Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jen's life in February

my new living room!

new kitchen/dining room

Quincy Wuollet (Riitta's boy, Amber's brother)

Teena Wuollet (Amber's sister)

A morning of fun had come to an end

The Wintergreen Dogsledding Lodge in Ely

Here are a couple pictures that were taken in Ely. Elizabeth and I went dogsledding, on her birthday, and had a blast! The weather was absolutely gorgeous, the guides were fun, and just being able to spend time with Elizabeth was in one word "awesome"!

The following weekend, I was able to go to Minneapolis for a discussion. I was telling Elizabeth before that I want to experience something new once a month. There are so many things I want to do and try, many of which cost zilch. I told her that January was the baby shower for Heather and that was a first! Last weekend I finally made it over to Curt and Wendy Simonson's for dinner and visiting. Another first. Have been meaning to get over there for a long time, and finally did so. From there I went over to Riitta's for the night. Teena, Levi and Quincy put on a skit for me. Very funny! And then yesterday, I decided I should probably take advantage of the larger kitchen and do some thing in it! Chicken from Heather and Shawn was cooked up, cut up, and now in the freezer ready for chicken alfredo pizza and a casserole. Bananas are in the banana bread and muffins. Need to decide if I am making something to use up my chocolate chips that have been in the freezer for awhile, or if I am baking something else!

What to do in March? Can't use the baby excuse, though seeing Heather and Shawn's baby would really be a first, but. . . Possibly check out Wanamingo and see what the town has to offer. There is a trail just a mile or so from my place. . .Go and walk it? Or will something else come up that is even more fun? Will let you know at the end of the month what I decided on!
Another first that I did in February, was to move in to a two-bedroom apartment. The mailing address stays the same. Now the fun has started working on projects that were started years ago and getting them completed! To have an extra room where my library can be, crafts can be worked on and stored is so nice. With the apartment so empty, since I moved in from an efficiency, there are somethings that I really want to get. Good thing garage sales will soon be starting! Another really neat thing about moving, is that Mom and Isa were able to come down, before they left on their trip, to help carry the big stuff up. It was great that they were able to see where I will be living. Now I will just need to have them over for a meal so they can see what the place looks like all put together. Next month, I should have the craft room put together, the way I want it, and will post pictures of it.
Hope all is well with everyone and know that if you ever want to take a drive, you more than welcomed to come on in!


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Forgot to add:
the drawing on my fridge is from Jade! She is continuously amazing me with her artistic abilities!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

cute place jen! and I was wondering who the drawing was of, and blayde said he thought it looked a little like debbie.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

The picture is actually Demi Lovato (I think thats how you spell it) A teenage pop star... I'll pass along the message to Jade that it looks a little like Debbie :-)


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Tell Jade that she did an awesome job!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Fun looking apartment! Just imagining what it would feel like to have a place where no dirty socks pile up on the living room floor. :) Would love to "drive" over for a visit.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Anita, you can come over anytime! :) Another really neat thing about the apartment that I'm excited about is that i have my own washer and dryer. No more paying to wash my clothes! No more having overflowing laundry basket, because I hate to spend 1.75 to wash delicate items one at a time! And no more staring at my filthy rugs, hating the fact that once again, it costs that much to wash such a small load! And to think that rent is just about the same as I was paying in Howard Lake! Hopefully next month I can post pictures of the balcony! This summer I am planning on doing a lot of grilling out there! So head on over! I'll be waiting for you! :)

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Thanks for sharing Jen! It is fun to see the pictures of your place. We just might make it there one of these days to check it out.

Your new thing to do for March: Come skating at Wayne and Becky's. The ice has been pretty nice. :)