Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I had 3 students who had their work published in The Mandala. Here are two of them presenting a signed copy of the book to our superintendent Mr. Petersen.

Monday, March 30, 2009


Got my swaps for March done today. This is the one that I made for Epcot.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Kristen had her second piano recital today. The recital's are held at Sarah Harding home in the chapel. This is nice in that it isn't near as large as the sanctuary of a church, plus many of the residents enjoy coming down for the recital. She did a nice job. It was fun to compare how much she has improved in the past year.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


The calendar says May 28th, but the weather says November, December. I really want spring to come.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Here is my pile of carpet pieces. I still have a little ways to go before I am done, but the majority of the carpet is up. Now I just need large garbage pickup week to come.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Tonight was the 4-H clubs annual project fair. Even though Kristen is not quite old enough, she was allowed to participate in the projects. One of the projects was apple pie making. Kristen was thrilled to be able to do this. She is trying so hard to learn to bake. Tomorrow night we will bake her pie and we will enjoy it for desert with some Ice Cream. Yummy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Sarah has finally gotten a cell phone. She has been asking for one for a while, but I wanted to wait until she was 16, but then decided that before she left for Hawaii this summer. She ended up getting it earlier than planned as we were able to get a discount through school, but in order to get the discount, I needed to increase my plan. She was so excited to be given the phone.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I am now wearing reading glasses on top of bifocal contacts. I am not sure that I like getting old.

Monday, March 23, 2009


I spent the first day of my spring pulling up the carpet in the Living Room. This turned out to be a much harder job than I expected. I was hoping that this job would only take two days, but it looks like it is going to take a bit longer. Hoping to be done before I go back to school next week.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


My girls have two different ideas about dressing up. Kristen loves to wear nice clothes and skirts or dresses, Sarah on the other had throws a fit if we make her wear anything but an old pair of jeans and an old stained t-shirt. By the way she is not allowed to wear that to church, but she does try. If only we could find a happy medium.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Kristen competed in Awana games today. This was the first time for her to be in Awana games. She played in Sparks O Rama for two years, but wasn't able to her last year as there wasn't enough for a team. While the team didn't do well, Kristen had a good day.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Because of Kurt's and the girl's schedules, we rarely get to eat at the table as a complete family. We were able to both last night and tonight. Tonight was Mexican night with make your own fajitas. Yummy.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Kristen had worn the St. Patties head stuff to school on Tuesday and had forgotten to put it away. The next thing we knew is that Sox's had found it

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Looks like Spring is finally coming. I have tried to plant flower bulbs in this flower bed before with no luck. Last fall the choir was selling some bulbs, so I bought a package of mixed bulbs for Kristen to plant. She really wants to carry horticulture as one of her 4-H projects. Great project, except not exactly one that Mom can help her with. She took the time to plant all of these bulbs last fall. I think there was around 50 different bulbs all together but don't remember for sure. I was really hoping that for her sake the bulbs would grow. Imagine how thrilled I was to discover several different plants just poking through the soil tonight. Looks like at least one person in the family has a green bulb.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Tonight was the 4-H basketball Tournament. Minnehaha and Mohawk combined to form a team. Sarah's team didn't do too well. They lost both games, but more importantly they had fun playing.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Every year the band and chorus department at Clinton sell fruit. This is some of the best oranges ever. We actually have a hard time eating the oranges purchased in the store after having these oranges. We have been without since the first of January, but today the spring orders came in. What a better snack than a nice juicy orange after school or before bed.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Tonight the youth groups from Grace had their annual Lasagna dinner. Sarah was assigned the 4-6 shift for serving. Here she is waiting on another table. For her first time, she did a nice job. Maybe I should have her apply at a few restaurants in the area?

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Sarah is painting her birdhouse during the Clover Kids meeting. I am the leader and Sarah is the junior leader.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Went Scrapbooking at church tonight. I am really thrilled with how this layout turned out. This is the first high school pictures that I have done for Sarah. Since she was both a freshman cheerleader and the manager of the varsity football team.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I spend so much time in my car, thought I would take a picture of the dash board.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


The moon has been so big and bright the past couple of mornings. I just couldn't resist taking a picture of the moon.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Sarah brought Kitty home with her 10 years ago. She has really enjoyed having a cat.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Today I choose a picture of Sarah doing her least favorite chore. She hates dishes. I have told her that as soon as she can master dishes, she doesn't have to do them nightly.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Sox has found a new place to hide, where we "can't" see her, but she can see the family.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


My church sponsored a scrapbooking retreat this weekend. Even though I didn't get much sleep, I was able to get 9 pages completed, several others almost done (just need to print off some pictures) and had a great time. Can't wait to do it again.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Kurt and I both took a personal day today. We have some errands that need to be taken care of in Davenport. Since we were home, we decided to walk Kristen up to school. Dad was even so nice as to drive Sarah to school earlier this morning.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


We had a party at school today. One of our 5th year students finally completed her work and graduated. The principal sprung for the cake. Hope this encourages others to finish also.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Sorry if this grosses you out, but I had to post it. This is the first time in over a year that I have had a full toenail on my big toe. I had an infection in the toe that lasted about a year and resulted in the nail being removed twice. It took over a year to grow back, but it is finally fully grown.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Kitty loves to curl up on Sarah and sleep. He will take any chance he can get to curl up on either Sarah or myself

Monday, March 2, 2009


Kurt sitting at a computer. A common site has his job is to fix computers for Clinton Schools. The only problem is that this computer is in my classroom for Central Clinton Schools

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Kurt loves his Chips Ahoy cookies. He has around 4 cookies every night along with a glass of milk.