Saturday, January 29, 2011

We've been BUSY!

We would like to call a do over on December and January! We had some great highs and some hard times too. We are thankful that God has been with us every step of the way.

We started with a visit with my Grandpa Bo in the hospital on our trip down. The three big kids got to come up to come up and had a good time visiting with Papa Bo. Shawn and K-baby didn't get to come up because K-baby was sick.

Then we did Christmas at Shawn's parents and my parent's house. We had a short detour by the vet's office for a $600 cast for our dog.

On our way home we had a quick trip to Wichita to see the Cirque de Sol performance. The kids LOVED it, but we wished Papa Tom could have gone with us. Luckily, Yvette was able to come up and see the show. After the show we started back home early, hoping to visit Papa Bo before we headed home. Of course all 4 of our kids started throwing up (2 kids in Nana's car) and we ended up staying the night in a hotel.
The crew after our Cirque De Sol performance. Thanks Papa for the tickets!

We didn't get to see my grandpa on the way home because we didn't want to spread any germs. :( but I know he wasn't feeling good. Somehow all 4 kids woke up healthy the next morning and we made it home.

We made it home Monday night and spent half of Tuesday digging out from over 2 1/2 feet of snow.

On Wednesday morning I got a call from my mom that my grandfather had pasted away. I loved my grandfather dearly and will miss him until I see him in heaven again some day. His funeral was on Saturday and I enjoyed visiting with all my family and hearing about how my grandfather worked and honored God during his life.

My dad and I at my grandpa's house. I will miss spending time at the home that my grandpa built with his own hands and lived in for over 50 years, but I will cherish all the memories that I have.

Okay, so our first week back was a bust. After all the snow, unpacking, traveling to a funeral we didn't get a stitch of school done. So you may be wondering what we have been up to for the past couple of weeks.

Well, we have been....

completing lots of science experiments,

building a bathroom in the basement,

giving haircuts,

building snow forts in the backyard,

trying to swing,

playing with the neighbors on the swing set,

building a snow slide in our front yard,

doing lots of school,

taking care of Abby who broke her leg on vacation when she got hit by a truck,

ice skating at the local ice rink when it warms up,

even playing outside when it is COLD!!!
We have been experiencing weather from -15 to 32 for highs, so some days we hid out inside the house and don't leave and other days we spend hours outside playing.
We've also been to gymnastics 3 times every week, AWANAS, church, school co-op, bible study, the vet's office 2 times, shopping in Fargo, hosting a pampered chef party and who knows what else. I've also been freezer cooking the past two weekends, but I didn't get any pictures of that. Our freezers are full of wonderful meals ready to eat.


  1. I'd say busy is an understatement!! Don't know where you all get the energy! Bet Abby can't wait to get her splint off on thursday. At least maybe the winter is going by FAST.....The kids all look great!! Like the bathroom :)

  2. Looks like lots of fun! I bet you'll be glad when that bathroom is finished! I'm sure it'll be nice to have!