Friday, December 30, 2011


Christmas Break has been great so far......there's been lots of crafting...
lots of gaming....
and lots of reading with dogs!! Ha-ha!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

On this day, 21 years ago....we were married!!

Celebrating 21 years!!!! Yes, this picture was taken a FEW years ago......

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sports, Snooze and Doggie Snuggling

After Christmas dinner, some of the older men left the hustle and bustle of the kitchen and moved back into the sunroom for a little rest, relaxation and some doggie snuggling!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

Here are the many faces of Christmas are the smiling faces at dinner....
A happy Luke, with his new Winter hat.....
Anna's festive face.....
Ben's fabulous face that will soon be full of food....
and of course, Andrew's funny noodle face.....
What a great Christmas......but we missed G-ma and G-pa Peterson!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Organization 101 by Ben

When you go to school, you have many different subjects to study.......what you really need, is to have just 1 folder. This one folder holds EVERYTHING for ALL classes. Who really cares if it's 3 inches thick, you just haul 1 folder home....why complicate things????

Thursday, December 22, 2011

King of the Kitchen

Andrew has been watching a t.v. show called Iron inspired him to make dinner for us. WOW! Last night he made Pecan crusted chicken breasts and sweet baby was awesome!!
and the kids even cleaned up the dishes....unbelievable!!! Of course there was a little goofing off as they cleaned up!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

School Music Concert

The day of Andrew's surgery, Anna had a band concert.....fortunately I made it back to the school just in time for her afternoon performance.... the kids weren't dressed up like they would have been if I had gone to the evening concert, but it was still a GREAT concert!! Here's a (blurry) picture of Anna tooting her clarinet!!!
You wouldn't even believe all of the toe tapping that was going on by the band members....hilarious!!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Andrew had surgery last, we have been busy making sure that he is doing well and behaving.... Here are some pictures from his thyroidectomy....

This picture was taken just as he had gotten out of the recovery room. Evidently, the ride was a little rocky, thus the barf bucket on his bed.
Here he is, a few hours later....glued to the teenie tiny televison in the corner of the room. Yes, he was starting to be ravenous at this point. Right after this, I think he ordered a PBJ, yogurt and a pudding.....
He certainly did NOT like this.....the IV that they kept attached to him. I told him that it was such a cute accessory.
and hide your eyes if you're squeemish, but the doctor took a photo of his thyroid after it was taken out.......because I knew you were curious, here it is.....

Friday, December 16, 2011


The squirrel hunters have been on the job again.....

Thursday, December 15, 2011


and what did I see outside my window the other day.....this guy.......a Cooper's Hawk, just waiting for a bird to come to the feeder.....I hope he's not waiting for Minnie!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Andrew and Roo

Andrew was home for a few hours on Sunday and really enjoyed his pal....Bella Roo....

Monday, December 12, 2011


Over the last few weeks, Luke's basketball team has been in a local tournament. Well, this weekend was the Championship game and our team made it to the finals!! Too bad we didn't win...but the team is learning more after each game...and it's a pretty cool team trophy and medal!!

Friday, December 9, 2011


When Andrew was home a few weeks ago, I took a look at some of the homework that he was working on......OH. MY. GOODNESS........this looks like some sort of foreign language to glad I didn't have to take this class in college!!! 5 days until Andrew is home for a MONTH!!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

School Craft

It's amazing what you can make with a wire hanger and a white kitchen trash bag!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas 1990

I ran into this photo the other day... it was a couple of days after Christmas in 1990. This photo was taken at our rehearsal dinner - our wedding was the next day!! The notes by the picture said "I was so nervous at the dinner that I could hardly eat....but John finished my dinner!"