Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Hello everyone!'s been a while since I have blogged anything! Here or on the Forstie blog! I have been sitting here editing and adding more services pictures to what a job! I think I am done now tho, so that's good. I had to edit everyone's pictures that took them, (kim kesti, markus korpi, bob johnson, roxy and rory, etc...), then ftp them to pictage. They are sure fun to look at online tho. They are at and type in 'winter services' in the search box. It might be down right now though for a few hours, because I am in the process of adding more pictures to it. If you can't get there, try again in a few hours.

Services was fun, but very busy....almost too busy.... Frans and I didn't get to sit together for one sermon...a few times we were together for about 15 minutes or so. On Sunday morning we were together, but as soon as the first song started, I went out with a crabby kid. When I came back about 15 minutes later, our bench had been filled with people, so frans got up and let me sit! oh well...I saw and visited a lot of folks that I haven't seen in a while which is always fun!

How is your house project coming along Heather? Frans is in the process of putting in a new shower and toilet in our back bathroom. It is a mess in there! He started it last week, but hasn't touched it now for a week because of services. It will be so nice when it's done! Our shower was beyond disgusting! At the same time, I am hoping that he puts in new flooring in our bedroom:)

Lindsey is having a 'Dr. Suess book' week at school. Monday they had to wear unmatching or inside-out clothes, tuesday she had to wear a hat, today was wacky sock wednesday, and on friday high school students are coming to read a dr suess book to the class! It is fun, and boy she loved wearing my mismatched socks to school today! She was so cute this morning running around the house in my socks pulled up to her knees! I would post a picture of her, but I can not find my card reader anywhere!! Frustrating.

anyways, here are a few pictures of our trip to the zoo a few weeks ago. This baby arangutan (sp?) is so cute!!


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

I was telling someone that I wouldn't want to come down for services. They were perplexed, but you explained it perfectly. If I was to come down there at that time, I wouldn't be able to visit with any of you who actually live there. I remember what it was like, busy, busy, busy. Not saying it isn't fun, but it is so busy you almost need a vacation when it's over.

Our house project is coming along, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. Thus far: Kitchen - painted, tile is done. It still needs the crown molding, trim, and new cupboards (those have to wait, only so much money at a time and Shawn may still be builing them at some point). The living room: painted, wainscoting (I don't know how you spell that)with chair rail is in, bay window is done, book shelf needs shelves, and flooring is done. Bathroom: needs the mudding finished, primer, paint, border but the floor is done except to be sealed (should be done today). Porch: mostly painted with the exception of the new closet that went around the hot water heater - the inside is done but the outside requires completion of mudding, then primer, paint, etc. Shelves should then be put back up in the old closet and new ones made for the new closet. The tile flooring is in and just needs to be sealed. The hallway: tile is in, needs to be sealed, has been painted, need 2 can lights there. Overall, the project is coming along and the house looks so much better. Currently, my bathroom counter is in the living room, the sink is in the hallway, but it should all be put together soon. I'm hoping to have the bathroom done by the end of the weekend. We'll see.

How are everyone else's projects going?

What has everyone else been up to?

We are supposed to have a big blizzard. It was to start at 6PM last night and go through 6PM on Friday. Yesterday at work, we were talking about how nice it would be to not come in, well, I woke up this morning to no new white stuff. It got as far north as Central Lakes and then nothing. The roads remain clear, but the winter watch continues...Maybe tomorrow we'll be closed?!?

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Speaking of white stuff, where are mother and isa? On the road? Safe and snug at home?

Jenny, you're looking good. you've inspired me to hop back on the treadmill.


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

adorable pictures, its fun to hear about services, its fun to hear about your porjects and how they are coming along.
here we got off very early from school due to the snow, we don't usually get home until 3 o'clock but today we got home at 11:45! it just started snowing this morning and has been snowing ever since, it is truly minnesnowta :) for now any way.
Jenny as Liz said you are looking great!
i can't wait to see your house Heather, its sounding very nice, i want to see it! not today anyway, hope your blizzard isn't too big ;) i had better go, i've still got homework to do, even if we don't have school tomorrow;) have a good day. -debbie

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

thanks liz and debbie. I feel good, and I am happy with where I'm at, although it would be nice to be able to lose another 20-30! I don't necessarily eat the best, but I drink a lot of water, and I am in an exercising mode. I am walking/jogging, and have started hiking now at the mountain right close to here. Only a few more months of that, then it will be too hot!

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

I heard from Audrey S. that Mom and Isa were going to Prescott or something and plan to be home on the 9th of March.