Winter Wonderland

Usually around this time of year I start itching to plan a family vacation. Unfortunately, haven’t had the luxury to vacation since… ever. The farthest out David and I have been together has been Indianapolis or Wisconsin Dells. I’m ready for us to go somewhere warm and tropical. Fortunately, I think we can finally make it on a bona fide road trip! Seems like anywhere within a 100 mile radius to us was hit by a huge snow/rain storm. We got a nice amount of heavy snow… finally.

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Before take off the heavy wet snow.

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After pushing off all the heavy snow.

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I went out to dig our cars out of the snow so it wouldn’t take so much time in the morning. Gabriel’s got a play date with a girl friend early. I hate to be late to things. Anyway, isn’t the snow pretty?

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Usually I’m a lover of snow, but now I’m ready for spring. Come on out Easter bunny! I’m ready for you!

Bridges Family Adventure

Let us pretend like I’ve been posting on a regular basis, okay?

Between super cuddly babies, lack of sleep, no time during the day and horrible wireless cards it’s been a buzz kill to write anytime nowadays.

I could blog on my phone, but I just hate it. Too slow, too time consuming, and I have fat fingers…


David surprisingly had all of President’s Day off. He rarely gets any time off, so this was a huge treat.  We started off the by running a couple of errands for my grandparents and then ran errands of our own in the afternoon.

We stopped at our favorite restaurant in our favorite town after visiting David’s old job to drop off a gift for an old coworker.

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Mhhh water.

First time sitting in a booster seat.

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Mhh, the no makeup-pimply look is all the rage, right?

Rafael wouldn’t wake up to nurse. Fun fun.

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The roof on this house looks super crazy! It’s curved on the edges to look like it’s puffed or inflated. Mind blown.

The boys napped on the way to destination #2. Since it was the first time they’ve ever done that we had to commemorate with a video.

 It’s hard to spend time with David these days so even though were on the road all day we had a good time. Makes me hopeful for when we take our first road trip as a family this year. Maybe I’m being too adventurous but I’m super excited to travel with the little ones.

Open Letter to Midwest Drivers

Dear fellow drivers,

If you were driving in the recent snow storm and you were driving behind me, I sincerely apologize. I was that person driving 20 mph in a 45mph zone with my hazards on. That was only to prevent my car fishtailing into a ditch 0ut in the middle of nowhere.

Yours always,



Here in northern Illinois we haven’t had much snow. We’ve had some really warm weather actually. Just yesterday it was 56 degrees! Today we had our much anticipated winter storm. You know the one that closes down schools, airports, whole cities, etc. Everyone talked about it for weeks in casual conversations. “We’ve had such nice weather, but wait until we get that snow we are waiting for!”

My normally 15-20 minute drive to work took almost 40 minutes tonight. I slipped, fishtailed, and cursed all over the road. My neck muscles are feeling very tight right now (another excuse for a massage *wink*) from clenching them the whole way home. Why must I drive with my neck muscles ?

Funny story: My car door wouldn’t open when I arrived home. I thought for sure it was frozen so I tried using my shoulder strength to open it (my poor neck muscles!) but it still didn’t open. I tried using my foot to kick out the door but that didn’t work either. I climbed out the passenger side door after having just the slightest bit of a panic attack. It turns out there was a piece of ice wedged between the door and the handle preventing me from using the inside lever… Of course! I knew that all along. Silly door. I really hope the roads will be clear and safe enough to run all the errands I need for Mr. G’s 1st birthday this weekend. It shall be fun!

Car Napper


David and I are wrapping (rapping??? Darn you morning brain!) up his birthday weekend today. We both took the day off to do as we please. What are we going to do today? David is going to take pictures of a golf course and I’m going to work so Gabriel can see Auntie Jennie.

His morning nap falls around the time that we decided  to leave so he can sleep in the car. He won’t sleep if mommy is sitting in the back with him… unless he’s holding onto my finger and I sing to him. 

Lake Mildred Dos


What a surprise yesterday when Mildred Dos (my car) woke up yesterday morning with a lake on the passenger side floor. I drained said lake with a cup and a towel. Today, that towel is even wetter than it was yesterday. 
Hubby says HHR’s are notorious for leaking water through a broken windshield seal. I say it needs to stop raining so I can park in front of the building again.