Saturday, August 22, 2009

"You are the only girl I know...

...who brings magazines in the combine." -Bryan

I enjoyed all 500 pages of InStyle's 15th anniversary issue while Bryan combined 50 acres of peas. A good day.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Old Pictures, New Format

I'm trying out some new "teacher tools." This was made with and I highly recommend it. This was my first trial video, but it took me about 4 minutes to do. Now all I have to do is figure out a productive way to use it in my classroom....

I hope the song choice seems clever to someone other than me. They give you some songs to choose from on the website and I thought this one was most appropriate.

Monday, August 10, 2009

No More Wallpaper!

Bryan and I officially defeated all of the wallpaper in the house this weekend. We took off the flowered wallpaper in the kitchen and replaced it with a coat of green paint. Much better.



Friday, August 7, 2009

Forget Shaped Cakes...

...shaped PIES are the true delicacy (or so I decided after shaping this crust into the apple shape). The final product is really cute, so thanks Jessica for the great pie pan!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


These pictures chronicle our anniversary weekend adventure (almost a month ago).

We went to Grand Forks for the weekend and stayed at a hotel with a water park...and after waiting all weekend to go down the waterslide, this is what I got:

The slide sliced my elbow open on only our second trip down. We had to quickly doctor me up in the vehicle so we could make it to Fiddler on the Roof in time.

We made it on time and enjoyed the show. Here's the set...I was too shy to take a picture during the actual show.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Just Like a Movie

We went back to SD this weekend and got to see my Dad's airplane for the first time. It was really fun to finally see his hangar and runway - Wms. Field. It was too windy to fly, so we didn't see him in the air, but he took me for a taxi ride (is that the correct terminology?) down the runway. I told him that I felt like I was in a movie, but I didn't elaborate on what movie. So, more specifically Dad, I felt like I was in The Rescuers!

Your plane is much better than an albatross, but I think I thought about the Rescuers because when watching it as a kid I always thought it would be neat to travel on Albatross Airlines, but I knew I never would. So, in the same way, I never thought I'd get to sit in a two-seat airplane and taxi down a runway about 3 miles out of town. It had a Disney-esque surreal kind of feeling.