Remembering Mumuu(grandma).
Saturday, August 15, 2009      3 comments

It has almost been two weeks since Mumuu passed away. That is Finnish for grandma. At the funeral I found out some things that I didn't know before. For instance, a friend of theirs lost his wife many years ago and had five children to raise.... Read more
I am inspiring my children, how did that happen?
Saturday, July 18, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday, a funny thing happened to me. My eighteen year old came back from the weight room and told me that I am inspiring him to exercise regularly. He left for the weight room and I didn't know where he was going. I thought he didn't ne... Read more
Felling uninspired this morning.
Saturday, July 04, 2009      3 comments

emoticon Actually, it isn't morning. It is around noon. Last night I fell asleep on the couch. At about 2 am I w... Read more
Thank you for your kind words and support.
Friday, June 26, 2009      0 comments

Thank you all for your kind words and support and your prayers. We will do as Coach Thomas and move on and perservere to make ourselves and our community better. I believe everything happens for a reason. I just don't know what the reas... Read more
Aplington-Parkersburg loses a great coach and mentor.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009      13 comments

This morning my daughter Sarah and her friend went to the high school weight room to lift weights. When they got to the parking lot they heard gunshots. They saw a man running out of the weight room with a gun. He was screaming,"I want to ser... Read more
I haven't blogged in a while.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009      0 comments

I haven't blogged in awhile. Probably because this summer has turned out busier than I thought it would. I have one family that was supposed to be gone for the summer, but things happened and they are here. There is three right there. Then I... Read more
First weight gain on Sparkpeople
Tuesday, June 09, 2009      1 comments

emoticon This morning was my weekly weigh in. I was disappointed because I gained 0.6 of a lb. I know that isn't ... Read more
Six weeks into being on SparkPeople
Saturday, June 06, 2009      1 comments

It has been six week since I joined SparkPeople. I am feeling pretty good. I've lost a little weight and a few inches. I have been tracking my calories and staying on top of exercising. I've been doing pretty good until yesterday. Ye... Read more
In the Summer Time
Saturday, May 30, 2009      0 comments

In the summer time, I like to go to the pool with the kids. Not for me because I look like a whale most of the time. It is fun for the kids and it eats up two or three hours a day. In the summer time, I like to grill. It is healthier.... Read more
EF-5, May 25, 2008 4:59 anniversary.
Monday, May 25, 2009      1 comments

This a picture taken exactly one year ago of some clouds that started the EF-5 tornado that hit Parkersburg, IA. So today, I am remembering. We live in Aplington, which i... Read more
Dog sitting.
Friday, May 22, 2009      0 comments

Jasper came over yesterday morning around 9:30. Cheyenne was a little nervous and scared of him. Unfortunately, we don't do much socialization for Cheyenne. Eventually she started to relax, even laying down in the shade of the play house. ... Read more
Graduation weekend.
Monday, May 18, 2009      0 comments

Well, Saturday was the open house. We had the food and three cakes and Ben's accomplishments and photos up. Then the guests started coming and coming and coming. The total surprise was that my father-in-law showed up. I sent him an invitatio... Read more
My son and daughter perform in the high school variety show.
Friday, May 15, 2009      0 comments

This was my son's last variety show in high school. It was memorable. At first they passed out the fine arts awards. He got the high honor of being an outstanding student and leader in the chorus. We were all so proud. My whole family inclu... Read more
I decided to look at the big picture.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      1 comments

I looked at the big picture of how much weight I've lost so far. So far since being on SparkPeople I've lost 4.4 pounds. I have been with SparkPeople for two weeks. If I look at it that way it is a great accomplishment. So I feel better abou... Read more
I lost 1.4 lbs. and also the house guests are coming.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009      0 comments

emoticon I stepped on the scale this morning and lost 1.4 lbs. Hooray! I should happier but I am feeling a littl... Read more

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