Thursday, March 28, 2013

The usual stuff

 What have my days been full of lately??  Ya know, just the regular stuff....

Entertaining the doggies....

Bird watching....
 and cooking... (My favorite baked sandwiches)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Puppy Love

My friend, Ann, just got a new puppy.....isn't she adorable??  This is Sadie Mae!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Girlie Lunch

Anna and I had a nice girlie lunch on Saturday....Panera-  her favorite!!!  She loves the mac and too!! (sorry for the blurry pic)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Basketball, Browning Beef and Birds

 This weekend John and Luke drove to our cottage to watch unlimited basketball on tv and visit some good friends.  I stayed back at home to "taxi" Anna around to her various "social functions." =)  Ben had to work on Saturday, so he was home too.  Speaking of Ben, he worked his last day at the Piggly Wiggly on Saturday.  He was terribly distraught about it... Oh yes, and tennis season starts today!!!

While I had some time, I though I would try browning 5 pounds of hamburger in the crock pot.  I've heard of other people doing this and I wanted to give it a try.....

 It turned out pretty well...I did have to stir it and break the meat up every hour or so.  I bagged it up and it's now living in my freezer to be used at a later date....

I had time to sit and watch my birds at the feeder.  We had so many beautiful ones!  Here's one of the nuthatches that I saw....He is beautiful!!

Friday, March 22, 2013


 On Sundays we try to slow our life down and enjoy each other, often forgetting about chores and laundry.  Last Sunday was especially slow....John and the pups took a little snooze in the sun!!

Also, I'm loving the battery operated candles that flicker on my dining room table!!  Happy Friday!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bucks Game

 John took the boys to a Milwaukee Bucks game on Tuesday night.  They all had a blast, and the Bucks won!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

He likes Math

 Luke was recognized this week at our school board meeting for winning second place at a Middle School Math Meet.  Many middle schools that will be feeding into Hartford High School attended.  We're sure proud of him!!!  Other students were there to be acknowledged for our schools spelling bee, geography bee, National History Day, etc. We certainly have some great students at our school!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cheer leaders!!

 Anna and the whole 5th thru 8th grade cheer leading squad entertained the crowd with their halftime performance!  It was a great routine with stunts and dancing!! Here are the cheer leaders and the 2 high school girls who taught them the dance routine....

One of the high schoolers is going to beauty school so she did some fancy hair styles on the was Anna's hair.....  Pretty Cool!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Student/Faculty Game

 Our school's student/faculty game was held last Friday afternoon.  It's such an exciting day for everyone!!  Our 8th grade boys and girls basketball players took on the coaches and staff at our school.  This year was really "Special."  John played against Luke!!  Here are the students....
and here are the coaches and staff warming up!!  Yes, one of the middle school teachers is 6 ' 8" tall!!

 Here's John playing.....
 and here's Luke... despite the fact that he made this basket, the coaches and staff won the game!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

It's Friday!!!

What a great way to end the day....with my kindle and my dog....  Happy Friday!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chef Luker

I had busy day so I put Luke in charge of making dinner.  He made a wonderful chicken stir fry!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Squirrel Hunter!!

 I tree'd a squirrel!!!  Now, when will he come down?????

I'm waiting.......

Monday, March 11, 2013


 Miss Bella celebrated her birthday on Friday, so we bought her a "Frosty Paw"'s a frozen peanut butter dog treat.  The theory is that they lick it until it's done melting- well, she gulped it right down!!  She's a little piggie!!

Andrew and Courtney were here for Saturday night and part of Sunday!  It's always fun to have them around!  As you can see, our neighbor, Louis, was home from college and came over to play a wild card game with us.  The gang enjoyed my HUGE jar of jelly belly jellybeans!!

 Luke entertained us this weekend by playing a few tunes on his guitar...We've been watching a DVD of "The Eagles"--that inspired the renewed interest in the guitar.  It was a great weekend!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Really Retro....1986!!

Homecoming Court 1986

and Happy 6th Birthday to Bella the tongue roller....
and Happy 16th Birthday to Howie Wolf too!!