Friday, February 29, 2008

Where's Old Ish?

I am a Yooper! If you don't know what that is try google . Recently I have been displaced in Sparta Wisconsin. But this year it feels very much like home. We have received over 145 inches of snow as of Feb. 29th. I feel as though I am back in 985 Wabash st. Ishpeming. Here are a few pictures of my driveway.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Cousin Camp 2007 pt.2

Gone fishing. Here is the second installment of my cousin camp series. I thought there would be only two, but I was wrong it has turned into three parts. If you didn't know my family hangs out up in Northern WI for a week out of the summer. The following video is a small glimpse of that week.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Dells, The Clairs & A Pair of Levis

here's some pictures from our time with the clairs. we went
to Mt. Olympus in the dells for a little waterpark vacation. last year
we went to the Wilderness which was beautiful but this
year my parents were able to get us a
great deal through their time share so we
thought we'd try a new place. it wasn't as
nice as the Wilderness but it was still really fun. jacob and lauren
played so well together...jacob loved sitting next to lauren when she was
working on her homework and pretending that he too had some
important stuff to do. we had a fun time guys...thanks for visiting. Some
day when we get together we'll be able to have some "adult time"
past 8:00p.m. also, i am praying now that the next vacation for you
guys will not involve sickness. hopefully your little levi is feeling
better. we love you guys!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Marshmallow Madness

Lately my boys have been eating rice krispies treats almost daily. I made a batch for the superbowl party we had here and since then jacob has been requesting them quite frequently. Both of the boys love to help me in the kitchen so i figure it's a good bonding time for us. The other day we were making a batch and jacob's job was to count out 40 marshmallows for me. Well, in the process-and by process i mean jacob yelling that levi was messing up his counting piles-a few of them ended up on the floor. I was so involved in getting the treats done that I wasn't paying much attention to my daughter on the floor devouring the runaway marshmallows. When I saw her with marshmallow mush all over her face and clothes it was too cute...I had to take a picture.

here are a few pictures of the kids that i had on our camera. hannah's hair is so long that it is usually hanging in her face like it is here. (it's actually in a ponytail here!)

jacob asked if he could wash dishes for me. we pulled up a chair and were
having so much fun that levi decided he wanted to "help" too.

jacob and levi in their matching "camping jammies" that my mom made for them. they are so cute. they have little canoes, tents and matches for the buttons.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cousin Camp 2007 pt.1

Each summer my family, my brother(when in the states) and sister's families head to northern Wisconsin for a week of vacation at a cabin on Bishop Lake near Crandon, WI. When I say cabin I mean a 600 sqft building with no running water, so it is the real deal. The week usually consist of a lot of swimming, grilling, fishing and in general a lot of nothing. I thought I should put together some video I took at Cousin Camp. Yes, we even have a name, competitions and chores for tickets in which the cousins can purchase candy and toys at the Candy Shack. Enjoy part one.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Can't Touch This!

I think the video speaks for it self.

I edited this video earlier tonight and when I finished my last frame my program froze on me. YES! I lost all my work. Too bad the original was much better than this version. But, it is still very entertaining.

Jacob and Levi dancing is not an uncommon thing in our house.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


well, it's been a while since i posted so i thought i'd share a few pictures of the kids. we are ready for spring. the kids and i have been bound up in the house since christmas. we are looking forward to next week when we'll be at the dells spending a couple of days with the Clairs at a waterpark. jacob is excited to spend some time with his friend lauren and i can't wait to see their cute little levi again. our family is doing well. levi turned 2 after christmas and hannah will turn 1 at the end of march. this last year seems to have gone by fast. my sister-in-law and their family were on vacation the last week and a half so we got to dog sit. the boys were kinda sad to see him leave. levi especially as the dog treats that he came to enjoy himself are now gone with the dog. aaron came downstairs to find levi sitting in front of the t.v. with a box of dog treats just munching away on them. he said he was caught between running to get the camera to take a quick picture or taking the treats away. i found him "snacking" a few times myself. the difference between aaron and i is that aaron lets him finish eating whatever he already has in his mouth...i make him spit them all out in the sink and then take my fingers and rake through his mouth for every last morsel. life is definitely not dull around here.