Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First day of school

Here are pics of the kiddos on their first day of school. Bryan is in 5th grade, Morgan 3rd and Paul in Kindergarten.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

what a Saturday!

We started our Saturday by moving out the old washer-transmission went out in it. We have had it 14 years. Kinda strange to see it go, it was the first big purchase Mike & I made. He surprised me when he suggested that we get a front loader. I have always wanted on and today Morgan, Paul & I went and picked out a Matag (made by Whirlpool) Renee & Jerry came over and got it in the house and tomorrow Mike will get it hooked up. Can't wait to see how those uniform shirts wash up.

Tonight Morgan and Paul are playing outside in the cool evening. Chores are done and pizza and malts are on the schedule for supper. We got a great used sectional couch (Thanks Kay) and it matches the living room. Kids are begging me to let them sleep on the hide-a-bed and I might just let them.

Mike & Bryan are at the state fair. Mike had to work in the H&R booth and Bryan found out he got a blue ribbon on his heritage project titled "My families involvement in WWII"

Pizza timer is going off...will post some pics tomorrow once my laundry room is in "order"

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pauls Dream Job II

If you ask our 5 year old what he wants to be when he grows up he will tell you without a moments rest, "A hog farmer!" He loves anything that has to do with pigs. He got his chance to show in the pee wee showmanship class at our county fair (he even work a pork race t-shirt with the pork logo) and was in his prime. That kid took the job serious but at the same time when he left the ring with the pig he was all grins and said, "Mom 3 years is to long to wait to get to do this for real, can we buy some pigs this week?"

I will have more pics coming, as they are on Karalyn's camera. Morgan took these pictures.

Paul's Dream Job

Pics of Paul showing pigs at the Platte County Fair.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Day After

TIRED. That is how Morgan described herself this morning. Its a good thing the school gives them the day off. Mike took the boys to school this morning so Morgan and I are still in pjs. Pictures you ask...well...I forgot the attachment for my disk. Will have to post pics tomorrow.

It was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect. All the kids played outside. The food was great and no one left hungry. Morgan had brats, potato salad, pasta salad, frog eyed salad, beans, cake and punch. There was nuts and mints as well. Mike & Karalyn grilled the brats.

Today is going to be a "girls" day. We have done laundry and dishes..WAIT...that's going to stop! We are soon going to grab some frog eyed salad and head upstairs to watch a bunch of movies I recorded for her.

Have a great Monday-Morgan says there is a pillow calling her name :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

First Communion

Today is Morgan's First Communion. Let the crazyness begin! Morgan woke up crabby. So this should make for an interesting day. I am about to get her hair done-if I can convince her to eat breakfast.

Food is ready and we will eat at 4:30. Mass is at 12:30 but Mike, Bryan & Morgan along with myself need to be at church by 11:15. Bryan will be singing with the children's choir. Everyone else will arrive right before 12.

Will update more later-need to convince Morgan to eat. I think the nerves have set in...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Quiet morning

OKAY LORI, MOM & KATHY...I am sitting down to write for a minute :P

Thank God for calendars! That's how nuts its been since Jan 1. Except for an old cartoon on the TV in the living room, its very quiet in the house. Which it should be since its not even 6am. Bryan left me strong instructions I was to wake him before I leave for the airport and he is already awake...hence the cartoons. Which is something Bryan doesn't usually watch. He is more a History Channel or Discovery Channel kid.

I leave this morning for Alabama and the United Soybean Board meeting. I am looking forward to catching up with some of the Nebraska soybean guys during the trip. We were supposed to have snow all weekend, but still none has fallen, which is fine with me.

This week Dad is in charge, so I bought some fast breakfast foods, since I feel a struggle with the kids getting up this week. They are so used to getting up at 4:45, jumping in the van and going to Gina's. Sleeping in till 6:30 might throw them off a bit. I will be back late Wednesday night, only to leave on Thursday for the Nebraska State Dairy Convention.

For those that are following I am down another 4#. I have my gym clothes packed in my suitcase and will work out either before morning meetings or at night-whatever fits the schedule the best.

Our house got hit by a skunk Friday night...what a mess! I should say STINK. Well the darn thing sprayed the barn as well. Last night I was telling Mike about the barn when I remembered I had left the door open for the ewes/lambs. We went to close it when Blue Collar, our big sheep guard dog, attacks what I thought was our black cat. But this one had a STRIPE. He shook it so hard and tossed it Mike figured its back was broke. We both took off out of that barn not wanting to get sprayed. I will leave the skunk check up to Mike later today :)

Well I better get ready its almost 6am and I hear Paul asking, "where is my Mommy". Plan to be on the road in about an hour. Call me Lori this week and remember I will be thinking of you guys tomorrow.

Mom-safe travels to England. See you when you get back.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Triplet lambs

What a crazy day Tuesday started out to be! Went out to check on a set of twins that were born the night before and there stood our old 6 year old ewe with 3 babies. Two ewes and a ram lamb. I went and woke Mike up and we got them in a smaller pen and they are doing great. They need just a little extra milk from a bottle. Morgan wanted to help last night and I am so glad I brought my camera with!