Monday, January 21, 2013

Ethan wrestling at Warriors High School match

Ethan had the opportunity to wrestle at the Brainerd Warriors High School Wrestling match.  All the Elementary School wrestlers went out between the JV and Varsity matches.  Ethan was such a natural.  Just watch!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My little buddy is wrestling!!

News Flash!!!  My little Ethan is now a wrestler!!  I am so excited (and I won't lie...  a bit apprehensive...) about my little buddy taking on his new sport.  I knew this day would be coming since we found out he was a boy, halfway through my pregnancy with him.  In fact, the first words he ever heard in this world, when they laid him on my chest 5 1/2 years ago were "Brad, look at him, he can never wrestle, his ears are so perfect"...  lol. Well, I guess I was kidding myself.  Here he is at his first week of practice.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Peppermint Twist Bars

Peppermint Twist Gymnastics Meet
Mpls Convention Center
November 30, 2012

Bars - 8.25

Peppermint Twist Vault

Peppermint Twist Gymnastics Meet
Mpls Convention Center
November 30 2012

Vault  7.50

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tuxes & Gowns...

Ethan trying on tuxes for Brian & Jenna's wedding!!
LOOK OUT!! It is the Cuteness Mob!!
Lauren trying on "the one" her flowergirl dress!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Organizing website

I recently stumbled across a super organizing website called organized home. Check it out!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sick baby cont.

This one will be short & sweet! Lauren is feeling a smidge better today, but with high fever again last night is not in school... POOR LIL' LADY!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

my sick kiddo.

Took Lauren home from school today with a fever of 101.5. She never told anyone that she didn't feel well,I only knew cause she cried when I almost didn't make it to have lunch with her. I thought she felt really warm when I comforted her, but I chalked it up to the fact that they have to eat lunch with snowpants & boots on cause they go outside right afterwards. Then she would not eat her lunch, she said that her throat hurt... (must be bad if PB & J is rough on your throat...) So I brought her up to the nurses office & sure enough... 101.5. Poor little lady, she was so excited to get a new book in her KIWI pack that she ignored how she was feeling...

Get better quick Lauren!!! I LOVE YOU!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Couch shopping

Ethan, trying out the couches "like a man"

Today, we went furniture shopping. Not because we have extra money just lying around, but because our couch in a horrible mess. It tried to swallow innocent neighbors & family. We purchased our livingroom set when we were in college, we had just purchased our first house. We bought the whole set from a warehouse place for $500. Couch, loveseat, coffee table, 2 end tables and 2 lamps.
That was 10 years ago...

So it was definitely time. We purchased a couch & a recliner. We are very excited. We will be getting them sometime next week, and I will get pictures on here as soon as they arrive.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Home to my babies!! And look what I missed...

I missed my babies so much!!! I finally made it home to them today, and I could not hug them enough!!! I am not cut out for time to myself, I guess.

Anyway, when I came home, Brad showed me Ethan's new trick...


Brad wrote some 3 letter words on paper and Ethan started reading them by sight.

He is 2.


Since this video was taken, we have actually added 5 or 6 new words too!! I will keep posting what he is reading...

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Here is a close up of the boutonnieres that Jenna & I made today. For the groomsmen & dads, we used small silk calla lilies, a small pink flowers & light greenery. For ushers & grandpa's, we used brown as the accent flowers. I think that they turned out so nice!!!
Here is the huge stash that we started with!!! The large calla lilies are going to be used for Jenna's bouquet & the bridesmaids bouquets. We are going to also make wristlet corsages for helpers, moms & gmas.

Yay!!! Only 167 more days!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Time for Jenna!!!

Today I am heading to my (soon to be) sister in law's house for a wedding work/girls weekend!!!

I am so excited to have this time with her!! We are planning a lot shoved into just about 35 hours. Here is what we plan to get done:
Fri night- going out with our friend Holly!! (ok, no work done this night!!!)

Sat- breakfast, WEDDING FLOWERS, Davids Bridal to try on bridesmaid dresses, Movie (The Lovely Bones), dinner. Phew, that was exhausting...

Sun- Go home to see my babies!!!!!

I'll keep you posted on what really happens!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My babies in clay

Looks like Mommy holding her 2 kiddo's!!!
Lauren brought home this fun clay from school and we made us as snowmen!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

You know, when I was in Daddy's tummy???

Here is a picture Ethan drew of "Ethan in Daddy's tummy".
I carried him for 9 months, 6 of which I had heartburn like you would never imagine, 5 of which I had major Braxton Hicks contractions, 2 of which I was on modified bedrest, through which gained almost 40 lbs, endured 12 very painful hours of labor...
...and Daddy gets all the credit in what HAS to be the cutest picture that I have ever seen.

I love you Ethan!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mindy rocks the bowling alley...

OK, I just tried for 10 minutes to turn this picture... No luck.
You get the point though, Brad & I went out on a date Saturday,
and I BOWLED A 208!!!

For real!!! I was almost the women's high score!!!

Some lady actually asked me if I would bowl on her league!!!
(I didn't tell her that my 2nd game I bowled a 113)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines day!!!

Awwwww... I love you honey!! You are the best Valentine I could ever ask for!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ice Skating at Gregory

Ethan as "king of the mountain"
My new little ice princess
She actually took to skating very well, maybe some lessons somewhere down the line??
Looks like the stay puff marshmallow man!!