Sunday, August 30, 2009

Can anyone say...

...slave labor:)?

Ahhh, the joys of our boys growing into young men. Getting older, stronger, more responsible.

What comes along with that responsibility?

Less work for dad, of course.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Step away from the scissors...

I have two beautiful sons and a wonderful husband, whose hair I have always cut. Snap on a 1" guard, turn on the clippers and away we go.

Not so, with little girls.

A couple of weeks ago, we were at church for our summer Wednesday worship and Elsi wasn't cooperating during the sermon. I took her out for a "timeout" and had her sit on the steps.

I noticed how long her bangs looked (mistake #1). Being the prepared mother I am, I had a scissors in my purse.

Can you see where this is going?

I held her bangs up (mistake #2) and clipped them (mistake #3). When I let them fall back into place, I was more than a little surprised to see how short they were. I guess that was God's way of letting me know I shouldn't be trimming my daughter's hair during Pastor Krug's sermon.

Lord... lesson learned.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Today marks my wonderful husband's 36th birthday. We began the day be attending worship where, to his surprise, he was wished happy birthday by numerous people. What he didn't realize, was that I had put his birthday in the church bulletin:). Ahhh, the perks of being church secretary. When he got home, he spent time cutting the grass and then enjoyed some Wii with the boys. He was given the Wii Sports Resort game for his birthday, so they were having fun with that. After marinated chicken, cucumbers and garlic rolls for dinner, he enjoyed a blueberry cheesecake dessert. We really enjoyed the day as a family. Mr. Tiedtke even stopped by to drop off some ice cream for us to have with our cake. Sadly, him and the kids couldn't stay for dessert with us:(.

Everyone's enjoying the yummy cake:).

Happy birthday, Honey! We love you!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tiedtke Fun at SLL

Ahhh, the Tiedtke's. What more can I say about this beautiful family? They bring us so much joy and happiness with the time we spend together. They are a fun-loving, God-fearing, Christian family that we love dearly and we get along great with. This past weekend they joined us at SLL (Scheuer Leisure Lodge--penned by Drew) for a couple of days out on the lake.

Following our time out on the boats on Saturday, we had some issues with one of our boats which revealed my "good...bad...and ugly" side. I was grateful to go through the difficulties with such good friends because there was no judging, no uncomfortableness, no anger, only support and attempts at humor:). We are so thankful that the Lord has blessed us with such a wonderful friendship.

Friday, August 14, 2009


...and that's all I have to say.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy 14th Anniversary!

Tomorrow marks the 14th wedding anniversary for Steve and I.

This past weekend we went to our cabin (childless:)) and spent some time out on the water floating around aimlessly on Calliope. We enjoyed some steaks for dinner while drifting on Lake Petenwell. The Lord granted us beautiful weather, which has been a rarity here in Wisconsin this summer:).

I have to say that it seems like we've been married for that long and longer. The Lord has certainly blessed us during those 14 years with three beautiful children, wonderful jobs, food, shelter, clothing and of course each other. I wouldn't wanted to have spent these last 14 years with anyone else.

I love you, Honey!

AAA? Can I get some roadside assistance?

Sometimes, as a parent, you've gotta do, what you gotta do.

And...sometimes, when you're a potty-training, when you've gotta go, you've gotta go.

However, in this case, she didn't go.