Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Today Brennan turns 16!! I just wanted to share a few pictures of him...I know he'll be thrilled!! Happy Birthday, Brennan!

Brennan & Brooke (Nov. 1990)

Bethany, Brennan & Brooke (1991)
Wakeboarding during a camping trip this summer
This spring in Florida
This is a picture that Brennan took of himself in our church parking lot.

Monday, November 27, 2006


Well, it's been awhile since I've posted. So, here's the update...
We had a great time at the basketball tournament at Northland a week and a half ago. The team didn't do too well, 1 win, 2 losses...but, it's a young team and they know what they need to work on. Here's a pic of Brennan warming up.

It was good to see Mark & Jen while we were there. (And our girls team was glad that their girls team was there, too!!) I couldn't find them when it was time to leave, so "Bye, it was good to see you!!"
Thanksgiving day was spent eating dinner with my sister, Cheryl, and her family. My mom came up from Green Bay. Then we went to Scott's sister's house for dessert. We had two of Brooke's friends from Northland with us for the weekend. Kevin, from Canada, and Greg, from Guam. We went shopping in Appleton the day after Thanksgiving, but didn't make it to all the early morning sales. We were lucky to get out of here by 10 a.m.!! We had a good time and found some good deals (mainly at Goodwill). On Saturday I had my final Craft Show for the season. It was a great show!!! So, now it's back to the normal routine.

My sister Cheryl, husband Eric and their kids - Bobbi (& husband Aaron), Andrew & Dawn.

This is us!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Weekend

This weekend did not end up being what I had intended, but, oh well. I was supposed to be in a craft show and the kids were supposed to go to a hockey game in Green Bay. It ended up that the roads were nasty, so no hockey game, and then we had a funeral, so no craft show. But it was a good weekend, church was good and we learned about serving each other. It was a good message.

Joe and his brother, Peter were here for the weekend, and for some reason Joe ended up doing jobs with rubber gloves - weird. First he worked on our laptop that died...and he didn't want to get shocked. Then, for some off the wall reason he died Brooke's hair. Bethany spent lots of time working on her paper for Corinthians. Brennan & Peter just wrestled and did all sorts of crazy stuff with my exercise ball. (Sorry, no pictures of that!)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Lots of stuff...

It's been a busy week or so. Just lots of stuff - nothing too exciting. Brennan finished Driver's Ed this week, so we are so thrilled that we don't need to be running him there any more. On Tuesday (Brooke's and my birthday) we went up to Northland and saw the play "Papa". Brooke did makeup for the play. It was pretty good. This week I'm just doing lots and lots of soap, candles, etc. getting ready for a few shows. There's a big Teen outing tomorrow night, (hockey game in Green Bay), so we'll probably have some college kids staying here for a night or two. Also, a funeral on Sat...
Next week we'll be at Northland for 3 days for a basketball tournament. I'm looking forward to that, it's always fun. Mark & Jen will be there, so it will be neat to see them. Anyway...this is normal life (as opposed to Ladies Conferences and weekends in Door County!)
Here's a pic of the girls from the last Artist series. Brooke's date is just a friend :)