Sunday, March 30, 2008


I need help. I am trying to think of a color for every letter and still need X and Z. Does anyone have any ideas? Be as creative as you can be.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


Well the picture of the car up top is one Aaron redid. He used paints to get it to work. The car was yellow.


It is extremely windy here and as I like windy days I thought I would take a short video. Just beware, my camera picks sound up really well so keep the volume down. :) No thunder.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

You say messy...

I say CUTE


It was a nice warm day so I decided to make a snowman. I can't take all the credit as Jason helped me put him together and Emily decorated him. He isn't as big as one our friends made but we don't have tractors to help. =D

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Well here is the story to go with the pictures below. We got up and my dad had hidden some chocolate and bubbles and everybody was looking for them. We went to church and had a delicious breakfast. The church was nicely decorated. After we got back the eggs were hidden and found and the candy isn't quite gone yet. Oh, we got to take the balloons home with us.

Easter pictures

rag curlers

We were trying to curl Melissa's hair for church. It kind of worked.


who can guess what this is?


This puppy thinks he is a lap dog.


sunlight glare on the desk.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

When you have children in the house...

your cordless mouse will end up in strange places.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Here I am flipping out because it's time to go to Awana and Mommy isn't home yet and here we have no Awana today because of spring break.
Emily made some "steps"
Earlier I did some target shooting with the 22 (did pretty well) and at the first shot Aussie took off into the house. When we found him later...

little bits

Well when I clicked sign in to post this I went to my mom's blog. Interesting because the computer has been of since she left.
Not to much has happened.
Does anyone like to see deer? On the way back from the retreat there were tons of them that I saw... and I slept part of the way!
It has been nice for being outside. Jason just said he could almost go around the house without touching snow.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Just Stay

> A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.
> "Your son is here," she said to the old man.

> She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened.

> Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the
young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his
hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp
ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.

> The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All
through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward,
holding the old man's hand and offering him words of love and strength.
> Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile

> He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious
of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen
tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the
cries and moans of the other patients.
> Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said not a
thing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.
> Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless
hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she
had to do, he waited.

> Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine
interrupted her.
> "Who was that man?" he asked.

> The nurse was startled, "He was your father," she answered.

> "No, he wasn't," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."

> "Then why didn't you say something when I took you to him?"

> "I knew right away there had been a mistake,
> but I also knew he needed his son, and his
> son just wasn't here.
> When I realized that he was too sick to tell
> whether or not I was his son,
> knowing how much he needed me, I stayed."

> The next time someone needs you ... just be there. Stay.

Monday, March 17, 2008

retreat pictures

Here we have some Friday night pictures.

Ed; Sunday afternoon.
The fire at the Locke's house

Sunday, March 16, 2008

very tired

Well I got up a little ways in writing so I'll try to get stuff down. I'm tired as I write this so if it doesn't make sense you know why.

I think I'll try to jump right in. Friday night we all went to the church to get things going and played some fun games. We were trying to do things like find the fruits of the spirit or complete Jesus' family tree. That was a hard one.

After that Keren had invited several of us up to the cabin to sleep (yes, we did get some sleep) There were nine girls up there and try to keep warm Keren, Peggy, Shady, and I all squished into a double bed with about seven blankets on top of us. We were warmer than the girls in the other room. :)

Saturday we went over to the high school and had a good time. As I am tired, details are not coming but we had a good time. Keren, Abbi, and I played a trio on our violins. The food was good.

In the evening we (people of the age crazy enough to stay up so late) went to the Locke's house for games and stuff. It was Bob's birthday so everybody was picking on him. :) On the way back to the cabin I rode with Polly and Peggy. None of us are from Bemidji. I almost got the three of us lost (I wasn't driving) but it ended up being the right way. There were only five girls in the that night and w/out Shady the bed was spacious.

Sunday morning was Sunday morning.

Sorry it's so whatever it is if it's bad (NO JOKES ABOUT I'M NORMAL) Like I said before, I'm sleeping. I'll try to get the pictures on tomorrow.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


OK I was told the links to Keren's and Emily's blogs don't work. Sorry about that. I'm not on the computer I usually use so I can't figure out how to fix it. Sorry.

having fun

Well I've been busy the last couple days.
Tuesday morning my Mom and the little girls brought me down to Bemidji. Than I went to Abbi's house to spend the night and stayed till church. Keren was also there and just as she said to Jonathan "I'm staying till church" Abbi coughed. The timing was PERFECT. We all had a good laugh about that.
After church I went to my Grandma's house and have been working on baking (we did lots at Abbi's) cookies.
Thats the gist of things.
Here is a funny story about mice and pianos.
I suppose I should go see if my cookie dough is ready. (it was being chilled)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Busy day

Well, my mom and I just got back from a trip to town. It was just the two of us and we went shopping and we even went out to eat. It was a lot of fun.
Something we have been working on is sewing. We are making matching dresses for the little girls, shorts for me, a skirt for me, and whatever else gets started. Me, me, me, me. No our house doesn't revolve around me. :)
It's been a long time since I actually sat down to write stuff and didn't just post pictures.
Oh, I just thought about something fun we did yesterday. We went to the Pancrats house and had a fun time there. My only complaint is it was to short. :)
Not much else is going on here.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Emeregency Phone Numbers

I got this in an email and thought I'd share it. Hope it can be read.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

These are more effective than 911

When -

You are sad, phone John 14
You have sinned, phone Psalm 51
You are facing danger, phone Psalm 91
People have failed you, phone Psalm 27
It feels as though God is far from you, phone Psalm 139
Your faith needs stimulation, phone Hebrews 11
You are alone and scared, phone Psalm 23
You are worried, phone Matthew 8:19-34
You are hurt and critical, phone 1 Corinthians 13
You wonder about Christianity, phone 2 Corinthians 5:15-18
You feel like an outcast, phone Romans 8:31-39
You are seeking peace, phone Matthew 11:25-30
It feels as if the world is bigger than God, phone Psalm 90
You need Christ like insurance, phone Romans 8:1-30
You are leaving home for a trip, phone Psalm 121
You are praying for yourself, phone Psalm 87
You require courage for a task, phone Joshua 1
Inflation's and investments are hogging your thoughts, phone Mark 10:17-31
You are depressive, phone Psalm 27
Your bank account is empty, phone Psalm 37
You lose faith in mankind, phone 1 Corinthians 13
It looks like people are unfriendly, phone John 15
You are losing hope, phone Psalm 126
You feel the world is small compared to you, phone Psalm 19
You want to carry fruit, phone John 15
Paul's secret for happiness, phone Colossians 3:12-17
With big opportunity/ discovery, phone Isaiah 55
To get along with other people, phone Romans 12

For dealing with fear, call Psalm 47
For security, call Psalm 121:3
For assurance, call Mark 8:35
For reassurance, call Psalm 145:18


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

More Pictures Yet

I'll bombard the blog with pictures. :) Here are some more for "Laura's Favorite Things".

More Pictures

OH MY! Look at that slant on the floor!!!! =P
Look at the BEAUTIFUL baby (oops! toddler)
Aren't cameras wonderful?

Some of Laura's favorite activities

She likes to do MANY other things (go to my MOM'S blog) but these were the only pictures I could easily find.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Dress up

Here we have Indiana Jason. I have a picture of Aaron but he probably wouldn't appreciate it if I posted that. :)