Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New Car

Rebecca is really enjoying her new car she got from Angie at daycare. She loves to ride it all over the house and keeps her little cell phone under the seat.She was also quite the little kitchen "helper" last night!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree

Each year Dan and I go back and forth about a Christmas tree. I am adamant about getting a real tree and he is an advocate for the fake ones. So far we've always gotten a real tree :) We have always gotten our tree from Menards - no adventures to the tree farm, but it gets the job done. This year Dan was headed to Menards with the truck and I entrusted to him the task of picking out a tree. When he got home and I saw the tree he had picked, our conversation went something like this...

"Ok...were the trees pretty picked over?"

"No, they had a ton of them."

"And this is the best you could find?"


"Really? Can you see that it is shaped like the moon?"

"It's fine, just turn that side toward the window."

"I don't think that is going to help, but I'll try..."

In the end we got the tree standing up straight with only two bricks on the stand to help balance it. And when we cut the netting off there were no big bare stops. The tree only took a day to grow on me and now I think that it is one of the best ones we've had.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

just because

Here are a few thing I wanted to catch up on.
Last week Dan gave me a dozen red roses "just because."
With Rebecca's fine baby hair it gets staticy very easily and Dan was having some fun with it! So that little project of puting a bathroom in the basement ended up being more work than we thought. We had to cut into the cement and redo the plumbing. Here is a picture after cutting and then after plumbing. Dan has filled in all the dirt again and poured concrete again. He's making a lot of progress!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Here are just a few highlights from our Thanksgiving. We spent the whole weekend in Hills, MN with my family at my sister's house. Rebecca had a great time with everyone.

Rebecca and Joanna "reading" together before bedtime.

Mom reading to some of the grandkids.

We had a little early Christmas because my parents won't be back again for a couple months.

The whole family, except Rachel.