Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MInnesota Zoo

Zoo season is here!  We love the Minnesota Zoo and have had many great memories here.  There are lots of babies now and always have fun things happening.  Another family in our church also has a membership, so we went together this past weekend.  Even better!

Lilacs from our yard

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Special times

We love our sweet church people.  We got a drop in visit from a couple who are really fun and make us laugh.  

And this is one of our dear ladies who is always encouraging to us. 
I want to take advantage of these times, and I'm happy the kids enjoy spending time with them too. 

Big news in Fairmont

A new restaurant!  Hardee's opened on Monday, and we checked it out.  Matt had the Great American Thickburger with chips and a hot dog on it.  Wow!  I had a bite.  The food was good, and it was fun to go somewhere new.  I haven't been to Hardee's in years, and I really enjoyed it.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

House projects

We are in the middle of a house project.  We are painting the wood trim white and replaced some interior doors that were a steal.  Not quite finished, but I can't believe the difference!  And then the list just keeps going, baseboards, my other shutters, a window box maybe, and I would love a backsplash and maybe crown molding.  I thought we would do a couple of things upstairs before we could concentrate on the downstairs.  But now the upstairs is taking over.  I enjoy bettering my house, but I do not enjoy the process semetimes.  So I need a little more patience I guess!  
New knobs

Sad news...

For some of us.  After lengthy discussions, we have decided to sell Jock.  With our schedule and his hyperactivity, we have decided that a different environment would maybe be better for him.  We found the nicest young couple who are runners!  And now we are all happy.  The kids got some spending money and don't have to keep their door closed anymore, Matt doesn't have to worry about what the dog is doing anymore, and I feel relief that there's one less "kid" to worry about.  We liked him overall and he was not a bad dog, but it was time for him to move on.  So we are happy God provided the right home for him.  

Mother's Day with the Moms!

I love this quote.  "The only thing better than having you for a mom is my children having you for a Grandma."  Matt and I can both say that about our moms.  God has blessed us with a rich heritage of love, wisdom, and service.  It has inspired us to do the same with our lives.   So we are so grateful for the influence they have had.  Also my mom was instrumental in my organization passion, and Matt said his mom was always reminding him to be careful about everything.  So we are a good match!  He reins me in, and I push him forward.  And sometimes it goes the other way too!  We love you, Moms!

After a delicious PF Chang's dinner, we shopped at my favorite shopping places in Maple Grove, and then Saturday also shopped in Anoka and ikea for our house projects.  I came away with a few treasures. 

From the kids and church.  So sweet.  
I'm thankful for the opportunity to be a mom as well; and although I know I could do better, God has given me the perfect kids for me to mother, and I am the perfect mom designed for them.  I read that somewhere and try to keep reminding myself that in times of doubt.  God has been good to me even though I don't deserve it.  

Flowers from my sister and a little sign for me. Because I don't have enough. :)