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I cannot believe I have not done a post about my nephew yet. Liam Jamie Grams (son of Katie and Christian) was born on August 11 at 1:40 am. He weighed 6 lbs, 13 oz, measured at 21 inches, and has the widest little baby eyes. It was love at first sight for his Godmother.

I’ve seen him 4 times so far – twice at the hospital, once at my parents’, and the night I went to visit Liam and Katie at home in Woodbury, MN. It will never be enough! Thank goodness Mommy sends Auntie picture mail on an almost-daily basis. xxoo

We feel so lucky to have Megan, Emelia, and Liam in our lives.


gas problem

Posted on: July 8, 2009

Christian is the father of my sister’s unborn son. He gave me a gas card for my birthday.

Here’s the story:
When Katie, Christian, Sam and I were at the cabin and in the process of driving to Bayfield for an afternoon, I noticed I was very low on gas. So I pulled into a station, got gas, and we continued on. When Christian got out of the car, he noticed that not only was the gas tank door open, but I had not screwed the cap. I’ve never forgotten to close either before. After we left Bayfield and were driving the 45 minutes back to Mason, I happened to glance down and saw that my gas tank still said “empty”. The “low fuel” light was even on.

Apparently I had swiped my credit card, inserted the nozzle and forgotten to fill my tank with gas. I even remember telling Sam that I thought $37 seemed high — but that must have been the vehicle that filled up before me.

So, our relationship has gotten to the comfortable point where we give each other crap whenever possible. Along with the gas card was instructions on how to fill up my tank safely and properly. Punk.

Last weekend was so busy, and here I am again, packing for another trip.  After tonight’s plans (watching SYTYCD at Melissa’s) and my doctor appointment tomorrow, we are heading up to the cabin in Mason, Wisconsin with Katie & Christian until Sunday, and then to White Bear Lake to help my aunt move that afternoon. Hooray for a 5-day weekend (I took Monday off, too!).

I did tell Sam a few days ago that I think it’s time to buy a new car, which he told me he would do 3 years ago. Living with 2 cars and no A/C is miserable during the summer, especially when we do so much traveling. I’m a “windows down” kind of girl, but when you’re flying down the freeway, it ain’t happening. And when I say new car, I mean slightly used. Sam doesn’t believe in buying brand new cars, because the price goes down so much after they are a year or so old. We will save a lot of money throughout our lives following that guideline, which is fine with me! I mostly love having a frugal husband. [mostly]

I need to starting thinking about my 5K training in the coming weeks. It went well last summer when I was using the Couch to 5K plan, so I’m definitely going to use that again. I don’t know how I could do it without listening to my iPod — my workout playlist makes the time go so much faster and really keeps me energized. I will probably crack down after this weekend, though I will be getting some hiking in at Copper Falls.

Recent good news – some graduating senior was going to throw out a brand new pair of Rocket Dog rain boots, in my size!


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