Friday, April 02, 2010


Hi all!  Hope everyone is enjoying spring!  I sure am at work, we go for walks almost every day.  Yesterday I took my two youngest to the Como Zoo with my sister and her two girls she watches.  My two oldest girls are in DC with their mom.  I bet they are having a blast!  The mom just closed on a project out there to build apartments/studios for dancers, so the girls are going to get to see the site and what their mom has been working on so hard for the last 3 years!  At home I have been planning out my gardens and impatiently waiting for planting time.

Ivan has been working hard on the house, as always!  He has installed the hardwood flooring in the kitchen and dining room.  Of course, inorder to get the flooring down we had to move the cupboards.  Now the sink is in the middle of the kitchen (not working), the oven is in the living room (not working), and the fridge is in the laundry room (working :-)).  I started sanding/staining/varnishing the flooring where the sink cupboard belong, and Ivan started building the sink cupboard.  Did anyone know that he is very particular?  We want to be able to stain the cupboards the color we want, but the unfinished cupboards at HomeDepot and Menards are not up to his standards, so he gets to make them!  This weekend he hopes to get the cupboard finished, put into place and the sink hooked back up.  I can't wait!

And I can't forget Duchess!  She is still adorible and fun.  She was spayed three weeks ago, and I am still waiting for her to mellow out!  She loves to chew on my feet and shoelaces.  We found out she loves to go into the front porch and smell the fresh air until a noisy truck goes by, then she runs back into the house.

Well, got to go.  Have a great spring!

~MISSI~ and Ivan

P.S.  Anyone who is Ivan's friend on Facebook, I should probably tell you it is not him.  It is me.  I created his account so I could make him a farm on Farmville and send myself the gifts I need/want!  So don't expect him to comment, because he told me he wouldn't.


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Wow, nice to see you on here. It's
been awhile. I was going to suggest the 24th for us going on a
tour at FAA but David said someone
on the East Coast let his kids talk to the pilots so for awhile now there will be no tours at FAA.
So, still planning on coming in that direction, would the 24th work for you?

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Too stinkin' funny! Fun to hear about the house projects. Aren't they jsut a blast? Never ending and so much together time. :)
I don't farm on FB .. actually don't spend much time on there at all. A quick looksee once in a while. Don't be offended if I don't accept or share farming things.
Waiting to see more pictures of the house!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Good idea, would love to see pics of the house. Actually, I don't go
on FaceBook much either. Kind of a
time consumer and I don't have much of that! dk

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

One of my co-workers wants me to send her stuff all the time on Farmiville and puts in her requests, but I don't get on there much. Will have to share your method with her. That's too funny!

I agree with the gardening. I was out looking at my flowers yesterday and amazingly my tulips and crocus are coming up. I thought most of them had been eaten by pigs last year... will be fun to see what comes up and what needs to move to another area. Are you doing all perenials? I'm a fan of perenials as it is fun to watch them poke out of the ground in the spring :)
I have known Ivan to be a bit particular.... I agree with the cupboards. Shawn went to price them at different stores for our kitchen and he saved a lot of money by making them himself. Not only that, they are way more sturdy. I have to admit I was a bit nervous about putting all my dishes into one of them worried that it wouldn't hold the weight, but they hold up great.
Can't wait to see pictures!!!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Fun to hear an update on the house project and things in your lives. ...Ivan a bit particular? I enjoyed your post :)

Post pictures when you can.

We too, are enjoying spring. The tulips are poking up fast enough to almost watch their progress. The grass all of a sudden looks green. And the sun! Oh, it is wonderful. We have been enjoying outside time, even playing volleyball and tennis for awhile yesterday.

Our kids are fans of facebook and farmville, but so far, I haven't gotten that connected. Good to know that even all those that have accounts might not really be connected :)


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

There is no hope for me.

None. Period. Zippo. Zilch.

If Mom, at her stage of life, thinks that FB is time consuming and doesn't have that kind of extra time in her life ... I am out of luck. At least in the FB department. Blogs are another thing completely. :)

I hope that my life is always so busy with projects and activities that I have the same feeling 30 years from now. :)


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Anita just can opt it out completely yet, you may appreciate there being such a thing years down the road :) dad was NOT going to get a bebo even when mom learned how, he even threatened to block it on our computer cause its SUCh a waste of time...then what do you know he's got his own :) missi, i'll send you gifts when i get on :) i am not able to go on often and when i do its to harvest my crops and i dont have time to send any..but i'll make a point to at least send to you! :)
how was everyone's easter? this was my holiday off and it was fun to see grandma and grandpa finally, i'll have to make it to brainerd to see pictures and hear stories though. also since it was so nice out i even got to learn how to play tennis!