Thursday, August 28, 2008


On Monday we made salsa. I have wanted to make salsa for a while now but had to wait for the tomatoes to ripen up. Had quite a few tomatoes. This batch we made was a new recipe, it calls for a lot of garlic and celery, different ingredients but man it is good stuff. I didn't use a salsa packet like Ms. Wages. This is just a 'from scratch' recipe. I worked with a guy who gave me this recipe. If you are looking for a bit of a different way to make some salsa let me know and I can share it. It took about 4 hours to make. Next time will be quicker.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bath Time!

The boys had a fun time in the bath tonight. I was surprised with this silly message on Brannen's back when he crawled into the bathroom, written by his father of course (don't worry, it's non-toxic and washable...). Lately, Brannen's favorite time is after I drain all of the water out - and he'll slide around the tub on his tummy like a seal and giggle at himself. Love it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Storybook Land and the Water Park

A couple of weeks ago a big group of friends from Jamestown went down to Aberdeen. Mostly mom's and A LOT of kids (total of 7 adults & 13 kids!) First we hit up Storybook Land. Then we spent most of the day at a fabulous water park. It was very kid friendly, with a large area that was a gradually deeper kids pool and play equipment. Brannen & Leyton both loved it. I especially loved the lazy river. The weather was gorgeous that day, too. After an ice cream & supper stop, we were beat and headed home.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Leyton & Brannen's Birthday Party

Last week was a week of partying! On the 13th, Brannen turned the big 1 year old and on the 18th Leyton turned 4! We had a birthday party for them on the weekend between and it was a great time for all. We rented a big giraffe bounce house and had lots of friends over to bounce! It was a treat to have Grandma Mary come over to Jamestown, too. What a fun day it was!

Friday, August 22, 2008


Brannen and Leyton bring you what tiger's say and more...


Boys are born to play in the dirt, and eat it...

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Leyton Gets A New Bike

Leyton got a new bike for his birthday. He loves it. His great-grandma Pudge got it for him. He has a nice helmet too. He loves to ride around our bike path and stop fast and leave skid marks with the back tire. Here he is on his new bike.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The New Van

Here are a few pictures of the new van. Tell you more later...

Cousin Robert and the van...

On June 26th, Robert flew in to Fargo from Germany. It was really late when he got in. There were some bad storms around the Fargo area that evening. We had gone to Walmart at about 11pm so I could grab a soda because I knew it would be late and I needed to stay awake. I knew we probably would not get home until about 2:30 ish in the morning. When I came out of Walmart, the weather was horrible. It was super windy and the shopping carts were going about 30mph through the parking lot. I caught one from hitting a car. I saw quite a few carts that had plowed into other vehicles. We still had Grandpa Kahler's van, and we did not get any hits on the van. We still had lots of time to waste until Robert came in. So we just drove around and the kids slept for the most part.
...Earlier in the day we had come over with the intention of purchasing a minivan from FF Fisher in Fargo. They have really clean and nice vehicles. We decided to purchase a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country. That took most of the afternoon. We all were tired when that was over. So now we are happy owners of a minivan, or so we thought! When we came back after we had signed papers at the bank, we got the keys and started her up and were ready to leave. But before I put the van in drive, the check engine light came on!!!!!
After much more hair loss than I can afford, we left the vehicle in Fargo. They took it to the shop in the morning, and we picked it up the next day. We went to HuHot and ate... well everyone else did, but I was so sick about it that I could barely eat!
Later that evening we finally picked up Robert from the airport. His flight was delayed due to weather. It was good to see him again. He looked pretty whipped, but was excited and ready to get to Jamestown.

Grandma Day...

On the 24th of June Mom, Nessa and Savannah came to spend 3 weeks. Leyton looked forward to it being "Grandma Day," as he called it, for weeks! We picked them up in Fargo. Once they got in we went to Space Aliens restaurant. They have good pizza and fries. They also have a lot of games to play in the game room. We had a great time playing games. After we ate we drove around the Fargo car dealerships and looked for a minivan. We looked at quite a few of them, and we also showed mom and nessa the one we kind of had our eye on.

A few of our friends...

Since it has been a while since we posted I wanted to post a few pictures of the boys and some of our friends who have kids close in age. All of our boys are really close in age and love to play together. Leyton really likes to play with Cullin and cries when we have to leave. Brannen and William just hit each other right now. We went out to their campground and visited them for the evening. This was all back on June 21st.