Sunday, May 20, 2007

This one time ... I saw ....

This one time I saw this excavator and you would never believe it. It stood on its front toes and stuck its bucket so deep into a mud bog that it almost was vertivcal. Just after snapping this pic with the last piece of unexposed film on the old 35 mm the machine broke free and did a backflip .... no kidding!


Today as I was going through some pics to find one for Kirsten's primary talk I found this cherry. On more than one occasion Karl has rebuked me for the time Peter and I hung him upside down over a railing 3 stories up. According to Karl the traumatic experience has left long lasting emotional scars. Karl all I can say is that the proof is in the picture that you dished out just as much as you ever received. Axel with Karl .... you are going to have some real issues in the future. Oh those were the good ole days!
As I side note I should mention that the last time I tried something like this on Axel I just about ended up with a ball point pen buried in my thigh ... luckily for me AMy was there to protect me.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy Mom's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all moms! We love and miss you! These two are extra special to us.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

McKay's special day

McKay chose to be baptized this past Saturday. We are really proud of her for her decision. She is a sweetheart and we know she is loved.

There was a lot of supporters there in person and spirit. We know she has a special spirit and a lot of friends.

McKay chose to have her dad, Michael, baptize her and her other dad, Jacob to confirm her.

I still have a hard time believing she is already eight.

Both of her dads with McKay in white.

Jake and I had quite the week and it wasn't until after that I realized that it could of been our trial so that it wouldn't be a special day for McKay. I know that somebody was working hard so we wouldn't feel the spirit on Saturday. Starting on Monday and all thru the week, we had machinery break down every single day and the final time that the Bobcat broke, it is quite the fix. It was testing on Jacob and I (as finances always are on a relationship) and on top of it he had been extremely busy so that my yard didn't look like I wanted it too. He wasn't finding a reliable driver to hire and I could only do so much with a baby that is glued to my hip. My dad had came up for the week and on Friday I had a chance to mow the yard and trim all the weeds. My dad weeded the flower beds and my yard was nice. The rest of my Friday was crazy as I was taking in the machine to be fixed to getting the food for Saturday. I ended up finally making it to WalMart at 11 p.m. Only to get pulled over on my way home because (are you ready?) I was going to slow and hugging the white line. The highway is 65mph and I was doing 58. I have awful night perception and I always hug the white line. Luckily the officer let me go, only to pass me on the double yellow infront of my road right infront of my turn. I always check behind me now as a precaution. After going to bed at 3am I woke up on Saturday at 6 only to find SNOW!!!! It had been snowing and had covered the ground. It was a "white" day for McKay. So we made plans for the lunch afterwards to be inside. McKay had chosen her I made hawaiian haystacks and thai curry to go with it. We had over forty people there from 3 different sides of the family and I made food for at least 80! Ooops, I always do that. I have plenty of leftovers in the freezer.

After talking to a friend after her baptism I had been telling her about our trials and she looked at me and said "Amy! Do you not realize that this is a blessing also. You weren't in the situation to have your equipment break two months ago so it waited until you could." How the Lord works in mysterious ways. I am grateful for all my blessings both good and bad.