Life continues on…

Well, we still have family in town, but I can’t locate my camera at the moment, so I don’t have any pictures to post. I’ll probably elaborate on our time with family when I have pictures to explain. We had a calm weekend before Hermine and Kathleen arrived, and Knut and I had a lot of time to just sit and catch up. We are still going over baby names, and once again, we agree on several girl names. However, once again, we can’t agree on boy names yet. I’ve been looking online for cool Norwegian names (that’s not to say the name will be Norwegian…so far it’s going to be “hey you” if it’s a boy.) What we have agreed upon is Norwegian names we hate. After scouring the internet for baby name sites, here’s our short list of Norwegian names we hate:


All of you can now breathe a sigh of relief that we will not name a boy any of those names.

Jelly and VBS

Well, yesterday I spent about 4 hours making some jams and jellies. I got 12 jars of rhubarb jelly and 6 jars of strawberry rhubarb jam done. Needless to say, I think my energy is coming back as we’re entering the second trimester!

This morning Knut was working on some projects around the house, including putting the finishing touches on the platform he built for me for our washer and dryer. (Last year we bought a front load washer. Let me tell those of you with a top load, it is great to prop it up so you’re not bending all the time! They sell them for like $500, but Knut made me this little one with his own 2 hands!) The kids saw his tools, and David immediately grabbed his hammer to help. Silje wasn’t about to be shown up by her little brother, and offered to help as well. I’m sure he couldn’t have gotten it done without them!

Sorry, but for some reason these posted sideways, even though they are correct on the file.

Today we also got to see Silje’s program at the end of her VBS week. She sure had fun up on stage! She was dancing, and swinging those hips and whipping her hair around…even when those weren’t the actions! We had a good time seeing it. (Knut and his mom came to see it too.)

More pictures…

Well, it’s just been a few days and I already have some pictures to share with you. This last weekend Knut played a ton with the kids outside, and I got some great pictures. They’re playing on the tire swing here, and they had a blast.

David played at least 7 hours of baseball over the course of the weekend. On Monday morning, Silje went to her first VBS ever. She was very excited, to say the least. I had to get a picture of her on her first day.

On Monday night, we went to our church league baseball games, which Knut played in. They lost both games, but the second game was so close that it was very exciting. Afterward, Knut suggested that we take the kids to Dairy Queen, where they had their first every Dairy Queen cones. Oh, and it was David’s first day of wearing underwear instead of diapers the whole day with out one accident. We ran errands all morning and had events all evening, but he still remembered to go. It’s finally more habit to wear the underwear than the diapers. We were very proud.

And today we went to VBS again, and David and I got more shopping done. When the kids went down for their nap, I picked some rhubarb outside and walked over to the wildflowers blooming in the woods behind our house right now. I picked some to bring inside. (A bug bit me for it) and I got these great pictures to share.

For those moms out there who think they’re loosing their mind…

Well, my cousin Juliana sent me this link to an article about “momnesia.” In my case, at least, this explains a lot! Since I can’t even get the link to work, you might have to copy and paste it into your thingy at the top of your screen if you want to see it too.

Other than that, things have been continually busy around here. The kids got to spend a day with Knut’s cousin, Krista, as Knut and I headed down Friday for his great-aunt’s funeral. We are very glad we went, and it was fun to see a lot of family there. Friday morning before we left, though, our power went out. It came back on right before our babysitter got there, thank goodness. But there must have been a power surge or something because my brand new breadmaker that I got for my birthday is no longer working :( I know a lot of people don’t use their breadmaker, but I used my 2-3 times a week at least. I’m not sure what I’ll do without it yet. Our internet went down with the storm too, and just got revived this morning (monday). Since my Grandparent’s surprise 60th wedding anniversary party is just next week, I have a lot of family email to sort through.
(My grandparents don’t do the internet thing, so I feel pretty safe talking about it.) They are coming up for the annual convention, and than a reunion at one of Grandpa’s old churches. So one of my aunts asked me to help plan a party for them while they are in town, as many of their old friends live up here. To make it extra busy, their party is the same week that Knut’s birthday party and Silje’s birthday party and 7 people are staying at my house from out of town. To be honest, I’m really excited to see so many people I love but hardly ever see all at the same time. I’m not stressing out that much because everyone who is staying with us are laid back people, and I know it will be a blast!
So needless to say, I hope I have a lot of pictures to post next week…or after.