Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New hip

Hope all goes well with the surgery today. sure will be nice to move around with out the pain I am sure. Will be waiting for the call after surgery to hear that all went well.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Meet our great granddaughter Madelyn Lorraine Halonen

Beautiful dark hair.  Didn't cry while we were there.  Awake a long time.  She'll be
tall, nice long fingers.  Posted by proud great grandparents!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

If you get a lemon, make lemonade

This item was in the Tuesday Brainerd paper.  Looks like one way to handle icey conditions. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Was going to go to the Iron Range this afternoon, but, one look at this parking lot caused a change of mind.  Also Heathers comment that we would be "crazy" to head out.  So we will stay home and wait for another day.  Ma & Pa

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cannon river flood

Don't know why it worked now.  It would not load a picture before so we quit trying.
You may see more pics later.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Just me. :)

I will have to chat with Mom & Dad on the cell phone and figure out why they can't upload photos. It works for me.

Life at our house ...

fires burning in the woodstove as the temp dips below the teens and doesn't want to rise above that during the day.

The season of pumpkin and sugar is upon us.
Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already next week.
Aaach! What am I going to do?!

Highly unexpected, we haven't lost our snow since the first snowfall.
It has stayed with us.
We don't have oodles of it, but we do have it mixed in with the ice
in the yard. Makes walking a treacherous sport around here somedays.

Quick recap of family life over here:

Jari has been on the North Slope this week and should be home this weekend.
Anita started working 4 ten hour shifts a week and is loving it! Gives me a long weekend two weekends in a row with days off rotating each week.
Blayde is still working at Lowe's and finishing up some last college classes.
Alyx moved out on her own last evening. She moved in with some friends several miles down the road.
Brock is working here and there ... and high school graduation is slated for spring.
Anna is working at McDonalds and earning money. Black Friday shopping is every high on her list right now.
Tia is back in regular school. We decided that online school just wasn't going to work with our current "lifestyle". She's thoroughly enjoying her new school ... even if the bus ride is about 90 minutes each way. 
We've had sick people here for the past week, but it looks like they're on the mend.
Looking forward to the busy of the holidays around the corner .. all the hustle and bustle of busy activities.

Wishing everyone well. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mom reporting

When your father goes for surgery I won't be able to post pictures as he did when I was in.  Something has changed on here and we cannot post pictures.  We did it
before but now something is different.  By the way, would love to have you others
post something and include pics if you are able.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Happy Election Day!!

Wishing you only the best after all your hard work!