Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 South Minneapolis Winter Olympics

Figure Skating Short Program
Presenting Skater Elvis Stoyko...

(that's what I call Peter when his hair gets poofy and 80's figure skater-ish)

Performs a triple sowcow (not sure on the spelling ??? I'll have to ask Scott Hamilton)

I give him an 8.5

This is what we do when we are bored, maybe we have too much free time on our hands...
time to change the channel and watch something other than Winter Olympics.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow Cake

Who knew that snow could be so interesting and creative?
My neighbor took his back yard snow bank and made 2 wedding cakes...

Monday, February 8, 2010


Sometimes I wonder if our life is an episode of DIY network...that is Do It Yourself network.

Peter watches a show and then as a good DIY TV show host he demonstrates what he learned here at home. I am the dedicated viewer that watches and tries it out when needed.

It was like a 5 year old at Christmas this Saturday as Peter brought home a table saw he rented from Home Depot to try the next endeavor. We were project free for a little over a month, surprising as that is.

Now butcher block counter top is the future goal.

Next step, renting a plainer to shape down the wood, assembling the pieces together, cutting with a router to smooth edges, cut spot for a sink and "wa-la" 1 butcher block counter top.
No deadlines or goals for finishing this project...the slower we go the less likely we are to have to start a new one anytime soon. I hope :)

Here is a video clip from our very own DIY network...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Past 3 months

My best friend Heidi had a baby...little Kipton. He's so perfect and quite a handsome guy! He was able to join us for New Years only a few weeks old.

I have continued to work, read, study, write and type for my second semester of Graduate School. As a full time grad student and teaching full time I am very you can see.
Lastly, our biggest accomplishment of the year...finishing the basement. Ahh, finally...lots of work and maybe a few tears. The finished product is pretty great and we have really enjoyed it. Take a look!

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