Saturday, July 28, 2012


Platte Bay

A day spent at  Lake Michigan with my dad, Melody 
and two of my nieces.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mel getting ready to fly the dragon kite she made!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snow from last week.
Stats as of today:

20 inches on the ground, 
102.5 inches fallen to date as of 1/18/12

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Monday, January 9, 2012

A Bearded Dragon

Melody received Sandy, a bearded dragon, for her Christmas present.
It was a total surprise to her. She is a dragon drawer, collector, reader & obviously, a lover.

Sandy now has his own Blog.
We invite you to come join him.
We hope you love him as much as we do!

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Melody & Dale
Christmas Day
Lake Superior.
It was windy and frigid!!
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Melody playing outside while waiting for the school bus last month.


                Snow Stats

            Snow fall to date:     38.5 inches
               On the ground:       9.0 inches

Monday, September 26, 2011

Melody's Birthday fun

Melody turned 9!
Dale & I sang to her.

We picked up Burger King then took it to a playground.
It was very windy but she ate her meal in a slide.

Everybody knows Mel is fascinated with dragons!
Ta da!
Just so happens this park had one.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer fun

We were on vacation visiting our families.

Swimming at auntie Trudy's & Uncle Tom's.

On the way to go swimming at auntie Rhonda & auntie Julie's home.

Yay- summer bob!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

I like to watch cooking shows and..

I like to watch Food Network Star on and 
what I found odd & rather unsanitary is the contestants cooking without
their hair pulled back! 
I think to myself
 "pull it back, pull it back!"

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A 51 year old marrying a 16...

51 year old Doug Hutchinson married 16 year old Alexis Stodden. GROSS!
Yes. It's legal but seriously?
I do believe her parents even signed for them to marry.
Oh no way.
He has a dirty nasty disgusting mind to marry someone that much younger than he.
How can that be normal?
It boggles my mind.

source: people
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Is it selfish to consider having a child when...

We once had neighbors who were a young couple with two young children. The father found out he had Huntington's Disease. It is a terrible disease which affects balance, cognitive functions, depth perception and more. These symptoms get progressively worse throughout the disease. 
 These neighbors went on to have two more children! This is a hereditary disease. The average life expectancy of the patient once the disease has been diagnosed is about 15 years. 15 YEARS!

In good conscience I could  NOT bring an innocent child into this world with a risk for this disease.

Now to my question:
Would you have a child if you or your partner had Huntington's or another hereditary disease?

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Monday, June 20, 2011

10 Crazy things I learned about Alaska

I watching Alaska State Troopers and was wowed by the state of Alaska. I decided to share some fun facts.

1. Alaska is twice the size of Texas, meaning that if Alaska's land area were divided in half then Texas would become the third largest state, rather than the second largest in the USA. Woah!

2.  Dear Minnesota, I know you're proud of your 10,000 lakes. There are more than three million in Alaska. Sincerely, me

3. In 2007 the Alaska State Troopers based at the Bethel post made 898 arrests – that’s more than the two previous years combined. Good gosh! What is going up there in??!

4.  Of approximately 200 rural Alaskan communities, 136 are “dry,” meaning it is illegal to import, produce, sell or drink alcohol there. HUGE fines & jail time time, too!

5.  A bottle of whiskey that sells for $10 in Anchorage will run $300 in a dry Alaskan village. Forget the snowshoes I was planning to buy. I am saving for a bottle of &%#*@ whiskey!

6.  There is no road system in Western Alaska, so traveling between villages and cities is possible only by aircraft, watercraft, 4 wheelers & snow machines!

7.  In some parts of Alaska it is REQUIRED State troopers have a flying permit. They then travel between villages by air to do their rounds. Awesome, right?

8.  In Alaska, there are thought to be over 30,000 grizzly bears. It's no wonder they have a no permit required CCW.

9.  Alaska came in #1 with the highest rate in suicide:  22.1 suicides per 100,000  with New Mexico coming in second. Yikes!

10.  In the northern slopes of remote Alaskan villages or even on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea you can be expected to pay upwards of $15 for a gal. of milk and $5 for a loaf of bread. Should I keep going with the grocery list?




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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baby arrival

My brother & his wife had a baby girl the other day. They delivered Ava about a month early due to complications. I have seen pictures & she is adorable. Unsure when she'll get to join her family at home. She is still in the hospital.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011


Melody gets to go to 3rd grade!
Also, on the last day of school she won this
Hula Hoop in a drawing.

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