Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, although we were missing Lucas and Adina. The day was spent with two of Lucas's football guys Mark and Alan. Bill Nerud was also there and of course Jason, Gina, and Blair. Lots of food, games, and laughs. Thank you one and all for such a special day.

We are ready, now where is that snow???

So I spent all Saturday decorating our home for Christmas and we are officially ready. Time for some family and friend dinners!!! Andy was so wonderful on Saturday morning he took off and drove to my favorite coffee stand and got me an outstanding Egg Nog Latte...ahh made the decorating so very worth it. One thing we are lacking is a little...and I stress a little, snow. I am sure it will be with us soon.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween - Lady Gaga

Andy found me a video on You Tube (you can find it under Lady Gaga Makeup) that had a beautiful makeup idea. So we bought everything and I tried it out. Ladies if you are looking for something fun and very different try this out. Very easy to wear and everyone wants to know "how did you do that". Andy had vampire teeth that looked exactly like his own teeth that he wore at work (no photos do to the fact he says he does not photograph well).

1st Snow

We got our first snow on Wednesday morning. It did not stay around long, but was beautiful while it lasted. I wish the snow could always be this way...short and sweet.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A few more of Blair

Blair loves beaters with goodies. So this is Blair enjoying his goodies.

This is what happens when he is finished and you take the beaters away.

This is what he does when he sees my camera...the one way you can always cheer him up.

Just some cute photos of Blair in the Fall

(no we did not let him eat this pine needle)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I cannot believe how much he has grown

My nephew is getting so big in such a short time. We just saw him about a month ago and he is now pulling himself up to standing without any problems, crawling on all fours rather than army style, and is talking more and more. He is such a happy young man. Here are some videos and updated photos.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Summer of Projects

So I am going to call this Summer the "Summer of outdoor home projects". We had a very productive year and I still cannot believe how much was accomplished in a Summer.

First we built the shed:

Than we covered the deck:

Put in a water feature:

Than Andy built my flower bed:

Put in an arbor for my grapes:


We had the house painted. You know both of the homes we have owned were yellow and not that we have anything against that color...we just prefer something other than yellow. I found a guy through craigslist that we absolutely loved and in one day our entire house was painted. Andy and I finished the trim the following day and now we have a beautiful green/brown home. We love it. We still have to paint the door, but other than that we are done...for this year I think with outside activities. =) So when you come to visit "no you are not at the wrong house."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

South Dakota

We just returned from South Dakota and had a wonderful trip, that as usual was not long enough. This was a mini-family reunion for us and what a great time we had. We flew in to Rapid City and drove about 3 hours to Pierre. We spent our time eating, talking, fishing, and etc. Thank you family for a great time. We love you all so very much and could not have asked for a better time.

Love you.

The Family

The Cousins

My brothers

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Day Out With Dad

Huckleberries are here!!!! My dad and I went out today about 45 minutes from our house and in about 2.5 hours we had a little over 2 gallons. It was absolutely beautiful and so quiet. We had a wonderful time together as we rarely get the time to do something with just the two of us. Now on to making Huckleberry Cobbler and pancakes.

The Full Berry Bushes

The Goods

A country girl never goes without protection note- Dad, Dog, and Sidearm.

What a beautiful day on the hillside

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lake Time

This last weekend we were able to spend at Deer Lake, which is about 45 North of our home. Andy and his friend Jason did some work on this guys boat and he gave us a weekend for payment. We had an outstanding time. We were able to take out his boat and use the jet ski all weekend. We got plenty of time on the water and had a very relaxing weekend.

The Cabin

The short walk to the water

Jason out on the jet ski

Andy having a great time.

The boat we were able to take out.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

What a great time!!!

I had the chance to go over and spend a few days with Jason, Gina, and Blair. We had so much fun. Blair is constantly changing and learning so much. The weather was perfect so we were able to spend alot of time outside and we were also able to make a ferry trip over to have dinner with Lucas and Adina. I hope you enjoy the photos and check out the videos at the bottom.

Family photo

Fun with the little man

What a good looking guy

I love to swing

Just like dad

So big...I can now hold my own bottle

My green monkey hitching a ride

Another one with dad
Sorry the video is a little dark...but what do you hear? They have been working on MaMa and DaDa

Showing how funny I can be with my green monkey

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jason and Blair come for a visit

Jason and Blair came for a visit. This was the first time Blair flew and Jason said he was the hit of the plane and barely cried at all. On this visit Blair is using his voice to see how loud he can be, he ate dinner at the table with all of us and had his own peas for dinner.

My how he loves peas.

Sitting next to dad for dinner.

This is how he plays with his hands in his mouth.

My dad is so funny.

Those baby blues.