Friday, March 28, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Last Friday evening, we drove about two hours down to Bloomington for an English Country Dance.
A friend of ours organizes a dance once a month, and we have gone several times in the past year.
It's been fun making new friends as well as getting some excercise and learning something new. One of the things I like about it is that whole families come to dance.
We aren't very good yet, but at least we know the terms now.
I enjoy dancing with my brother, but it was even more fun watching him dance with this adorable little four year old. She was just too cute and it was impressive how many of the terms she understood; she really knew what she was doing!
Okay, don't ask me why he's looking at me like that...I have no idea. Jason can be quite the character as many of you well know! Maybe we're trying to waltz...something that neither of us are good at!
I think Mr. Hedding must have twirled one too many times.
He doesn't seem to know who he is....!
I don't know whose idea it was to stick everybody's name tags on him, but he left them there for the remainder of the evening.
After the dance ended at 10:00, we went back the King's house for more food and games. We learned a new game which was a combination of Taboo and Charades. It was really fun!
If I remember correctly, Jill is trying to get us to say "Queen Elizabeth".
All in all, it was quite a fun evening. The only part Faith didn't like too well was getting home at 2:00 in the morning because she likes her sleep. It was worth it though!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Jason peering down one....
A close up....
Faith put the camera up to the small hole for this picture....
Hmm, good thing my skin isn't normally that color!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
As with most new arrivals, they don't come when expected.
It seems like they always make their appearance in the wee hours of the morning!
Well, this one was no different.
But oh, the welcome he received when the Hemmers awoke!
I know it must have been worth the wait!
An important birth announcement like this needs to have the correct weight and height info after all, right?
As you can tell, Big Louie still needs a bit more cleaning.
This last Sunday, Jason just had to bring his new baby to church to show him off.
Of course, everybody oohed and aahed over him properly.
Jason gave whoever wanted one a ride after church.
The beauty queen wave.
Hmm...wishful thinking, Becky. I don't think Jason will let you drive it quite yet!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Toast with a Twist - Mrs. Lawrence Bruning
The most embarrassing moment of my entire life happened when our good friends Ray and Marie were visiting us for the weekend.
They arrived on a Friday evening, and the next morning I fixed an informal breakfast, with the toaster sitting on one end of the table.
We'd just begun eating our breakfast of bacon, eggs, and coffee and were waiting for our toast to pop up, when we smelled something funny--like burnt food or hair.
I looked under the teakettle on the stove and elsewhere, but I couldn't find what was causing the smell. finally I stepped back to the table. Just then the toaster pops up with the bread...and a mouse!
Its fur was singed and the half-dazed critter leaped off the toaster into Marie's coffee, then staggered right through Ray's plate of bacon and eggs before falling on the floor! My husband jumped up, grabbed a heavy cap, swatted the mouse and chased it from the kitchen!
Well, I'll tell you, you never saw such turmoil! Ray slowly shoved back his chair, and said emphatically, "I'll not eat another bite!" None of us could.
We're still good friends, and often chuckle over this episode. It know it's an experience I'll never forget if I live to be 90!
Suit or Suitor - Lynda Elhoff
My mother and I had driven down to Sioux Falls to shop. We were at the big Sears store, and, while Mom was delayed, I decided to take a look at some men's suits.
I found one I kind of liked on a mannequin. I felt the material of the pants and looked at the tie. I opened up the suit jacket to check out the lining--and that's when I realized something was definitely wrong!
There were papers in the inside pocket--and I knew mannequins had no need for those! I looked down at the shoes...and they were moving!
I could have died of embarrassment. I slowly looked up into the eyes of this "mannequin"--and found it was a real live man!
I don't know who was more flustered--him or me. But I do know I set a world's record for getting out of a Sears store!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
We were thrilled when we at last received the shipment this past Wednesday. I never realized what over 1,000 CD's look like.....
Opening the boxes and seeing our very own CD's looking so professional was so exciting....
Thank you everyone who has been supporting and praying for us as we worked on this project. God has blessed us with the gift of music, and it's an honor to be able to share it with others.
For anyone interested in purchasing the CD, they are $16.00. Half of the proceeds will be going to Colleen Moeller and her family. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Any hints from "veteran bloggers" would be most welcome!
I accomplished my first goal...Setting up a blog! Now to learn how to add pictures and other cool stuff....
Hooray! I did it! Now to figure out the rest of this stuff....