Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jon Has Gone HOME

With heavy hearts, we share that Justin's friend, Jon Schroeder, has passed away after his battle with ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). We rejoice that he is in heaven with our loving Father after his very difficult battle. Please join us in lifting his wife Stacie and their three children in prayer. You can read about his story here.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cedar Comes Home

We brought Cedar, our golden retriever puppy, home today. We are all enjoying the getting acqainted process! He's so cute and loveable! Here are the first of many pictures, I'm sure!

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Weekend in MN

We enjoyed a weekend in a hotel in MN with Justin's family. We stayed at a hotel with an indoor "safari waterpark." Fun was had by the kiddos as well as the adults! Aside from water fun, we enjoyed eating, the gals enjoyed shopping at a nearby outlet center and the guys enjoyed a trip to a farm show, and hanging out together watching the NCAA tourney. Baby Ty got to hang with the gals for shopping. Maybe next time he can check out the farm show!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Signs of Spring

There are signs of spring around our acreage. We enjoyed time outside this weekend taking it all in. Last fall, we planted around 100 bulbs in the backyard. The first sign of life is coming up! I hope to have another photo to share of a full blown flower garden...my fingers are crossed!
We decided to be a coupla' crazies and built a fire in the firepit...on March 13! A little chilly, but a beautiful evening.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

New Addition to Our Family

Just to set the facts straight, it's not a baby, but a puppy! We found an ad, made the call, and found that the owner only lived about 20 minutes from us so we thought (or maybe I thought...) that the least we could do was take a drive and meet the little guys. Of the 11 puppy litter, 10 pups made it. We had 2 males and 5 females left to choose from (some were already taken home or spoken for). We decided to focus on the 2 males and I think that helped to make our choice a little easier! We went with the laid back, really fluffy, hefty fella. We'll pick him up in about 2 weeks, allowing us time to get the supplies we need and make sure we've got a home ready for him. Introducing, our new golden retriever, name TBA...SiblingsMom and Dad