Christmas Shopping

My dad and I went shopping this last Saturday. We both hate crowds... Maybe hate is too strong a word. We avoid them since we both have little patience. That sounds less angry right?

St. Cloud, MN is a nice college town and it boast a very large mall and tons of free-standing stores around the mall too. Outside of town is an awesome Harley Davidson store. My dad has owned a bike since 90 (I think). I have a small obsession with Harley gear... That's beside the point.

The awesome part of this shop was the pot belly pig! At first, walking in, I thought it was a statue.... Then it flicked it's little tail. I think I may have squealed a little. He was so cute!

I was scratching his ear and his leg started doing that twitchy thing that dogs usually do..... And he smelled good. Not at all what I expected. I told Joe (♥) that someday I may need a pot belly pig, but I'll save that Christmas wish for another year!

After Dad found a nice present for his girlfriend, we were off to the mall.

For hours.

And hours.

And annoying people.

This is what happened:

It was necessary and it was the best Margarita ever. Also, I drank the whole thing.

If I haven't said it yet, have a great Christmas and Hanukkah!


A new family member!

Deacon James was born on 11/28 at 5 or so PM.

A nice full head of hair like his cousin, Alexandra Jean.

He weighed in at 7lbs 13oz and 19 inches long.

Monkey Joe holding him for the first time! Doesn't he look comfortable holding the baby...? Just sayin'!