Aug 30, 2007


First off, Bridget and Trevor still don't have a date set as far as I know. I do know that Trevor is having Jeff (Best Man), his cousin Jeff, and Matt stand. Bridget is having her sisters Kim and Becky stand as well as Heather . I'm not sure which one is the Maid of Honor.

Next, I'm sure you have all heard that Jim and Ann's house as well as Glen and Colleen's house was ruined by the tornadoe last week. Apparantly the storm we got yesterday didn't help any. Jim and Ann's basement was flooded and I can imagine Glen and Colleens wasn't much better. I would absolutly love to help them out but Kayla said their still working with the insurance company so they haven't been able to do much yet. Their is a big clean up day on Saturday so hopefully everything comes through by then. I have a camping trip planned with Jeff's family so unfortunatly I can't make it.

Aug 27, 2007


Trevor and Bridget are engaged! They are thinking about a December wedding but nothings for sure yet.

Aug 17, 2007


We had to put on an outfit: clown tie, jacket, sweater, pants, and shoes.
It was, quite obviously, a race. We all helped each other dress. Of course, the shoes were WAY too big as well as everything else so I couldn't keep it up as I ran. Even Shari and Uncle Maurice played. Jeff was probably the best, he didn't get the sweater pulled on all the way and his stomach was showing. It was pretty hilarious. Unfortunatly there isn't a picture as far as I know.

Aug 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Jeff!!

Jeff's birthday was on the 11th. The second year in a row that he had to spend his birthday camping with my family. So...we made him a big note:


Ooops, (blush) I just figured out why it wasn't working. It in fact was working I just didn't realize it. Here they are:


Janie, this picture cracks me up

Lori, she is such a busy girl!

Paul with Kelli and Brian's dog

Will and Dan with their cheesy smiles

The Torola soup kitchen

Hobo stew...delicious :) during the relay, don't worry I have a suit on under there somewhere


Jeff and Luke playing tetherball

Sar with half of her kids


I guess someone did get us stretching

Grandpa and

Grandma, the two that made it all possible!


This weekend was so much fun. Friday afternoon was "just like old times" hanging out with Annette and Chrissy like we would when we were twelve. After that it was about what I thought it would be knowing full well that I wasn't twelve anymore. I "met" my cousin Luke, I haven't seen him since I was about seven. According to the older kids he hasn't changed a bit. He started a kickball match on Saturday evening with some of the older kids. I wish I had taken my camera...we all started stretching before he got there.
I got to visit quite a bit with my cousin Kelli and her husband Brian which was really nice, considering how much older they are than me. I guess the older you get the closer in age you get. Know what I mean?
And of course I was able to see Jon and Sara, Matt and Emily and kids as well as Paul and Amanda which is always a treat! Paul was actually riding a scooter by the end of the weekend. All of those kids just seem like such "big kids" all of a sudden, especially Janie.
On Saturday we made Hobo Stew. It started with ham and each family added various vegetables or meat. It was very tasty, and very hot. The weather was also hot...and humid but we ate till we were stuffed nonetheless.
Later on, the kids played games, as well as some of the adults. We had relay races and pinata. Luke led (pretty much everything) the little kids (8 and under) in a game where they had to act like animals and find the same animal. He told them so spread out and they more or less ran to the woods, they were a little confused. We all thought it was pretty hilarious.
That night, the Aunts and Uncles all wrote down five facts about themselves and Luke read them out loud at the fire. We all had to guess who was who. That was neat because we learned a few interesting facts about them. Well Grandpa's was nothing new: Loves Grandma, loves grandkids, lives on lake, goes south in the winter, is lazy.
After that, awards were passed out: Biggest family unit present, family with the most cars present, family with the most pets present(there were a LOT of dogs), etc.
Jeff and I left Sunday afternoon so we just spent the day relaxing and trying out the tightrope that Uncle David had made. Gretch could go all the way across forwards and them started walking backwards. The little kids were pretty cute there too.
I heard there were 127 that made it. Only about five out of about 70 grandkids didn't make it. Pretty good numbers if you ask me!

Hopefully it will work later of tomorrow, so sorry to leave you hanging!

Aug 9, 2007

Life's little moments

Sometimes my job is so rewarding in the smallest ways. I was headed to the bank today after work and as I stopped at a light a heard the teeniest little "tap-tapping." Puzzled, I looked around and saw a tiny little hand in the window of the car next to me. It took me a moment to recognize the girl in my class but when I did I just couldn't help but grin. She gives me a big "Hi Ms Heidi!!!!" and proceeds to carry on a conversation at a red light. *sigh* you gotta love kids. :)
Jeff and I are Headed up to the reunion bright and early tomorrow. He took off school so now we're leaving at five to have some visiting time before heading off to bed. I'm pretty much pumped for it because I was about 12 last time we had a reunion. Maybe younger...I can't remember. Besides that, we get to see most of the nieces and nephews! We're pretty spoiled this year. We've seen all of them already this year and now we're seeing some again and then we get to see them all AGAIN at Brad and Riss's wedding!

Aug 7, 2007

What American accent do you have?

Aw shucks, they got me! And I thought I didn't have an accent.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

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Aug 3, 2007


Well there you are, I took them myself so they aren't great but you get the gist of it. And of course they are from after a looong day at work ;) so my hair isn't very "fresh." Oh who am I kidding, it looks great doesn't it?! The layers are up to my ears. It's soooo easy. I went swimming before going to kyds last weekend, let it air dry, used a little wax and voila!