Thursday, June 26, 2008

Broken Arm

Well, Carter broke his arm on Monday night! Believe it or not, he was having a pillow fight with Mark and Sydney...he landed on Sydney's ankle...he was crying and laid down and fell asleep, so we thought he was ok...but next morning he was still complaining and not using his arm. I took him to the dr, we got xrays and they diagnosed a "buckle fracture". It was right above his wrist, and below his elbow...poor buddy! He has it in a splinter now, to let the swelling down and tomorrow (Friday) we go in and get a cast put on. Thankfully it should only be on for about 2 weeks.
Keeping him out of the water is going to be a task though!
Keep him in your prayers.
Things are nice here, the weather is 80's and we are at the beach/park everyday! all on Mark's dollar :)
Have a great weekend....

Friday, June 20, 2008


We had a good time with family last week. We met in Brainerd and hung out...Mark was able to fish alot with the men and we tended to the babies...
Back to reality this week, work!
I had another asthma, breathing problem this week again...and the dr is quite sure it's our apartment enviroment.
Mold and cigarette's are in the walls, and it's causing my breathing problem. So, we need to move out asap...we are looking at buying a lot in town/close to town and just building a new house. (everything here is 100 years old for rent, nothing new, and I can't handle the molds/other house allergens), pray that our house sells quickly. We did have a showing yesterday, but haven't heard back anything.
We all have colds right now, and are planning on meeting with some builders this weekend.
Carter is still hitting the big potty. YEAH!!!!
Have a good week.

Friday, June 6, 2008


Vacation starts tonight at 5:30!!! We are having Alli's first birthday party tomorrow at Grandma Olson's house...
She loves animals, so we are making a cow cake for her! She loves to say "mmmmm..."
Our plans for the Big City are visiting the MOA, Mn History museum and visiting friends.
We are planning on heading back to Ely Tuesday so we can explore up here to go hiking, fishing, and camping spots...Friday we meet up with Mark's sister and parents in Brainerd for a week of pure RELAXATION!
Alli's getting so big...she is taking alot of steps, fiesty as ever, demanding her way, etc...:) kids are pulling me away...
God watch over all of you this week and weekend...
Oh, one more thing...I saw on the news this week that a man in his 70's was hit in broad daylight...many bystanders watching the whole things happen and it took a full minute for ANYONE to stop their cars or just walk over to see if he was ok... (this happened in CT) I am ashamed to live in a world that is so self absorbed and selfish! How horrifying...what if that was my grandma? or someone I loved?! What happened to this world? I pray that we can learn from this and teach our children empathy for all people, especially the elderly!

Monday, June 2, 2008


Mark has officially started fishing. He went out early Saturday morning, and found a spot on the river, right out of town. Than, early Sunday he was up again, and got a small mouth bass. He threw it back, and went out again Sunday afternoon...bring the troops (all of us) with him. I have never seen so many woodticks in my life! They were crawling all over us! YUCK! So, needless to say, as tempting as fishing is with Mark, I'd rather stay back with the kids! We did get them a scooby doo fishing pole, so they could go fishing too...but to no avail.
Saturday we went over to Jennifer and Dan's home. They grilled and we talked. They have 2 boys Cooper and Conner (Carter and Alli's age)...we all had a great time.
Big news at our house. Carter has been in BIG BOY underwear for a week now...he is doing good. We are working on making it a habit to put him on the big potty, and he usually goes (we only do it every couple/few hours)...It's so rewarding to see him not in diapers.
We are looking forward to our family flying in next week, and a full week of vacation for Mark. We are heading to the cities Friday night, and having a birthday party for Alli on Saturday...the BIG ONE! Can't believe it...
We will head back to Ely on Tuesday for some exploring time and meet our family back in Brainerd for some fun at the lake.
Hope your summer is starting good...If you come and visit here...bring the STRONG bug spray or don't go out after 7! The bugs will take you away! :)

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!