Congrats Sarah!

Sarah landed her first summer job today. We have friends who operate an organic farm and Sarah is old enough to work on the farm this summer. She’s very excited to start earning minimum wage sometime this May. She’s got big plans for her money…no, not acne treatment s. She wants to take a Summer […]

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Isaiah’s Innovations

I went to help Isaiah zip up his coat yesterday and noticed a cool zipper pull he fashioned. It was a little sheriff badge that he connected into the zipper. Not the typical lapel pin style for a sheriff badge, but cool and imaginative, nonetheless. He’s got some innovative ideas, my little almost five-year-old-guy. He […]

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New Garage Roof

Warning — husband on the roof! My certifiable husband has decided that he wants to replace our garage roof. Is there some kind of business intelligence dashboard tool I can use to measure his sanity and competence? Seriously…our garage is as big as a small house. It’s actually a two-story barn. We are now fully […]

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Spring Colds

Well, we had all the kids and grandkids together here last week for a fun visit. The house is so full when everyone is here. Full of people and love!
Unfortunately, I fear that a spring cold is going around everyone now. It sounds like all three grandkids have the same thing and Ruthie is coughing […]

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C’mon Spring!

Not only is it rainy, windy, gloomy and possibly SNOWY…the dratted snow may do a number on the expected arrival of Lora and family this week. There is a band of snow moving through Iowa and Wisconsin tomorrow night that may just force them to postpone their trip.
We need some sun and warmth! What are […]

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Glasses for Kids

I have a lot of bookworm kids. I know…this is a good thing, right? Well…yeah, it is…but the only drawback is the fact that it tends to put them in glasses. I think that Michael and Ruthie are needing a trip to the optometrist soon because I am beginning to detect little symptoms that make […]

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Anticipating Baby with a Quilt

I can’t believe in a few short months, we’ll be welcoming granddaughter number three to our family! We are very excited to meet this new little lady. I also think it’s cool that Rachel will have a little buddy who is just under a year younger than her. I know Daniel is excited to be […]

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It’s Not Too Early…

It’s never too early to think about fathers day gift ideas, right? When you have the best dad and hubby around, you need to make sure that you do it up right. In June, we have the fun of celebrating Isaiah’s birthday right around Father’s Day now, which is fun. He wasn’t supposed to be […]

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Happy Eight Months to Rachel

I can’t believe Rachel is almost eight months old already. On March 7, she will be eight months. In many ways, she seems like a much younger baby to me. She sits now quite well, but she doesn’t roll or crawl really. She also doesn’t eat any solid foods yet…so we are still seeming pretty […]

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