Monday, April 14, 2014

1st place for Scott

Scott and I did a race together on Saturday and in the Fun Run he won 1st place for the Males.   To his surprise he received this awesome trophy.  Proud of you Scott.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

mini trip to Kalahari

For Spring Break this year we took a mini trip to Wisconsin Dells and stayed at the Kalahari Resort. Here is the link to check it out.
Almost there.

Kalahari even has an Indoor Theme park.  We only went to the water park side.

Pictures before checking in.

Kids were being silly.

We had a two room suite.  This side had two Queen size beds a bathroom, their own TV, microwave and refridgerator, and a pull out couch bed.

This side had a King size bed, bathroom and TV.

Jason and I aobut to go swimming.

Floating down the lazy river.

Jason, Brenden and Jared being super silly.

A view of some of the water slides.  Tons of fun.

Jared and Alyssa posing for a picture.

Right before leaving for home.

Brenden playing around.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The mission call arrived for real this time.

Since the video I took of him isn't working, I will just announce it. 

Jared will be serving his mission to the Colorado Fort Collins Mission. He will leave on July 9th. His mission has huge boundaries and will cover as far South as Boulder, Colorado. He will also be in Sidney and Scottsbluff, Nebraska. And he will have a good portion of Wyoming in his mission. (Rawlins, Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming are part of his mission as well. He is excited and in shock. Then he left on a date.

The mission call is here

We will know at 5 p.m. Central time

Stay tuned . . . . . . . . .

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jared's Mission Call

IS not here yet and we are dying to know where he will go just like you are.

Seriously feeling crazy.  We heard we MIGHT know by Friday, maybe, but most likely next Wednesday or Thursday.

Jared wants to Skype with the Grandparents when the call comes so they will know at the same time as we do.

As for the rest of you waiting.  I will post it here within minutes of knowing.  So check back often.

Until then, feel crazy.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pictures of Jason and I

Last Sunday I had Alyssa take some pictures of us on our cell phone. I think they turned out nice.

Saturday, March 22, 2014


About 4 weeks ago I found 3 more lumps in my Left breast.  For about 2 years I've had 1 lump.   That one lump caused great concern and heartache at first.  I had an ultrasound, then a mammogram, then a biopsy and it all ended up being "Weird fatty tissue".

I was told that I should "know my breasts well".  Be sure to be aware of any changes.  As I was told I checked them once, sometimes twice a month.  I always still had that 1 lump.

Then 4 weeks ago 3 more showed up.  This did alarm me at first, but as I thought about it I didn't want to worry anyone, so only 3 people knew:

1.  Jason
2.  My best friend in the whole world who lives in Idaho, Rodona.
3.  A really good friend here in Iowa

Why didn't I tell my immediate family?  Because they would worry.
Why didn't I tell my Mom, Dad, Sister or Brother?  Because they would worry.
Why didn't I tell anyone else?  You already know that answer.

Why worry about something until you know the facts.

So I finally got into see my OB doctor, which took a while and I have to say I wasn't pleased that they dragged their feet getting me in there.  Their exact words were, "Well lumps can appear when you are close to your cycle as you age."  So no worries and we will see you in 2 weeks.

Seriously.  Jerks, I thought.

Anyway, I finally got into see my doctor, who confirmed the lumps were really there and not my imagination.

Then I finally got scheduled for my mammogram which was 2 WHOLE days later, which I had to leave work for a separate time because the scheduler had originally said my mamo appointment was the same day as the OB, but she screwed up.

ANYWAY, after a mammogram and 3 biopsies later and then WAITING ANOTHER WEEK FOR FUN, I found out that the three new lumps are:


So there, no one extra had to worry.  I'm fine.  Happy, thriving and going to a Yoga class in 20 minutes, then running, then teaching Zumba!

Very Happy!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Jared's Mission Call

Drum roll . . . . ..

And Jared is going to:

We have no idea either.  Stay tuned, maybe we will know by Thursday.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Jared has officially turned in his mission papers so he can serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Within 3 weeks he will get the letter telling him where his mission will be. Where do you think it will be? Place your guesses on this blog.