Holly’s Life

Triumphs and Tribulations of moi

Archive for November, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving again!

Posted: Sunday, November 30th, 2008 @ 10:01 pm in Daily | 1 Comment »

It was Thanksgiving weekend (halleluiah (sp) to long weekends), but we did so much Christmas-related stuff that I feel like Chrismas has come and gone already.
For starters, we had Thanksgiving in Des Moines at the house I grew up in. I can’t remember the last time I had Thanksgiving there! Growing up we […]

Amen to that

Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2008 @ 9:17 am in Daily | No Comments »

This quote was it today’s BioSmart Brief:
“It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits.” - Charles Jaffe
I realized I hadn’t blogged that Chris is at a new job as of 3-4 weeks ago. Like anything job related I’ll keep it short and sweet when it comes to blogging; but he’s […]

Routan baby

Posted: Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 @ 11:01 am in Daily | 2 Comments »

What VW thinks our baby will look like

T-Day in MN

Posted: Monday, November 17th, 2008 @ 12:12 pm in Daily | No Comments »

This last weekend wrapped up our family visit extravaganza for the last four weekends!
Penny, Tom, and the kids stopped in DM on Thursday for lunch on their way up to MN. Mom and Dad H. came in late Thursday night and the four of us got on the road to Tena’s (Ham Lake, MN) […]

Clarkson visit

Posted: Sunday, November 9th, 2008 @ 10:19 pm in Daily | No Comments »

Amy, Eric, and Eli came up for a visit this weekend, yay! The weekend itself was full of all the usual - good food, chatting, movies, playing with Eli, and some shopping. But great to spend time together as always!
Pictures and video are more fun than reading, so here you go
Sarah […]


Posted: Friday, November 7th, 2008 @ 4:15 pm in Daily | 3 Comments »

I am disgusted. So, I’m going to rant.
California passed Proposition 8 (banning gay marriage) as well as Florida and Arizona banning marriage, along with Arkansas not allowing unmarried (gay or straight) people to adopt/foster children.
Many voters who voted a black man into office chose to discriminate against another group of citizens by voting to […]


Posted: Thursday, November 6th, 2008 @ 8:41 pm in Daily | 1 Comment »

Not finished (not sealed with mortar yet) but most of the layout setup!
Phil working his magic again

“Oooh I like it!”

It’s hard to get a good pic of shiny, reflective tile

With the sink! We’ll do a matching wood strip on the vertical part of the countertop.

Election humor

Posted: Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 @ 5:52 pm in Daily | No Comments »

Alright, so I love The Onion and this just made me chuckle. Of course it’s tongue-in-cheek, with a splash of truth. Onion election article

More family!

Posted: Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 @ 2:05 pm in Daily | No Comments »

Last week mama came up on Wednesday and stayed through Sunday. It was nice having her for a visit since she hadn’t been back to DM since she moved in May.
We didn’t do a whole lot besides watch movies, eat, and chat! I did attempt to go ride the train in Boone with […]


Posted: Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 @ 11:17 pm in Daily | 2 Comments »