Archive for November, 2010

engaged!

Tuesday November 30, 2010

Ben and Becky are engaged and I couldn’t be happier! Another sister-in-law — I am so lucky to have three of the best!!

four days

Monday November 29, 2010

Four days full of family, food, and staying up late. Way too late one night, maybe even 5 am too late, but oh so worth it. Trying new things and not caring anymore. Ben and Becky are engaged and we all screamed with joy! It was so exciting!!! In the living room with just our family and Kate’s amazing friend Alex. She’s a part of the joy too. We celebrated Ellen’s 100th birthday and it was incredible. She was so happy. I do love Mankato with so many familiar people and places, where you can just slip right back in with the crowd. And also, I like that we can meet Amanda and Matt and get a cocktail. It is the best and there are no words to describe it — you just have to feel it.

Anyway, now I have a cold because I let down my defenses. I stayed up too late, I had too many pieces of pie, cocktails, and I didn’t get enough rest. Sinus pressure nasal congestion and I don’t like it. But Jake’s at Mississippi Market getting me some soup. Judy got a bath so I let her up on the bed to nap with me. I’ll get better soon. I have things to do. Like the house to clean and the tree to put up and the holiday party to plan.

11 years

Wednesday November 24, 2010

In 1999 Jake and I came home from our respective colleges for Thanksgiving break and we went on a walk. Holding hands and figuring out if we could really do a long distance relationship and also do we really want to have a long distance relationship? Well, the answer was YES and here we are 11 years later! I love that we share the same high school memories and hometown. It definitely made the long distance thing work to have a ‘home’ base called Mankato. Oh sweet sweet Kato!

Jake gave me this sweet necklace this morning to celebrate. At one point I got a paper bag with an “8″ on it for an anniversary gift (8 is my favorite number so he was being thoughtful but a BAG? come on Jake!)! He has come a long way!

Love you Jake!

halloween post two

Wednesday November 3, 2010

Determined to use his new laser, Jake got dry ice for Halloween. The laser and dry ice had a spooky effect and the kids didn’t know what to do! It was awesome. Next year we have BIG plans – now that we had this first trial run with the dry ice. We need a heated cauldron and a more permanent laser system to really get the right feel. The Ingmans like Halloween!!!

halloween

Tuesday November 2, 2010

I totally rocked my Mom’s Christmas sweater for Halloween this year! Along with her red pumps and red purse. I had to make a few trips to the store for the perfect shade of red lipstick but in the end everything totally came together! The vintage Guess jeans were essential and were found at a local thrift store for $4 bucks! I had a great night!