Sunday, April 19, 2015

April 19,2015

Yesterday, Alair and Claire competed in a spelling bee. There are 4 groups of 2 grades each. Blair got 9th place in her group and Claire got 2nd place in her group. I was so relieved that Alair got a ribbon. I wasn't sure if she would.

Today, after church and Bible Study/Sunday school, we had Sunday Dinner with Kratzers, Wetzelnesses and Erik and Ashley. Again, Andy and Christine had an excuse not to come....... We had a baked potato bar with bacon, mushrooms, broccoli, sour cream, butter, shredded cheese and hamburger gravy. Also tossed salad and cantaloupe. Double Chocolate Banana Bread and Finnish Orange Cake with whipped cream for dessert.  It was kind of cold and crappy out today, so the kids had to stay in and they got pretty restless. Carly and Corine stayed for supper. Emily and Andy had a meeting at church.

This week I have to get Carsen's prom dress bustled and lamb and wolf costumes made for Friday night's school play. I also need to swim at least 4 times...hopefully  5.

Tuesday is our 37th wedding anniversary. I really don't feel old enough to be married that long. No special plans. We will see if the kids remember. All but one remembered my birthday on the 10th. He got reminded a few days later.

Thursday, April 9, 2015


  It really made me think. This last weekend. Two sons-in-law, a daughter in law and a son made some poor decisions. I gave my two cents worth the next day...actually lit into my son.  Then I thought back to my younger years. I made a lot of the same bad decisions and more. People thought I was  'good girl'. I just never got caught. So many terrible things could have happened. I know God must have been watching out for me and that I had much more to do. I think about my life now. With 6 kids and 12 grandkids. Being able to adopt our 6th child when I was 47.  I am so thankful for what my life has become. I wonder what is still to come.