So this year for Thanksgiving we went to Nathan's parents' house (last year we went to WI) We got to Lisbon around 1 PM. Jenna and Georgi were there and so were Robin and Bob trying to prepare and finish up dinner. They had all of the good fixins - turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, scalloped corn, green bean caserole, and etc. Also the desserts were amazing - Robin made pumpkin cheesecake (super good), cherry pie, and apple pie. I had brought a meat and cheese tray (pic to the left - beautiful I know) and I also tried making an apple pie. It wasn't that great but for my first time I can't complain. Grandpa Oscar came out and Julie was sick so we didn't get to see her. Jenna went and picked up Grandma Joan too. Kyle, Crystal, and baby boy joined us too - and Crystal brought more delicious desserts and deviled eggs! We definately had enough food! But that just means left overs! The days was good we ended the night with a fire outside and some wine (I might have been the only one drinking wine and a little too much at that!) It was a nice relaxing day with good friends and family! I hope Christmas is just as nice. This coming weekend I am heading to Lisbon again for Nathan's National Guard Christmas party. Last year it was pretty fun so hopefully this year is the same. I'll try to post more pics!
So, Nathan has never really looked at my blog ever. He just doesn't really get into things like facebook or blogging. I told him the other night that I had updated my blog and so he should check it out. I asked him the next day if he looked at my blog and he's like ya I read the whole thing and there really isn't much about me in there. I realized that he hasn't really been in any of my activities lately so he hasn't really "made" my blog yet. I figured he deserved a post to himself. So here it goes. I met Nathan back in June 2010. It was my birthday weekend and I was black out drunk at Freddies in Bismarck. He just happened to be drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon as his drink of choice, for some reason that turned me on. I ended up going with him and his friends back to his friends house and drinking some more, ended up putting on a hart hat. Obviously it was a very good first impression. I was also wearing a dress so clearly a hard hat just adds to the picture. I woke up the next morning and wasn't even really sure of the guy I was laying next to's name. (Nathan) He was a sweet heart though. We woke up and neither of us had a vehicle where we were. Both of our vehicles were at separate bars. Also my phone was dead so I had to call people who's numbers I knew, like my mom and sister. Finally got through to my Bismarck friends. Eventually called a taxi that came and got us from Bob's house, brought me to my car at the Main Bar. Drove to my apartment, changed my clothes. Brought Nathan to his truck at Freddies. He asked for my number and gave me a kiss. This was out of the ordinary for me. But I liked it. We texted and talked for a couple weeks. Nothing serious. Floozy and I then made our way to Lisbon one weekend to hang out with Nathan and his friends. It was fun, but ended shortly. Nathan and I continued our texts and phone calls for a while. He came to Bismarck, we went camping in Beaulah Bay, I went to Lisbon, and etc. Eventually he asked me if I wanted to be his girlfriend. I accepted. I really think he just wanted a date to his brother's wedding. But he might have got more than he was hoping for. He treated me like I was a princess, which is nothing like I have ever had before. We got along great and did long distance for over a year. We rarely ever had a fight, actually still to this day I wouldn't say we have ever fought (sp). He doesn't care about much and neither do I. We do our own thing. He works nights, I works days. I like to clean and cook and he doesn't. He helps me out a lot though. I couldn't ask for a better boyfriend/best friend/roommate.We eventually moved in together in a house near Fargo. We have a great land lord & yard, and actually Nathan's friend moved in with us too. We also have two dogs. I never was a big fan of boyfriends or guys and girls who change everything to be with each other. I never understood how a guy could be any better than your friends because to me friends are my life. BUT that was until I met a guy who has treated me better than anybody else ever has and would do anything to make me happy and cares about me more than himself. I love you Nathan!
I wanted to let everyone know I got a new job! I start at Sanford as an Insurance Processing Office Specialist on November 21st. I'm super excited to have a permanent job with benefits! I'll post more when i actually start the job - and yes I'm keeping my deli job as well! I love it there!
So my good friends Floozy and BranDee came to visit from Bismarck. They got here Thursday night and we met at the Horace bar for a couple. Nathan got off work early so he came and had a couple too. We didn't stay up too late Thurs cause we knew we had a big day of shopping ahead of us on Friday. Friday was Veteran's day so there were so many good deals going on. I got all of my Christmas shopping done! I also bought some new clothes and some decorations for the house. We went and ate at a place called Grand Junction which was very good. We were sick of shopping so we went home and started to get ready for our night out. Brady and Jen stopped over and so did Josh. After we were ready we started at Ground Round because Finger was working. Fill met us there. After Ground Round we went to Bucks. Buffy from the deli met us here too.
And after Bucks we went and ended at the Hub. I met up with my friend Monica who I used to work with at Fleet Farm in Menomonie.
We bounced around from bar to bar. At the end of the night we got a cab back to Horace. Ended the night with watching Super Bad and making pizzas. The next day was our party day at our house. Nathan and Josh got a keg and the land lord said we could use their fire pit. We also made some burgers, pasta salad, meat and cheese tray, and chips. We had a decent amount of people show up. BranDee and Floozy even did their first keg stands! It was a fun night and a fun weekend catching up with the girls.
Don't worry everyone I did indeed have two weddings two weekends in a row. For Michelle and Lance's wedding Erin and I decided to go to Eau Claire the Friday before the wedding to go out with my sister. Erin and I met in Baldwin and drove to Eau Claire together. We met at Sissy's apartment with Ciara, Jill, Sissy, Asia, Amber J, Amber T, Julia, Alysha and Becker. We got a cab down to water and met up with Allison, James, Dylan, Joey, Gene and I'm sure more best friends. I started with beer and then switched to Long Islands. It was a black out express night. I even puked the next morning and that NEVER happens. But all in all it was a good night. Erin let me sleep in till about noon and then we met Sam, Rian, and Layla at the mall and then TJ Maxx. After that we were running behind so we didn't stop at Amber's house. We headed straight to Baldwin to check into our hotel and get ready. We got ready and were early for the reception so we hit up a bar in town. After a drink there we were ready for the reception. We ran into Keith, Connie, Megan and Billy, and then met some of Lance's cousins and other relatives. It was a fun night. The food was good (duh) and the beer was even better (free). Michelle looked great! We danced the night away and then took off to the bar we had stopped at prior that day. It was hoppin with a band. We might have got into a little "scuffle" so we left the bar and got some food and came back to the hotel. We all crashed right away and woke up the next day and got continental breakfast. Then our adventure continues. We went to Woodbury and met up with my long lost BFF Angie. We did some shopping and went out to eat. It was nice catching up with her. Then I had a long drive back to Horace. It seemed like it took FOREVER. But I made it back in one piece. I have had enough traveling for a while.
I am a little behind on my blogs. Sorry everyone! It's going on 3 weekends ago now I went to my friend's wedding. Mike and Andrea got married in Minot. I met my friend Steph there and we got ready and went to the wedding together. Her boyfriend, Chris, was in the wedding so I was her date! The wedding was about an hour long and it was a nice Catholic wedding. After the wedding we went to the mall because we had some down time before the dinner/reception started. After the mall we went back to the hotel room and freshened up. The wedding party had just arrived as well. The reception was very nice and pretty. The dinner was awesome (obviously my favorite part of any wedding). They had a slide show which was very cute. They had a free keg of beer (which is my other favorite part of any wedding). There were quite a few people there most of them I didn't know. I knew Steph, Chris, Cory, and Mike of course. I had met Andrea several times prior to this as well. The dance was fun they had a lot of good songs. I think "Thriller" was my favorite of the night. We were all up early that day so we went back to the room around midnight. I bunked with Steph and Chris and got up early the next morning so I could come back to Horace and get some things done around the house. There will be pictures up soon from the wedding!