Thursday, November 29, 2007


My father just picked up this book for me tonight. I have a deep admiration for Tom Brokaw and pretty much every current/past nightly news reporter. I have only read the introduction and part of chapter 1, but I am thoroughly enjoying it. I love it because I am a history teacher, and so it applies to much of what I teach. Even if I wasn't a history teacher, I would still recommend this book. It is fascinating, enlightening, and entertaining. What more could a person want from a book? Oh yeah, plus it is based on stuff that really happened.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mr. Hockey

Here is what Ryan looked like today before his debut as a goalie. When you become a "Mite" player, each child takes turns dressing in the full gear. I was disappointed to not be able to see him play because Olivia had been sick, but he was happy to report that he only let in five goals.


Olivia got the stomach flu during the night. She is quite perky as of now....and I got her reading her favorite story...

Sunday, November 18, 2007

My color is....

I am copying my friend Jenay's recent post to see what color I am. According to, I am "lightskyblue."

Your dominant hues are cyan and blue. You like people and enjoy making friends. You're conservative and like to make sure things make sense before you step into them, especially in relationships. You are curious but respected for your opinions by people who you sometimes wouldn't even suspect.
Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.
Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Thad!

Happy Birthday to my best friend, my partner in crime, and the father of our three wonderful kids. You are a such a blessing in my life!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Here we go...

Tis the season for many activities, parties, events, and not enough time/money to do it all. So far our agenda has:
1. A dance recital
2. A social studies department xmas party (this is NOT one to miss)
3. A detective xmas party
4. L.B.'s annual xmas party
5. Ryan's birthday (born 12.5)
6. My nephew Grant's birthday (born 12.25)
7. My sister's birthday (born 12.25)
8. The impending birth of a new niece or nephew (due right around xmas)
I know I am forgetting things too.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Meet Ruth

Meet Grandpa and Grandma's new baby bulldog! The kids, Grandma Jeanne, and I drove to Bemidji bright and early this morning to collect the little bundle. Miss Ruthie is only seven and a half weeks old. The trip was fun, especially since the kids didn't know where we were going or why.
Kate is especially happy, because she has been asking Grandpa for a bulldog puppy for months now. If she isn't holding Ruth, she is snuggling with her, petting her, or just keeping her wrapped up in a blanket.
This has been a happy ending to a lousy October & early November. Between my broken ear drum, death of two people who were too young to pass, and some other stuff, we need a happy ending!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sleep tight

This is how we found Olivia tonight after she was asleep. She was tucked in & covered up....