Monday, December 29, 2008

Not quite swinging, yet.

I had meant to take my laptop with me on our trip this weekend but when it came time to load up the car, well, one more thing may have just put us over the weight limit.

We had planned to be on the road to visit hubby's Dad & family by 9 a.m on Saturday. When we left the driveway at 10:30, well, all I cared about was getting the little TVs on in the backseat and making it through the drive-thru to get my coffee. Quiet boys + yummy coffee + hubby driving = bliss.

After weeks and weeks of snow and freezing temps, it hit 52° in southeastern Wisconsin on Saturday. This is what I saw when we stopped at the ATM:

melting snow
See the steam rising off the mountains of snow?

Hm. View from the road later:

There's a car in there - really.

Got lots of eerie/cool pictures from the road, like the good dork I am.

foggy trees

driving into the fog
Once we got there, we had a great time, visiting and opening gifts with the in-laws. We had lots of this:

crazy bow head

And this:

But they're cousins...

And plenty of this:

boys playing
I think the boys nearly wore a groove in the floor they made so many
laps around the kitchen table!

OOOOH! And one more thing!!!

Hubby surprised me with a Nikon D60 for Christmas!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEE! I'm a little excited, can you tell? (Did you see that? A super girlie "EEEE" scream. I never do that.)

I attempted a few shots last night, but they were truly horrible and I need to check it out in more light. In fact, I can't believe I haven't spent the entire morning ignoring my family and puttering around with the thing. Well, actually, I can believe it - if I sat down and did nothing but play with the new camera I'd still be under a mountain of cardboard and twist ties with two overtired children who haven't eaten anything.

So, off to play I's hopin' the boys are actually napping and getting back into their regular routine!


Roger said...

I'm jealous, and whatever you do, don't tell my wife. :)

Mommy Melee said...

Oooo nice present. And we all win with more fun pictures. :D

Kim H. said...

Oooh, I'm jealous. What I wouldn't do for a real, grown-up camera that takes great pictures! :)

Now I'll admit, I think your fog pictures were cool - but I hate, hate, hate driving in FOG. We had a bad roadtrip once while driving through the mountains in fog and it was awful. I'm a nervous wreck when it comes to fog. We got mostly rain the other day when we drove up to Chicago. My boys were bummed there was no snow left. They played in the mound at the end of my parents street left by the plow -- you know the nasty gray stuff that hasn't melted yet. Pathetic.

Kim said...

Yah..that is a crazy amount of snow!!!

Congrats on your new toy!! I can't wait to see what you do with it!!!!

OHmommy said...

i like the new look!

Leslie said...

Great photos, the boys are adorable! Love the new look!

maggie said...

Looking really awesome over here! I also love those shots and look forward to seeing what you are able to do with the new camera!

Tammy said...

Love the new layout!!!

What cute little cousins. We have some like that in my family.

Anonymous said...

I love those pics but that mountain of snow...yuck! Too much of that stuff around here to appreciate :) Congrats on the new camera!! What an awesome present...I'm sure you'll catch on in no time.

I also love the new look!

Anonymous said...

I love your new blog theme - I'm teeing up for something new and exciting in the new year - If I get around to doing it!

Pictures fab as usual - those two boys could be twins, never mind cousins!

You know when I read your post I was just thinking to myself how crap my last new camera was, and how I should have saved my Christmas money for a new one. Bum.

Colleen said...

I'm full of girly squeeeeees...would you like me to do a few more for you? Cuz I will if you want me to because I'm a good bloggy pal like that. ;) That and I really like that camera. Plus, those pics of the kids together and playing? So cute. Glad you had a great weekend of family time. :)