Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Yes, we have done a woeful job of updating the blog as of late (Cory's last posts notwithstanding). Here is a pictoral essay of what has been going on.

The cactus that we got from Cory's grandma bloomed. The blossom started off as a large pod, opened up for a while, then closed and fell off. It was strange and beautiful. Interestingly, in WI in the winter, a cactus requires more water than you would think.

Cory and I made our first (and second) trips across Lake Wisconsin via the ferry. We didn't know what to do, but the GPS did.

Cory and I went to the RA reunion at UNI earlier this month. Guess who else was there?

We got complimentary passes to eat at the Redeker dining center (now called Piazza). Before we got there, I told Cory we should count all the pajama pants we see (mesh shorts and sweat pants count, too), but the first twelve people we saw were all wearing pajamas, mesh, or sweats, so we decided that we should count people wearing regular clothes, like jeans. But as soon as we got inside the dining center, we were so confused about how to actually get food, we forgot about the counting. After wandering around to all the different stations, where Cory took one of everything, we finally secured enough food to comprise the weirdest meal of all time (black bean burger + butterscotch yogurt + chinese stir fry + cotton candy ice cream).

The actual RA reunion was held in the new McCloud basketball arena, which is a much better building for basketball than the UNIDOME.

The reunion was held in the Alumni Association box behind the basket. Great seats.

Cory's been rollin' some 20-sided dice with his buddies.

We got a kickin' pre-lit Christmas tree.

And we also got over thirty inches of snow. I went to the nearby golf course today for a little cross country skiing. I didn't stay long because it started snowing again. As of the 11 inches of snow we got Thursday-Friday, we have more snow this year than we did last year at this time (remember over 100 inches of snow last year?). We are under a winter weather advisory for tonight with 4-6 more inches of snow. We fly out to visit Cory's parents on Monday, so hopefully the snow will be finished by then.

On that note, Merry Christmas to all and to all, a good night!