Friday, December 26, 2008

2 down 3 to go!

Here is a peak at the fun we have had so far! We are only half done with our Christmas celebrations and already we've been having a blast. Christmas through the eyes of a one year old sure is magical!

Have yourself a Merry Wii Christmas!

Santa brought a new tractor!

Ride'em cowboy!

Aren't they sweet! Happy Anniversary tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Life is Good!

I will just have to give you the father-in-law version (direct and to the point) of yesterday for now. Maybe if I have more time later, I can give you the sister version (its all in the details) of the story.

No more medicine!!!

We don't have to go back to see the cardiologist for a whole year!

Thank you for your prayers.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Matters of the Heart

As many of you know, the reason that I started this blog is to keep family and friends updated on our little miracle, Little Bear. He is a miracle to us not only because every child is a miracle, but because when he was 6 months old he had successful open-heart surgery to fix several "holes" in his heart.
Well, today I am posting to ask you to pray. On Tuesday, December 9th, B will have a check-up with his cardiologist. There are three specific things that are concerning me right now.
-Pray that B will allow the doctors to do what they need to do to get a good look at his heart. (He usually begins to scream the minute we walk in the clinic.)
-Pray that we will ultimately get a good report from the doctors and best case scenario B will get off of the medicine he takes for his heart.
-Finally, Pray that the little cough B has had for almost two months now, will go away.
Thank you for your prayers, I will let you all know when we find out how the appointment goes!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Little Bear's FIRST Hair Cut!




Good Job Daddy, Thanks for the hair cut!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tis the season...achoo!

Well after a beautiful and fun Thanksgiving ofcourse Little B and I had to get sick. I have a cold and he is running a fever. So is getting together during the holidays worth the risk of catching a little bug. You be the judge-

Playing with "T"

Happy 40th Uncle K

Family Fun!

Putting Up Christmas Decorations

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

I love how these three pictures tell a story all on their own. My little Bear has certainly learned how to get himself into some interesting situations.

No children where injured in the filming of this scene...honest, he just got up and laughed!

Quill Lake Goose! Whatever that is!

So, my Bigbird got a big bird this past weekend. It is a kind of Canada goose called a Qill Lake Goose (because they come from the Quill Lake area in Canada.) According to him, these are rare and he was very excited! I am sorry I can't tell you more about these rare and exciting birds and how Bigbird managed to harvest one of his very own... my mind seemed to drift somewhere around the part where I realized that soon, I will have a goose to add to the animals hanging in my home. Don't get me wrong, I am very excited about this because now I will get to hear Little Bear make his cute "honk, honk" sound everytime he sees it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Few Jokes: Kinder style

Yes, these are real jokes told to me by my Kindergarten students! (I couldn't make this stuff up.)

Student: What is the gate doing while it is open?
Teacher: I don't know, what?
Student: Kissing Fence

Student: What is the chimney doing on the house?
Teacher: I don't know what?
Student: Smoking...get it smoking...ha, ha, ha

Student: What do you call a bunny crossing a road?
Teacher: I don't know. What?
Student: A Bunny Car

And my favorite...drum role please...

Student: Hey teacher, do you know why a baby can't lose a tooth?
Teacher: Why?
Student: Because they don't have any!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes...

While trying to encourage a Kindergartener today who was a little frustrated I said, "Come on you can do it, nothing is impossible!"

The Kindergartener replied, "That's not true, you can't live in fire."

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Halloween a little late!

I just got these pictures off my mother-in-laws camera and they were too fun to pass up!

I am so proud of the starburst costumes I made them with the help of my wonderful sister-in-law. Can you believe we did not win the costume contest?

The Cowardly Lion

The three amigos (Do you see the "buzz" theme)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Election Day!

Don't forget to get out and vote. It's our right and our responsibility. While you are at it, say a prayer for our elected officials ;)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Little Hunter

Bigbird had a great weekend of hunting! He hunted three mornings and managed to bag his limit of Canada Geese and some snows aswell as a few ducks. Check out "B" our little hunter!
He was so excited to see all the birds. He was honking and quacking and making crane noises. I wish I had a video of it!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rainy Tuesday

I am just posting because it has been so long since I wrote anything. We have been really busy with family visiting and hunters/friends staying at our house. "Tis the season" - for hunters that is. It was a really fun past couple days and "B" really loved all the attention, but boy am I tired. I hope to be able to post some pics soon...but for now I think I better go take a nap. Happy rainy Tuesday to all.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 15th - A Neat Day in History

Did you know that on October 15th a lot of neat things have happened -

1951 - Television sitcom I Love Lucy premieres.

1959 - Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Emeril Lagasse, American chef were born.

981 - Professional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California.

1990 - Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.

2005 - Prince Christian of Denmark was born

October 15th is also National Grouch Day, as in the coolest character on Sesame St. (Oscar the Grouch.)

Oh yah... and I was born on October 15th too!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Rain/Sleet/Snow/ No Goat!

Well, we're back. Actually, we have been home since about one in the morning on Sunday. After two days waking up to 3 + in. of snow which then melted into a clay, mucky, muddy mess (It also rained most of the time it was not snowing.) We decided that sticking around to see if the forecast of 9 inches of snow was right was not worth the risk of getting snowed in without enough diapers for Little Bear. Yep, that's right we took "B" along on our hunting trip and let me tell you, I am so proud of him! He is an awesome camper and he is definitely going to make his Daddy proud someday when he is old enough to actually participate and not just come along for the ride.

As for the antelope, the numbers seemed to be down quite abit from previous years. Because I stayed back at the campsite the first day with "B" all I saw was a huge flock of cranes. On the second day, the only goats I saw were through a set of binoculars about a 4 mile hike away. Now on a nice fall day, I would have been up for that in a heartbeat, but this was a hike through a couple of inches of mud on a 30 degree day in the rain/sleet. So I passed on this hoping to go after the next group of antelope. Unfortunately that next group never came.

Big bird did get a doe aswell as another of our hunting partners and one lucky hunter even got his buck. As for the other 5 of us, we will have to wait until next year.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Hunting We Will Go...

Well we're off. We will be leaving tonight for antelope camp. I am very excited, as this is my favorite time of year. I keep saying I do not care if I get my goat, I am just along for the ride and the camping experience, but the truth is I really would like to come home with a great story for you all of how I got my antelope. I just hope that my story doesn't involve walking through a foot of snow. Check out the forecast for our trip. Well I better go pack my snowboots! I can't wait to tell you all about our trip when we get back.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Why I like Sweet "T" better than Sweet tea

Last weekend "B" and I made a trip to my sister's to meet my new niece. We will just call her "T" and she is really sweet . We had a fun weekend with a parade and everything! So in honor of the newest member of our family, I wanted to share with you all the things I like about T (my niece not the drink).

This is why I like sweet T better than sweet tea -

Sweet tea - just a drink vs. Sweet T-my awesome niece

Sweet tea - only good to the last drop vs. Sweet T - will keep you smiling all day

Sweet tea - it just sits in a glass vs. Sweet T - She has the best dance moves

Sweet tea - added sweetener vs. Sweet T - This brown sugar is all natural

Sweet tea - I don't even like tea! vs. Sweet T - I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Please Pray

I found out yesterday about a man in a neighboring town that past away. Though I did not know this man very well, he will always have a special place in my heart. You see a few days before "B" had his heart surgery this man took the time to share the story of his own daughter who was born with a congential heart defect with us. His daughter only lived for a few months because at that time the medical technology was not enough to save her. The amazing part is instead of asking himself "why me?" or "if only she had been born now-a-days" this man chose to live with the hope that his daughter's short life was able to teach the doctors enough to be able to save another child's life, maybe even lots of childrens lives. I don't know what the doctors learned from that little girl, but I know what I learned from that man. I learned to look at the positive in even a terrible situation and that God can bring something good out of even the most hopeless story. So to finish this story, I would ask you to pray for the family of this man as they now have to plan a funeral the same week that one of his son's is getting married.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Rock

I don't know what it is about my little boy and rocks. He will not leave them alone. Every time we go outside, he loves to walk to our driveway and pick up rocks, carry them around, but most of all he LOVES to put them in his mouth. (No, Mom I do not let him keep them in his mouth!) Thinking about "B" and his love of rocks put another picture in my mind.

It is the rock that I lean on, my savior, Jesus. I had a long day today, sitting at school from 8:00 this morning until 9:30 tonight, but thinking about my rock to lean on, my refuge, gave me the energy to make it through the day.

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety." Psalm 18:2

I pray that anytime you are having a rough day you will remember "my rock" and let God hold you and give you a resting place.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Lesson in Cleaning from a One Year Old

Anyone who knows me, knows that I tend to be a little on the messy side at times. Infact the word "Messy" has preceded my first name for the majority of my life. However, "B" was trying to help me with that last night.

We had just gotten home and I was trying to make supper. "B" spotted a pair of my flip flops on the dining room floor and persistantly began repeating, "Shoe, Shoe, Shoe." "Yes, "B" those are Mommy's shoes." I replied. Then he continued, "Shoe, Shoe, Shoe" as he picked them up and began dancing around the kitchen. So I replied, "Go put them in Mommy's room." He quickly brought me one of the shoes and I said "ok, lets put them away together."

In a hurry to get back to my supper, I walked down the hall threw my flip flop in the door of my room and asked "B"to do the same. He replied, "NO!" Then, he walked into my room, pushed with all his might to open the closet door and put my flip flop "where it belongs" on my shoe rack. Then turned to me with a very proud grin!

I guess maybe I need to take a lesson in cleaning from him!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Well to start I would like to give you a little update on our family. For those of you who are not familiar with our story, our son, "Little Bear" had open heart surgery at the age of six months (for the complete story view the "LilHunter" carepage here) since then he has been doing great. I could go on and on but I think it is easier to show you than to tell you so here goes... Little Bear loves to eat and is growing like a weed!
This is "B" spotting the cows from our front step!
He really loves cows. And the following picture is showing what happens when he doesn't get his way:)
I like to call this picture "pure determination."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A New Home!

No, we have not moved, but I have moved my updates about Bjorn to a new home here at this blog. Thanks for checking in!