Monday, September 14, 2009

Life at the beach

These are out of order, but I'm being lazy and don't feel like chaning them :)

I have a new goal that Shawn, Heidi, and I do a family activity one time per month. Time when we can forget work and all that other fun stuff and just focus on being a family. Heidi sees a lot of me, but Daddy has been very busy with work (we are very fortunate) so we need to take time to do family things.

This weekend.... we went to Two Harbors. We went Friday night and stayed at Superior Shores (I highly recommend it). Saturday, we did some of the tourist things. The greatest part of the weekend.... going to see Glady. Her memory wasn't so good, but it was enjoyable regardless. I'm also on a mission to get pictures of Heidi with her older relatives or friends who we may not be able to see for much longer. It is much easier to inform her of Mom and Dad's relatives/friends through pictures.

Here she is being the perfect "tourist" at the tourist information center.
Daddy and Heidi enjoying the beach....

Labor Day, Heidi and I went to Park Point. We thought the Randall clan was going to be there, but we missed them by a day... Heidi and I enjoyed our day. She loved the water and appears to put a lot of thought into it :)

She would giggle at the waves.... By the way, she can sit up on her own and has been able to do so for a while now. However, she also likes to pick grass to try and eat, pick up handfuls of sand, etc. It was a lot of fun to spend the day with her and let her see and touch new things :)

In other news: We have just been doing the same old, same old for the most part. Like I mentioned, Shawn has been very fortunate and has a LOT of work to do. We were worried how this year was going to go, but the phone started ringing with work and hasn't really stopped. With this amount of work though, it is later evening and some work on weekends too.
I continue working and am back to volunteering more for the Eveleth Horizons. Heidi gets to come with me for the volunteering so I can continue doing that.
Life on the farm: we got more animals... I'm sure you're surprised? I was selling my goats to get sheep and was down to 2 goats. SHAWN has bought 4 more goats, but all of them may be going out on a truck on Wednesday. We are up to 30 cattle, but 8 should be shipped on Wednesday. We got 2 more bunnies.. I got one, but it disappeared, so not sure how long these will last, but it is cute to see them bounce around the yard. (We got them yesterday and also got 4 kittens). I'd gotten 2 a week ago and they disappeared, so our success rate needs improvement!!! We've still got a lot of pigs... anyone want to buy pork? We also have our chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese. Someone came over yesterday and said all we need is an Ark :)
Hope things are going well for everyone!


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Cute pictures. They get transferred to our photos on computer. Thanks. dk

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

cute pictures of Heidi! That is great that shawn has lots of work! every day frans is busy at work, we are thankful! we don't have any weddings booked tho, so that is really hurting us! but somehow, i guess we'll make it thru!
fun to read all the updates on here.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Great pictures of adorable Heidi! How special to get pictures of her with elderly relatives. Even though Glady's memory isn't good anymore, she was probably thrilled to see/hold Heidi.

I was bummed to hear you came to join us at Park Point a day late. Sure would have been fun to have you there! We had great weather drawing lots of people to the beach. I will try post a couple pictures from the day. Just won't happen anymore tonight.

Yes, it is good to be busy, isn't it. Wayne is keeping busy too. We are thankful for that!

Keep the pictures coming :)