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!