Saturday, December 3, 2011

From the iPad touch

Looks like its going to be a busy day here. Mike & Paul are going to sheer shear
While Bryan & I bake Christmas bread & Miss Morgan says she wants to vedge. Can't
Say that I blame her. Been forever since I posted here sorry. Will try to upload pics in a bit.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pee Wee Showmanship

Paul is in "hog heaven" this morning as he showed a pig borrowed from the Kummer Family. He told me only 2 more years & he will have pigs of his own in the ring!

Saturday, July 9, 2011


We had a fun time in Oregon. We spent 4 days at the coast and just relaxed! No watches just books and fun!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Showers=happy flowers

For so long I thought NO MORE RAIN...we had weeks with rain & low temps and my plants were starting to mold and turn yellow. We have had a few days of sunshine & high temps, though it looks like more rain is on the way. I spent the afternoon working on my garden & flower beds (Grandma DeLeeuw would be so proud!). When we first bought this place Grandma was upset for the lack of trees & beds. Everything has been placed with her pre-approved blessing-now if she could just keep the weeds out from Heaven that would be great! The first spring she bought us a tree. The second year she said 1 appel tree wasn't enought and bought us a second. This tree is now 7 years old & for the first time was full of blossoms. Mike & I just went to look at it and lost count after 4 doz. little apples growing. It is a Cortland, one of my favorite apples. Papa had asked for some picks of some of my flowers. The Iris bed started with some from Mom & then I added the purple & whtie from a friend of mine. The peonies have been here for more years than we can count. The buds yet to bloom that look pink is what we call the Morrison Rose. Its a piece off my Grandma Morrison's rose bush. As I type Mike & Bryan are removing the protective fence off the apple trees. Tonight Bryan will start to paint is B-52 he is putting together for the County Fair. Morgan has a harness for the rabbit Cotton (in one of the pics) She will be taking her to the fair & has been working with her everynight. Paul is excited just to be in 4H and said he would take whatever we tell him to (bet that doesn't last long!) The older two have their calves and sheep along with the broilers that arrived on Thursday and their fancy hens. Enjoy the pics...I hear a "Hey Mom..." coming from outside. ~Sue

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Another year has come to an end for dance and Morgan. She had two great recitals to the theme "Jungle Love". Morgan danced a variety of numbers including one with her Dad. Mike did an outstanding job. The stage was packed with Dad's moving and a groovin! Enjoy the pictures...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our 6 year old

Still hard to believe that Paul has turned 6! He had a great day from getting to wear the birthday crown at school to fun gifts that included, "kicking my brother & sister's butt" (Mario Kart). He wanted a Scooby Doo cake & dinner at the Eagles Nest in Surprise. Even John Paul delivered his drummies with a candle in it.

He has come a long way in 6 years. We still have the GERD issues and probably will for a long time to come, but he has learned what foods to eat and not to eat. I asked what he liked best about being six and he said, "NOTHING!" I asked why and he said because being 6 means you have to go to 1st grade and he wants to stay in kindergarten FOREVER!

Enjoy the few pics I have posted...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

DARE Graduation

Bryan & his 5th grade class graduated from the DARE program through the Columbus Police Department on Thursday night. Bryan was one of 4 picked to read his DARE Essay. We all know its a big class, but when we got them all lined up to take a picture it was like WOW...I am glad that in times of budget cuts they still keep programs like DARE & GREAT around!

Spring concert & art show

The kids school has their annual spring concert & art show. It was the first and last time all 3 kids will sing together (until Bryan is a Sr, Morgan in 10th grade & Paul as a 7th grader)Enjoy some of their art work.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Geo Bee

We got the "official" letter last week. Bryan is a semi-finalist for the National Geographic Geo Bee! He will compete on April 1st. He was one of 100 students in grades 5-8 in the state of Nebraska. Not bad for a 5Th grader! His nose has been in books and maps and daily takes the NG test on their web page.

The kids chickens have started to lay eggs again. We are getting about a doz. 1/2 a day. The ducks are laying as well, so the kids are "taking" the eggs so they don't get sat on. I don't want anymore ducks!

All 3 will be in 4-H this year. Bryan has been working with his steer and this week he goes in to have his horns removed. Paul asked if his head would hurt and if so do we give him Tylenol?

I am ready to do some yard work, but know Mother Nature has at least 1 more snow in her. Today at 4am it was 63 but we will be in the low 40's for highs by the weekend. I went ahead and opened the windows in the house since they are saying mid 70's today. At the same time its going to be nice sister and family are packing bags because the flood waters outside of Brookings is getting high.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tired out!

Had a great visit with Kathy on Friday night. Stayed up WAY to late but who cares-it was fun just to catch up and then watch a chick flick together. The next day was Mom's birthday and the trip was cut short because Mother Nature decided to dump more snow. It was a slow drive back until we got closer to Yankton. Then the snow turned to rain and we could drive the speed limit. Got into Nebraska and the roads were damp but that as about it. Morgan & Paul had fun playing with their cousins. Logan & Hunter (14 & 13) took Paul and away they went. He has talked NON-stop about his (in his words) "awesome cousins". Morgan has been dealing with a nasty ear infection but was upset when it was time to go home and she couldn't play with Gracie more. Will have to get together soon. (Bryan suggested camping...he didn't go with on this trip) Here is a picture Kathy took of one tired Paul. He was out cold on her upstairs chair.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Childhood nightmare returns

This is actually ment to be funny. My Dad told me a story of when I was young. Everytime the Hamburger Helper commercial would come on I would run screaming from the room. In the end they found out the reason why...he doesn't have 4 fingers and a thumb! So today I am eating lunch with some co-workers and Mike (it was a benefit lunch) and there was a silent auction. What's the first thing I see...yep you guessed it, and YES I did put a bid of $5 for him. Will see if I am the lucky winner!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Gov. Ball

Last Saturday Mike & I had the chance to go to Gov. Heineman's ball in Omaha. We had a wonderful time getting all dressed up and going out! Enjoy the pictures...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Great way to start out the new year, the kids slept till almost 9am. We let Morgan watch the ball drop in NYC and told her it was 2011 (we still had an hour to go here). She was happy to get to see it drop and now wants us to take her to NYC to see it in person. I told her someday.

Karen, Karalyn and Ardala have just left for the trip back to WI. It was nice for them to come here since we were not able to make the trip for Christmas. I am starting to feel better. I am still very tired but at least I can eat food again. I wouldn't wish the stomach flu on anyone.

Morgan & Paul are playing in the toy room. At one point he came out dressed as a king. Bryan is watching "Heavy Metal" from the History Channel and Mike is out doing chores.

I bought myself a new camera since my Cannon just stopped working. It has a nice upload program on it so my goal is to post more pics!

We got some snow, less than 2". The kids were going to go out and play but leave it to Nebraska wind. They have decided it would be better to stay inside.

If your on facebook check out our "Winter 10-11" pictures. Will post some here soon.