Dora backpack from Good Will..................................$2
Being able to carry your treasures around all day............. Priceless
Friday, November 30, 2007
Dora backpack from Good Will..................................$2
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
If nothing else, it was nice to just get out for a day.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
This is what it looked like with the dust flying.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Well, today we received a piece of mail that was addressed to the whole family. Joseph was the one to go get the mail and asked if he could open it. I could see through the envelope that the card said thank you, and there was no return address, so I let Joseph open it. When he opened it there was $$ in it and he started jumping and yelling something. I asked him what the card said, of course he didn't even read it. It said, "Thank you, for being my inspiration and letting me see the beauty in your family. You've got an amazing family." and it was signed "Circle of Love" I never thought of us as being able to inspire others, but I guess different things inspire different people. In any case, a great big THANK YOU goes out to our angel, "Circle of Love" and may God Bless them many times over for their generousity. This is not the first time this has happened to us, btw. God is good!
I must confess, I am able to trust in God and accept his Will in most things. But, I am human and I do struggle with a big one. That being my condition. I am consciously working on it though, and am sloooowly accepting that I can't do everything that I would like to be able to do.With lots of prayers, though, I'm sure someday I will be able to fully accept His Will in all things.
Friday, November 16, 2007
On Wednesday, Alex and Grandma were out in the new development with Grandpa's Jeep and trailer picking up the pink styrofoam insulation that had blown all over the neighborhood. They were using bricks to hold the styrofoam down while they ran and gathered the scattered pieces. During one of their stops a huge gust of wind picked up some of the styrofoam with a brick and threw the brick right by Grandma's head and through the back window of the Jeep.
Thankful nobody got hurt!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
There are a few rules one must follow to play the game. When tagged, you must link to the person who tagged you. Then post the rules before your list, and list eight random things about yourself. At the end of the post, you must tag and link to eight other people.
My 8 random things:
1. I have NO patience for computers. If I absolutly have to I can figure out how to fix things that aren't working. (but I would rather play dumb and let someone else fix it LOL this could get me into trouble) It just takes too long to mess with it when it's not working. AND waiting for pictures to upload for this blog. UUUGGGGGHHHH.
2. I really wish we lived somewhere warmer.
3. I really really wish we lived somewhere warmer.
4. My kids hate it when I have a headache. lol It's not pretty.
5. I like to drink Diet Sunkist, in my house it is aka: rat poison. The kids keep asking why I can drink rat poison (phenylalanine ) and I won't let them. Still trying to come up with a good answer that can not back fire on my.
6. I "like to buy and sell on ebay". lol this is what one of the kids told his class when they had all the moms for mothers day.
7. I love "Grandma and Grandpa Day" (used to be called "June and Marge Day" until they went and left us for sunny and warm Florida. We're sad they moved but, I guess that just makes visits with June and Marge more special) Today and most Wed. is when my kids get a break from me. Bonus is , I get to regroup also. lol
8. My favorite channels to watch are.... TLC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, and EWTN. That right there probably says more about me than the other 7 items. ;-)
Now for the poor souls that I am tagging..
Ok I'm going to have to break the rules, for now this is all I could find that didn't already post 8 random things. If I find more I will add them.
June and Marge, I will be sending a copy to you soon. I'm hoping to get Alex's done by the weekend. The kids are using the church for school right now because the old church building is being taken down. I think the kids go back to the school the week after Thanksgiving but I'm not really sure. They told the kids it was for safety reasons, plus it would have been too much of a distraction. On Monday they had a whole school field trip to the Y here in Willmar. While all the kids were away they had people moving desks over to the church. They also get Friday off this week. Not sure what that is for. Then they get Wed., Thurs., and Fri. off for Thanksgiving. And on Tuesday next week Grandma and Grandpa are taking Joseph's class to the Pavek Museum down in the cities. I'm sure they well have a great time there.
We are glad you made your trip back home safely, and hope you had a good time with the kids. They sure enjoyed playing games with you over at grandma and grandpa's house.
Hope your both feeling well and enjoying the blog!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I sent Emma to put something away yesterday and she went MIA for about 10 min... i figured she was playing in the sink or with make-up. She came out and showed me it was option #2. I was not too surprised, it's happened many times before. She is getting much better at putting lipstick on though. I put up the pics from yesterday and one from 6 months ago so you could compare and see for yourself.
Our own young Einstein!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
How does Joseph levitate like a Jedi Knight? Did he take lessons from Master Yoda?
How in the world did this piece of glass get in my bed? Yes, a piece of glass! I found it a couple nights ago while putting my hand under my pillow.
This one baffles me the most... Do my children actually shower when I send them to go take a shower?!?!?! Just yesterday after Matthew took a shower, I found a coloring book and colored pencils in the bathroom. He was in there an awful long time.... silly me I thought he was getting extra squeaky clean.
Why would we want to do this to our Jeep? (OK, this is not really Brent's Jeep. He just wishes he was doing this with his) Now ya gotta give Brent credit, he doesn't go out to the bars, he doesn't sit in front of the TV for endless hours watching sports, he's not gone every weekend during hunting season to sit quietly in the woods in hopes of seeing a deer to shoot. He does, however, have a passion for off-roading in his Jeep. (I will admit, I also think it is kind of fun once in a while. Just don't tell Brent I said so.) (Oh, but what that Jeep in the picture is doing... I think that would scare me!) Anyway, I had to add this because this week Brent got the newsletter from the off-road club that he belongs to. He read it and told me they added on to the rules of off-roading because of him. What did they add?? They added that they strongly recommend that all drivers carry a fire extinguisher in their vehicles. Thats right, when Brent was at the last club run over Labor Day weekend, he had a small fire and didn't have a fire extinguisher to put it out.
Having a new rule added in your honor is quite an accomplishment!
Saturday, November 3, 2007
So, Debby (my cousin in Omaha) leaves a comment yesterday evening saying "Emma Rose is my hero". Well, that's a nice thing to say and all, but, you really should see the "behind-the scenes" with this child. Last night, within a few hours of that nice compliment, miss Emma Rose was in bed. Well, actually she was on the floor in the school room. It was "camp-out" night ya know. It was quiet for about 20-30 min. so I thought it was all clear peace and quiet time. Silly me! It was then that Emma came out to the kitchen and matter-of-factly tells me "mommy, I got the glue". Yes, we do keep the glue up high. She must have scaled the bookcase to get it. Anyway, she came out with glue dripping from her hands, and in between her toes. I didn't even notice the marker on her face right away, but the picture caught it. So as she's sitting at the kitchen sink washing it off, I went to assess the damage to her "camping-out" spot. I have no idea what she was trying to glue but she had it on a hair pretty, on the carpet, and on her favorite sparkly pink purse. The really crazy thing is that she chose the carpenters glue, what was she thinking?? I couldn't see anything around where she was that she was building, and she had nothing anywhere near her that was made of wood. She could have at least used the all purpose glue. lol This is one of those "stuck between a rock and a hard place" deals. We either skip nap time so she zonks out right away at bed time. (and doesn't get into this kind of trouble) Or give her a nap so she doesn't whine all afternoon. (then she plays in bed until it's very late) What do ya do?!?
Friday, November 2, 2007
Anna plays with her eyelashes when she's going to sleep.
She also plays with her hair or pretty much anything else she can get her hands on.
Shheeeeeesh, just last week he turned 13. Now he's joined the grey haired club. Boy does time fly.
Ok, this is a preview of the halloween costumes. I still don't have the rest of the pictures loaded into my computer. I will have them up here by tomorrow.