posting Bear's singing last night, he has been getting offers to become part of several choirs (still not sure if he is a soprano or a baritone....) after his Internet debut... We are sifting through the offers and we will see which one fits our needs the most. He has become quite the hot commodity! :o)