A Wisconsin Christmas

Over the St. Croix River and through the Big Woods…to Grandmother & Grandfather’s house we rode.   The drive to Sheboygan Falls couldn’t have been better for December 26th.  It’s a very strange winter for us Midwesterners, but I have to say that I’m enjoying it very much.  Once we got there, it was time for an authentic Wisconsin Christmas…minus the snow.

On Monday evening, we began our Solberg Christmas by visiting Grandma & Grandpa Solberg and enjoying a home cooked pasta dish that Jere had prepared for dinner.

Megan & Grandma enjoying some “girl time”.

We could also smell something sweet & delicious.  I curiously slipped into the kitchen only to find a homemade lemon meringue pie sitting on the counter.  It tasted heavenly and the perfect dessert to end our meal.  It was relaxing to just sit and visit with them and let the girls spend some quality one-on-one time with their grandparents before their cousins & aunt & uncles show up the next day.

Doesn’t that look yummy?!

The next morning we woke up, had our continental breakfast at the hotel we were staying in and then the girls and I went for a swim in the pool and then relaxed in the hot tub afterward.  Nate hung out on a couch next to the fireplace in the lobby and read his book. What a nice way to start out our day.

We then headed over to Grandma & Grandpa’s again for our Christmas with the Solbergs.  This time everyone came.  Chad & Jody with Hayley & Melanie, and Brett brought his dog, Kimber.  She was a lot of fun to watch all day.  A dog with a lot of energy!  But she did well with all these people in the house.  I think it made us miss Jazz a bit too.

Melanie, Megan, Kelly & Haley enjoying dinner together.

Chad, Jody, Nate & I get ready to play the white elephant game.

Never a dull moment at this table!

It was a typical christmas get-together with lots of laughter, fun stories to share and listen to, kids opening gifts and even us parents too.  And of course….eating, eating, eating.

Brett & I like to find out “what’s new” with each other.

The Solberg men...hey, where's Grandpa?

An intense game of tabletop pool.

I love the holidays, but I sure love when they are over as well.  I need to get back to some “normal” eating habits and stay away from the cookies and candies.  They sure are delicious and I appreciate all the effort that goes into these meals, appetizers, salads, breads, desserts and even drinks.  Now it’s time for a diet of water only.  ha~

After a late night of celebrating, we headed back to our hotel.  This morning, it was time to head back to Minnesota and pick up our dog, Jazz.  We made sure to stop and say goodbye to Grandma & Grandpa and thank them one more time for a fabulous time in Wisconsin….even though I’m still not a Packer fan!  (okay..I just had to throw that in there).

Kelly hanging out with cousin, Hayley.



  1. Cath, what fun! Bet the girls had so much fun with their cousins! Boy, do I know what you mean about all the food and crazy eating habits! Craving WATER is right! Jan 1st is right around the corner… thank goodness!

  2. It really gives us a good feeling to know that we have our Minnesota family-members enjoying themselves (while we have fun, as well) here in the land of Football Champions.( I just had to throw that in)..However, Cathy STILL didn’t have the nerve to try the famous Glogg!) Next time. Happy New year!. Dell

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