Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Run Run Run.

The current rotation....Asics needs to start making color!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Happy list Sunday:

  • Chicken tikka masala
  • Almond granola in the oven
  • Windows cracked for the kitties
  • Car freshly washed
  • Lots of good viewing options
  • Mini nap
  • Feeling rested
  • No games all weekend
  • King of Queens on dvd

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Echoes of Jingle Bells in January....

Remember that time that I disappeared from blogging and never even posted anything about pretty much the entire month of December? Yeah, me too. Here's the Nordyke Christmas at a glance. Now that theres actually snow on the ground, it feels more like Christmas now than it did a month ago!
Christmas Eve:

Christmas Day:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Haven't killed him yet.....

Friday was our five year wedding anniversary. Definitely doesn't feel like it. Weird for sure. We generally don't do big gifts, especially right after Christmas. And even moreso this year, with our big gift to ourselves being the trip to Egypt (that we have been saving up for since the wedding). But we had to do somethingto mark the occasion. So in true Nordyke fashion, it turned into a family dinner to Montage where we received a really sweet music box (5 years is wood) from my parents, as well as an anniversary book (time to think back to other anniversaries). Both Tim and I were pretty sick, so it was going to be low key anyway.

But Tim's gift to me had arrived a few days early. (Fine by me!) A cache of the Australian and New Zealand foods that we have been missing. I am ashamed to say how much of it is already gone mere days later.
2 boxes of Milo, 2 boxes of Sultanas, 4 packages of TRUE Tim Tams, and a bag of Jaffas. Absolutely fabulous.

What's funny is that he had tried to book us massages as his gift before ordering these. Only, the spa called him back to double check because I had already beat him to it as my gift. So he cancelled his and let me be the winner of thinking of it first and had to think of his own idea. I have to say though, as relaxing as our massages were yesterday, nothing beats a bowl of Milo.....

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I have to work a men's basketball game tonight (just like every other night of the week it seems). Not super thrilled. I'll just hold out hope that the halftime act doesn't show up so my dad will race out mid court and perform his "talent" act.

Mr Napkin Head.

Yes, Mr Napkin Head is his talent, and he likes to perform this act at as many family meals as he can. Even in public. He also watches The Holiday at least once a month. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the court, Mr Napkin Head.

(Above picture is not Mr Napkin Head, usually we're laughing too hard to take a picture)

Places Slept: 2011.

I'm a few days later than normal in posting, but seeing as though I still keep writing my dates with 2011, my head must still be back in last year. It wasn't a bad year, that's for sure. Especially for travel, we did quite a bit, I think enough that it just kind of tapered off. Probably due more to jobs than anything, but also in preparation for 2012 travels. It will be another big one! Now watch, I say that, and I'll end up staying home every weekend. Where did you go this year? Best place? Worst place?


Home: Cedar Falls, IA
2/22: St Louis, MO
3/10: Moline, IL
3/11-3/18: Buena Vista, FL (Disney)
6/10: West Des Moines, IA
6/23: Cedar Rapids, IA
6/24: Over the Atlantic enroute to London
6/25: Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
6/26-29, Lake Naivasha, Kenya, Africa
6/30: Flamingo Hill Camp in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya, Africa
7/1: Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
7/2: Over the Atlantic enroute to London
7/22: La Vista, NE
7/23-29: Copper Mountain, CO
8/18: Minneapolis, MN
8/19-20: Fargo, ND
8/30: Kent, OH
8/31-9/2: Boston, MA
9/3-Plymouth, MA
9/4-Boston, MA
9/5-Maumee, OH
12/11: Chicago, IL

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 is here!

This year's cat calendar! 2012 is the year of Disney felines. January brings lovely Myla as the Little Mermaid!