Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yesterday was very busy for me. I took Alair to school and then finished up Jen's dress. Did more laundry, took Alair's dance shoes to class as I had forgotten them in the morning, took juice to Emily,Fixed supper, went to Alair's conference,and picked up HyeIn at 10:45 from her track meet. Kim went in to pick up Nina after soft ball practice.

Alair's conference went very well. Her teacher said she usually has notes on each student so she can tell the parents things they need to improve. She couldn't think of anything for Alair. She did bring me to tears though. She said Alair is just a joy to have in school. She has a positive attitude and is always smiling. Sometimes when she has conferences, she has a hard time coming up with positive things to tell parents. She can get a read on kids. With Alair she said she can tell she will just keep doing great at what ever she does. She said "And I'm sure you already know this, but Alair is just a blessing to have." Sniff. We always thought this, bur it's nice to have it affirmed.

Alec cancelled his visit with the girls. Now they won't see him for another 3 weeks. They are disappointed. Aubrey hopes they don't start thinking he is unreliable. He kind of is.

Jen came and picked up her dress yesterday. They fly to Texas today. It is snug now and won't fall off.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Emily and Andy took Carly to urgent care on Friday. They couldn't get an appointment at the Dr. She has an ear infection and bronchialsomething, which leads to pneumonia. She also was dehydrated. She is getting better. Finally sleeping, eating and drinking. Hope it continues. Emily, on the other hand, is not getting better. Her hyperemesis gravidarum is really bad. She really can't keep anything down. She has a prescription for Zofran and a suppository that she takes as prescribed, but it's not helping alot. She plans on calling her Dr. today. The fear is dehydration and hospitalization.

I got Aubrey's dress done yesterday. Jen came over Saturday, and her dress doesn't need as much alteration as I would have thought. Just taking in the bust. I still had to take it all apart.but it shouldn't take too long to finish. She will be here to pick it up today or tomorrow. I do have to get going on it.

Kim grilled chicken yesterday. It was very good. I also made potato salad and baked beans. Hummingbird Cake for dessert. Yum!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday 3/25/2011

Alair went to school today, finally. Still tired but feeling better. Nina and HyeIn were running late today. They are staying at Cassie's tonight after the Boys Basketball Team plays at Target Center. That way they can get up and go to Target Center again in the morning. Nina forgot pajamas, so when I go in to pick them up to take to the bank to get forms for their Band trip notorized I can take her pajamas in.
A good high school friend of Emily,Jen, called me yesterday. Emily and I had seen her Mom at Sam"s last week. It seems Jen is in a wedding next weekend and her dress is to be delivered sometime tomorrow. When she ordered it, she had just given birth and wasn't sure what size she would be by now. They ordered the size she wore then,last fall. There was some glitch and she gets the dress Saturday. She doesn't know if she will need alterations or not, but talking to her Mom she will. She has lost the weight and isn't nursing any more. She will call me and bring the dress down this weekend. They fly out to the wedding Wednesday. I usually do good under pressure.
The snow is again melting. The birds are singing and the waters are rising. Spring>

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March Snow

Tonight the WEM boys basketball team plays at Williams Aren at the U of M. It rained all day yesterday and then turned to snow. It is very windy also. That is typical for tournament time. Nina and HyeIn will go up in the band bus.If or when the team wins, they play Friday at Target Center. Very exciting.

Alair stayed home yesterday. I wasn't sure how sick she really was, and then she started throwing up. She is home again today. Aubrey was here yesterday afternoon also, not feeling well yet. She and the girls stayed for supper. They have a Daddy visit today, and Alec had stayed at his parents condo last night. St. Cloud schools are closed today. I'm glad he was thinking ahead. Aubrey called that the roads up to the Cities were pretty bad.

I hope to get out to the shop sometime today and work on Aubrey's dress some more.

Monday, March 21, 2011


All the kids and in-laws were here for Sunday Dinner. Chris spit a rolled rib roast and it was wonderful. We sang Happy Birthday to HyeIn and Erik. Ashley brought chocolate covered bacon as a joke. The joke was on her as we all liked it. The homemade ice cream was very good too. I think Evelyn will probably go to the Dr. She had strep a couple weeks ago, but now has a terrible cough and her ear drained ahile she was here and she was complaining that it hurt. Aubrey now has what I had for the last month. I wish everyone could be healthy at the same time.

Alair and Claire had a great time playing up in Alair's room. We didn't hear a sound out of them except at meals. They are getting so big.

Today I will start on Aubrey's dress and then the others. I kept on top of things this weekend just so I could sew today. It is a good feeling not to have tons of dishes and cleaning to do after the kids leave.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Emily, Carly and I went shopping in Mankato to get the food for the weekend on Wednesday. Emily had me stop once on the way so she could throw up, and threw up several times while shopping. She called her Dr. and got her prescription higher dosed and also got a prescription for suppositories. She sees her Dr. on Friday. Kim was at the Midwest Poultry Frederation Show up in the cities overnight. Andy, Emily and Carly stayed for supper.

Thursday I tried to get the house cleaned and things put away for the weekend. Emily and Carly came over as Emily was really sick. They stayed for supper. Allison and Chris and Evelyn got here in the evening. I was still cleaning.

Friday I overslept by an hour! I finally got dressed 15 minutes before the ladies got here. At least I was dressed. Carly stayed here while Emily went to the Dr. The combination of medications seems to be helping. Water is staying down better now. We got the ice cream made this evening for Sunday. Now I just have to make the cheesecake. Kim went to the Dr. this afternoon and found out he has pneumonia. He got a shot and a z-pak.

Today he feels worse than before. Aubrey isn't feeling well either. Most of the kids should be here for supper tonight. Kim is grilling.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Busy Tuesday

Aubrey called me at 6:30 this morning. The girls were supposed to have a Daddy visit from this morning till tomorrow night. Natalie woke up in the night with a fever,so the visit is postponed. The girls are here as they can't go to daycare. I am trying to clean house and organize for the weekend. All the kids will be here alot. This afternoon I am taking Nina and HyeIn to Alair's school to talk about their home countries. I will take Carly with if Emily goes to school. She called this morning and said she didn't feel well. Alair has dance today also.

Tomorrow I want to go shopping for the weekend. Allison and Chris come Thursday night. I have Bible Study here Friday morning and want to get everything ready on Thursday. I have to get menus sort of planned so I know what to get ready every day.Erik wants a rolled rib roast for Sunday dinner. He's buying. Chris is bringing his spit to cook it. I hope the weather is ok.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


One of Emily's friends gave birth to a baby Thursday night. It was about 4 to 5 weeks early. She went into labor and then had a c-section. Her other babies were by c-section also. Any way the baby was sent to Rochester because of breathing problems. Mom had some complications and had to stay. I cannot imagine being left behind. Emily and another friend went to visit her yesterday afternoon and she seemed good. She was told no more kids. Carly stayed with me and slept all afternoon. I was having lunch in Waterville with Annette and Carmen, two women from our Bible Study group. Most of the ladies couldn't make it for one reason or another, so we decided to just get together for lunch. It was nice. We sat there for 2 hours talking about things. Then Emily dropped off Carly and she played for a while and then we went home. By the way, the food was very good.

This Weekend

I got Aubrey's dress cut out and marked for the darts. I want to get it done in the next couple of days so I can start the other dresses.

Alair stayed at Aubrey's last night to have a sleepover with Claire. Aubrey will bring her home sometime after lunch. I guess they are going to Mankato to the library there.

Nina and HyeIn wanted to see the movie Beastly, so we dropped them off last night and then did some shopping. We first ate at Noodles and Co. It is by the theater. Andy and Emily and Carly came too. It was very good.

Today I have to do some cleaning. The dogs have made a mess on the floors with muddy feet. One of Erik's favorite things is corned beef. I usually make it once a year and since his birthday is March 14th, it's usually then. Andy K. has never had it not in a sandwich so I have to see when they want to come over; either tonight or tomorrow for lunch. Tomorrow night we are going to a pot luck at the Legion in Elysian for the exchange students.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Well, it's snowing again today. We were supposed to get a big storm, but that has changed. Just light snow. We are going to have lunch with Alair today and I have to pick up Claire and Natalie so I'm glad the weather isn't too bad. I got the cupcakes done this morning and hope they taste ok.

I plan on starting Aubrey's dress as soon as I can get in the shop. Maybe even today. Her's should only take a couple days. The pattern seems easy. Then start on the others.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Fabric Shopping

Yesterday after the souper bowl at church we went to Mankato to do some shopping. HyeIn needed track shoes and Nina needed softball shoes. I met Glenda at the new location of JoAnn Fabrics to get patterns and fabric for her daughter's Confirmation/Easter dresses. The two patterns are cute and I like the fabric she chose. After helping them, I started looking for fabrc for HyeIn's prom dress. Kim texted that the car wouldn't start. It was dead. Erik came to jump it. I thought I might get to actually look around in the store, but no luck. By the time I got checked out and special ordered some of the fabric the car was running. I had been in the store 2 hours. Hopefully when the fabric comes in I will have a little time to look around.

Saturday Aubrey took Claire to see Disney Princesses on Ice. It was her birthday present. Natalie stayed with us for the day. She had a great time. Emily and Andy and Carly came for supper also.

This is National Lutheran Schools Week. Today was muffins with Mom. Tomorrow is Doughnuts with Dad. Wednesday is Grandparents/Special people day. Aubrey, Claire, Natalie, Emily, Carly and I will go and eat lunch with Alair. I am bringing dessert. The rest of the week the kids dress in a theme.