Inspiration for today...

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

Philippians 4: 4-8

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Funnies

So the other night we are watching a show on Animal Planet - I think it was "Blue Earth," but not sure. The narrator is talking about Australian Squid and what makes them different from other squid. He says something like, "These squid only grow up to about a foot long." D turned to Dan and said, "Just like a Five-Dollar Footlong!" I guess that gives him something to compare it to since he's eaten a full footlong several times now.

Yesterday, K was being so sweet with T. T was laying on the floor and K came and sat by her with a Dora picture book and was "reading" it to her. Then she got her a pillow and blanket and kept saying, "Nap Time....Nap Time." Of course, she was covering her completely up with the blanket - face and all. She was very careful with her...the funniest part was T had just gotten up from her morning nap, but she thought she should take another one....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jannessa's Bridal Shower

May 16, 2010 - Anna and I had the honor to throw a bridal shower for a BFF's future daughter-in-law. We had lots of fun planning the shower, making decorations, shopping for everything, preparing food and throwing the shower.
Here are the decorations - we had fun one
afternoon working together. Lisa was only
allowed to help with these and the cake...
she is the Mother of the Groom after all!
The beautiful cake Lisa made - YUMMY!

The food....

And one of the games, you try to pick a winner!
The beautiful models in their beautiful dresses -
only 10 minutes to create.

Now, for the last minute wedding details and preparing for the groom's dinner!

Mitchell and Christina's Wedding

May 15th, 2010 - It was a "great day for a......white wedding." The weather was perfect and the wedding at Historic Fort Snelling. So beautiful! We were so honored to be a part of the day. We pray the rest of you marriage will be just as beautiful!

The Happy Couple!
Carol and the boys!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Little T's Lastest Accomplishments

My little girl is getting so big - I can't believe how much she has changed and how big she is getting. She looks so much like D when he was little but has C's coloring I see him in her as well. Last Saturday she turned FOUR months old - where does time go??? I went to get her from her nap and she had rolled over - I went to pick her up and she saw me coming and gave me the biggest grin. What a Dolly!!!

I started feeding her cereal on Monday, as you can see she wasn't quite sure if she liked it or not. She kind of has the look, like, what is this stuff you are putting in my mouth?

But the more that she had the more that she got used to it...she cleaned everything up that I had in the bowl....
And by the end she even seemed to be enjoying the cereal.
Today, she ate her cereal right up without any hesitation! That's my girl!!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Day 2010

For Mother's Day this year we went to the Kelley Farm in Anoka. They were having a special where mother's got in free and were also highlighting "Animal Babies." While the kids had a great time running around and seeing the animals, I was disappointed that there weren't more "babies" to be seen. They had a total of 5 lambs and 1 calf. Plus, I was thinking since they were highlighting this as a big weekend they would have more activities, or at least staff that would be available to talk about what a day would be like. Maybe I was thinking it would at the very least have a little structure to it. I was disappointed. Here are pics of the kiddos having fun though:
Big cow - she loved it!
A lamb - they thought it was fun that this lamb
kept escaping from its pen to "play" with them.
A two day old calf....
Pumping water at the well...they could have
stayed here a long time....
And we ended with a trolley ride along the
Mississippi River with Tom and Jerry.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Here they are....

Here are the pictures of Dan's shark...thanks for the copies Bob!

First shark...

Second Shark...

If you know me and how much I love fish, you will know how excited I am to have them in my freezer. For those of you who don't know me....I am allergic to certain types of fish/seafood and therefore stay away from all of it!

I am glad that he had the chance to do that though and had fun hanging out with his family!