Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snowboarding back home

Back home for Christmas means Snowboarding. The only thing back in northeast iowa they had like 2 feet of snow. Which usually is a good thing but this snow was deep. So we had to create a few paths and build a kicker. Which took a hour to do. But after that was done Lindsey and I had a lot of fun.

I wanted to do some jibbing on a rail, so I had to trudge through the deep snow to get some plastic culverts that we had on the farm.
Turns out they make decent Rails.

Year in Review

Our life

First off...HI! I thought I would make a list of things that have happened for us in the past year.

1. First year of marriage was fun learning experience and were ready for more.

2. Mitch's team got second place in the summer softball league

3. Lindsey Graduated College!!! She is now free.

4. We have been having a fun time decorating our deck.

5. Mitch took part in Barton Boot camp for two months. Lost 9 pounds and went from 12% body fat to 6%.

6. Became the Ballard Regional Youth Minister

7. Went to Minneapolis for our one year anniversary.

8. Have two squirrels that live on our deck this winter that eats al of our bird seed and ears of corn.

9. Lindsey had a men's Jacket in the Iowa St Fashion Show.

10. Mitch meet his goal of reading through 20 books in a year.

11. Decorating the apt has been a fun hobby

12. Went on a mission trip to Minneapolis with our high school youth group

13. Went to a Cubs game in April with my mom. The game was in Milwaukee. Cubs won.

14. Looking forward to 2011

15. So thankful for God's mercies every morning.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tu Tu

Lindsey made a tu tu and crown for Lexi for Christmas. This is her sporting her new outfit.

Winter Fun at the Farm

New Bird Feeder

With the squirrel always eating the bird seed in the one bird feeder we have, I decided to make a bird feeder just for the birds. Here is the new bird feeder I made.

Sing a ma Jig says my name

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ginger Bread House Making Contest

Run, run as fast as you can. It just wouldn't be the holidays without the Gingerbread Man! Or Gingerbread Houses'. At our Ballard High School Small group we had Gingerbread house making contest. It was a messy blast. As we split into team I know I had an advantage having Casey in my group being that he is an engineer. Structural integrity Check. Sawyer was in charge of the story behind the house and Landon and I were the creative builders. As you can see our house was sweet. Literally.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ron Santo

I am so saddened to hear of Ron Santo's passing. He was an Icon for every die-hard Cubs fan. My Dad was a die-hard Cubs fan as I have been now for many years. My Greatest memory was watching Cubs games with my dad only to have him mute the TV to listen to Ron Santo on the radio. Ron is #1 in MY Baseball Hall of Fame!!
Ron Santo played 15 Major League seasons. A star third baseman and part of the Cubs teams of the 1960s with Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins, many believe Santo should be in the Hall himself. And he played all of those games as a Type 1 diabetic. Santo was diagnosed at age 18 but didn't reveal his condition to teammates for years. Then he became a heartfelt broadcaster who couldn't help cheering his team from the radio booth for 21 more years. We will miss you Ron. #10

Return of the Squirrel

Our pet Squirrel is back and hungrier than ever. We have our ear of Corn that you have on our deck and we recently added a bird feeder box, which has turned into the Squirrel feeder box. Because the Squirrels are bullies and scare the birds away. But we have named our furry friend Gordy.

Lindsey & I are Models

Lindsey & I were asked to be models for this painting this guys was going to do. But first he wanted pictures to be taken of us. So here they are. The photos were taken by Libby Asay.