Chief.

My Uncle Robbie passed away this week. He was actually my great-uncle, my grandfather’s brother, and even though that sounds really distant, I loved him dearly. But I wasn’t the only one. My Uncle Robbie was really special to a lot of people.

Some knew him as Bob, some knew him as Robert or Robbie, but a lot of people actually knew him simply as “Chief.”

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But I’m getting ahead of myself.

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Boymom round 2!

Yep, I’m pregnant! And yep, just last week we found out that I’m remaining in the boymom club! [For now ;)]

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There are so many emotions that go through your mind as you walk into [and out of] the ultrasound room when you find out the gender of your baby. But our rollercoaster of pregnancy emotions didn’t begin there. This has been a TOUGH pregnancy, friends. Let’s rewind a bit…

At the end of April I started having crazy dreams, and began freaking out thinking I was pregnant.

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WE ARE…

If you follow me on Instagram, or are friends with me on Facebook, you may have seen a picture from our celebratory dinner at The Melting Pot on Saturday night…

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…and let me just tell you, eating bread dipped in hot cheese (on the left), and a whole slew of amazing things dipped in melty chocolate (on the right) is the BEST way to celebrate.

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5 Things Friday.

I thought it was the perfect time to bring back another “5 Things Friday” post! Just a random list of 5 things going on in my life that I want to share! Just because…why not? :)

  1. So, has anyone else watched an episode of Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World”? I’m not gonna lie, I was super curious about how they were going to pull it off…I used to be obsessed with the whole Boy Meets World gang.
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Baby Grand.

You may or may not have noticed I’ve been a little absent from the blogging world for the past couple months. Well, if you’re on Facebook, and saw an announcement Stuart and I posted yesterday you might understand why… 

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“Baby Grand” is due January 5th, 2015!! 

For the first many weeks of pregnancy, I had nausea ALL.DAY.LONG. I kept telling myself it was a really good sign, but at the same time I wanted nothing to do with my computer, or really anything other than carbs and ginger ale.   

Stuart was my total hero, taking care of basically EVERYTHING, and not cooking certain foods for himself that I couldn’t handle the smell of.

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Keep Dancing Mor-Mor.

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My beloved Mor-Mor went to be with Jesus on Saturday. You may be wondering where the name “Mor-Mor” came from. You’re not alone. “Mor-Mor” is the Swedish name for “mother’s mother,” but since the name for “father’s mother” is “Far-Mor,” she chose the one that sounded a little more grandmotherly.

Now if this conversation about the name “Mor-Mor” was being had around my dad, he’d most likely go into the story of how his dad, my Papa, would always joke about wanting to be called “Much-Mor.” That story always makes me laugh, because everything I hear about my Papa, (he died when I was 2) is full of laughter, fun and love.

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Scenes from Snowpocalypse ’14.

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Snowy walk

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Fireplace

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  • It may have been below freezing, but the snow really was quite beautiful and serene.
  • Stuart and I braved the cold for a little walk. We may have looked crazy, but no one could recognize us anyway.
  • Sometimes you just have to bask in the quiet, peaceful scenery.
  • With no power for 9+ hours, we were REALLY thankful for a working fireplace, which gave us a warm living room to relax in.
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Merry Christmas!

I decided to wish all of you a Merry Christmas a couple days early, since most of you will be off line tomorrow and Christmas Day, enjoying time around the tree with family. (And if you’re not, do it…nothing on here is as important as your family!!) As I stated here, this is my first Christmas not spent with my family, but I’m super excited to experience my first Grandlienard Christmas.

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Christmas Means: Waiting on the Stairs, Roast Beef Sandwiches and Family.

This year is my first ever Christmas not spent with my family, and I’m a little emotional about it. I am very excited to experience my first ever Grandlienard Christmas, but at the same time, I’m going to miss celebrating Christmas with the people, food, smells, and traditions that I’m used to. Let me just tell you, I LOVE traditions. And we had a ton growing up, and still follow some to this day.

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Black Thanksgiving.

I recently heard about how some stores are opening their doors around dinner time on Thanksgiving. This made me really mad, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. I read blogger Matt Walsh‘s very blunt and honest outrage about this insanity, and it made me want to express my own thoughts. (Probably not as blunt as him, only because I don’t want people to hate me.)

I must admit, last Thanksgiving after the turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pies were eaten and cleaned up, my Grandlienard “siblings” and I went to Walmart to check out their sales.

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