Saturday, August 26, 2006

Fun in Arkansas!

As you can see by all the fun photos, the girls had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa in Arkasas. They got to have golf cart rides (some for fun, some to find Snicker the dog), kayak and play in the lake, make pie, paint rocks, build forts, sew pillows, and much, much more. I hope that Grandma and Grandpa had as much fun as the girls did. They were even good sports and watched the premier of The Cheetah Girls 2 last night!

It was such a blessing for the girls to spend time alone with G and G. We missed them dearly! Jeff and I did enjoy the time together, although I spent most of it getting ready for 23 third graders to come on Monday. I think we are all ready for school to start and get back into the routine again. The girls are excited to wear new outfits and see their friends again.

In case you didn't get our email, we are participating in the Light the Night walk for the Leukemia/Lymphoma society on September 14th in Lincoln. If you would like more information, please let us know. Kerstin is the honored patient for the walk this year. Cool, huh! We are putting a team together and even have team shirts available to all of our walkers (or people who would just like a "K" team shirt). Please call or email, or leave us a message if you would like a shirt. We will be ordering them on Monday afternoon. They are only $6.50, and we can get them to you the week of the walk. If you can't walk, but would like to make a donation, that would be great, too! You can send it to us or donate on-line at Checks can be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

We hope you have a blessed week! We will try to post first day of school pictures soon.

Take care and thanks for checking on Kerstin. She still feels great! God is good!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Great Wolf Lodge

After deciding that we all didn't have time to make it all the way to Arkansas and back in 4 days, we decided to meet Grandma and Grandpa in Kansas City for one last summer fling. Uncle Brian and Brenna were able to join the girls and I (Annie). Unfortunately, Jeff had to stay home and work :( As you can see by the photos, the girls and the grown-ups had a great time. It took Kerstin a little bit for her to decide she wanted to go down the tube slides. Before the weekend was over, the 3 girls had mastered the very dark and scary raft ride. (Ok - Annie was the only one who really thought it was scary).

We had such a fun time swimming, sliding, playing games, eating, and just hanging out together. We also were able to do some shopping at the new Legends mall. Fun! We even had supper at the amazing T-Rex restaurant (think Rain Forest Cafe, except prehistoric).

As an added bonus, the girls get to spend the next week in Arkansas with Grandma and Grandpa! I have to go back to work this week at my new school, so I knew I would be very busy. Jeff is working, too, so it worked out great for Grandma and Grandpa to take them back to Arkansas. We miss them already!! It sounds like they are having fun hanging out at the lake, sewing, and keeping G and G VERY busy! It is back to school for them on the 28th, so they better enjoy the fun while they can.

Thanks for checking on us! Have a blessed day!