Monday, December 29, 2008
Does it seem possible that our oldest is 9? He called me early yesterday morning to tell me some of his bday gifts. He is still in Wisconsin with everyone. They are headed back tomorrow. He knows his gift from us and keeps begging me to tell him the color. Should I mention he called my 5 times yesterday and I wouldn't crack! He knows it a bike but that's all I am telling. I thought I would share some favorite pics of him.
I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday. Mike at 12:30 was getting the "hurry ups" already. He said he wasn't nervous but I know he was. Heck I was to. Bryan was born by emerg. c-section at 1:27 and I remember Dr. Johnson's, "OH wow" when he was born. First time parents...panic...but it was because he was the first red head to be born at the hospital that year!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Looking forward to getting out my card today or tomorrow and reading more of yours as they arrive...
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I am SO excited for the holiday's. Its one of my favorite times of the year. Paul told me on the way to school that not this night or the next day but the next day after that (saturday) we are baking cookies. There is a bunch of friends coming over and he told me his job is to taste them. Can you say an extra dose of medicine that day? We are going to have our Christmas on Sunday following the church program. Friday we leave for WI and I will fly back on the 22nd. Mike and the kids will stay till about the 30th. Morgan told me I am in charge of chores and I must call her after every new lamb is born. Right now we have 6 ewes that are getting close. One is as big as a small house.
The kids will have their school program on the 18th. Bryan has a speaking part and if I am smart enough I will figure out how to post it on this website for all to enjoy.
ps...HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Logan Michael. He is the kids cousin and our Godson.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
She was VERY excited to get her fish tank from Mike & I and the boys got her clothes and a butterfly necklace. My Dad got her all the "furniture" as Morgan calls it for her tank and Mom got her fish. Grandma Morrison sent her $ and she was SO excited to get to buy this flavored chapstick set that came with a charm that attaces to her backpack.We will be celebrating her bday in WI with Mike's family next weekend.
Hope to post new pics soon...until then enjoy the music that is on the website.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I called a former firefighter from Columbus who owns a few helicopters for medical and personal use and he said to bring him on by. THANK YOU to Kim Wolfe and Midwest Medical for spending all the time he did with Paul. Kim talked to him about how it works and how it may have been a fright last year but this year was the treat as he got to sit in it and "fly" it. Kim made sure he had a gift bag of a hat, t-shirt, pin, magnets and luggage tag's all with the helicopter on it.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
We started making our list of what we are going to get people for Christmas. I can tell you this they have come up with some great ideas!
We have tons of apples and a huge THANK YOU for bringing them from WI. Morgan & I plan to put some more in the freezer tonight. I need to find out how to make apple butter. She asked and I am clueless!
Enjoy the pictures
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Well where to start:
Bryan: He is loving school and is excited to have Wisconsin as his class report. He doesn't give his report till December 1st so he is thinking of bringing something back from WI when we come back from deer season. He was busy this weekend cleaning out the grain bin as soon Tom (our neighbor) will be hauling grain to it.
Morgan: She deceided that since it was the last weekend of summer that swimming was on tap for her and Paul. They dragged out the pool and spent most of the weekend in it...yep forgot to get pictures! She was a bit upset we sold one of the rams, but I explained we can't keep all the animals. She is exceling in dance and this year has added tap. She has such natural grace (unlike her mother who STILL can trip over sunlight through an open window)
Paul: He is a BIG BOY now. With pre-school and everything there isn't a thing he can't do. He told me this weekend he was to big for naps. Well last night as I tucked him in he said to me, "I might need a nap with Dad tomorrow, or I will get crabby and tired or worse exhausted!" I tried not to laugh. A big word for a little kid but he know the meaning of it!
This week is TACKLE THE TOY ROOM WEEK!!!! Rod & Karen will be here on Friday and I want it very clean for Rod. He is doing great, sounded a bit tired but this upcoming week is a chemo free week so his strength will be back for the weekend. Just hope the kids don't zap it:)
Love to all!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Pictured is Mike with Paul on his shoulders, Karalyn, Bryan, friend Andrew (not sure where Nick is at) and Morgan. I asked what their favorite part was and was told everything. Paul even talked on and on how Daddy had to walk to get the van because they were "slow pokes" and didn't get on the shuttle in time:)
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
School supplies have been bought, backpacks are already packed and then came a big bag in the mail...Bryan looked at me and said, "Let me guess, UNIFORMS!" I said with a grin yep! He has shot up so much that 8's are short but fit in the waist. 10's are just right, but big in the waist and I got 10 slims. At least 3 of his new pair have the inside elastic so that will help.
Bryan & Morgan go back to school on the 18th and Paul goes back the 28th. Yep, Paul is in PRESCHOOL. Now that one is a hard one to swallow. He was so excited to get a new backpack that he has a spot to hang it and that his brother and sister will be picking him up after school. He thinks he is all that!
Mike & the kids will head back to Wisconsin on the 2nd and plan to return on the 13th. The 12th is the big picnic at General Mills and they are real excited about that one! What will I do with all that alone time? Two books I would like to get read and I plan to organize a few bedrooms before school starts.
Monday, July 28, 2008
He was pretty excited...
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Bryan showed his bucket calf "Midnight". He did great during the interview portion (from what we could see). The kids would walk their calf to the judge, set it up and then answer questions. Of course as Bryan approached the judge the darn train goes by and hits the horn. Funny thing is there is no crossing at that spot. I think they just do it because the fair is going on. Anyways Bryan tells the judge excuse me, walks his calf in a big circle, comes back and then explains his calf doesn't like the trains all to well. The obstacle course is their version of showmanship with the calf. Midnight did great till the bridge and then he was done. Bryan kept his cool the entire time and tried and tried to get the calf to go over the bridge. NO GO. He also fought to get him in the trailer but the calf wanted nothing to do with it. Other wise he did good. There ended up being 27 bucket calves so it was a long interview and obstacle course competition. I had to leave after he finished as the station was hosting a concert. I left as soon as the concert started only to miss the awards...THANK YOU to my Sister-in-law Karalyn and her friend Karalina for being there to see his excitement and shock...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Soon it will be the fourth of July with time off, spent with those we care about. I am writing to ask you to take 30 seconds and send a note to some people who will not be home for the fourth enjoying watermelon, and watching fireworks from the comfort of a lawn chair. I am not interested in your political persuasions, not am I interested in how you feel about the war in IRAQ, but I do care about the people who are there. Please go to www.LetsSayThanks.com and send a note to a soldier who will not be home for the fourth of July. It is easy, kids designed them (pick one) and someone else wrote the words ( if you want to use those words), or write your own. Then Click.
We have friends that are in Iraq right now and I am sure you do too, this only takes a few moments to do and the kids have sent theirs...won't you?
Thank you for reading, and thanks again for sending a note.
Happy Fourth of July, and Let true Freedom Ring
Monday, June 30, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Morgan is having fun making butterflys for Rod. Someplace she said she heard they ment good luck.
Bryan right now is avoiding the tub! He has found things he must do outside...but soon he must come in. Which he just did and said "NO BATH" so much for the Science Museum if he isn't clean. Who would ever thing an 8 year old could wine so much. Just asked if he wanted cheese with his wine. He didn't find that funny!
Off to put a stinky kid in the TUB!! He wants to work on his 4-H rocket, which is fine but BATH FIRST!! (he is reading this over my shoulder)
This journey would bring us through flooded fields and dry fields as we traveld from Nebraska through Iowa and Minnesota. As we got closer to Wisconsin I could feel the nervousness of Mike.
See his Dad, Rod has cancer. A strong farmer who for so many years has been not only the piller of this family but one who is on top of the latest information in no-till farming and the need for rotational grazing.
In the two months since I have seen Rod, this strong body has been taken over with the side effects of chemo and the need to sleep a lot. Its hard to explain to our three year old Paul that Grandpa can't go on walks to show him the corn growing or to explain to our 8 year old that this certain weed, if left untreated, will take over the field.
Today, a Monday, I saw the gleam in his eye as he talked about his fields and this years crops. But that gleam was bigger as his three grandkids want to show him 4-H projects or just curl up on the bed moved into the living room for his convience.
We are here for a week to help with stuff around the farm. Yes I do miss being on the air this week, but I am enjoying spending some much needed time with my in-laws and helping to build on some memories I can help my kids recall as they get older.