Saturday, March 27, 2010


Oh my word! How sad...they passed the healthcare bill. I have been talking on the phone with Brenda frustrated with the direction our country is going. It seems like everyone is a zombie following their leader Obama and whatever he says is gold! People WAKE UP! Somebody's going to have to pay for healthcare, it will not be free! Our kids/grandkids will be footing the bill, unless the Lord comes back...which seems more likely! I have a feeling China will be coming soon to collect too...It's so frustrating gov't taking over everything...I wish they would just back out and let us make it on our own. When I teach my kids to work at untying a knot or picking up their toys, etc...they are proud of themselves and that instills a sense of self-confidence...not me doing everything for them....Our gov't will inspire us to be better productive citizens if they let us pick ourselves up and do it our selves! :( frustrated in the most liberal city in MN...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Carter's Bday and More

Well, my little Carter turned 4 yesterday! I can't believe it! Time fly's! I treasure each day as much as I can sanely do :)

He is so hilarious! He is all literal and enjoy's soaking up his surroundings! He will take his time in life and enjoy all moments w/out rushing. I am thankful to the Lord for allowing us to have such a precious boy, and I daily pray for his salvation.

He had a great day yesterday, we went swimming at the GEL for 3 1/2 hours. He wore shorts all day (I told him when it was his bday he could wear shorts), rode his bike to the library to pick out a family movie, and got lots of cake and presents.

He got a scooby doo ball, scooby doo undies, spiderman fishing kit, glasses, jump rope, "go fish" card game and a snake (pretend, of course)...he was pretty excited.

Today I had to get a couple of moles removed. My dad has melanoma in one of his moles, and I thought I'd better get checked out and they dr says we'd better remove 2 of mine and test them. I should be getting results back next week. I am such a baby and hate needles, it was fine but I was pretty stressed. Grant has discovered his hands and try's to clap and make the "more" sign language...

Tonight Sydney and Carter have, I am studying for Mom's Bible Study for tomorrow.

Would love you to visit us up in ELY!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Well...took me long enough!

Well, it's been way too long since I have posted last! Sorry!
Things are going pretty well here in Ely. This winter has really spoiled us! I am waiting for the below zero streches and snow dumps soon! The kids and I have been sledding at Hidden Valley almost every afternoon! We don't even need coats, just snowpants and gloves and off we go! Grant too his first sled ride too!
Grant is growing. He got his bottom teeth last month and is really smiling and cooing. He is moving around on his belly too, won't be long and he will be crawling! We just moved him to his own room this week, it's so sad seeing such a tiny baby in a big crib! But, it's nice having your room back!
Alli is busy, and is starting to bond more with Grant, she is realizing she can be a helper and be a teacher. I am thankful for that. She is a joy and I look forward to every stage.
Carter is all boy! He is running all over and took ski lessons this past winter. He really progressed and battled through falling, and falling, and falling!!!!!!! Poor guy, he just asked dad to push him up the hill so he could cruise down, like a gorilla. :) he is into #'s and learning how to recognize them. He likes going fishing with Mark and did ice fishing for the first time last month.
Sydney has finished K5 Math and only has 50 more phonics lessons! She can write cursive, add, subtract, count by 2, 5, 10's and recognize money (who can't :)). She loves a challenge and pushes herself! She is also a natural in sports! She just picks anything up! I am thrilled for her. She was in skiing and was quickly moved up to the next level and also played basketball. She played in 2 high school games half time shows and did really well. It's so weird seeing her playing basketball, b/c Mark and I used to play!
I feel like i can't keep up with housework sometimes and getting together with friends! I go out once a month with other mom's and it's huge reconnecting and laughing! I miss my friends from the cities at times and look forward to reconnect.
Hope you are all well

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!