Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
wow, it's been a while since I posted on here! Blogger is really being a bugger right now tho. it won't let me move around my pictures, and I just pushed something wrong and two were deleted....so we'll see if I can finish this without any more problems! We are all doing good down here!! School is out on Wednesday, and the girls are pretty excited about that! we'll see how much fun we can cram in before baby comes! We could have her as early as july 1st, so that doesn't give us much time! But we are all getting anxious to welcome #6!!! Frans is busy at work, and has actually had quite a bit of sidework the last month, so that is good!!
This picture was actually taken in April, but swimming season is in full swing now, and the girls love it!! I have even been in the pool twice now, and that is unusual for me to go in before the end of June!
Big Trina with her piggy-tails....can't you just hear her saying "cheese"? her latest thing is saying cheese when you are taking her picture....she says "sssssss". it's pretty funny!
Quick, go for a picture!
we got two little bunnies for the girls a few weeks ago, and they just love them! we got rid of our dog, and promised the girls that we would try bunnies. Our dog was a wonderful dog, and we actually couldn't have asked for a better dog to have with kids, but she just did not get enough attention over here. So I said when we have boys, and they are old enough to take care of a dog, we will get another one! (we might be waiting a while!) The white one that Toni has is princess and the brown one is sparkes....
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
the matter. First it sounded like Laura said, "There's a bear in the bldg.!" but she repeated it and said "There's a deer in the bldg.!" It had been in the courtyard and something frightened it
so it came through the window across from the laundry room!! Had run toward Lee Square and
going too fast to head toward another window so went behind the chairs and out the door window that faces the laundry lines. Pirjo was out side and amazed to see half a deer hanging out the window until, then came the back half. No blood left behind. It had run around the property but the fence was too high to jump so too fast to get a picture it went out in front of the
garages and down the drive. Called the paper. He must have recognized the name as asked if
my husband was a minister there. But in the next days front page news about the deer he was
listed as manager so has been receiving some kidding.
Then yesterday a lady from the local public television came by. I happened to be in the hall so
got interviewed! We have dial up but Lahti's have dsl so we saw it at their place. Didn't look as
stupid as I feared!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I just have a couple of words to say to everyone about the whole accident, hospital stay and everything else that went along with charlie getting hurt. Words can never express how much i appreciate everything that everyone did for Charlie and I. Between the calling me to tell me, driving me up to the hospital, bringing snacks for the kids and I, the hugs, the talks, the bringing dinner, coming to visit and see how he was doing, worrying about the shop, bringing the truck and bike home, the use of cell phones when mine had died.
Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough, but I do Thank each and everyone one of you for everything.
I am greatful for marrying into such a loving and caring family and I am honored to be a part of it.
Friday, May 15, 2009
People have been asking how my 'healing' is coming along... and I keep saying that I'm doing great! Of course I've been saying that I'm doing fine since before I was ready to leave the hospital, and I don't remember any of it! Will I remember making this post, the day after tomorrow? errr ahh haha Yeah, I will...
But there are a lot of things earlier on that I apparently knew for sure that I was fine with, just don't ask me now what those things were!
I have made Machelle go over with me several times the events as she remembered at the hospital, people that were there, each time, she'd start with... "Sure!! I'll tell ya all about it again!" And my response was... "umm we've done this already?" The most irritating thing about not remembering, is not remembering that there was something to remember. But now I'm remembering the story...
What do I remember from the Hospital? I have a couple of images stuck in my head. They are kind of like a photograph that the ink smeared on, pretty hard to make out. The first week out? Don't remember the majority of it from early on, to a blur toward the end. I'm finding that I'm slowly changing back to my normal self... changing from trying my hardest to remember... To my normal, trying to forget last week, and focusing on the week ahead!
Physically, I'm getting better... The ribs and surrounding muscle are slowly changing from pain that keeps me from moving, to a 'slight' irritation. I'm not lifting anything heavy yet, but its coming up pretty fast.
So to wrap this up, my whole point here was to say a big thanks for all of the support. I think I'll leave it at that for now...
She didn't tho'. School still isn't easy for her. It hasn't been easy for most in this household. But many other things are. It is amazing to look at someone who is nearly to adulthood and see the traits that make her who she is today. In some ways, I think she was predestined to be a giving person. She works in an Assisted Living Facility and loves her work. Her junior year of high school ends next week and she aims to head for a career in the health field. Not surprising that she has chosen to making helping others her life's work. Take a look at the people who surround her ... whose genes she carries in her very being. From both sides of her family, not just her mothers side.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
The only one who might not see this is Jody as their home internet is down. They
stopped here Friday enroute to a fishing opener up north. They brought a
beautiful blooming plant. So, mothers, enjoy your day and your family as all too
soon they will be scattered, perhaps far from home as ours are.
by Edgar A. Guest
There’s the mother at the doorway
and the children at the gate.
And the little parlor windows
with curtains white and straight.
There are shagging asters blooming
in the bed that lines the fence,
And the simplest of the blossoms
seems of mighty consequence.
Oh, there isn’t any mansion
underneath God’s starry dome
That can rest a weary pilgrim
like the little place called home.
Men have sought for gold and silver;
men have dreamed at night of fame;
In the heat of youth, they’ve struggled
for achievements honored name;
But the selfish crowns are tinsel,
and their shining jewels, paste,
And the wine of pomp and glory
Soon grows bitter to the taste
For there’s never any laughter
howsoever far you roam
Like the laughter of the loved ones
in the happiness of home.
There is nothing so important
as the mother’s lullabies,
Filled with peace and sweet contentment,
when the moon begins to rise –
Nothing real except the beauty
and the calm upon her face
And the shouting of the children
as they scamper round the place.
For the greatest of man’s duties
is to keep his loved ones glad
And to have his children glory
in the father they have had.
So where’er a man may wander
and whatever be his care;
You’ll find his soul still stretching
to the home he left somewhere.
You’ll find his dreams all tangled
Up with hollyhocks in bloom
And the feet of little children
that go racing through a room
With the happy mother smiling
as she watches them at play
These are all in life that matter,
when you’ve stripped the sham away.
#5 (on behalf of us all)
Thursday, May 07, 2009
He is waiting for road restrictions to be off before starting some bigger jobs. As the doctor said, if you are going to pass a stone, this is the best time to do it. She doesn't want him working until it passes. I don't want him doing anything until it passes. Shawn is his own boss and we'll see what he does today :)
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
If you haven't heard, Elizabeth was recently presented the Ann Bancroft Award at the Hilton Minneapolis. There were 4 recipients and hers was the Dream Maker Award in the individual category for leadership and achievement. There was also a monetary gift. :) I saw the award last evening which was made in Two Harbors and looks like the ice Ann Bancroft crossed in Antarctica.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
the shirt is from Jen and says "I still live with my parents"
Monday, May 04, 2009
Grandma and Grandpa with Heidi