Monday, January 30, 2012

Here's What's New

I guess updating my blog once a month is getting to be the norm. Shane came home on leave on January 13th for eighteen days. It was wonderful to have him home again. We got to do quite a few things together as a family.

We all went to Osceola, WI to watch Natalie in a clogging program. It was the cutest thing I have seen. I will post a video. It takes awhile to download so I wanted to post pictures first.

She is drinking chocolate milk after a
night of performing and pinching the
little girl next to her. lol

Some of her fans!

Of course we had to go play BINGO.
The girls showed the guys what it was like
to WIN (I won twice and Alecia won once)
Shane's friend Mohammed joined us (Shane
played Anoka football with him)

After a lot of online shopping we found a
truck that Shane bought. It's a 2003
Chevy Silverado with about 80,000 miles
on it. It was Divine Intervention that we
found it and I totally believe that God provided.

Here are the two travelers ready to drive 1,400
miles to North Carolina.


Zack & Becky's New House
They closed on their house on Friday, Jan 27th. We all went over there on Saturday and helped them paint. Kelly and I went back on Sunday to finish up. It was fun, but we were exhausted.

Here is Natalie's princess room. It is actually a
beautiful purple. Once they get her bed and dresser
in there it won't may your eye hurt just looking at
the walls.

Here is a shot of the living room. It was painted
a soft lemon yellow, but it was so dirty it was
amazing the transformation this new color made.

We painted a tan on two of the walls, white
on the wall that connects to the entry way,
and then a darker brown (Hot Chocolate)
on the other walls. It turned out BEAUTIFUL.

Hopefully this is a better picture so you can see
the contrast. They are installing laminate wood
floors, which will make this room look amazing.
Needless to say, Zack and Becky are on cloud nine!

Well, Shane is gone back to NC and everything is back to normal. It always takes me a few days to settle back in. I LOVED having him home (and back in the good old United States). I cherish the time we get to spend with him. All I can say is God is SO good and has blessed me with wonderful boys, a beautiful daughter-in-law and a precious grand daughter. Life is good!