Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It's Warming Up!!

hey there fellow bloggers!!!Just thought I would share with the the current temp today..........as I type this blog, it is -12 degrees!! Yes, I said MINUS 12. However, this morning around 10 AM, it was -22, without the windchill, of course!! So, good news, it is warming up.

To keep Alex and I warm, I have been in the kitchen for the last hour, making my friends Creamy Wild Rice Soup (see pic), or should I say Farm Fillin Soup?? You can view the recipe on her blog http://farmchickskitchen.blogspot.com/

Gotta run, soups getting cold.

Stay Warm,


Friday, January 25, 2008

It's a Wonderful Life.........

What a week this has been. The loss of Jon has touched so many people near and far this past week. His family has so much to be proud of, he was such a warm, friendly, genuine man. He loved, respected, and lived life to its fullest. God definately has taken one of the best.

We've had a nice week. Lots of tears, but a good week. Alex had a great week. He's pretty sure Jon has been watching over him, as he now uses his electric toothbrush till the timer goes off. Alex has been invited to visit a class at the University of North Dakota. Professor Rami has a class on stuttering this semester and would like Alex to come and visit with the students. Of course, he's very pumped up about this, can't wait, wants to go next week, knows what hes going to wear, etc. We will be going there in April sometime.

I have been off the past 2 days. Not real sure what I have accomplished, but I am sure I could think of something.
The picture is of all the boys in our family.....(grandkids) of course, mine looks the happiest!!
Hope you all enjoy the weekend...........

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Heavy Heart...........:(

It is with a very heavy heart that I write today. This afternoon we got the tragic news that our friend Jon passed away this morning unexpectedly, he was only 41. Not only was he our friend, he was our hometown dentist, someone everyone knew and trusted. Jon leaves behind a wife, 3 children, parents and 4 sisters and their families. He was the youngest of the family, and only son. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Baby, its COLD outside!!!!!

Once again, we have below ZERO weather. As I type this, it is -7, not sure what it is with the wind. Probably, -20?? It will be a long weekend at home, staying warm. :(

Last weekend, I painted Alex's room. No more white walls for him. I will post pics, when we get everything back up on the walls. My room is next, not sure whats going to take place there.

Alex got his report card this week. Once again, did very well. He studied very little this 9 weeks, and still did well. Alex is a very anxious boy, and gets very nervous about his grades, so this quarter, we decided to not worry about them and just do the best he can. After all was said and done, he tells me he didn't study for his math final. He got a 46/45!! He will be going to Bismarck in March for the State FBLA competition. Got the dress code today. Guess we will be purchasing some more dress clothes and dress socks........that will be interesting.

Arthur got a new coat last week. He's now sporting an Eddie Bauer down coat. Noone else in the house has an Eddie Bauer coat, but Arthur does!!! Spoiled?? He hates the cold, but still has to sniff around outside before he goes potty. I am wondering if he will ever learn??

Well, I am off to go snuggle with my furry friend, Art. Have a great weekend!!

Stay Warm,

Rita, Alex and Art

Monday, January 7, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!

Just thought I would come on here and wish my Sweet Little Arthur the happiest of Birthdays!!! I know I missed your actual birthday, (the 6th, I was on call) However, I thought about you the entire day!!!!!! Glad we got some quality nap time in this morning.

OK, back to all you bloggers.........my sweet little miniature daschund celebrated his 4th b-day yesterday. Arthur has brought many happy memories into our lives, he's quite the little character, and is loved very much by everyone that knows him!!!

The photos are of Arthur, the first one is moew recent, and the 2nd is the night we brought him home. He weighed 2 lbs!! Was so very precious. Enjoy!!