Friday, October 19, 2007

Field trip

Today was Mira's field trip to the pumpkin farm. The weather was intermittant rain and winds at approximately 30-40 mph. I think you get the picture! I was assigned four other little girls besides Mira and they were very sweet. It wasn't too bad of a day, but I'm sure glad I don't teach kindgergarten!

On a side note, we got great news that the oncologist doesn't think mom needs radiation! So all she needs to do is heal and give thanks now...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Kids' bathroom

I can't stop! I've been wanting finish the kids' bathroom since last February. I found a neat plastic shower curtain at Target with the world map on it. Then painted the walls a vibrant yellow. Today I decided to stencil countries around the top where we have a keen interest (China of course, places our ancestors came from, places where workers labor that we correspond with, etc.) It was very fun and wonderful to think of friends we have all over the world. I'll post a couple pictures since my blog has nothing else to fill up with!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Laundry room!

After wading through a mess for the past 13 years, I finally decided to get organized in the laundry room. I wish I could have the "Before" and "After" pictures, but I'll just show you the after... painted the walls a very light blue. Then decided the whole room looked square: the room dimension, the appliances, the window, and storage boxes... so I thought... polka dots! And so here it is! Now I just hope I'm lucky and the kids help keep it organized!

Sunday, October 7, 2007


We must have a dull life. I feel like I could never update our blog on a weekly basis! But anyway, a brief update. No pictures this time. Have had an emotional week here. Found out last week my mom had a breast cancer recurrance. She was in good hands at Mayo and had a lumpectomy. Radiation will be done near home here in WI. We're so thankful it was caught early again. Enjoyed them here for the day today. There's nothing like mom and dad! Duane was in Montana for two days lately. The kids doing well in school. Trevor scored the only point in yesterday's soccer match and so he's one proud fellow! All from our corner. Maybe we'll have something exciting to share sometime!