Sunday, November 29, 2009


I am sitting here thinking of how thankful I am for my family. I have an amazing husband and two very special, loving boys. They make me so happy. I am so proud to have my family of four.

There have been many days that I haven't enjoyed being in the roles and having the responsibilities that God has given me but those days are getting fewer and more time is between them.

I am inspired by my husband and kids to love more, give more and do more with everything God has given me. I am thankful to Bryan, Jaden and Clay for their love.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

my sister

Last weekend, I got to take a special trip out to Colorado Springs to visit my sister. My mom and I and another friend threw a shower for my sister, Roxanne. She is pregnant with her second boy and is due Dec. 30th. The three of us haven't spent a significant amount of time together without lots of family around so we had lots of fun together. I love planning parties and get carried away sometimes but it is fun to share yummy food with others. My mom made an awesome cake for my sister too. She has lots of talent in the cake decorating department! We are putting her to work again this Saturday for Jaden's birthday.

I had lots of fun traveling by myself and getting some time away from the boys and Bryan. It was nice to come back to them. I sure did miss all of them.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

boys haircuts

Jaden has been set for a few months to not cut his hair and grow it longer. He wanted to be like the skateboarders he saw at the Minnesota State Fair and like his friends, Gabe and Will. Bryan finally convinced Jaden to cut his hair because he was annoyed with washing it. Here are the before and after pictures of both of the boys. They are so cute and I can't believe how old they are looking!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

You know you work on weapons when (#6)...

Today all of the grown men (or a lot of them) at work showed-off their inner boy. It was like Christmas around work. People were waiting and asking, "Is it here yet?" "Have you seen it?" "When is it supposed to arrive?"

What were they talking about? Their discounted orders of ammunition for personal use. It was a big day at work! Not a big day for me.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Last weekend we were in Wolsey, SD--town of 400 people, so that Bryan could go pheasant hunting with his family. Bryan has a great family and they are entertaining, especially in the late hours of the night.

Bryan's maternal grandparents have 7 great-grandchildren. We actually got a picture of all 7 of them.