Friday, July 27, 2007

Carter, exhausted from lunch...

Carter couldn't keep his eyes open after he had his lunch. He was all tuckered out...(his outfit is compliments of grandma nancy...something Mark wore when he was a little boy!)
The day flew by...We barely did anything (it seemed)
Carter and Sydney helped me make banana bread and some jello pudding, along w/a roast for dinner...
The kids had of those quick/boring days...
Ever have days like that?
I had a baby shower to go to this evening for Kelly. So, Mark took the kids to his parents for some play-time.
I will sign on again soon! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Sydney attended VBS last night at BLBBC, she really enjoyed it. They really do it up there...they got the popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, fish pond, pictures, etc... It looks really cool! Anyways, we are going back again tonight.
Carter and Sydney have been home during the day lately...and playing in the pool. I took a picture today of it, so I will add it later on.
Alli has slept from 10:30pm-6am the past few "knock on wood" she will keep that pattern up!
She is growing up so quickly. She smiles and coo's at us.
It looks like we are getting some pretty bad storms soon...and I hear Alli crying for some food!
Post later on!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Here are my 3 little musketeers...
We had a good day today.
Alli slept ok last night, I got a 5 hour stretch and than a 2 hour stretch...
Sydney is working on no pull-up's at night so we had some issues changing her pants in the middle of the night. Thankfully Carter slept through everything.
We had a play-date w/our friends today. The kids played in the pool, had lunch and watched Nemo.
Just got home, so I better go finish supper.
The kids and daddy are picking up grandma from the airport. They can hardly wait to see her. And tomorrow starts the first day that Sydney will make BLBBC's VBS.
Talk again

Monday, July 23, 2007

Our Weekend

Well, we had a great weekend, enjoying our new deck. Mark put together his new grill (you can't have a new deck w/out a new grill!)
We had some friends over and had a blast Friday night...Fure and Shannon, it was fun catching up with them! Their little guy Jack is so cute....we will be praying for you guys this week as you move!
Saturday, I was running errands, looking for a new patio set, which I didn't find. Sydney spent the day at Grandpa's wearing him out!!!!
Sunday, we had Junior church again, the kids were really good, and we had an interesting evening service, hearing how our teens went to Mexico! They all seemed to learn the power of prayer which is huge! So, if you have any prayer requests, let me know, and I will be happy to post them, and please pray for those on my list! Thanks!!!
Well, Mark is on his way home from his softball game, they were playing Fourth's good team, so lets cross our fingers and see if they won!
I will be posting tomorrow or the next day...
Talk to you...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Our Get-a-way

The kids and I had a "get-a-way" up at Ruthy and Jon Horner's home...
We had so much fun!
They live about 2 hours north in Pequot Lakes.
We went from Tuesday-Thursday...Sydney loved playing with Zoe, learning the concept of sharing and playing house, dr (which is quite interesting if you ask me), dress-up, church, and more!
Tuesday we went to Cheryl and Mike's home (so use to calling it their cabin, but it is their home now) and the kids went swimming and ate dinner.
Wednesday we went to the turtle races in Nisswa and we enjoyed our first movie theatre experience (don't ask me why I waited until I had 3 kids before I introduced a movie theatre experience! went well. We saw "Rattatouile" was a cute movie.
Thursday, we woke up late and just played around until we left after lunch.
We are safe and sound at home, eagerly anticipating the arrival of MARK!...
Talk to you all later.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Brenda's Delivery

If you are interested in Brenda's delivery information, I thoguht I would type it for you...
She had about 15 hours of labor, 1 hour and a half of pushing...She did get cut, so she wouldn't tear.
She had an epideral and was able to sleep for a few hours, so she was rested...
She is nursing well, baby is happy and they are both enjoying being parents.
Nancy (brenda's mom) is on her way down to see Brenda, Thursday-Tuesday...
We are so excited for our new cousin/neice FAITH
Love you all down in NC

Sunday, July 15, 2007


How exciting!!!
Brenda had her baby, Saturday July 14th (our anniversary) at around 5:30am.
Faith Breanne was 8lbs 12oz, 21 3/4 in...has some dark hair, and resembles Sydney.
I haven't gotten to talk w/ I can post details later.
Mark and I celebrated our 6th anniversary at VALLEYFAIR, all day long Saturday. Thanks to wonderful friends. Jeff and Char Horner, they took ALL 3 kids for us! We had a blast, and so did our kids! THANKS GUYS!!!
We had a good week last week, Mark won his softball game.
Sydney was able to play with her friend Brone for 2 days while they were in town, gathering their things.
Carter and I had dr appointments, and Carter had some shots...he is healthy, in the 75% for height and 50% on weight. So, just right!
Got to gooooo...Alli's hungry...OH, she's getting so big!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Our Weekend

Our weekend was pretty good.
It started off w/the kids in the pool Saturday's so hot. I think we need something to complain about, so we complain when it's hot and we complain when it's cold...I feel like we are the children of Israel.
We went to a birthday party for Mark's aunt, it was so fun, we had subway sandwiches and cold stone creamery cake. It was divine!
We have Junior church this month, so we get to tackle the little 3,4,& 5 year olds at church on Sundays. It went really well. Our church had a service in the park yesterday afternoon, but I don't know if they did it due to the rainy weather. We couldn't make it b/c it was too hot for the kids, plus we were all napping.
Last night, we had a new couple over at our house. Jenny and Josh Kidd. They have a little girl named "Rissa" that is close to Sydney's age. So, they ran all over playing dress up, while we tried to talk. It was fun fellowship...We enjoy grown-up conversations every now and again. Thank you Jenny and Josh!
Well, I have to get Carter and Alli up for Mark's softball game tonight. So, I am signing off.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Happy 4th of July to you all!
We had a fun 4th. We spent it at Mark's parents house. His grandma and aunt made it out along w/his other Aunt and Uncle Salley. The kids played in the pool and we had a nice b-bque...we were in bed around 10, so no sitting out doing the whole fireworks scene for us this year.
It was nice to have a day off for Mark in the middle of the week. Something to rejuvenate him for the rest of the work week.
Thursday was a nice day, we got Alli's pictures taken and ran a few errands, avoiding the heat indoors (we bought a pool)
Friday, I kept the kids outside most of the day, we played in our little kiddie pool. Played at the park. And just enjoyed the outdoors (we kept Alli inside for most of the day)!
We are dreading the hot weekend...but, I guess it's better than snow! :)
Tomorrow we are going to Aunt Janet's birthday party...we are always up for some ice cream cake, how about you?
Signing off for now. I got to hit the sack.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Carter ran away...

It's a rainy today, which our grass/shrubs/flowers are loving!
Carter ran away for the first time today :)...he as mad at me b/c he wanted a toy that Sydney had, and wouldn't settle for anything he carried his little legs down the block crying...(he got 2 houses away, while Sydney and I watched, trying not to smile) He realized that we weren't coming to get him, so he rounded the mailbox and headed back home. I hope that was the first and only time he runs away from home!
This past weekend was relaxing. We went grocery shopping, visited Mr. and Mrs. Gardner (pray for him, he is in a lot of pain), and taught Junior Church.
Pretty typical weekend.
Hope all is well with you!

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!