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Showing posts from December, 2023

Little Chute Christmas (Or Spending Too Much Time at Your In-Laws)

A few days ago my mom said with holiday travel they recommend getting to your destination by 10am. I said, we won't even by out of our house by 10am. But boy did my family prove me wrong.  10 am arrival? Who even wakes up willingly before like 9 am when you're not working? It's Christmas and this year we'd be going to Brooke's family once again. After many years of passing it by we finally stopped at Chili Corners Club  along US Highway 10. We saw pictures of the inside on Google maps and had no idea it was so big.  Meadow got Chicken Noodle soup since she was feeling a bit under the weather, but it was Theo that would soon be souring the Christmas cheer. The big hall we ate in wasn't exactly cool. But surprisingly they had a sign that said, "No kids in the bar area." Is this even Wisconsin? Recently I heard about a creamery , Union Star Cheese, that still produces cheese the traditional way. I knew it was on our way to my parents house so I suggested

It's Not Feeling at Lot Like Christmas (Outside)

The kids and I had some errands to run. We always have candles at dinnertime during the dark months. Our big beeswax candle that we had for about 10 years finally got used up so it was time to get another. We stopped at the new Foundry Home Goods location. The kids wanted a shaped candle, we ended up going with the tree.  They also loved looking at all the little wooden animals.  I never thought of knitting jute to make a scrubbing pad. I'm totally doing this. 

St Nick and a Duluth Christmas Weekend

St Nick Day! Pitty the fools who don't celebrate this Wisconsin tradition via the Netherlands. Kirby! Cat ornament! Pretty good St Nick loot this year.

Christmas Time is Here in the Year 2023

Earlier this week we were invited to an open house at the new apartment building behind us. Meadow was sick and Scott didn't really want to go but I convinced him. Hey, I can see our house. Except there's the part Brooke is leaving out where we went on the tour and then got stuck in an elevator with like 14 people for an hour. Still nice to see the new neighbor. The first thing Theo does when he wakes up or comes home from school is play the Switch. Can you blame him? The new Zelda is rad.    I made a rare breakfast for the family. Well at least part of it: sweet potato latkes. He forgot he was suggested having these so we were all waiting for him to have breakfast.  Meanwhile, I whipped up our egg sandwiches.