Good morning Ladies and welcome to my first post of September! I didnt post last weekend . The weather has definitely cooled off since even before labor day. It actually produced a light frost Thursday morning . It seems way to early but that is Minnesota!
Last weekend was pretty quiet for Labor day weekend , our driveway which is blacktop has been dropping down below the concrete garage floor for a few years had been creating a bump as you drive in of about 2 inches. So the husband started cutting it out 3 feet out on Saturday the 5th with help by all of us ! it went really well . Then yesterday new concrete was poured so it is level now, We cant drive on it for 7 days though! A small sacrafice !
On Sunday we had friends over and did a bonfire. It was a fun night of laughter and memories. On Monday we went to a local park for a nature walk , we took our dog along, it was nice to get out and stretch.
The kids started distant learning on Tuesday , it went really well ! They also did it on Wednesday, then Thursday Friday it was in class learning. Their class is divided into two groups Cohort 1 Goes to school 2 days then cohort 2 for the following 2 days. the class sizes are small as a result when they are in school which is an advantage for the teacher . When at home they have school i pads to work with to get assignments done. It works for now, I hope they can get back full time safely in the new year.
Our older boys had their first games in flag football this week! It was nice seeing them in the team setting and both did really well.
This weekend is starting out wet so we will see what we get up to!
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Good morning Ladies ! I missed out on posting last week, please forgive me! On August 15th we went to the mall of America with our old neighbor Brandon and his Girlfriend . We had dinner at Wahlbergers restaurant and then proceeded to the comedy club on the top floor. Their first date was at the comedy club . When the show was over Brandon got down on one knee and proposed to Josie! It was so sweet , she was overcome with emotion and there were lots of happy tears , and she said yes!! We were in on the little scheme beforehand and it was lovely to share in the moment.
The rest of the weekend went pretty normal . The kids continue to get ready for back to school. They are doing 2 days at school and 3 days distant Learning. I hope it goes as smooth as possible! They have most of the items on the list purchased already for the start of school.
Last Saturday the boys earned some money landscaping with the afforementioned Brandon at his new house. It is good for them to learn that work has its rewards and they got payed very well, alot more than I could have dreamed of at their age!
On Sunday our new neighbors came over as a family for ice cream and get to know you chat! We layed out a bunch of toppings that we purchased and it was so good! It nearly looked like I wanted to impress the neighbors, right?! The kids had played together a few times since they moved in August 1st, their daughter and our son are going to be in the same class in school which is nice. I think we will get along good with them.
This week the older boys started football for the first time. It is flag football which is non tackle , I am grateful for that! They did very well for their first try and have a few more practice sessions and games coming up. Today is going to be one of projects around the house and the ever present Laundry!
Good morning Ladies ! How are you all doing? We had a pretty nice week so far, there were some days really humid and some cooler. Last night we had a big thunderstorm and areas close to here had downed trees. It is calm this morning and expecting a lovely day. It is 57 right now and a high will be 73 degrees.
Last weekend was nice and relaxing I got a bunch of laundry done and some house projects sorted while everyone was out and about . The kids cousin Tyler came and stayed for 3 days from Saturday until Tuesday. It is the first time he felt ok being away from his family!
We are continuing to get ready for back top school with items being purchased ( a new addition this year is masks , who would have thought!
We had our old neighbor ( seems strange to say ) Brandon along with his daughter and his Girlfriend over for dinner on Thursday. It was a nice evening , and we got to catch up. We are going out on a double date night tonight with them and we are in on a little secret that Brandon is planning For his girlfriend , shhh!
I have been following Courtney Byers on her blog a Byers guide for about 4 years now . She does lifestyle and fashion posts and is the sweetest! On Thursday May 14th Courtney and her husband Jake became the proud first time parents to the gorgeous Scarlett Victoria who weighed in at 6 ib 5 ozs. Courtney has been excited to be a Mom since she was a little girl and that wish came true with the birth of her baby girl.
Courtney continues to post a lot of lovely life updates as Scarlett gets bigger in a very loving home. Here is a mother’s day post from Courtney to Scarlett, it is just beautiful! She is now 3 months old! Thank you Courtney for allowing me to feature you this week!
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Good morning Ladies , how are you doing? We have had a beautiful week of weather, lows in the 60s and highs in the 70s. There was also very little humidity. I hope you are experiencing nice weather too.
Last weekend was pretty quiet , we did have new neighbors move in after our old one moved out, They are really nice with two girls, 11 and 7. I expect we will get to know them as time goes on.
We found out the schedule for school this fall, they will go to school 2 days and learn from home 3 days to start. I am glad they get some days back as it is important for kids to be in a classroom setting. They start on the 31st of this month. I believe they will be fine with all the precautions taking place.
On Thursday our 10 and 7 year old boys went with their Grandparents camping for two days. They have a camper that they pull behind their vehicle and are by a nice lake. We will pick them up later today.
Our Daughter is excited, as on Wednesday she gets her braces off. It has been a long period of patience for a 13 year old but she will be rewarded for it!
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Have a beautiful weekend and week ahead, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies and happy August to you! The year is moving forward so fast even with covid 19 dominating everything . We a re doing our best to keep things as normal as possible . The kids are enjoying the pool most days , the weather is staying pretty warm so it is a good cool down to jump in the water! Today is only getting into high 70’s and it will be 70’s all week . It is my kind of weather I must admit!
Last weekend was nice and relaxing ! Everyone else took a trip to Fargo to visit my beloved spouse’s college roommate and their family and kids. They left Friday morning and came back on Sunday night! I got a little me time which was nice, well just the puppy and I ! He still needed minding. It was really strange not having a kid shout out looking for me! I got out to do some shopping and did a skype call with two good friends of mine.
Our neighbor Brandon , a single Dad and his daughter Maddi moved to a new house Yesterday. We are sad to see them go, they were wonderful , helpful, full of life neighbors. They moved about 4 miles away , so not too far , we will get to see them often!
We are having a nice weekend, pretty quiet, we met the new neighbor Lady. She was there with her friend repainting, her husband and 2 daughters were not there yet. The girls are close in age to two of our kids.
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Good morning Ladies! I hope you are all doing well since I last posted, life has been so busy and its hard to keep up sometimes. We are in a heatwave at the moment, 90s with a heat index in the 100s since Yesterday. I am not the biggest fan of humidity but I will deal with it!
On Friday the 2nd our oldest, Dana, celebrated her 13th Birthday !! Now for the fun years, right?!
On the 3rd of July 4th weekend, , we had some work done , we had a patio door , kitchen and bedroom window replaced. They were in bad shape especially in the winter letting the cold in. We have others to fix but will do it gradually.
Our annual parade was cancelled on the 4th so we just stayed home. That night a group of neighbors set off fireworks that entertained everyone .
Our little guy had an eye doctor appointment on the 5th and it turns out he is far sighted ! He will have glasses as he starts kindergarten. He might not need them permanently, we will see with subsequent visits.
Last weekend was relatively quiet, we had a bonfire on the Friday night and stayed home . On Thursday this week we got new garage doors, operators were not working good for a while. We did take out from a local restaurant on Friday night. Yesterday was nice and relaxing, We did online Church this morning. Before I forget, my neighbor Patricia gave birth to their 4th child Paul David on Friday night . They have 2 Girls and 2 boys now!
Our puppy is growing so big, he will be 5 months on Aug. 1st.I think you are up to date!
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Good morning Ladies! I took 2 weeks off, there were a few reasons , being busy with life , doing projects , and also not being motivated , a lot has to do with the unrest going on right now. I hope our country settles down and issues will be addressed through dialogue and love for each other. I am a glass half full person so always look on the bright side ! Moving on…
The kids are getting in full summer mode , the pool is getting lots of use and we have started friend playdates on a limited basis. They are happy to see other people apart from their siblings. . Last weekend we completed a project we were working on for a few weekends , a new dining table and benches ! I so wanted to tell everyone but it is completed now . It involved us all, husband wife and kids. It was made from simple construction lumber with the base painted and the tops being epoxyed giving a smooth shiny surface. You mix the clear epoxy by hand for 12 minutes straight ! It was all worth it , here are photos.
We are also working on our yard , adding pavers under our deck as a seperation from mulch and grass . Our puppy is doing well but in a naughty phase right now!!! He will chew anything he gets his teeth on. He loves to run in our enclosed back yard , and that tires him out.
I celebrated my birthday Thursday and was well looked after with gifts from family and friends. We are going to my in-laws on Sunday to celebrate 2 months and 5 peoples birthdays. The Great Grandma who shares my birthday will not be able to go though in these times we are living in .
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Good morning Ladies , how are you today? I missed out on my post last week, after the events that took place against George Floyd 25 miles away from where I live , and the subsequent riots I did not have the will to write a post. This man did not deserve to be treated in such a terrible way which led to his death. It just takes one bad apple to give the police a bad name , where as 99% of them are professional and do their job properly. May George rest in peace in God’s Kingdom.
The restrictions are starting to loosen up throughout our state. The restaurants started having patio and sidewalk dining on Monday which is huge for the owners in maintaining their businesses. Further loosening is taking place next week.
Last weekend we did some yardwork. The grass was cut and edged. Then our daughter babysat and we went to the home improvement store to get concete edging pieces for around our two trees and put mulch inside. We also got edging pavers for under our deck but they are not installed yet.
The kids are enjoying the pool this last 2 weeks since set up. They are officially finished with school now . There were drive thru parades to make it feel more special .
Last weekend it was confirmed that my Sister and her family will not be joining us this summer on vacation. I knew it was coming but they will rearrange it for next year.
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Good morning Ladies ! We are celebrating Memorial day weekend here in the United States. It is a time to honor the Men and Women who died in service to the country so we can have the freedoms we do today. God bless you all.
It is quite a different one this year with all the shutdowns due to covid 19. We will pretty much be at home , but might meet up with the in-laws also. Our pool did go up last weekend . And as i thought our 10 yr old and 7 yr old daredevils had to jump into the frigid water once it was filled!! Boys! It is raining this morning, I hope it dries up later though.The week up until now was very routine , we will try and get out and about today though with walks or bike rides .Please rate out of 10 this polka dot sequin cotton knit pleated dress from e Shakti , see hereShoutout !!- To Courtney and Jake on the birth of their first child the beautiful Scarlett Victoria on May 14th ! Congratulations toyou both💗Have a lovely weekend, Terri xo .
Good morning Ladies! I am coming to you from a wet and cooler Minnesota today. We had some really nice weather during the week up until Yesterday when the rain started. But it will be great for the plants and flowers to bloom.
we finished our first full week as a puppy family and it is going pretty good. Tucker is full of life as you would expect for a 9 week old puppy. He did have a few accidents in the house but we are working on those. He is confined to one room at the moment as well as our back yard . The kids are happy to have him !
On Tuesday night when we closed the garage for the night there was a loud thud as it was finishing closing . We went to investigate and it was tight to the ground on one side and 6 inches up on the other. The cable on one side that operates it snapped . We secured the door for the night and the next day the garage door company came and fixed it. Luckily we didn’t need to be anywhere or get the cars out!
On Friday we did take out from a local restaurant and I am glad to say they are doing well ! Its good to see gradual restrictions in other areas being lifted .
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