Friday, April 29, 2011

Let Me Get This Straight...

My conversation today...

Me: "Jake, its gonna be nice out today!"
Jake (5): "What do I care? I only care about living and Jesus."
Me: "You don't care about the weather?"
Jake: "I'm just saying, what does it matter?"
Me: "Alrightythen."

Monday, April 25, 2011


I'm late on the Easter post.  Turns out I wrote something pretty dang good back in 2008 so I'm just gonna go with that this year. ;)

On a completely opposite note, I like to get our family picture snapped at church on Easter Sunday.   It's fun...for me.

This year 2011

 Last Year 2010...majorly preggo with Lucy

Easter 2009:

Easter 2008:

Easter 2007


 Easter 2006 



I started blogging three years ago in an attempt to document the ordinariness of our life.  All bloggers know that sometimes, the blog takes on a life of it's own...always changing.  Which is good.  It's just like life.  But sometimes, we need to get back to our roots...and if you're me, that means posts about your hair cuts. 

I'm attempting to grow it out.  Not because I like it long, but because I feel the need for something different.  I started looking back over the past few years of pictures and noticed that although my bobbed hair had slight changes regularly, the bob had still been the main-stay.  Call me crazy, but I like to be able to look back at pictures and remember which year it was, just by my haircut.  It makes looking back rather entertaining.  

It also means I'm pretty dang good at laughing at myself.

Anyways, here's the latest hair.  We'll refer to it as the "growing-it-out-but-still-cutting-bangs-in-order-to-make-it-less-boring" stage.

It will likely last awhile.  And then it will be long.  And then I will cut it.  We call that The Circle of Life.

Lucy Turns One

Lucy turning One meant three different celebrations.  I know, we're just wild and crazy. 

 Here's a glimpse...

Party Number 1...

Party Number 2...No I did not make the cake thus the reason it is so perfect!

 Trying to get a picture of Lucy with the cake...

Check out what ended up on her shoes.  At least the frosting matched.

And we tried again, this time barefoot.

Little Lu, Lucy Lu, Lulu...One looks pretty good on you!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I'm alive.  The laptop is alive again too, after the death of it's hard drive.  Long boring story.

Lucy turned ONE yesterday.  And when I figure out how to get all my pictures back on here, I will show you all the pictures of her one-year-old-cuteness.

Until then....

There's lots of new things developing here at the parsonage.  I'm looking forward to filling you in...later.

I'm a procrastinator...

Right now though, I need to finish chugging my coffee down and get my sweaty running self into the shower in order to start my day.

Glad to be back bloggy friends!  Missed you!

Friday, April 1, 2011


I've been watching this video for weeks.  My kids have been watching it at school and at home.  The whole state of Iowa (and beyond) can't seem to get enough of this bird.

One  of the little baby Eagles  is scheduled to hatch today.  TODAY.

God's design for life is simply amazing...

Video clips at Ustream

Don't worry about getting anything done today...there's an eagle about to be born...who can miss that?!?