Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Has it been since June 3rd since I wrote? Maybe because there isn't much going on here. The weather has finally gotten nice which means as much time as possible outside! My work is getting busier here, we're working on a big project, so I don't get as much time as I would like to scoot about the Internet!

Let's see that was about two weeks ago. I can't even remember what I wrote about last. This past weekend was Father's Day... We were the only ones in town and that was really nice. We got the garage cleaned out and projects done around the house - in honor of Dad! Gave my dad a call and visited with him a bit. I can't wait to see him in a week and a half. Mom and Dad will be flying out on June 30th and staying for a little over a week. I'm so excited to see them!!!

Oh, I just remembered what was going on last week - VBS!!! Ha, How could I forget!?! Sam taught the large group Bible time and I was a Crew Leader, a.k.a. Small group leader. I got there on Sunday night and pulled out a list of my kids and thought to myself - "What did I do to deserve this?!!!!" HA! Luckily, I recruited one of our 11th graders to help me and believe you me, I needed her! I only had 5 kids, but probably the most active of all the kids at church! Super cute and super smart... 2 4th graders, 3rd grader and 2 1st graders - I never had more than 4 kids on a given night - thankfully! It was fun, but a long week.

In the meantime, two friends came - Brian and Tabita Drinkall. They came from Chicago and are on their way to school in Canada. It was nice to have them for a couple days during the week. Unfortunately, it was raining the Wednesday they were here for the whole day. But they helped Sam with his Bible lesson that night at VBS and did a great job!

Well, our yard is coming right along. We're so happy with it. Yesterday Sam was building more fence line for our yard and I was a painting machine! Doing really well until our neighbor kids came over to help "paint"! For the rest of the day, I had white paint all over me! We took them roller blading/bike riding and then down to the River. It was a nice afternoon. Then, last night was the first of three Garden Tours and let me tell you what, we had some whoppers yesterday - beautiful gardens! I'm so proud of the work Sam has done with our yard, I want to put it in the Garden show, but Sam won't let me. He tells me there is lots more to do. And I agree to a point, but our yard is beautiful. I'll get some pictures on here, I promise! Things are going to start blooming pretty soon and then you'll hopefully see so many pictures, you'll get tired of it! The weather has been so cold up to this point, I'm praying the blooming will hold off a little longer so Mom and Dad get to see it at it's peak!

So that's about all that's been going on with me. This weekend, Saturday, we have our annual Fishing Tournament. I'm looking forward to that - always a good time! I went fishing with Sam a couple weeks ago on Saturday morning - it was so beautiful! Caught some nice size fish. Then Sam went again this past Saturday - he caught a big one. So the fishin' has been good! On Sunday, we head out to Park Rapids, MN for a girls weekend celebrating Katie's wedding. So we're looking forward to that. Sam is going to hang with his bro-in-law Nathan and help get the dock in the water and get boats up and running, cook and help take care of baby Ethan! So it should be a good time! That'll go through Tuesday and then on Wednesday and Thursday, we were going to do our annual Medora camping trip, but I think that's going to get cancelled. Then Mom and Dad head here the next Monday and will be here till Katie's wedding on Saturday and then head out on Tuesday after that. Other than that, things are plugging along!

Oh - I almost forgot! Guess what?! I got called up for Jury Duty!?!?! WHAT?! I've talked to people who have lived here for like a million years and they've never gotten called up for Jury Duty! So I have to show up bright and early on Friday morning to appear for my Call of Duty! #1 - I kind of don't want to be picked. #2 - I'm suppose to go out of town the following Monday and Tuesday, what about that? #3 - What the heck?!

So goes my life. Tomorrow, we have the Leadership Team coming to our house for a cookout. So everyday there is something - it's just one adventure after another!!!

But Sam and I are doing great! Tonto is doing great and we're having a terrific summer so far, even though it hasn't even felt like spring yet! Just now... Oh well.... My sympathies to my East Coast friends and family - and the heat you've had! It's 64 degrees right now and suppose to get all the way up to 75 today, maybe! ;)

Happy reading - Lori, hope this was a long enough update for you!

PS. Happy 30th to my good bud Bethers! She spent her b-day in California and I hope she had the best time ever - was thinking about you and praying for you!


Lori said...

Well, I think that will suffice my curiosity for a while. Thanks! Sounds like you are BUSY!! I just can't believe your weather. It's like you live in Canada or something.

Sam and Sarah said...


Beth said...

Thanks Sarah! It was a good one!

Lori said...

Girlfriend, I need an update when you get a chance. Or maybe you are already on the mission trip.