Monday, December 1, 2008


I have started to figure the picture problem out! I have some downloaded on my laptop, but the bulk of our pictures are on our home computer and that is not working great at this time. I am going to put some pictures on now, as a test! Most are cute - the little puppy, the big dog and the boys!

"H" and Ginger

"Little C" and Buddy

Miss Precious Perfect

"Big C" and Nana with Ginger

After the turkey!

GINGER - cutest dog ever!

Hi all! We had a most wonderful Thanksgiving. I still have to work on the picture uploads, so for now, words will have to do! My niece, Helen, arrived from Dallas and we celebrated Thanksgiving as a family. There were 10 of us - me, my husband, my 3 boys, my parents, my sister (Helen's mother), Helen and my dear friend, Marcia. All 3 of my boys had sung at 3 different church services in the morning, so we were very busy with that, and getting ready for the feast! Everything turned out great - I think it was the best ever! The rest of the weekend was quite relaxing - NO SHOPPING! We had tickets to a Minnesota Gopher men's hockey game (thanks Julie!) and a travelling basketball bowling party on Sunday. It snowed a little on Saturday night, so the 2 younger boys headed over to the golf course to sled on hole #9! Now the fun begins with Christmas! Hopefully, we can get our tree and such this weekend. We have 2 basketball tournament for H and Big C (that's the oldest and middle guys). I am going to "try" paddle tennis starting tomorrow! Believe it or not, it's done outside on heated courts (keep in mind that I live in Minnesota)! I'll let you all know how that goes. It's a Tuesday morning league that is just starting. It could be quite fun! Our week ahead is busy, as usual. Tonight and Tuesday are our busiest nights. All 3 boys have basketball practice tonight, and 2 have choir tomorrow, followed by 2 having basketball practice after that. And so it goes! I am so thankful that my brother-in-law is safe in India. We have been praying for him, and for the country of India. I have been to Mumbai and stayed in the Oberoi/Trident (formerly a Hilton). I have eaten at Cafe Leopold's. It is a horrible tragedy. We all have so much to be thankful for and events like this can help us all to remember that. So, for now - thanks for checking my blog out. I promise to try and get the picture thing down, and also to respond to your kind entries!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wow - it has begun!

First and foremost - thank you to everyone who is viewing my site. That is so exciting. Thank you to Helen for passing on my blog. Of course, Helen is the light of our lives, and we are all so proud of her. Her little cousins cannot wait to see her. Also, Ginger (our puppy) has yet to meet her - that will be fun. Ginger is a 5 pound Yorkie-Poo and is the absolute cutest dog ever. I'll post a picture when my "trainer" arrives! Thanks for the Birthday wishes from all of you! Helen will be arriving "up north" on Thursday (Thanksgiving) - she'd better have a warm coat because it is freezing cold right now. She has promised to help me tweak my blog and help me figure it out. So, for now, I won't be able to put on any pictures or do much of anything. To fill in a little more about me - I am a Kappa Kappa Gamma alum and have been married to my college sweetheart for 23 years. We have 3 boys and 2 dogs. It's wild and crazy most of the time. Thanks for checking in! After I get savvy with this, and after the Thanksgiving festivities are over, I'll try and respond to you all and check out your blogs! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I'm going to try this!

Well hello everyone! I already tried to put on a post and it did not work! Maybe this blogging is harder than I thought. I am excited to try this and to see what people are doing out there in the blog world. I will try and do the picture thing later - that might be tougher! Ha! So, in the meantime - welcome and share your thoughts! My husband and I have 3 boys - ages 12, 10 and 8. We also have 2 dogs - a 4 year old male and a 9 month female (finally a girl!). I hope to be able to keep on top of this - might be tough! Thanks for stopping by!