Saturday, June 27, 2009

Check out Aaron Shust's blog: He wrote something about his time in Omaha last week. What a blessing it was to have him here.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My site is under bear with me a little bit!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rock Stars

What a crazy few weeks it has been around here! Fischer met his first "rock star." I am sure that Aaron Shust would not approve of us calling him that...he was such a humble, genuine person...but that is what Fischer thought he was.

On June 16th we had the Sam Thomsen Memorial Concert on June 16th at Westside Church. It was a night of laughter, tears, rememberance and worship! There was almost 900 people there and $2000 was raised for charity!

Aaron was obviously very touched as he cried throughout most of the concert. Every Tuesday he leaks a new song from his upcoming album on you tube. You can watch them here:

Garden Update: OUT OF CONTROL! I never thought these plants would take over my little garden space. I decided to trellis my cucumbers upward, using upside down tomato cages. Hopefully this will prevent them from rotting on the ground and from taking over the grape tomatoes.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tiny Little Squash


Tiny Little Cucumber

I know what you really want to see are pictures of my sweet little boys...but I just had to show you my vegetables...they are actually growing.

I have such a child-like wonder about my garden. I just planted these small plants into the ground and a few weeks later there are edible vegetables growing on them...still amazes me every time. God's plan for the earth and the way nature works is so awesome!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I took some pictures of Garrison's first attempt at spaghetti...

He wasn't he ended up eating the cheetos...sigh

My brother is so funny.

Grandma picked me up and I was ready to have all of this spaghetti off of me.

Can you tell I have been sick? I'm just a tad cranky.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Please go to
and vote for Garrison to become the next top model...haha...just kidding...but really...go vote.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

My First Harvest

Last night after Garrison's bath he was determined to play with his brother's cars. He skipped the diaper and the jammies and had ONE thing on his mind(his brother was already in bed, so this seemed to be a perfect opportunity!)

" Yes! I got them!"

"Ok...I admit...I am ready for bed."

I picked my first harvest of lettuce! And the awesome part will grow back!!!

I'll let you know how the salad turned out!

Friday, June 05, 2009

A Hernia in the Hospital

Fischer's surgery went amazingly smooth yesterday. I wasn't really nervous or anxious...probably because we have spent a lot of time at Children's in the last year. I wasn't walking into a situation that was completely unfamiliar...Fischer handled the situation with WAY more ease than I ever imagined.
Children's hospital did an excellent job of making him feel comfortable...even bringing in pictures of the operating room so he would know where he was going. The anesthesiologist told me that they would give Fischer some "relaxation juice" if I felt like he needed it. I told her that he seemed pretty relaxed, but that I would let her know if his behavior changed. Several other nurses/students came in and were asking me if he had already had his "relaxation juice." I told them no he was just being a goofball...and he was...slurring his words, talking quietly...he definitely had them going.

Before his surgery he was able to go to the playroom for a little while. While there he played with the dollhouse and fell love with a little baby doll that he inisted we take back to the room(much to his father's dismay). Did I mention that he was making the baby "have gas?" Did I also mention that he has been playing with purses and wallets lately? His daddy doesn't like when he leaves for work I let him play with them...he's just imitating what he sees me do all day...I think it's kinda funny and cute...and besides I have to have some type of blackmail for when he's older.

So, they wheeled him away and 1.5 hours later he returned healed from his hernia! He was groggy, and we left the hospital about an hour after his surgery! Within 3 hours, he was jumping around the living room...I tried to discourage this behavior...but he was full of energy!

Today he is sore, but doing well! What a little trooper!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Let's just say that after I give these two a bath...I definitely don't need one.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I FINALLY have a camera again so I can shoot some fantastic photos of my cute little baby like these:

Here's one of Fischer enjoying his first popsicle of the summer season:

I have been extremely busy these days. I have been gardening and planting. My dad helped me build a garden.

This is my first attempt at the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter. It's doing great!!
My lettuce continues to grow...doesn't it look yummy?...I just want to pick it right now...but it wouldn't make a very big salad.

This is my "side of the house, grass wouldn't grow there anyway" garden. I planted peppers, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, grape tomatoes and canteloupe.

I have also been busy working on the Sam Thomsen Memorial Concert which you can read about here: and here:

I am so grateful that everything is coming together and that God has provided every step of the way. Today I received a phone call from a lady that works at the church where the concert will be held. She had just read Sam's sermon( http://http// and was greatly moved. She was crying and telling me how Sam must have been such a wonderful young man to have written such beautiful things. Sam's sermon is still blessing people.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lettuce and Lock Outs

This is Fischer after I locked him outside...before you go call Child Protective Services...know that this was a lesson in why you don't lock your mommy out of the house while it's raining. It was for pure punishment education purposes...and besides, doesn't he look just miserable?

Lettuce Update: It's still growing...and yes I realize that I planted WAY TOO MANY lettuce plants in a small area...but I just wanted to see how many I could grow. Hopefully I will have one big salad soon. My tomato plants are doing great too. I will post a picture of them soon...because I know you are just dying to see them.

This is Garrison's little jail. He sits there while I get ready in the morning. Fischer likes to join the fun too.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

You have until midnight tonight to print off these FREE Grilled Chicken Meals from KFC!!!
You can print up to 4 coupons! Enjoy!

Monday, May 04, 2009

I'm sure many of you have read MckMama's blog about her sick baby Stellan...who is home now!!

Anyway, I have decided to join her "Not Me!" series today and be brutally honest about my linen closet!

This is definitely NOT what my linen closet looks like:

Sunday, May 03, 2009

A Sweet Angel

Look at my sweet angel taking a nap this afternoon...

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything...finding a quiet time is getting pretty hard around here especially since Garrison hasn't been sleeping well. He finally slept 11 hours last night...a continous 11 hours I might add. He has even had a decent nap today.

Since the popular thing to do right now is to change your blog(Franklin and Judy) I have decided I might take my blog in a somewhat new direction. Of course their will always be pictures of the boys and talk of our adventures...but I'm going to add my adventures at the grocery store. If any of you know me I am the price matching queen at Wal-Mart. I get all of the ads, write out a menu and list of what is on sale...and then take off to Wally World with coupons in hand. It's sort of like a treasure hunt...let's see what I can get for the least amount of money. And yes Laura, I am still making healthy balanced case you were wondering...did you notice the organic lettuce? :)

Today I got all of this for $54.00. I price matched most things..including the hamburger...which was $3.20lb but price matched at $1.77. I then had a coupon from the circular for $3.00 off ground beef. I purchased 5 pounds of ground beef for $4.96! I had some meat already, including chicken and steak so this helped a lot with the budget for the next two weeks! I got two pounds of strawberries, a cantaloupe, grapes, two dozen eggs, and two loaves of bread!

I also got two boxes of cereal, Raisin Bran and Shredded Mini Wheats for $1.43 each using a coupon found on and price matching them at $2.18 a box. I'm not an expert and there are plenty of people who are so much better at this than me...but it's a start and I really enjoy doing it.

Here is a pic of my grandio purchase(and some cute pics of the boys):

Oh yeah, and I planted some lettuce and it is actually growing!!

My view from the deck..Fischer playing with his friend Harrison

He's trouble alright :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just a little fun at the park...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Yesterday we were talking about what a pretty little boy Garrison is ...and that he would be a really beautiful little this is what happened...and yes he will hate me someday for this.

Of course Fischer had to try then...he couldn't really pull off the beautiful girl look...

Then he made me try...I don't know about the beautiful part...but at least I AM a girl...

Daddy said...Don't even think about putting that pink ribbon on me.