Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Sleepover!

 Because John and the kids were in Iowa and I was at home by myself, my parents invited me to sleep over at their house.  I jumped at the chance to spend time with my Mom and Dad.  Apparently the dogs enjoyed hanging out with Grandpa while he was reading in bed...

While Grandma was fixing the coffee, Grandpa and I made a silly face to text to Anna on her phone!!

Monday, October 28, 2013


 We had a long weekend...the kids were off of school on Friday so John took Anna and Luke to Iowa, but I stayed home because my belly was acting up. The tree in my parent's yard was so pretty that I had to take a picture!

On Saturday, we had trick or treaters come to visit.  We only had about 3 groups of little monsters, so we had a lot of candy leftover.

 This is how we trick or treat in the country... a mower pulling a trailer full of kids!!  Haha!

On Sunday Ben and Andrew dropped in for the afternoon.  They had spent the day on Saturday in Madison to visit some of their friends and stopped in to have some of Mom's chili and to do some laundry!  I LOVED seeing them! 

Friday, October 25, 2013


 Anna had the day off yesterday.  We took a trip to Target to pick up a few things.  Luckily, they had the book that she's has been waiting for!!  Allegiant!  She plopped down on the couch and read all afternoon!

Over the past week, I did a little more organizing...our office area.  I'm happy how it turned out!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Playing with Make up

 On Saturday, Anna and I did each others makeup...here are a few pictures from the FUN that we had!!

Monday, October 21, 2013


 Andrew and some friends went to Disney on Friday...they've been sending a few pics from their adventures!  Here is Courtney and her friends being eaten by Bruce the shark!

The gang on the tram, heading into the park! Sounds like they're having a blast!
Back in Wisconsin,
The dogs went for a long walk on Saturday on the Ice Age Trail...
and John worked outside, clearing the garden and pulling the flowers...

 and we worshiped on Sunday!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Bella and I, a Pet Partners Team!!!

 Last night Bella and I traveled into Milwaukee to take our Pet Partners re-certification test.  We waited a half hour or so for the test to begin.

She waited patiently until she saw these  

Bella and I were tested for almost an hour and a half...and the good news is that WE PASSED!
She and I will be able to work at the school and nursing home for 2 more years (if they want us)!!!  Hooray!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Disney Bound!

Look who came home for the night-- Andrew!!  He came home to get a haircut and do some laundry before he flies off to Florida with some friends on Friday!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


On Monday my parents invited me over for lunch after I worked at the nursing home with Bella...it was DELICIOUS!!   

This girl worked hard studying for her Social Studies test!  Gotta love the notecards!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Minnie Moo!

 Squirrels??  Where??

Size perspective....yes, that's Bella's belly above Minnie...

 Random cuteness!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ben was HOME!!

 We had a great weekend....BEN WAS HOME!!

 On Sunday morning I was up early and made a special breakfast !  Panakuken with maple butter

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Friday!!

 Ben was home for an overnight this week.  He had a strength test done on his knee early Thursday morning and then met with the doctor to discuss the findings.  He had one of these tests done 6 weeks ago, just before leaving for college.  His test results showed great improvement in strength, but not quite enough hamstring strength to start playing sports again.  He'll go back and test again in 6 weeks!

Here are the two cuties that went to the park with Bella and Minnie yesterday... There names are Sadie Mae and Bentley! Aren't they adorable?!