Saturday, May 30, 2009

I am so far behind, I don't know where to start... and I have so many things I should be doing that I should not be doing this!!! Yet, I'm terribly blue today and in the hopes of lifting my spirits I am going to take some time to remind myself of the neat things we have done lately!
I started this post last week, let's see if I can finish it.
The 5-6th grade Track and Field Day was so cold and rainy! Erin did the long jump and Collin did the softball throw (got _______) Then they both ran the 400 and then a relay. Erin thinks she may want to try track next year as she enjoyed it. They have a middle school track team called Striders, but this year practice conflicted with too many other things, so we did not sign up.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009



Here we go!!!
Erin and I are off on the "Ididaprob" the SGS version of the Idarod, the Alaskan dog sled race. Students ride 3-4 miles, do math problems as a team and then ride on to the next check point for more problems. In all we rode 12 miles, our group did so well, I could not have been prouder of them! They were to operate as a team and they did!

One student struggled with a bike too short for him and another team member swapped bikes. One had trouble keeping up and the others waited and encouraged. They worked well together as a team on the problems and came in 2 overall!
It was a rather windy day for the ride so the roads to the south and west were hard!!! Those were first so once we got turned around it was much better!!! Way to go Erin!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Mom Song with lyrics

Ok I posted this link last year, but now it has lyrics!!!
The one and only Mom song...priceless!!!!!

Saturday, May 09, 2009


If you give a mom a muffin,
She’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
She’ll pour herself some.
The coffee will get spilled by her 3 year old.
She’ll wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, she will find some dirty socks.
She’ll remember the she has to do some laundry.
When she puts the laundry in the washer,
She’ll trip over some snow boots and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her that she has
to plan dinner for tonight.
She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She will look for her cookbook (101 things to make with hamburger),
The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill which is due tomorrow,
She will look for her checkbook.
The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped
Out by her 2 year old.
She’ll smell something funny.
She’ll change the 2 year old.
While she is changing the 2 year old, the phone will ring.
Her four year old will answer it and hang up.
She remembers that she wants to phone a friend to
Come for coffee on Friday.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going
To have a cup.

She will pour herself some.
And chances are
If she has a cup of coffee…
Her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.

Friday, May 08, 2009

It never rains but it pours...
We are so blessed, so very blessed. Overall God has not only blessed us but He has done so abundantly. I realize this and I am so thankful for it. I am also thankful I have a God that will come along side us when things are less than "peachy". This is one of those times...

We went from early December until I think April without any moisture worth mentioning, a trace maybe. It has rained consistently since corn planting season began. We had a dry spell for maybe a week when all the farmers scurried to get their ground sprayed and the corn in. Then the rains really started. April showers may mean May flowers, but April flooding means a mess. Many homes in Sterling have basements that are flooded and have been for several weeks now since it is ground water that can't go down. And it keeps raining. We had 2 days of spring like weather and awoke to thunderstorms in the night... 1.5 more inches.


I am thankfu that is was not 4-5 more inches. I am thankful that our basement is dry. However my prayers are with my husband and many others who desperately need to get some work done. Prayers for patience and perseverence and hope.

I want to use this blog to capture both the ups and downs of our life, more so now than in the past. On a brighter note, scroll down to the boy's k-4 spring program footage. Hans' has a solo.

Alan's class singing the Wheels on the Bus, the bus driver is this very funny band director. It wouldn't be a spring concert without Mr. Brownlee. video

Surrey with a Fringe on Top by Hans

Hans had a solo at the spring k-4 program last night, I think he did fabulous and you need to see his exit! I realize I am terribly biased, but I think he did a stellar job here! (esp getting all the words right!)