I was supposed to go to our firm Christmas party this night, but it was one of the first big snowstorms of the year. The party was out in Stillwater at one of the attorneys houses and I was really looking forward to it, but the weather was ridiculous so I ended up staying home.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
This is the day the Metrodome died. I had bought Wayne tickets to this Vikes/Giants game (and the Bears game, too) for his birthday back in August and what do you know...we didn't get to go. Because of all the snow that had fallen on the 11th, the roof just couldn't handle it. The Vikings ended up playing the next day (Monday night 12/13) in Detroit. Here is the video footage that was everywhere.
Here is a before and after picture of it as well.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Today was my Mom's birthday. It's always a bittersweet day as I do have another sister, Keli Jo, that shares that same birthday with my Mom and would have been turning 16 years old this year. She died when she was only 3 months old from SIDS. I was in the 6th grade. I always try and get my Mom flowers for her birthday, and I ended up getting her a pink poinsettia plant this year and a really nice candle. I thought the plant reminded me of Keli. More for the color, but also because it was something different. That was the first time that day that she had cried. I told her I didn't mean to make her cry, but when I saw it, I knew that was what I needed to get. Our family has our tradition of going out to eat for birthdays. We ended up at Applebees this time. We had lots of fun chatting, laughing and eating.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I got up and worked at Gold's Gym from 9-12 and then headed down to Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka to do some Christmas shopping. Every year Green Grandma takes Veronika and Aly out to lunch and then they do some shopping. I usually try and go with them and get my shopping done as well. It's a nice girls day. We ate lunch at my favorite restaurant Big Bowl and then walked around and shopped. Because of the snow-storm the weekend before, this was the last weekend before Christmas to get shopping done. The mall was packed and we ended up being there for longer than I wanted, but I got all my shopping done and got to spend some time with the girls and Grandma.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
We went to see The Fighter this afternoon. We both really liked it. It's not all about fighting and has a really good underlining story. I am a huge fan of Mark Whalberg, but I thought Christian Bale was outta this world. Mark Whalberg is a good actor, but has never really transformed himself into another person. In this movie Christian Bale, completely transforms himself into his character, Dicky. You don't really realize it until the end of the movie, when they show a clip of the real brothers and that's when you can see what a great job Bale did. Amy Adams is also in this movie and plays the lead actress role. I thought she was really good as well. It was a different character than her usual romance movie roles. Definitely something different from her. It's also based on a true story which I love. I really hope it wins some awards and I think Bale should definitely win best supporting actor.
Monday, December 20, 2010
This was the day of the Vikings/Bears game. They held it at TCF stadium (MN Gopher stadium). I did not want to risk getting sick, and Wayne ended up having to work, so we did not go to this game either. With the team not performing it's best and our shot at any sort of play-off game out the window, we just didn't want to do it. We are also not cold people, so we couldn't fathom sitting outside in the cold, while it's snowing for hours on end.
Which brings us to Christmas! Stay tuned for my Holiday post.