Friday, July 31, 2009

Not blogging

Yeah yeah yeah i know it's been awhile since I've posted anything. I have not been blogging lately. Mostly because a) I've not been home. No I've not been out doing wickedly fun things. And b) I spend all of my time at work. And if I've learned anything from Heather Armstrong, one of Forbes most influential women in media, it's that you don't blog about work.
And I know you don't want to hear about work and I know when i walk out of there i'd rather not talk about work. I'd like to keep the precious two and half hours a day i have away from there all to myself.....

Never fear, I will be back before you know it. In the meantime i highly recommend reading this post. I laughed out loud and even shed a tear

http://www.dooce.com/2009/07/27/labor-story-part-two

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Triple bypass

My quick three day trip north has been extended. Dad had triple bypass surgery on Tuesday at St. Mary's in Duluth. He is not recovering quite as quickly as we may have hoped but he is improving. They stopped the sedation late this evening and we were able to communicate a little with him. He is still on the ventilator but they are hoping to take that out tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and concern. We truly appreciate it!

I was able to take an hour or so each of the past two evenings to get out and shoot a few photos. Duluth is such a photogenic town! I'll apologize now for the color, I'm working on Tom's laptop (thank you honey!) and the monitor is not quite what I'm used to (I'm so spoiled at home!) so I can't really tell but I think it's off a little.











Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July weekend

Oh what a relaxing weekend we had! We left for Clayton Hills Campground early Thursday afternoon. We camped next to the Droste's and their family this weekend. We had such a great time, really doing nothing! A lot of sitting around relaxing, reading books, the kids watched some movies, we drove into McGregor and Prairie a couple times, it was just nice! The folks came up on the 4th and had lunch and dinner with us. That evening we enjoyed the campgrounds fire works display. It was even better that we were able to watched them from our lawn chairs by our camp fire.
We are already looking forward to doing it again next year!







Wav & I downtown McGregor.


Dan, Wav & Sadie at Pike's Peak State Park.



I do not think Sadie appreciated the little hat we bought her.




I really enjoyed the quiet time, sitting out under the awning, basking in the glow of our awning lights.