Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Finally Done!

It's finally done!!

It took a long time to finish but raising three kids on my own doesn't give me much time for anything other then kids and work.

Woo-Hoo It's done!

Parade Time

Mike on the Sheyene High School Pep Band float for the West Fest Parade this year.

Now life needs to be written as it happens so that all know what is going on. Sadly the parade was on my weekend to work. (I work the weekends Jerry is to have the kids)  So I wouldn't be able to make it, then Jerry had drill like always and cancelled on the kids.  So of course it was up to me the Mom to make sure everything worked out.  It took lots of phone calls and pleading on facebook but it worked out in the end.  Racquel took Mike to the school Sat. morning so he could decorate the float and practice.  Jill and Jason picked up the girls so they could attend that parade and see their brother so that some of his family would be there.  Jill and Jason also picked him up from school and brought him home when everything was done and cleaned up.  Amy got me a picture of my son in the parade!  I am very lucky to have so many great friends!  All MY hard work paid off, and what did Jerry do you may ask, well he went to drill.  I think it is time for my kids to see the lengths that I go to for them.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bunny Roast!!

We saved some PEEPS special to roast this summer at one of Papas FAMOUS FIRES!

Uncle John keeping the fire going.

Oh Kady what a look.  She loved eating a pink bunny smore.

Alex gathered some twigs for the fire.  GOOD JOB ALEX!


Family Time

Good look Sara and Mike.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


The girls got bubble wands when we were at the cabin.  What kid doesn't love bubbles?

I love Kadys face in this one, she is so excited.

Getting some good bubbles.

So excited.

That's a big one Alex.

Hey girly.

Look at all the bubbles....


What Fun!

Friday, September 20, 2013


While pulling away from the cabin my Dad spotted these hens in the neighbors yard.

We later found out that she feeds them in the winter when food is hard to find.

There is always wildlife at the cabin.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Gardens are Yummy!

Bre with the tomatoes she caught. (Papa tossed them over the fence to her)

The tomato plants are so heavy with green tomatoes that they are pulling the cages down.

All the Zucchini and Squash they sent home with us. I shredded two of them and it made five two cup bags for the freezer.  (Thanks for helping me Racquel)

Papa working in the garden while Bre and Grandma watch.

A larger view of the garden.

A five gallon bucket of cucumbers for us.  Thanks guys!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Another Larger then Life!

After our visit with Great Grandma we made one last stop.  The geographical center of North Dakota!  Crazy that all these years this was just a few small miles away from the cabin.  I was happy that we were able to squeeze in one larger then life item to add to our collection of many.

How fitting that the one we love so much lives in the town with the huge heart!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Our Favorite Lady!

While we were at the cabin we were able to visit Great Grandma V..

We love her so much and our visits with her that weekend went way to fast.  She is looking so good, we had a great visit!

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Stargazers in their WI hoodies.  We saw so many shooting stars that night, we also had lots of great conversation that night with the kids.

We had an amazing fire.

Papas buddy, she looks like a puppy here.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Miss rules with an iron fist.

This Queen rules with an iron fist.

Their royal forms of transportation.

Queen Kady giving me her famous "I'll be right back".
(and Alex falling off the pogo stick)


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Queen Pogo

Alex is our Queen Pogo!

She asked Grandma and Papa for a pogo stick for Christmas. 

Her highest that she counted was 123, and then she stopped.  It was actually (using Alex's word) much higher then that.  She seems to only count one out of every three jumps for some reason.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Miss Bug

My brother sent me this picture of Miss Bug wearing the apron that I made her for Christmas.
Too Cute!

Birthday Gals

We made it to the cabin to celebrate the girls birthdays with the family.

Here is two of the birthday gals.
Happy Birthday Kady and Alex!
(and Bre too!  where are you Bre?)

They waited so nice for things to get started.

Alex with her Monster High Password Journal.

Kady and her bubble wand, and the girls in their birthday crowns.

Oh I see Bre's arm (bottom right) she is holding her GREEN birthday wand.