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Showing posts from June, 2011

Just Closed

I've been reading Murdocks Mama for awhile now, and I love when she posts about what books she's finished reading.  Now it's my turn to give it a try!

I loved the book!  It was a great, funny read!

Where I'm From

I first saw this blog post written over at In the Trenches of Mommyhood, then at Madaline: The Magnificent Mayhem Maker, and fianlly over at Kirstin's Four Kids, and loved everyone of them.  I knew I had to write one of my own from over here!

I am from a gravel road, from Hamburger Helper and too much fast food.
I am from the a big, comfy ranch home with the smell of freshly spread manure in the air.

I am from a house with marigolds planted every year, the geranium every year from grandpa.  

I am from Christmas Eves spent at grandma's and knacks for story-telling and smart-ass responses, from Edson and Lowell.
I am from the conservaties choices and animal lovers.

From don't yell through the house and Bethany Janes!

I am from Sunday mornings in church and Sunday School and invovlement in the committes and youth groups.

I'm from a hospital birth and German descent, barbequed beef sandwhiches and hamburger and noodles casserole.

From the a dad working late on farms, t…

Rough Patch

I've had a rough few days lately. The reason doesn't matter, but hubby knows I've been upset lately. He came home last night with these last night for me to help cheer me up.


We spent the weekend camping. I think the dog had more fun than all of us.  It isn't that we didn't have fun, it is more than she just had THAT much fun!

Things My Husband Says While Sleeping

When my husband and I first started dating, we were indignantly smitten with each other.  In a matter of months I was driving the 2-3 hours from college to his parents place where he was living at the time.

It was one of those first weekend sleeping on the couch of his parents living room, him on the floor, that it first happened.

He woke me from a sound sleep to ask me a question. That question remains one of the best to date as they are often hilarious and mind boggling!

That night, he asked me: "did you get the discount on that cheese?"

It has happened many times since then. Most of the time I hardly remember our has happened by morning.  But there are a few that stand out.

Shortly after we were married, he woke me up to ask me: "what error message are you getting?"  When I replied none, he wouldn't have it. He continued to explain to me to look at the screen in front of me and read what it said in the box.  (He used to work on a help desk answeri…

Christmas Gifts

I just realized I wrote this post months ago shortly after Christmas and never published it.  Perhaps because I thought I might actually photograph those items, but seeing as it's June and I haven't, I may as well publish it photo less.  I certainly don't want to forget their delightful gifts and a little glimpse into what they think about.

This year, Keith and I took the boys shopping separately.  As in Keith took them one day and I took them another.  We wanted to give them the opportunity to pick out Christmas presents for the other.

I received some beautiful, thoughtful gifts from my 4 year old boys.

Christmas Tree Pin for my Coat

Scarf and Gloves

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Board Game

Silver "C" Necklace

Jelly Beans

Snowman Rug

Shopping with the boys for Daddy was difficult, they were too busy thinking about other things.  We left Target that day with some gift for Daddy.

Oscar the Grouch Underwear in a Piggy-Bank Tin

The Grinch Underwear in a Grinch Tin

A Weekend of Laughter

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I had a fantastic weekend!  

I've had more fun this weekend than I have had in a long time.  That's not to say I haven't been having fun, but I can honestly say I haven't laughed as long or hard as I have this weekend in months.

It started when I took the day off on Friday to host our first ever garage sale.  A friend of mine who lives out in the country without traffic, which is a terrible place for a garage sale, brought their livestock trailer over full of stuff to sell too.  It sure made our garage sale popular!  We had amazing traffic and sales on Friday.  At one point, we counted 18 people in our driveway!

The morning was quite eventful too.  We had an Amish buggy half way into my front yard parking to check out the garage sale.

We happen to live on a corner.  Not too long after that a gentlemen parked his truck just off the corner to stop at our sale.  The next thing we know, as he's shopping in out driveway, we hear a …

A Graduation Ceremony

This weekend has been one of the best weekends I've had in a long time.  I'll share more about my weekend tomorrow, and I can say that with certainty, because I've already written the post!  Today, I have something much more moving to share.  

The majority of our day was spent with my husband's family celebrating our oldest nephews high school graduation.  We headed out late this morning for our front row seats at the high school. 

It was refreshing to see kids ambitious about their future and sharing their talents.  The seniors of the choir did an excellent rendition of Don't Stop Belivin' which happens to be one of my favorite songs.

Their class had 5 valedictorians and 1 salutatorian that spoke.  I remember the first to speakers being excellent, but right now I can't tell you a thing about the first speaker's speech.  I can't get the second speakers speech out of my head. 

His speech moved me to tears.

You see, this kid, he was adopted.