Thursday, August 30, 2007


You wonder, when you have days like today!
I am watching 6 kids today (3 are my own)...and it all started when Sydney was complaining about a headache, tummy ache....Well...she threw up! All over the living room and outside. (I think she threw up from the pain of her headache...she did this before w/an earache)
Than, I was taking Carter's pants off and out popped poop on my floor...He pooped in his swimming trunks! I had to clean that up.
Thankfully, everything else is settling down.
Glad I did my devo's today or I wouldn't have made it through w/out God!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Welcome Charlotte!

Congrats to Jeanna and Jeremy Zajicek, on the birth of Charlotte Corinne! She was born yesterday at 5:15pm...Weighing in at 9lbs, and 20" long.

She is healthy, and mommy is doing well...

Praise be to God.


Thought I would add some cute pictures of fun with Micah. Today, he's helped hold Alli. Help me bring all loads of laundry downstairs, help sort laundry...and even help make dinner for his daddy!
He misses his mommy too!...He says "love you mom"

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Updated pictures and such

Brenda, these picture updates are for you especially! Here are pictures of the State Fair.
Today has been an interesting day! I have 6 kids total...Ranging from 5 to 3 months! I was really concerned about it, but I figured...I better dig into my Bible in James to help me through the day. If I didn't have Christ to get through the day the kids & I would be in trouble.
I got up at the crack of dawn...and things just kept busy from there...
I got them all ready to go to the park, which is about a 1/2 mile away...and once we reached the park. It started to rain! Crazy...6 kids, 1/2 mile away at the park in the RAIN....we ran home and when we got there, it stopped raining! Crazy...
Oh well...They are all sleeping right now (yes, all 6 at the same time!) I am giving GOD ALL the credit for this one!
I better start dinner here or it won't be done!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Weekend and more!

We went to the Mn State Fair on Friday, it was so much fun...we had all three kids w/us...was that interesting! We had my favorite. Sweet corn! YUMMY!...and mini donuts were a close second.
Saturday was a relaxing day...hanging out at home and in the evening we went to our neighborhood block party. It was fun getting to know the neighbors better!
Sunday was usual. Church, nursery duties, and we had some friends over for some fellowship. Jenni and Josh Kidd. That was fun!
Today was the start of a new road for the kids and I. We are now watching 2 more boys. Mainly part-time.
We had fun w/Micah Horner this morning. We played around the house, went for a mile walk to the park...Ate lunch and colored...
And, this afternoon...we are having Logan over...we are watching him part-time as well...
I will keep you posted and update pictures...
I am tired, but need to start on dinner!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I just discovered much fun! I found so many people I haven't heard from, that website is great!
Thank you Melanie for sharing it with me!!!
Last night, we ended up going to Perkins for dinner, b/c I was so tired and didn't feel like making anything. I am making up for it today, I put in a roast and potatoes in the oven, so Mark will have a nice normal dinner today!
The kids and I were by ourselves today, it was SO MUCH FUN! We walked to the park (yes, my little Carter walked 1 mile by himself...he only fell 2 times!)...the kids played their little hearts out, and I and Sydney colored pictures for Grandma and Auntie Janet.
Now, I better take a shower, before church!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Zoo, tournaments, my b-day, etc...

Friday the kids and I went to the fair with our cousin Haylee, Great Auntie Janet, Grandma and Auntie/Uncle Black.
They had so much fun looking at all the animals...and exhausted!
This weekend, Mark had softball tournaments, in the pouring rain! They won 2 and lost was bittersweet when we headed home.
Sunday, was my 26th birthday, we had lunch at Jack and Nancy's and went to church, listening to Uncle Brandon preach. He did really well!
Monday, we kept busy watching Haellie Opp and grandma and Auntie's came over to play.
Last night we went to the Twins game to root, root root the home team...and it was a shame, they got slammed by the mariners.
Today, I brought Alli to the dr for her shots. She had 2 and one orall med. Next week we go in for the 3 more she needed...(I had the shots separated out so she wouldn't be exposed to the mercury...)
Anyways. I didn't make dinner tonight. So, let's see what we can find around the house!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Introducing....Haellie Opp

I am finally posting a picture of the little girl we play with during the day...Haellie Opp.
She is so GOOD! She loves to just watch the kids play and join in. Loves sucking her thumb and holding her blanket (it's adorable)...She is so content all the time. I am hoping her good spirit rubs off on my kids (not that they are good spirited, but just so they can learn her content attitude)...We love watching her!

Steele County Fair

We headed down to the Steele County Fair, and annual tradition in my family since I was 8 years old! I had to keep up the tradition!
We had so much fun. The kids saw alot of interesting animals, we rode rides for 4 hours with Sydney, Carter had a 2 hour nap and Alli kept my grandma entertained. It was loads of fun, my sister Melanie came along with us. Needless to say, we rolled in the driveway after 11pm last night and we are dragging tired today!
We have been pretty busy w/Sharon and Brandon Black who are in town as well.. I will try and post a picture of the kids, all the cousins...
Talk to you

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Who got into the markers?

Guess who got into the markers while mommy was vacuuming upstairs? You got it! Carter had it all over his face. I was laughing so hard, until I found out Sydney got out the glue and spread it all over the kitchen table! What a mess...I kindly explained...we only do crafts with mommy, not by ourselves. I hope they got it!
Our day was pretty laid back, just hanging out at home, cleaning and making dinner!
Talk to you all later...

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Pictures of Last week

Here are some pictures of the fun we had last night up in Brainerd...We got, Alli being a beach bum and Mark w/the kids roasting favorite!

Funny Story!

I have a funny story about Alli, while we were up in Brainerd last week.
She has a weird poop schedule, usually every 5 days, and I think it is due to her large colon.
We were out for lunch at Rafferty's pizza in town and I could tell Alli started pooping...well, she kept going, and going, and much that she had it squirting out of the side of her diaper. It looked like a volcano, pushing and pushing out. (I was holding her, while she was going, and Mark had just left to get a soft drink refill) While it was spilling out the side, I had it fall on the coloring papers you get at the restaurant. I rushed her to the bathroom, trying to contain my composure.
It was cleaned up in 5 minutes...but it was the funniest thing we have seen in a while!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Last week!

Well, it's been a while since I have posted on my blog. We have been out-of-town!
Monday & Tuesday the kids and I headed up to Detroit Lakes, MN to visit my grandparents and aunt and uncles up there...the car ride was SO LONG! We were relieved when we were able to get out and run! Melanie met up with us in Little Falls, so she was able to spend 2 days with us.
The kids played with my cousins (weird I know), they had so much fun! We went to see my cousins in the BMX races. It was so neat to see these little kids race bikes. They even had a girl and a boy who were 3 years old racing!
Wednesday we headed back to Brainerd and spent through Sunday at Mark's grandma's cabin. It was a rough ride there...Alli cried, I had to pull over a couple of times. I think the kids were sick of riding in the car.
Thursday we hung out at the lake, the kids loved getting rides in the paddle boat, playing in the sand...and chasing Mark around. We stopped and hung out at the Crow Wing county fair for the evening.
Friday we trucked into Pequot Lakes and hung out at crafters market, gander mt and the park.
Saturday we played at the lake in the morning and Grandma and Grandpa Krekelberg joined us for the weekend at the cabin.
Sunday we went into Pequot Lakes for the craft sale, ate lunch with Grandma/pa, and headed back to the cabin for a nap. We had to head back to "reality" in the evening, it was a long car ride again....but we made it back.
Today was recovery day for us all! Catching up on household duties.
Tomorrow we are starting to watch Haylee, so we will let you know how that goes (part time, temp job for me) PTL

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!