I woke up this morning to everything being ice covered.  Snow is one thing.  But ice.  Not a fan.  My driveway was slippery, my car was covered in ice.  It can go away now.  Anytime! haha  I just keep telling myself...5 more days and we'll be in Florida.  Gosh I hope the weather is nice there!! 

My mother in law kept Emma last night along with my oldest niece.  Emma said they had so much fun.  It was the first time they slept in the "spare" room at my in laws.  They got up this morning and made cinnamon rolls and then made homemade chocolate chip cookies!  Yumm! 

On Friday, in Emma's school folder that she brings home every day there was a letter from her teacher saying she was picked to be the Star Student for the week!  She was sooooo excited about this!  I was kinda disapointed because it's a whole week long event, and the teacher knows she isn't going to be there all week because of our trip.  But oh well, we'll make the best of it!  So she had to write a book about herself, and she has to bring in her favorite toy, awards, pictures and any other memoribilia that is special to her.  She wrote the book.  And now she is currently emptying her entire room bringing it into the living room and telling us how special everything is to her and that she wants to bring it all to school.  LOL  We're trying to narrow it down to just a *couple* of things!  So she also gets to choose a friend to eat lunch in the classroom with the teacher!  She's pretty excited about that too! 

For lunch today Emma wanted grilled cheese sandwiches.  I think she could eat them  She asked if she could help make them, and I told her yes.  She asked if she could even use the stove.  I wasn't too sure about that part but I let her use it a little.

She was pretty proud of herself for making the grilled cheese!  Nothing better for lunch on a cold Sunday afternoon than a hot sandwich, chips and chocolate milk!  Yumm! 
Now we're hanging out watching the New England Patriots, and I have to work tonight.  Ugghh.  That's how I feel about that today.  I work tonight and then tomorrow and then I am officially on vacation for 13 days =) 


  1. I know you are ready for your trip! I can't wait to hear all about it! :)

    Stay warm!

  2. Sorry about the ice! When we get a real winter is is almost always ice! Ugh! Unfortunately (fortunately?), its been 80 degrees here! Hard to get into the spirit!

    Love the black and white pictures! So pretty!

  3. ICE?!? Our weather was crazy warm today - like almost 80 degrees - so ice just seems like a distant dream to me, haha!

  4. Hi Johannah! Nice to 'meet' you! Enjoy those icecicles for those of us still yearning for colder weather! It's kind of hard to get in the festive holiday spirit while listening to 'Walking In a Winter Wonderland' with the sweat rolling off your brow and a/c cranked on high! Haha!

  5. Good job on the grilled cheese, Emma!

    Joe is off to FL tomorrow through Sunday, and he just pulled up the weather. It's supposed to be around the 80s during the day and upper 50s at night! Sounds glorious! I know you guys will really enjoy it after the ice you got today.

  6. Yucky about the ice! We had a Christmas party yesterday and all the kids played outside with no coats---it was crazy for an Iowa December!

  7. Cutest grilled cheese ever!! And We've had it for two months already! So over it