Wednesday, February 14, 2007

We made it!

Happy Valentine's Day wishes coming at you live and 'wireless!!' from the Twin Cities, Minnesota! It's COLD here! But, I was born and raised this way, so I shouldn't be surprised. Anyway, just had to drop in on my blog and make sure that it works out-of-state...and to say that I will be updating as our week goes along. How could I pass up the opportunity when I've got high-speed for 6 glorious days?! =)
You can expect to see pictures- of all sorts of things...possibly of exciting things like the "vintage Hi-Ho Cherri-o game" that my kids have already found in Grandma's cupboard of goodies, and maybe even some pictures of us having fun around town. I was thinking I could pull an NBC Today Show type of gig- you know how they do that "Where in the World is Matt Lauer" thing- and do a "Where in Minnesota is Nitty.Gritty. type thing..."we'll see. Too bad the MN State Fair isn't in full swing...I could have some fun taking that place for a day! Me and anything-on-a-stick...funny.
Okay. This is what you get after 12 hours of driving, part of that drive through near-blizzard conditions through Gary, Indiana, Chicago and a bit beyond...and now having gotten only 3 combined hours of sleep. Oh yeah...and a one hour time change difference. I suppose this is as close to real Nitty.Gritty. as I get.
Off to get a hot shower and hopefully some fun pictures to kick off this week. Happy, happy Valentine's to anyone who stops by here today...but especially to my Aunt Betty (because I finally got a comment from you and Evan- thanks!), to Jacque...because I miss you- especially when I'm "home" and you're not...and to some of my other big fans, including, but not limited to: Laura Schipola, Christal, Heidi S. in Gaylord, Andy W. in NY, and my other male reader, Tom K.- you've got some Nitty.Gritty. fans i see!... all the Scrap Etc Girls, Rachael...you knew I'd wish you a Happy Valentine's from here!, Aunt Dori...because I know you're out there, and I missed you as we drove through Chicago...to Baby Jaymun and family- because I'm hoping you're still home and getting 'better' everyday!...to Chef Jenny- because I miss your delectable Buttercream and eating at your swanky place and just plain miss you too...to all my 'regulars' here, thanks for reading and making me read your comments too. It's all about love and happy today.
And if you're new here and don't get what I'm blogging about, just stick around. Soon enough you'll feel the love too. At least I hope you will!

16 comments:

Heidi S. from Gaylord said...

A very happy Nitty Gritty valentines day to you. You are a continued inspiration to me in many ways. In fact, when I was making all our valentines treats with the kids, I had a Nitty Gritty thought that I should share some of the cookies (that I really don't need to eat) with someone who would really use some love. I have some ideas of where they'll, but haven't decided. I will keep you posted. Hope you have a wonderful vacation. Take Care. Heidi S. from Gaylord

jackie carl said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, Jody, and ALL your gang.
Great to hear from you today !

Jackie Carl, Marion, IN

Rosie said...

Love your site. It keeps me trying to be positive. Go and check out Lisa Bearnsons blog. She has a song on there about why we keep doing what we do. It is a tear jerker.

Evan & Betty from Canada said...

A wonderful Valentines Day greeting as well to both you and Chip, Jody. Give all our love to the Hackett clan you will be hanging out with over the next days, and especially to Grandma Shirley. We are jealous of your visit and wish we could be there as well. A special love and hug to you, Jacque, if you see this message. We have been praying for your situation and know that God will take care of every aspect of your life, since you are His child.

Maija said...

I like your labels for today's blog: "buttercream", "high-speed internet", "love" and "Minnesota". It just struck me as a funny combo. Cute! Have a great visit - and happy v-day to you.

Anonymous said...

We are taking the kids to the Mall of America in about 3 weeks for a long weekend- give us some ideas of fun things to do with a 9, 6 and 2 year old please!
It will be too cold to swim at the my Aunt's lake house in Chisago City and too wet to play golf with my cousins in Plymouth so what's a family to do in the twin cities in March?
Hope you have fun.
Jill from Omaha

aly3kids said...

Happy Valentines Day!!

Anonymous said...

Camp Snoopy, Lego-Land and the wonderful speciality bookstores are some ideas for the MOA. The rides are fun (noisy)and the food court!! Of course the MOA is HUGE!!! Other than the aforementioned, it's just like any other mall only bigger! Same kinds of stores etc. etc. etc.
Jody...have a great time in The Cities!!! LOVE that area and envy that you're there! So glad you made it safely despite the blizzard-y conditions.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody,

Welcome Home!! Glad to see that you made it back just in time for some COLD weather. But like you said, we were born with cold in our veins! We knew how to survive right from the beginning!
Sorry that I will be missing you this weekend. Justin has his bacholer party up at Mille Lacs and my two kiddos have hockey practice. Enjoy the time with the family. Say hi to your Mom and Dad for me. Sometime soon we will have to get together!
Enjoy!!
Jennifer Hackett

Jenna from Ga said...

happy vday jody! enjoy your time with the fam...what a great way to spend this "day of love!"

Kari said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you Jody. Love is {sweet}. Have a warm and safe trip.

Kari

Lisa Tanner said...

Happy Hearts Day to you and yours!!! If you get a chance - come over to www.paperplacescrapbooking.net and check out the gallery!! I bragged about your card to my friends - you're in the gallery! I'll be doing a layout featuring you soon and my special valentine!!! Thanks so much. Hope you find some buttercream on this wonderful day!

Jamie said...

Hope you have a great time with the kids and the folks Jody!!!

Jenny said...

Happy Valentines Day !!!

I am glad you made it safely, now enjoy :)

Christal said...

I am so glad you thought of all of us Jody! You know we are all thinking of you! Happy Valentines Day! Were in Indiana, and let me tell you You thought Gary was bad!!! We got 8+inches of ice on top of about 1 inch of ice... then more snow and more ice. Everything is so beautiful but slick and scarey! Have a great time with your loved ones! Christal

Christal said...

LOL!!! I meant to say 8+ inches of SNOW then ICE!!! I have been cooped up inside too long I think!