Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I admit.....

....that I am in love, LOVE, LoVe with COPPER!  Yep, it is a tough one.  But I can't seem to get enough of it now.....check out my mailbox on the way by.   It is in a new spot, too.  THANK YOU Mr. Postmaster for allowing us to move it!
Happy Easter ya'all!
We are truely blessed!

Monday, March 29, 2010


My new phone is here!  I am waiting for you to text me!!!! YAAAAHOOOOOO!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Last, but Best!

Yeppers, Andy got his first FIRST PLACE medal yesterday in Alliance.  He wrestled his heart out, and came on top!  WAY TO GO BIG "A"!1!!  We are so PROUD OF YOU!  He had a tough battle with the first one, but still whipped him into a pin.  Then the second match, he beat him by points, but had him in position for a pin SEVERAL times..... so dang proud.
So, now we are onto baseball season.  I love baseball, it is my VERY FAVORITE sport to watch my kids play.... and to watch my Rockies play....

Friday, March 26, 2010

Read Around the World!

(Map of Sweden; I spent a year in the very southern area, near Malmo-Lund area. 
The castle is in the same area. )

Last night we attended the family night at school.  It was put together by PIRC, and Student Council. It was themed, "Read Around The World."  There were about 30 kids who attended, some with their parents, too.  The kids had snacks and then filled out their passports.  They had a choice of four continents to visit out of the seven.  My kids were eager to visit Europe..... as I was the speaker/reader for Europe.  I had dug out my Sweden stuff; my Rotary jacket which was covered with pins from all over the world, my swedish clogs (the kids loved trying them on!), and a Swedish traditional doll.  Had I know about this more than a week in advance, I would have ordered some Swedish candy on-line.  Anyhow, I read the first chapter out of "Pippi Longstocking."  It was written by a Swede in 1950 for her sick daughter.... the kids loved it!  They were mesmerized, enchanted, and very well behaved.....  I LOVED IT!  Many of them are eager to read more about Pippi, too.  I sent them on their way with a coloring page of Pippi.  My own kids loved it!  It was a wonderful night.............  It made me want to return to Sweden.  In fact, I still have a great friend there, Emma, who I still am in contact with.  I would love to visit her, since it has almost been 20 years since I was there!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March Wrestling Madness....

This weekend we had a wrestling meet in Hemingford.  Andy had a pretty tough bracket, and had to fight tough!  He lost his first match to his buddy Matthew from Gordon.  They have become friends despite Andy losing to him every week.... but Andy has learned a lot from his "foe".  I am so proud of him because he always makes his foe his friend.....   Anyhoo, Andy's second match was with a kid from Mullen, who's dad was SUPER loud!  He was a tough kid!  But, Andy won in overtime with a take-down!  YES!  YES!  It was a SUPER EXCITING match.  In fact, Andy cried because he won!  INTENSE!
On Saturday night, we went to Amanda's for her first Mary Kay event.  She did a great job, and we had a great time!  Amanda made some yummy soup, dips, and appetizer pizza....  She is a great cook, too! I will be hosting a class for her on Friday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m.  Come and have some laughs with us, and try all the new products!  I promise to have a yummy dessert, too!
Then on Sunday,  I have the scrap class with several gals.  It was the cutest layout, too!  We had a great time, lots of laughs with the later gals!  Thanks for coming ya'all!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

She is so, so teeny, tiny!

Today, Matt and I got to meet Miss Addi.  She is the precious little premie daugher of Angie & Justin.  Addi is currently in the Pediatric ICU in Sbluff.  Anyhoo, she is growing and is doing so well.  I cannot believe how stinkin' tiny she is!  I am so used to whopper, huge, ginormous babies!  But, she is oh, so precious!  I stroked her tiny, hairy head..... and was amazed at GOD'S creation.  Bless YOU Addi..... get well enough to come home soon!
Pray for Angie..... so she may nourish Addi.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A new one shall arrive!

I got a new phone off e-bay.....
Hopefully I will have it within a week....

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A clean phone.......

Yep, I washed my new phone!
Nope, doesn't work!
Now I need a new one, and the Viaero guys said to get a new phone off e-bay.
One that is compatible to viaero, and unlocked.
Hubs is pissed at me again.....

Monday, March 15, 2010

Birthday & Wrestling

Matt had a wonderful 8th birthday celebration with all of his family and his bestie Dennis.  They played and played Star Wars stuff.  Matt got a nice, new guitar for his gift from us.  He will start lessons this week with Aviron.  I think that he will love it!  Thank YOU for all of the wonderful wishes, and gifts you all!
On Saturday, we helped with our home wrestling meet.  It was a great day!  Matt decided to wrestle in this one, and did VERY well.  He pinned two of his opponents!  He ended up with 2nd place!  YES!  He did tell me that he had fun, but doesn't want to wrestle this next meet.  Oh well......
Andy did exceptionally well.  He got beat in one match by 3 points.  He pinned the other two opponents.  So, we are learning. And Jeff and I were SO PROUD of the boys!  They are really getting "it".
Meggie had fun with her cousin Joel from Paxton.  She idolizes him, and is his little shadow!  FUNNY!
Well, the time change has messed with us this morning.  Andy stomped his way up the hill to school.  He wanted to stay home!  Naw, you have to pass third grade, dude! 
Have a great day!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Matt-Man!

Matt- 2010 Olympic Alley Luge Gold Medal Winner

Today, our baby boy is turning 8 years old!  I can't believe it!  He was a suprise from the get go.  We didn't think that we were so fertile!  And one month before Andy's first birthday, we found out we were expecting!  YEA! But, oh so overwhelming on Jeff & I.  Especially being a working momma.....  I worked until the day before Matt was born..... he came out with lots of hair, and was a snuggle-bug from then on.  We have enjoyed Matt's little antics, and love that he still loves to snuggle.... it's like traction for him.  Especially when he is having a hard moment.  I just hold him tight, and it is all better within minutes.  Matt is a special kid.  No, he is my heart.  And I love spending our Thursday afternoons together.  Today, he has chosen to go to Taco Johns for birthday lunch before his therapy..... I guess, whatever!  Anyhoo, we went to parent/teacher conferences a few days ago.  Mrs. S. sure enjoys him, too.  She told us that he is a little reader, and can't get enough!  She has tried to ease up on the homework for him in the past, and he insists on doing it ALL.  He has set goals for himself!  I am so, so PROUD!  All this from a kid with Austism Spectrum!  He will succeed!  He will be a tax-payer, and not live in my house as a adult! YES! YES!  I love my little Matt.  He is so precious........................  I am so PROUD of him.
His birthday plans are to have supper with Auntie, Unckie and Miranda tonight.  Dennis -his best bud- will be staying the night, too.  Then tomorrow, we will go get the God-Cousins -Blundell's- and go bowling and have supper/cake/ice cream with all!  Grandma Bonnie,Grandpa Bill & Joel are coming tomorrow evening, too! 
Crawford Jr. Wrestling Meet on Saturday, beginning @ 9:00......C U then!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

To Do...... Not to Do.....

To Do List:

  • LOVE
  • PLAY
  • SEW
  • READ
  • PLAY
  • SING
  • PLAN
  • PRAY
Not to Do List:

  • Laundry
  • Dishes
  • Toilets

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wrestle Mania!

We traveled to Gordon for the meet on Saturday, and it was the CRAPPIEST roads ever!  Sami and her kids rode with us... it was an adventure.  The kids drove us nuts!  So, we had to divide and conquer, by separating the kids...
Anyhow, Andy had a tough bracket.  He wrestled a kids from Chadron who beat him by 2 points.  Andy wrestled his heart out!  Then in round two, the same scenerio.  Andy got beat by two points!  DANG IT!  I guess we have some things to learn about obtaining points.  Anhoo, the last round Andy whooped the kid by 18 to 2 points.... AJ just couldn't seem to pin him!  So, he ended up taking 3rd place.  It was sad, but a learning experience for Andy.
Matt-man decied to sit this meet out.  Competitive sports are tough on him, he seems to not handle the losing situation AT ALL.... so I will leave it up to him.  Matt did have a good time cheering for his team mates.... he loves his buddies Dennis, Rope, Will, and the Morava twins.  He said that next week he will wrestle.... it is our home meet...  Should be lots of fun!  Grandma and Grandpa Wendland will be here from Paxton. The kids are so EXCITED!  It is Matt-man's birthday weekend!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Scrap Classes.....


It is spring, right?
Yep, it is time for a great spring layout, huh?
Okay, how about Sunday, MARCH 21st @ 3:00 p.m.
This is a double-page spread, and the cost will be $6.00.
Please, please RSVP,
and tell your friends!

Call me with your questions,
Beck 430-0053

p.s. I have also signed up to do some classes for the Chadron MOPS Crop Fundraiser... It is April....

Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's the FrOsTiNg.....

Yesterday was Meggie's snack day for pre-school.  I said to her that she will take the little oranges to school to share with her classmates.  Meggie said to me, "No Momma, I wanna take somethin' good-er!" I said to her, "those are yummy oranges, and you love them...and your friends will too."  "No Momma, I want something with FROSTING!"  "Frosting is good on everything!" 
Then today, Megs asked what is paper made of?  I said... trees of course.  She said, "Well. they must put frosting on the top and let it dry to make it white!"
Tee Hee!  Funny girl!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wacky Wednesday!

Today, Mrs. S declared 2nd grade shall wear their pajamas to school!  Whoo HOO!  So, Mr. Matt left with his Star Wars (he's a S.W. junkie!) PJ's on, and then he thought he should wear sweats over them so he could walk to school.  Good choice, my boy! 
So, hopefully THE FORCE will be WITH HIM today!
Have a great day! (((((HUGS))))))))))

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