Monday, May 6, 2013

Snow in May

We got snow the first 2 days in May. We've had a few nice days so far, but an odd spring. It will probably jump straight from cold to hot. It tends to do that. No easing into seasons here.

Freddy started his new job last week. Lenny's Sub Shop. He seems to like it, much slower than Chick Fil A. Abigail is still working for the Jones.

 I went to Chili's for dinner with Dana and Betty tonight. Had a good time, lots of talk about Walmart. Betty quit just before Christmas and I have been gone 1 year in January. Crazy. When I was there I thought it would never end.

Fred is working at home now. It is going good. Just getting used to him being home all the time.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Snow storms

Well, we have really had some snow the last several weeks! It's melting now, but the first snow we had 12 inches and a week later another 10 or so. Crazy. Absolutely crazy for Kansas. People freaked out, lol. The shelves in the store were cleaned out. We survived very well and I personally thought it was tons of fun! The kids played outside every day and we shoveled LOTS. Abigail even shoveled the neighbors out. They are older and in bad health. Now that it is warming up though, I want to be outside and want the snow to quickly melt, LOL.  Andrea Jones called today wanting us to walk to the Library with her, but unfortunately we are all sick. Some nasty virus. Freddy didn't work at all this week and Abigail worked 1 day. Fred took a day and a half off. We missed bible study tonight.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sick again and Oklahoma trip

We are just getting over being sick AGAIN. I really thought with getting sick in September we would not get sick this winter. No such luck. UGH.
Josiah, Fred and Freddy did not get it. Fred got what we are now thinking is gout. We had thought it was tendonitis for a few days. Poor thing has been having kidney stone problems again too. He is a mess, lol.

Went to Oklahoma the first weekend in November so that Freddy could meet Miranda and we could meet her parents as well. It was a great visit and Abigail and I had a blast.  Miranda's parents did most of the chaperoning and Abby and I went shopping and lounged in the motel room. Fred kept the 3 younger kids. We had so much fun!!! Good church and good visit.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Youth night

Last night was Youth night and the older 3 went ice skating, first time this season! They were thrilled. Abby is the only one without her own skates, hopefully soon she can buy some. Looks like Friday night she will spend the night with Alyssa and go shopping Saturday. She is thrilled, they have been wanting to do this for a while.

I am slowly but surely getting stuff done around here. Decluttering and cleaning stuff out. I sold the basketball hoop this week for $20 more than what I paid for it, and gave away the railroad ties from the back yard. LOVE the feeling of getting rid of unwanted and unneeded stuff. I do not like clutter and like the house to look nice and spacious.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


We have been sick the last couple weeks. Katie started it by getting sick on a Thursday night (6th). She had a flu-like virus, maybe it was the flu. I don't know. My mom came that Sunday night (9th) and Katie was still sick. Wednesday (12th) I brought her to Urgent Care because she was lethargic and I thought she was dehydrated. It wasn't too bad though and instead of giving her an IV, they gave  her Zofran and Gatorade. We were there several hours, but after that she was much better. Miah on the other hand had already starting getting sick. The diarrhea got so bad, she wouldn't wear underwear. :( Poor baby, it was miserable. Then I got sick and Fred.We were sick just over a week and now we are on to the head, chest, nose cold. I thought the older kids had escaped, but Abby isn't feeling good now.  We have missed several weeks of church  now and it is still summer. Here are some pics, not real recent but cute :) Enjoy!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hurricane Isaac

It's finally raining!! Yesterday all day and a little today. It rained A LOT. Hopefully it greens things up. It has been so dry this summer. Mom is coming to visit in a week or so. Patty is coming for Thanksgiving.  My mom will come on the train September 9th. The kids are really excited to see her! I think we will go to Monkey Bizness while she is here.

Fred brought Miah to test drive cars and look at the Porsche dealership today. They also went for ice cream at Culvers. It was part of his b-day present. I want to start doing special  stuff with the kids instead of just presents. That's the part they will remember. I think they had a good time together. Everyone else was home today. Freddy took the day off to watch the Michigan football game.  Josiah and I made laundry soap and cleaned up. Then Abby and I made taquitos and black beans for dinner. All in all a good day.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beautiful weather

Well, the last couple days have been totally different than the first part of summer. High of 72 last couple of days. Over one hundred most of July. Hottest month on record. Ugh. It was miserable, but now it feels strange. We have been outside almost every night this summer, too hot during the day.  Freddy, Abby and Josiah are at Youth night tonight. They are going to Worlds of Fun!! They got passes and have been going every week for the last 6 weeks.  Jeremiah, Katie and I are outside, they are riding bikes, I am on the laptop.

Abby lost her Nook Color last night. Apparently she sat it on the back of the Prius and when I took Freddy to work it must have flown off. We drove around last night and today looking for it, we also walked around looking for it. We have not found it. She is heart broken and cried the entire time we were looking. On a good note, she started being a mothers helper this week for a family in our home school group. They just had baby number 6. Abigail is doing great and the mother said she has gotten so much done the last couple days with Abigail there. She works 4 days a week, 4  hours per day.  I was worried it might be too much, but it's going well so far. She gets up every morning eats and does her school work and she gets picked up at 9:30 and I go to pick her up at 1:30.