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Fun on the Sidelines

So you know when you’re at a baseball game, or a soccer game and there is the big guy that sits in his lawn chair, munchin’ on sunflower seeds, occasionally giving a holler for the team he’s cheering for? After he leaves the game there is a big pile of chewed up, spit out sunflower seeds…right? So you know when ... Read More »

Oops and “What?” Week

Perhaps all the additional little voices (all the time, everywhere) in my home have distracted me but I’ve had a bit of a forgetful/clumsy/odd week. Monday I had a permit inspection for our new water softener scheduled for 2:00. I remembered when the girls brought me the “Sorry we Missed You” notice that was displayed on our doorknob for all to see (sometime ... Read More »

Back from Family Camp

This was our 12th Memorial Weekend at Family Camp! Every year we go to Camp Lebanon with my side of the family; my folks, my older brother, his wife and their two little girls (my younger brother gets to opt-out.) 12 years we have been going. That is pretty amazing. Here is a photo of us from one of the ... Read More »

Soccer Tournament Comment Card…Please add Hotwings and Wine Coolers

We had two soccer tournaments this weekend. We’ve been to lots of soccer tournaments over the years, so while we waited for the half-hour delay one of the games I started to brainstorm what would make these events more exciting…for the parents. Sure they bring in jumpy castles and souvenirs for the kids but looking at all those parents, especially ... Read More »

A Couple that Sprays Together…Stays Together

Date night last night. After all the kids were in bed Jerad and I took out a bottle of…weed killer. Filled up our sprayers and got to work on the lawn. Dueling sprayers committed together to the task of ridding our lawn of all things “not grass”. Very romantic, highly recommended. In a few weeks when the fruit of our labor ... Read More »

Soccer, Field Trips, and Thomas Edison

It has been a crazy spring.  apparently the people who did this study “Mom survey says: Three is the most stressful number of kids” haven’t been to our house! I love that soccer season has begun.  I really do enjoy watching the kids play soccer.  This year I will actually get to watch some of the games now that the girls ... Read More »

Something I’ll Never Hear at Conferences…

…”your girls’ seem to lack creativity.” -Cindy Read More »

A Waterless Cabin

I took the three girls up to the cabin this past weekend. You never know what you’re gonna get when you go, especially in the spring. When we went to open the cabin last year there were lots of surprises (You Know You’ve Had a Good Weekend at the Cabin When…).  This year it was worse.  We put a new ... Read More »

Spring Break in Review

Our kids have been on break all week, actually since last Thursday. The highlights were going to the Mall of America, Maple Grove Maze, Big Thrill Factory and this weekend we are off to the Water Park of America. Even though it was still chilly the kids were dying to ride their new bikes -Jerad got them all new bikes this ... Read More »


We had a low-key Easter this year. A week before we had gathered with the in-laws to celebrate the kids’ spring Birthdays and the girls had spent a week at Nana and Papa’s so it was nice to just spend time with our immediate family. We had a traditional Easter dinner: hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and Pringles, with ice ... Read More »