Sunday, September 24, 2006

Growth chart

Kurt measured the kids again and the results are in!

Alex - holding at 6'.
Nick - 5'7 and 1/2"
Christy - 5'2 and 1/2".

So am not yet the shortest (but I will be soon!)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

This and That

Been busy with school so this hasn't gotten much attention. We attended Alex's Cross Country meet last Saturday. He did pretty well with the hilly course and strong winds. He had another meet yesterday. He said he got 39th (out of how many I don't know). Tomorrow we have school conferences for him and Kurt has to go to Davenport. Friday night we have the Parent's Meeting/Dinner for Cross country. Saturday is the 1st Annual Brew B Q. We're hoping the weather will be nice for it. I had a test on Tuesday and got one back on Monday. Ugh. Last night was book club. We read THE GOOD WIFE by O'Nan. Shockingly, everyone had read the book. Next month is IN COLD BLOOD. That's the second day of our trial though so we may be too wiped out to go.

The pool picture is from our vacation at Kurt's brother Greg's house. The other one is from the murder mystery dinner we got for a wedding gift from my parents and sister and brother-in-law. (I did it by the way!). It was and the Lion and the Lamb B & B.
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Vacation Revisited Posted by Picasa
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Our Mustang Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 11, 2006

Crop for the Cure

Saturday was the long awaited event. It was the "Crop for the Cure" Day. Marnie, Jen, and I (plus Jen's sisters, Steph and Roni, whom I hadn't met before) were a few of the 100+ women scrapping booking and raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. All together the day raised $16,000+ for breast cancer research. All of us won door prizes except Ms. Marn. I got my Washington, D.C. scrapbook started (and finished)! I also did some pages of Ryan. I work in an smaller format, 8 x 8, while they were all doing 12 x 12. I got 29 pages done in 12 hours! Marnie did 9 and the others did considerably fewer. They however spend a lot of time planning and replanning. I just tend to slap things down on there. It was a lot of fun.

Mom and I rode to DSM together since she was going to babysit the munchkin while we cropped. He is getting soo big and verbal. He stands and walks along things. He likes to be naughty and check to see if you are paying attention. That kid can army crawl VERY fast if there is an open door. He's a sweetie.

Unfortunately, once we got home it's back to the books. I don't know what in the hell I am doing in my accounting class and my first test is on Friday.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Scenes from Washington, D.C.

Sushi - YUCK!!!

Wet at World War II Memorial

Kurt with Washington in the Palm of his Hand

Korean War Memorial

The closest Kurt will get to the Moon - Touching a Moon Rock

At the Capital

Washington DC

Kurt and I went to the Capital for the long weekend. Despite Hurricane Ernesto we had a wonderful time! It was relaxing and enjoyable. Since there was a deluge 3 of 4 days there weren't many crowds. It's been at least a decade since I've been to DC. It seems cleaner and brighter now. I think some of that has to do with 9/11. There are GIANT planters of flowers everywhere. The planters have been chosen as the barricades around all the museums and government buildings. It's next to impossible to drive up to any of the buildings. The cops were also very busy stopping trucks, u-hauls, and having cars towed. I've never seen such a show of force!
I wanted to see the World War II Memorial since that's new since I've last been there. We walked in the blowing sheets of rain and falling branches from there to the Lincoln Memorial and
back. The Vietnam Wall in on the right hand side of the reflecting pool and the Korean War Memorial is on the left. The Korean Memorial is pretty neat. It looks like a platoon out on patrol. Due to the weather there weren't all kinds of tributes and veterns at the Wall like the other times I've been there.
Kurt was really impressed with the Lincoln Memorial. It is quite grand. Abe is HUGE. The Gettysburg Address is on one wall and his 2nd Inauguarl Address was on the other. The steps were WAY slippery. I'm surprised I didn't biff it.