Friday, June 29, 2007


I am so glad that it is Friday today! That means we get Mark the whole weekend to ourselves.
Today was a fun day for the kids and I.
Some friends came up and we went to the park and than out to lunch at the kids favorite... McDonalds!
Sydney and Maddie played tag and a few other make-believe games...
Carter and Eryn ran around trying to catch up to the big kids...and Mackenzie loved swinging.
Tonight we are going to have Becky/Chris over for dinner.
Carter took a tumble out of the wagon on the way home from the park...his head has a scrap and it bothers him every once in a while. Sydney fell out too, but she cried just b/c she was worried about sensitive child.
Alli is doing good...she had two 5 hour stretches last night! it was nice for me, b/c I was exhausted.
I am catching up on lots of laundry! Got to goooooo...have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Alli Update

Well, yesterday was a big day! Started at 4:30am. And I AM TIRED!
Back to Alli.
She did good with her sedation medication and her MRI. We stayed in the hospital for an additional 12 hours, so they could observe her. Her observation was uneventful (thankfully).
The Ultrasound Tech's were pretty quiet about what they saw/didn't see, but the nurse who was with Alli the whole time said that they didn't find anything. PRAISE THE LORD. But, that is unofficial, so still waiting for my dr to call us back and let us know for sure.
But, thank you for your prayers. GOD is GOOD...I am sure she is fine, and whatever it was is now gone, thanks to your prayers!
She is such a good/content baby.
Carter and Sydney had a fun day at my mom's house. My sisters kept them entertained. Carter's latest thing is making sounds of a "cow" and "snake".
Sydney loves mothering him, and she is really good at it.
Oh, Alli started cooing today and smiling back at us! Cutie!!
I am signing off for now, but thanks again for your prayers.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Weekend, sleeping in until....

It's burning hot!!!!!
This past weekend was nice! We were all so excited when Mark came home from work Friday night, knowing that we had him to ourselves the next 2 days...and no work!
Friday night, we dropped Sydney off at VBS (which she loved), and went to one of our teens graduation open houses...
  • Saturday, we all slept in until...get this...10:00am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can you believe it?! Praise the Lord...was our phrase of the day...
We hit JcPenny's to return a curtain, and also Costco.
We had our church bring in a meal Sunday, and we skipped our annual church picnic at the Peterson farm, b/c it was in the 90's...and it was too hot for Alli...or any of us for that manner.
We relaxed in the A/C.

Monday was pretty fun, we had some errands to due in Coon Rapids, and we came home for a hour and half nap...which was great.

Mark played softball in this drenching heat last night. We couldn't go again, b/c the air quality was bad, not to mention the heat!

Mark's team won both games by a landslide. Their record just keeps getting better.

  • Today, we are hanging around home, I am holding Alli as much as I can, b/c she goes in for her MRI tomorrow. She has alot of nasal congestion, but she is pretty laid back about, it stresses me out more than her.
For now...I am going to sign off...Please pray for Alli that she does well w/her MRI!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Fun at the park! we are trying to start a regular routine (the best way for the kids and I to keep my sanity, I think)
The kids and I took a walk down to the park. It's about a half mile away, and Sydney was a trooper, and walked the whole way! Carter and Alli got pulled in the wagon. We were a sight!

Carter truly misses Mark. He makes us all miss him even more...his famous saying is "dada, dada, dada" and we hear this all day long! He gets excited as soon as Mark walks in the door...Carter achieved climbing the ropes at the park, my little dare devil keeps me on my toes!

Sydney is such a sweetie at the park, she runs and catches Carter, and makes sure he is ok and helps him down when he is stuck. She also has her own "baby" that she likes to fact, she pushed the "Baby" to the park w/us.

Alli enjoyed the ride to the park, but got hungry half way through. That's always awkward. Oh well, we dealt with it, and are full! :)She is more alert the past 2 days...which is a blessing...She is so cute!
I can hardly wait for Mark to get home tonight, b/c we have the weekend together! YAHOO!Mark and Sydney are going strawberry picking tomorrow, and we have church Sunday.Well, I am off to a nap and to get a quick lunch!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Please pray for Alli

Please pray for Alli...she is going to have an MRI, next Wednesday June 27th.
The big deal is they are going to sedate her, and she will only be 3 weeks old!
Just pray that whatever they find, that it isn't serious or be gone!
They found a mass by her bladder while I was pregnant with her, and we have done alot of tests and couldn't find out what it last resort is the MRI...
Please pray for her...she's a sweetie!

Our Party of Five

Hi Everyone
Starting a Blog, right along with most of way to keep in touch w/out using the phone.
Our Family is up to the "party of five" now.

Mark is working at Diversified Credit Union (, and has been for the past 3 years. He is Lending Supervisor and multi-tasking in many area's of the credit union. He is a huge asset! (I like to brag on Mark)
He is church clerk for our church, helps in the nursery, teaches Junior Church, and much more.
Mark has been busy putting in some nice landscaping for our home and keeping up our lawn. The kids adore him and want to call him during the day b/c the miss him. He plays with the all the time, and they admire him. He is a wonderful daddy (and husband)

I (Krista) am at home full time...not working outside the home (yet). I love spending time with my kids, being outside and taking them to the park. I have girls days w/my girlfriends from's so fun...catching up with them, asking them for advise or just venting/vegging... As a family we love going up north to the cabin in Brainerd. (and now visiting family friends Ruthy and Jon Horner)

Sydney is the oldest at age 3 1/2...a HUGE help to me, sweet and sensitive. She is a darling. She loves playing dress up in her room and playing mommy to her dolly's and Carter. She loves reading books and going to the library for story time. She misses her buddy Rosie Newland, and enjoys playing with her other buddies from church!

Carter is ALL boy. No questions asked! He is ACTIVE, loves throwing anything that might resemble a ball (or not)...drives his trucks and cars across any surface, and talks a little, mainly momma and dadda type stuff. At 15 months you better watch out!

Alli is our newest addition to the family! She is so low-key and nondemanding. She is a sweetheart, we all love holding her, and sometimes fight over it!

About Me

I am a wife and mother of three beautful children. I like to keep busy up here in Ely, since there isn't much to do. Sydney is in preschool, and I take the kids to ECFE every week. I am starting a ladies bible study 2 times a month and am also leading another bible study, twice a month. We love hiking, boating, fishing and going on dates together...we love our new life up here in Ely!