Turning 50 has not slowed me down....only when it comes to this blogging thing, I know I am a slow poke!!!
Kids have been back in school since August 25 so we are getting back to a normal routine (whatever normal is these days). Tanner is going to Dakota County Vo Tech this year for his senior year-taking Graphic Arts. He only goes to the Farmington school till 11:30 then he spends the rest of the day at Vo Tech then goes directly to work after that (still doing the landscape thing until the snow flies). Mitchell is loving 4th grade however he is not so sure about his homework load, he has about 2 hours of homework every night, seems like a lot to me but it has been years since I was in school (smiles). Dave worked 82 hours the week before last (that's more than I work in 2 weeks) but says they should be slowing way down and soon. The housing decline has taken it's toll on a lot of builders this year. Dave says they may even close down early this fall instead of waiting until Novemeber. He has been working on seeding and spraying all of the fields so his work load was huge and he had some deadlines to meet. We did decide to take a long weekend over Labor day and go fishing. He needed the rest! Weather was beautiful and fishing was good.
HEY HEATHER AND SHAWN....CONGRATS!!!!! We are so very happy for you! We need a baby shower......gee, who is a good planner???? Heather but she can't plan her own shower. We will have to work on this over the winter and plan for a spring shower. Elizabeth, Lauire, Jen... I will help!!! (smiles) I know there is a lot of time to prepare but I am so darn excited!!!!
Nothing as exciting at this end, work stays steady for me, looks like I will stay busy over the winter at least. We have picked up a few projects here and there and my boss is going to open up another business so that will add to my work load which is a GOOD thing.
Dave, my sister Robin and my neighbor planned a 50th birthday party for me, there was around 90 people here throughout the day. It was quite exciting! I think every neighbor in a two block radius was here plus I saw some old friends that I had not seen in years. Tanner made me a video that made me cry and my sister had poster boards full of pictures from a fifty year span from when I was a baby up to now....very special day! Of course they had to play the "over the hill" stuff on me all day long but I loved every minute!
Have a good week everyone!
P.S. Hey Anita and Jari what do you think of Palin????