Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Fall!

What nice weather and a relaxing couple of weeks just babysitting, shopping, and being outside. I have decided to get organized and do some more reading every day. This summer I just read for fun, but I will be doing a couple of Bible studies beginning this fall and trying to get through the many books that I own before buying more. It's fun, and I enjoy it a lot; but it's definitely work, too!

I also want to start exercising more - wow, what a bad feeling as I jumped rope a little yesterday! Even though the fair is gone, it is still ever-present with me! HA! Probably last year's fair, too! So I need to get with it. Jack thinks I'm pretty funny-looking jumping rope.

Of course, Jack is the best and most important part of my "day job". I am reminded constantly of what an opportunity and a precious life God has given us to try to influence for Him. And thanks to my husband for being so supportive of this most important time in Jack's life for me to be home with him. I wouldn't trade it (or them) for anything.

So last night, we roasted marshmallows in our fire pit outside. It's a fire code that you have to have food when you build a fire. I just thought that was normal procedure, so it worked out! But it was a nice, relaxing thing to do just to sit and talk to Matt while Jack ran around. I am usually a busy person who doesn't know how to sit for very long, but I'm learning to appreciate the simple life!

Saturday - apple orchard time. This one is a special day for a friend's work, so I'm sure we will hit some more as the leaves change! I don't mind. I love fall and the things that go along with it. I just wish it would last 6 months instead of winter!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


We got to see Elmo at a new Herberger's opening! He's probably the only little character Jack knows, but he still wasn't too sure about hugging him!

Grandparents Day

Happy Grandparents Day to the best Grandparents ever! Thank you for being so wonderful and for just being you!
Great Grandma's walker is a fun ride!

Twins game

Our church had an activity going to the Twins game. How fun! We like peanuts, Cracker Jacks, Dome dogs...oh, and Twins baseball! We won, and we got to see a grand slam!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The fair is over - SIGH - and so now the diet starts! WOW - I have been so bad! We were able to go again over the weekend and saw our favorite a capella group Tonic Sol-Fa, and I finally got to go with my dad! I had the best time. And I got to hear him gush about the cows. I loved them, too! He even bought me a t-shirt since I was joking that I needed one that said I'd rather be at the state fair. They didn't have one that said that, but I got a cute one anyway. It was just a great time with my dad.

We had heard we were going to receive an offer on our house this past week, but we haven't heard anything else about it. So hopefully this week.

So now fall and football season! Matt is excited, so that makes it fun. We are going to have a youth activity watching Monday Night Football! That's what happens when two avid Vikings fans are planning the activities! His work had an employee appreciation day the other day and he brought home 3 gallons of leftover Breyers chocolate ice cream! Not fair, but we will use it for the Vikings game and make those kids with fast metabolism eat it!

Jack started singing. He rocks his head back and forth and jabbers in a sort of rhythm. I don't know what he's singing, but it's fun to hear!

So that's about it. I'm going to start walking twice a week, I think, again. So that will make me feel better. So life is back to normal after all of the excitement, and it's actually kind of nice! Have a great day, everyone!