Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ivan and Missi

Hey everybody! I hope everyone is having a great summer and enjoying the outdoors. Ivan and I are going camping this weekend with our friends Sandy and Gary, and Sandy's family. We have done this for the past few years and have a lot of fun. I have been going to this campground since Sandy and I were kids, so it has a lot of great memories for the both of us! I am taking Friday off so that we can have a long weekend!

I think I may have written about this before, but incase I havn't... I now take care of the two older girls Sarah ( almost 7), Molly (almost 5), then a baby boy, Brendan (10 months), from a different family. Well, this past weekend the newest to-be-member of my little "daycare" was born. In September I will be getting little Ms Anna Sophia! It is going to be a lot of work trying to carry around a baby and a soon-to-be toddler, but it is going to be fun! I still miss the other baby girl I had, Paisley, but I hear she is doing good! I get regular emails and pictures from the family, and they will be coming back for a visit in October!!!!

Well, Ivan is working hard, at his golf:-) He has been very excited lately because he has been getting his score lower than ever before. He now refers to golf as his "work," and he "works" a lot. He is enjoying himself and having a wonderful experience he will never forget.

Both Ivan and I are working hard to keep the lawn and gardens looking nice. We are learning that we have a pretty nice green thumb. Although I found out I killed a bunch of Day Lillies in the back corner of the yard. I did this on purpose because I could not remember seeing them ever flower, so I thought they were weeds. Ivan sprayed the, a lot, with weed killer, then we planted grass. Later I realized that there were more of these plants on the side of the house, but they were blooming. Oh well, we now have a little bit more lawn to mow. Ivan has been plucking crab grass and other weeds keeping the lawn nice, now if we could just get some rain!

Ivan is almost done with everything at my boss' house. He now has built them a new garage, sodded the front and back yard, built a deck with a wall/privacy thing, planted 7 Arborvitaes, filled in beside and behind the garage with rock, and build a beautiful 2-tiered planting bed. Wow! I don't know what my boss would have done without him! The backyard is so beautiful now, and it is mostly all Ivan's work!

Well, I should get back to work! Have a great summer!
~MISSI~ (and Ivan)


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Great to hear from you and Ivan. How are the wedding plans coming?

Are you two registering anywhere for gifts?


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

We are registered at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond. The wedding planning is coming along great. The invites have given me some trouble though. Hopefully they reach all of you still glued together! Other than that, Ivan just has to finish addressing the invites and then I don't know what I will do. Most everything is done.


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Great to hear from you!

Jari & I, with kidlets, are leaving for MN on Monday morning. I'd like to see what schedules look like and perhaps we can get together over at Dave & Jody's. (Haven't told her yet .. that goes in the next comment post.) We will be in MI the weekend of the 8.4/5 and at a wedding in Rockford on 8.11. Have some things on the calendar, but would love to see you two!


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Good to hear from you Missi. It is on my list of things to do to call you this week!! Talk to you soon!

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Can't wait to see the invites:) After watching/helping Eric and Rosie with theirs, I have a renewed apprciation for the work that it takes to get them done! Glad to hear the rest of the plans are going well.

Welcome for a swim if you need after a busy day of golf, etc :) We would love to have you and can hear more about your plans.

The others swimming in the alphabet soup are welcome to come cool off in the pool as well. Just give a jingle to see if we are home.