Monday, September 29, 2008

Fall has arrived!

Well, it is definitely fallish out there! The weather was exeptional all last week and it was really warm. I was thankful for that.
Alli is very independent, and usually the cause of strife between her and Carter! She is feeding herself, and throws herself on the ground if she isn't happy with of joys...
Carter is pretty sensitive and keeps an eye on the girls, his latest habit is holding the door for the ladies! We are there for quite a while sometimes while he waits and waits for ladies to come through the door ways at preschool, but he is quite a gentleman! I am proud of him!
Sydney is enjoying preschool and exploring different things, she is practicing writing and learning about how to make applesauce and even apple pie! She loves her time to learn.
I had the opportunity to peel and slice 2 crates of peaches with a friend here, and we bagged them and labeled them for the freezer! NUMMY! Quite a few didn't make it :)
We started ECFE today, which will go through December, I Really enjoy it...helps me network other moms, talk through some normal kid issues and get some idea's for myself! The kids enjoy the interaction with new kids and enjoy the crafts and different projects they introduce!
Jack and Nancy came up this weekend (we're spoiled, I know!)...we took them hiking up to Secret Blackstone Loop...what a fun hike, we hike around 3 lakes and up and down varies terrain, and skipping through various swamp lands. Mark went fishing on Burntside, but was unsuccesful into luring fish to his boat :)...They went home today and the kids got a little teary eyed, they want them to come back and never leave!
Sunday school has been going good, I have 5 in my class, and they are smart! Memorizing their verses and retelling the Bible stories to family!
This weekend we are having a garage sale...getting rid of lots of baby stuff, and misc stuff that I can and will live without!
Pray as our church called a pastor, that if this is the right man for the job, that it will be an easy transition...that we will know whether we stay or go...and also pray for my garage sale...that I can sell most all of the stuff and that we will have great weather.
Come and visit, the colors are starting to look really pretty!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fun Visits!

This past weekend was so fun for us! My Grandma came up to Ely with my sisters Melanie and Heidi...we all met in Duluth, since I had an appointment with the allergist at SMDC. I learned a new fact! I am allergic to Birch Tree's and for some reason when I eat apples, my body thinks it's a birch tree and my mouth will swell up! Also, I have to stay away from hazelnut, peeling potato's & carrots raw! It was really eye-opening!
We met in Duluth and my family followed us back to Ely.
We visited the International Wolf Center in the morning, caught a free lunch at Veteran's on the Lake...stopped by the Rauch's (friends of ours), and shopped a couple was so fun.
Sunday we hosted the fellowship snack, and I started teaching the preschool sunday school.
Thanks for coming up this past weekend you guys...come again soon!
Monday night I surprised Mark w/a date night...we went fishing out on Birch Lake!
Tuesday night was truck night in Ely, the kids climbed on all sorts of trucks and learned what they were for.
Tonight Sydney started Awana Cubbies!!!
Alli was moved to a BIG GIRL BED...she is adjusting well.
This weekend we are thinking of getting up early and going to Duluth to enjoy hiking and breakfast :)
Hope all is well with you, keep in touch

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Welcome Katey Black!

Katey Black is here, we aren't quite sure on the name spelling yet...Sharon delivered her WITHOUT an epideral Friday night...her hard labor was only about an hour so, thank God for that, but OUCH!!!! She weighed 7lbs 10oz...and she is healthy and mom/dad are happy! :) Congrats you guys, and I can't wait to meet you sweet Katey!
This weekend was city wide for St Francis, and I made out like a bandit! I prayed before hand that God would lead us to the right places, and he definitely did! I even got a Schwinn bike for Carter w/training wheels for only $15!! What a steal...
Last night I went out with the girls to Cheesecake Factory and walked Southdale. We all gorged ourselves and brought home the leftovers! It was good to reconnect and see how everyone is doing. It seems as though all my friends are getting pregnant or are pregnant, so I hope their morning sickness passes quickly...
News on the Ely front, we have Coyotes running around town lately, in fact Mark was driving and saw one hanging out by our yard, and chased it away...weird!
Sydney starts preschool this week full time (tuesdays and thursdays noon-3:30)...she is so excited, and I am happy for her.
Well, we are heading back early today to the Iron Range...ready for winter to set in, it's been in the 30's in the morning/overnights...BRRRrrrrr.rr....Come and Visit!

Monday, September 1, 2008

September, Seriously?!

Where does the time go? I can't believe today is the beginning of September!
We have been busy, of course guzzing up the house and moving out our stuff from the apartment. What a task!
We have painted the cupboards and put all of that back, but we are searching for new hardware, and planning on painting the kitchen yellow and getting roman shades that coordinate.
We are getting a couple of bids from an electrician to convert our 60amp to 200 fuse box...the electricity is way out-dated!
We came down to the cities for the labor day weekend.
Saturday we spent at the state fair, eating corn on the cob, strawberries 'n cream, mini donuts, corn dogs, pronto pups, foot longs, malt shakes and more!!! (so much for watching my calories and carbs!) The kids loved the animals so we spent a good chunk of our day, hopping over cow piles :)
Sunday we enjoyed church at St Francis and caught up with our friends and than in the afternoon we had a picnic with the grandma's and some family/ was fun and relaxing. Jennie Pahl is enjoying AZ, she is a speech pathologist. She is officially down with her masters program~ CONGRATS Jennie!!! Have a safe trip back to AZ with your mom and baby (Sugar).
Alli is becoming more mobile, climbing the kitchen table and anything she can get a foot hold of.
She definitely knows when she is being naughty, b/c we ask her if she wants to go in her playpen for a while and she shakes her head no...stinker!
Carter is learning more each day, he seems like a sponge. He is prone to accidents and falling down and running into things, so I wonder when that stage will end...His sense of humor is a riot and it's fun to watch him grow.
Sydney is gearing up for preschool right now, she has orientation this week and starts next week. It's a parent cooperative preschool, and she will have 10 classmates. They get them ready for preschool and we will be part of the classroom about 1 time a month. It's 2 days a week for 3 hours at a time, so tuesdays and thursdays I will be walking her to school! My little baby!
Next weekend I am coming back to the cities for a garage sale weekend and girls weekend...I miss you girls! I can hardly wait until next weekend...where I can just lay back and laugh till I cry!
Have a great week!

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!