Monday, March 31, 2014

Courtney's Bridal Shower- the guests

 Here's the Bride to be...Courtney!  Her maid of honor gave her the crazy "bride to be" glasses and sash!  The bridal shower was held at our house!  We were expecting 36 guests and I wondered where everyone would sit, but as it turned out, only about 30 came- whew! 

 We played a couple of was the "clothes pin game."  Everyone received a clothespin to pin on their shirt.  If you were caught saying the words "bride" "groom" "wedding" "marriage" then someone could take your clothes pin.  The one with the most clothespins won!  It was fun, but I was tempted not to talk- especially when we had to introduce ourselves to the group.  I had to be very careful not to say that I was the mother of the groom!  We also played "guess the gifts" bingo!
 There plenty of gifts for her to open- people are SO GENEROUS! They received so many nice, practical gifts!  The little girl with Courtney will be the flower girl- she kept pulling her dress up!  (Her Mom was so embarrassed! I thought it was adorable!)

Of course Anna was  a HUGE help with the party.  She especially liked the punch fountain!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more Bridal Shower pics....The FOOD!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

She's a winner!

 Anna was recognized this week at school for a couple of awards!  Here she is being congratulated for achieving 10th place in the middle school spelling bee!  Not too shabby for a 6th grader!
 Our school's 6th grade Math team was a part of a Math meet at our local high school - they received FIRST place of all the middle schools that feed into our high school!  Here are all of the Math winners from our school!  So proud to be a part of a school with great teachers, staff and school board!


We celebrated with a little treat!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Freezer meal workshop

 I went to a Freezer Meal workshop on Sunday.  We made 6 meals in an hour.  We brought our meat and ingredients all ready to go in freezer bags, and then just added some of the Wildtree products to complete the meals.  Here's what the table looked like when we were all finished....very messy!  It's nice to know that I have a few meals tucked away in the freezer all ready to go!

Here's my friend, Kathy with some snacks that we could munch on...

My favorite snack was the fruit pizza...


Monday, March 24, 2014

Golf Trip

 Poor John had to endure a 5 day golf trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last week.  He flew back on Sunday night.  He sent me these pictures.  He endured getting sunburned, having to switch from pants to shorts and tolerated the cool weather...55 degrees.  I'm sure it was rough! 
 So glad he got a break from this dreary, cold Wisconsin winter!  He needed it!  As for me, I"m good.  I don't mind the cold...I do like to see the sun shine though! I'm glad to have him back at home now!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ben is on Spring Break!

 Yesterday my parents and I went to pick up Ben from college....he started his Spring Break!!  I snapped a few pictures (with my phone) of their room.  Here's Ben's roommate, Dan, sitting at his desk.

If you look closely, you might get a glimpse of a woodworking project that Gma Ellie made for Ben many years ago...It's hanging on the wall!

 Here's the other side of their dorm's so cozy!
 Yes, they still have their Christmas tree up!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

3 on 3 Tournament

 Last Saturday John participated in our school's 3 on 3 tournament.  Anna and I were there to cheer his team on to victory!  John played on the "old guys" team.  Obviously, they couldn't compete with all of the young pups that played, but I thought he did great!  He made quite a few shots and even made a 3 pointer!  (Anna has a piece of candy in her matched her scarf!)

Monday, March 17, 2014

The gang's all here!

 All four kids were home this weekend!  Andrew starts his Spring Break and Ben was just home for the weekend.  They decided to have a "normal" pose...

 They decided to have a "thoughtful" pose...

and they also decided to have a "double chin" pose!  Oh my goodness, Ben!!! Too funny!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

First Purchases!

 Courtney & Andrew made their first BIG purchases!  A mattress set, couch, 2 end tables and a coffee table--all for less than $800- they are awesome bargain hunters!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Breakfast or Lunch??

  Andrew was home last weekend and we went out for lunch after church.  Even though it was lunch, they had breakfast.  It looked so good.  I was wishing I had ordered the pancakes!!

Anna ordered this...

Andrew and Luke ordered this...eggs benedict with chorizo