Monday, August 4, 2014

Chillin' at the lake...

We took the boat to the water this evening. Five kids, snacks, something cool to drink, squeals of laughter, and sunshine. Mmm, a recipe for relaxation! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


I was going to a doctor appointment today when I rounded the corner and saw this...

The pic doesn't show the restaurant/bar but I personally have never seen a field tractor parked at a bar until right now. He did a pretty good job of parking it I might add. 

He must have been a thirsty fellow! LOL

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our 25th Anniversary

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on Saturday and renewed our vows.  We had a party and most of our family was able to celebrate with us. 

Our get together was not only to celebrate our anniversary but to praise God for the crazy miracles He's done in our family's life and mine especially. 

The forcast predicted rain but then it was revised and we had a beautiful evening of fun with friends and family. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

School's out for the summer!

We finished up homeschool for the summer. We all were going a bit stir crazy so we finished up the Friday before Memorial Day.

We then celebrated by taking a trip to Gooseberry Falls with a friend and her boys for the day. 

We had a great time! The water was going over the falls so quickly and the water was also quite chilly so we decided to forgo swimming in them. 

We also brought along a picnic, and then ended the day in Duluth. As luck would have it, a ship was just leaving harbor and we were there to see the bridge raise and lower. 

We walked along the boardwalk and took some nice pics. 

We had so much fun we are thinking of doing it next year too. 

Wash your hands

I was going to put up a rub-on on the bathroom wall with the saying "wash your hands". It's the bathroom that the kids use the most and a nice way to remind them to always wash up. 

Rub-ons are expensive and I figured I'd be close to dead before I had $ for that so I improvised. 

I stenciled the words on the wall and got out my paints. I kinda went with the colors in the shower curtain. Besides my neck being a bit stiff from looking up for so long I think it turned out fine. It was mucho cheap too! 

Not perfect but good enough for us. I think I got the idea from Pinterest. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

A Little Ditty

I was busy making an apple dessert the other evening for our care group that met this last Sunday. I was peeling and slicing apples when I noticed a strange sight. All of the apples in the bowl had one bite out of each of them. 
This puzzled me. Then I remembered that Dan went to the store for me and picked up some apples. 
We are kinda picky about the apples we like. They have to be firm and tart when you bite into them. Our favorites are Honey Crisps and Granny Smiths. 
Dan had picked up apples, not noticing that they were not our favorite kind. 
We laughed later and talked about the apples not being so tasty. The kids noticed immediately.
When I went to the store I picked up some more Honey Crisp apples and put them in the bowl with the others. 
So my best guess is that one of the kids, looking for the honey crisp apple, bit into each apple until he/her found the right one.  
I haven't asked the kids yet to see who fesses up. I used the apples anyway, cutting out the bite spots. Hilarious!

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 18, 2014

Gray and rainy this morning. Got up early and fixed sausage, egg and cheese English muffins for the guys. I forgot how yummy these are - just four ingredients - cooked patty sausage, egg done like you like, cheese on a toasted English muffin. Anyway, they were headed to church to help put tongue and groove ceiling on the new addition.

The triplets have an Easter egg hunt at a friends house later this afternoon. Trying to decide if I should run to the store and get them rain boots. Would be nice for today and the puddles in the driveway that they love to play in. But they are growing like weeds (Kylie is tallest for now). They are all getting taller it seems like everyday. Hmmm, decisions. 

We will go to church tomorrow to celebrate our risen savior and then back home for a traditional ham dinner. 

May the peace and joy of Christ be yours today!

Happy Easter!

Easter 2014