Tuesday, February 28, 2006

How's this?

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Still waiting...

We are still waiting for the baby's arrival here in Mound. Janet is very uncomfortable, and wants to have the baby now. She feels she could go anytime. Keep tuned here for the good news.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Consider coming to our concert...

If you have some time (and assuming the baby will be here by then)....


Under the direction of Dr. Charles G. Boody

Saturday, March 18, 2006. 7:30 P.M.
Anne Sullivan Communication Center
31st Ave. S. & 28th St. E., Minneapolis
Joint Concert with the Star of the North Concert Band
Tickets at the door: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children/Students
Two tickets for the price of one with MPR Membership
Refreshments Follow Concert

Sunday, March 19, 2006. 7:00 P.M.
Edinborough Indoor Park
7700 York Avenue South, Edina

For concert updates and maps visit our Web Site at http://www.sewardconcertband.org

Our next Concert is scheduled for June 3, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

Protecting our nation

means we need to torture people, according to this administration. At least the part of the administration that agrees with Vice President Cheney. The rest they just leave in the dark....

This New Yorker article shows some details.... (warning... very long, but insightful)

You can find a short version at Washington Monthly... (for those in a hurry)

I'm all steamed up about this now... and cannot find a nice non-political link... so for the locals out there... check out Eric Perkins Blog from the Olymics (from Perk at Play on KARE 11). It's kinda fun, even if you are like me, and not following the Olympics at all!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Someone finally figured it out!

Pouring Ketchup

The full technical explanation

Thursday, February 16, 2006

An old picture

We have started going through some of Merrill's old photos. It's been interesting trying to learn who's related to who and all that.

This photo was mailed to us from a relative (Darlene Erickson) of Velma's today. It Merrill, Velma, and Janet at about one year old. Posted by Picasa

From the side...

The nice thing about the steep roof, snow doesn't stay on top of them!

It's been years since I've walked on a frozen lake. It always kind of nerve-wracking taking those first steps, listening for creaks, looking for cracks, and trying to feel if the ice is going to give way. I guess if hundreds of snowmobilers can ride on it, I should be able to walk on it. Posted by Picasa

On the lake

I've been meaning to take some pics of the house while standing on the ice. The weather has seemed cold enough that I thought it would hold me weight, so I ventured out while Maeve was napping. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Funniest Cheney shooting post yet...

From "The Daily Show"

Jon Stewart: "I'm joined now by our own vice-presidential firearms mishap analyst, Rob Corddry. Rob, obviously a very unfortunate situation. How is the vice president handling it?

Rob Corddry: "Jon, tonight the vice president is standing by his decision to shoot Harry Wittington. According to the best intelligence available, there were quail hidden in the brush. Everyone believed at the time there were quail in the brush.

"And while the quail turned out to be a 78-year-old man, even knowing that today, Mr. Cheney insists he still would have shot Mr. Whittington in the face. He believes the world is a better place for his spreading buckshot throughout the entire region of Mr. Whittington's face."

Jon Stewart: "But why, Rob? If he had known Mr. Whittington was not a bird, why would he still have shot him?"

Rob Corddry: "Jon, in a post-9-11 world, the American people expect their leaders to be decisive. To not have shot his friend in the face would have sent a message to the quail that America is weak."

Jon Stewart: "That's horrible."

Rob Corddry: "Look, the mere fact that we're even talking about how the vice president drives up with his rich friends in cars to shoot farm-raised wingless quail-tards is letting the quail know 'how' we're hunting them. I'm sure right now those birds are laughing at us in that little 'covey' of theirs.

Jon Stewart: "I'm not sure birds can laugh, Rob."

Rob Corddry: "Well, whatever it is they do ... coo .. they're cooing at us right now, Jon, because here we are talking openly about our plans to hunt them. Jig is up. Quails one, America zero.

Jon Stewart: "Okay, well, on a purely human level, is the vice president at least sorry?"

Rob Corddry: "Jon, what difference does it make? The bullets are already in this man's face. Let's move forward across party lines as a people ... to get him some sort of mask."

Grandpa get's dizzy

Now Ella pushes Maeve and Grandpa around in the chair. Posted by Picasa

Getting dizzy

Grandpa spins the girls on the spinning chair. Posted by Picasa

Aunt Sara

joins the girls in the ball pool... and started throwing balls at Grandma, Grandpa, nd me. Posted by Picasa

Ella and Avae think...

"We're supposed to be decorating Maeve!" Posted by Picasa

Ah forget the decorating...

Maeve has a better idea. Posted by Picasa

Cookie... sprinkles...

But not entirely sure what to do. Posted by Picasa

About to decorate

some Valentine cookies. Posted by Picasa

New pink shirts

A Valentine's Day gift from Grandma. Posted by Picasa

Grandpa doesn't have red paper

so we made yellow Valentine hats. I think they work. Posted by Picasa

Up on daddy's shoulders

For the first time. Not quite sure what to do but hold on tight to the hair! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Maeve and Ella

This is adorable... I think Avae at this point was walking around her mother saying "Ashes... ashes..." (we all fall down). Posted by Picasa

Maeve and Avae

Sara invited Maeve to sit in a photo shoot last Thursday. I didn't realize Maeve would be the only one who would be sitting still long enough. It was quite a scene in the studio with Avae and Ella running around, with Maeve just sitting there, watching them. There are these very precious photos though. Posted by Picasa

Time for Night-Night!

We had a great time. Soon there will be a fourth kid in these pictures. Posted by Picasa

How big is Maeve...

Sara works on getting Maeve bigger. Posted by Picasa

Steerforth and Avae

Really... we all had fun! Posted by Picasa

Hooking up the remote control...

... for our fireplace. Thank you Jon and Ella for your help! Posted by Picasa

Dinner with the Burfeinds

Sara and Jon and the girls came over for dinner Friday night. We served pork chops with Saurkraut, another recipe from our Grandma's recipe book. They were great!

We also tried doing the scalloped potatoe recipe... first tip, 5 pounds of potatoes is a lot of potatoes, enought to feed a dozen and then some... I think also I might have let them sit out too long before putting them into the oven, as they came out black and icky looking. We'll try them again someday soon. Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 10, 2006

On her own

I left Maeve alone in her room for a short while today as I dealt with Merrill. Here's the resulting mess. Posted by Picasa


On a Friday morning. Maeve keeps taking apart my towers! How Rude! Posted by Picasa

At the mall

Met Sara and the girls at the Mall. Maeve got her first ride in a double stoller. Soon she'll be the big girl in the double stroller! Posted by Picasa


Maeve and I started Kindermusik this week. Here she is with Lucy enjoying a book. Posted by Picasa

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