Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What we've been up to...

 taping and texturing
 waking up on the farm
hitting home runs!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ask for your Blog reader discount :)

Home for Sale by Owner: $97,000

1978 Rambler, on a 66 x 165 lot. The house has cement board siding (2009) and many new windows. It has a front deck and a basement walkout and features a lower level kitchen. This 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom home with attached double garage has 1800 square feet of updated living space. The kitchen measures 18x12 with laminate flooring and lots of birch cabinets. The living room measures 18x14. The recently finished basement includes a fireplace, large master bedroom, bathroom with large, handicapped accessible shower and a family room. A kitchenette with a cook top, fridge and convection microwave hood oven gives the owner the option of having a renter or in law suite. The house has a gas furnace and central air conditioning. The lot has a spacious backyard with an apple tree, shed for storage, a cherry tree and several rhubarb bushes. Recent updates include new trim and solid wood doors on the main level and brick landscaping. Conveniently located only walking distance from the main street businesses, the school and several churches. Private small town living with all the conveniences only 20 minutes away from Sioux Falls. See more photos at http://smilebox.co/Juvenv. We are VERY motivated to sell and this home is move in ready! For a showing or for more information please leave a comment or email me!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Guess what time it is?

All week long... :)

SONRISE National Park is the theme for this years VBS.
 Eating snack
 Getting ready for awesome crafts
 Some of the superb decorations this year.
 Playing games
 Sanding wood for this craft

 Bible story time
Closing around the campfire.

Wish you all were here with us!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Meet Macy

This is our newest family member. It just sorta happened. We love her. She is an 8 week old lab. I have never seen my kids so eager to care for something. Let's hope it doesn't wear off. Isn't she just adorable?

Monday, May 14, 2012

It's Monday and I am so thankful for this

Ephesians 1:7

English Standard Version (ESV)
 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace...

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

a rant

If you are looking for some nice fun lovey dovey post move on. Keep moving. This one is not going to be pretty. So either prepare to hear me whine or go some where else. Thank you.

I just put the kids to bed, check the time, almost 10 pm. I started at 8. When I went into the girls disaster of a room I was HORRIFIED to find permanent marker all over their bunks, the walls, the sheets, the toys...everything. They spent almost 3 hours in there pretending to take a nap, just like they do almost everyday. When they emerged I was playing catch with Maleah outside and I noticed that Nora's face looked a little blue. I asked about the markers and they confessed. I am one of those moms who keeps a little art kit with WASHABLE markers in their room just in case they feel a Picasso moment coming on. There is paper there, too. Although it is rarely used. I didn't even think about the marker because I knew it was bath night. Someone must have put a permanent marker in their box. It's too late now to worry about who to blame. I went ballistic and packed up every single toy. I filled kitchen trash bag after kitchen trash bag with barbies, my little ponies, squinkies, books, dolls, legos...the pile in the garage fills the space of a car. How did they live in that room with all those things? They were crying and bawling the whole time I was scooping the toys up. Can I just have one? PUUUULLLLLEEEAASSSSEEEEEEE momma? Nope. Not even a single lego. I don't know if I will even go through it. I'll have to calm down a bit and see if I want to do the work or just dump it all at Goodwill and start fresh. I hate stuff.

I started this cleanse thing 9 days ago. I quit my vitamins cold turkey and started this. It probably wouldn't be a big deal to most people but I take a ton of vitamins. D, A, B, C, calcium, E, lysine, fish oil, and one more that I can't remember right now. But I am telling you I AM A DIFFERENT WOMAN WITHOUT THEM. And that is NOT a good thing. I really miss my vitamin D. It had to be the week when the sun is hiding, too. I feel icky, exhausted, crabby and downright mean. I am tempted to throw in the towel but it's a 10 day cleanse so I am gonna do one more day. Pray for me.

I haven't planted one thing yet. So, in August when I am bawling my eyes out because I have no tomatoes or peppers or onion to make salsa I will probably be as crabby as I am now. Still, I have no motivation.

I had to get a sitter last night, actually two sitters. One so that I could go enjoy my weekly turbo kick workout and one so that immediately afterwards I could attend the city council meeting. I made a friendly joke about turning in a voucher for babysitting. No one laughed.

I hate being sad. It makes me want to sleep all day and not do even the simple things that need to be done. The laundry is growing legs and moving all around the house...it's in every room now. I haven't done the dishes in a couple of days and we have no spoons or forks.

What is it with this weather, cold, hot, really hot, cold, rain, hail...it drives me nuts.

I really need a haircut and to wax my eyebrow and lip before someone mistakes me for a long haired man with boobs.

Did you hear that Obama decided that a marriage is legal even if it isn't between a man and a woman? How did this guy get elected and why does he think he is God? I would be very afraid to be him on judgment day, very, very, afraid.

I don't discuss politics much on this blog. So I have to go. I think someone wants to play words with friends with me now.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

An evening at the lake

This morning it's cool and breezy, but last week at this time it was HOT. So we took a trip 6 tiny miles south to Lake Vermillion where we went fishing and by the end of the school night, swimming. 
 Just making sure there are more dandelions for next year...BLOW
 Shore fishing.
 Gavin and dad made sure all the poles were in working condition.

 Nora found the swings with Maleah.
 Then, our cousins showed up, in their suits. MOM, why didn't we wear OUR suits. Don't know maybe because it is May 1st?
 Rolled up the capris.
 Getting her feet (and butt) wet.
 Addi stuck with fishing. She was really excited to use her new pole from Aunt Lisa and Uncle Russ.
 REAL excited.
So, while everybody else (I can't believe it) swam.
 Addi fished.
 Gavin, coming to see if Addi is catching anything.
 Nora called this a MUDDY pie.
 She fed it to the fishes.
Addi casted out and Gavin tried to catch her little orange fish on the end of the pole.
Dad taught Addi to cast and she did quite well.

Nora didn't want to put her shoes on so Aunt Josie carried her wet, muddy niece to the van.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Things I am afraid of

1) summer schedules

2) diets

3) moving

4) going bankrupt

5) raising children into good people

6) satan