The ramblings of a woman,
wife, & mother, who loves:
Jesus / my man / the three,
learning about parenting /
mamahood / childbirth,
cooking foods healthy /
international / yummy,
pretending to garden /
write / design,
attempting to run /
exercise / lift weights,
enjoying traveling /
camping / adventures,
finding ways to love /
serve / sacrifice for others.

It is not to say she does these things
with style or grace, or even skill.

10 things... in no particular order.

May 29, 2007 - 10:29 PM
  • Minnesota Challenge!
    We have decided a new challenge for us is to make it from home to whatever MN destination without any screaming children. Josh came up with this idea AFTER we had all 3 kids screaming at one time in the back seat of the car. (It was insanity!) It caused Josh to say, "Max & Miriam, I am about to authorize Zeke to hit back." And me to say, "If we had a minivan, things like this aren't supposed to happen... right? That is why people have them... right?"

  • Sunburn From Hell.
    This sunburn I received is the worst one I have ever had. My back still feels like it is on fire, and anything on my back makes it hurt. And nothing on my back makes it hurt. It just plain hurts bad all the time. I am sure I have some degree of burn. Dumb, dumb, dumb. I will never do that again. Ouch, ouch, ouch. I have SO learned my lesson.

  • House Still Standing!
    We were in MN this weekend and late Sunday night the thought came into my mind... Did we turn off the coffee pot? I knew we didn't. I then spent the next x number of hours praying that our home would still be standing when we got home and that if it wasn't, God would give me the trust to be ok with that. It was mostly stressful since our coffee pot is a $5 one and who knows how much it can be trusted. Thankfully though, we got home late on Monday and our home was still standing even though the coffee maker was still on and very hot. Yeah!

  • Revolt Against Gas Prices - Don't Mow!
    We have the longest grass in all IC. 2 weeks ago we decided we were the only ones in the whole city who did not mow on that weekend. Here it is 2 weeks later and still unmowed. You should see it. We keep telling ourselves it is good because it is helping our grass to be stronger. Yep, stronger. Healthier. That's what it is.

  • Handsome Man Poses!
    Josh's Uncle Jim mentioned we needed more pictures of Josh and I concurred! Since he unfortunately has to work during the day he has been missing out on our daily garden escapades and his face has not shown up in the garden photos. While coming home from MN I snagged this one... What a handsome group they are!

    Wonderful family Cramers

  • Fishing Opener!
    We ended up with less time than we thought Monday morning and the kids had to decide - fishing or swimming. They unanimously chose fishing. The boys caught their first fish of the season and Miriam her first ever. They only caught small sunnies, but you would think they caught record breaking keepers. Each fish brought screams of excitement from the boys. Thank you Papa Cramer for taking us fishing!

    First Fish - Zeke
    First Fish - Max
    First Fish Ever - Miriam

  • Cousins, and More Cousin!
    We got to see all of our adorable cousins this weekend. Lil' Jem, cutest niece ever! They don't come more sweet than that! And our new nephew Carter! My brother and his wife had their 2nd cutie boy! This blows all logic about male/female patterns out of the window though! Our family traditionally (through the male lines) has all girls with one token boy. Now my brother has 2 boys. Congrats Tom a

Response to 10 things... in no particular order.

  • Maren said on May 30, 2007 - 7:48 AM

    Whoa! It was fun to read all that! Great pics! Congrats on the new family and job, and the garden produce, and the pedicure, and it was such a wonderful treat to get to see you guys!! We love you so much and were so thankful for the chance to see you!

  • Kirsten said on May 30, 2007 - 8:00 AM

    You need to find a way to take advantage of all that "sick broccoli plant" web traffic....Maybe you can invent a home remedy and make your millions. ;-)

  • Dana said on May 30, 2007 - 8:55 AM

    It was so great to see you Quickerts! Will you be going to the big go kart race in July? On the 13th - 14th? We hope we can see you all soon again! Kirsten - good idea! What could I sell? Hey? I could do a post all about services my friends offer and make millions for them? Any takers?

  • Maren said on May 30, 2007 - 10:13 PM

    Yes, we'll be going to that in July. Remind me to bring the baby clothes, etc. :) Excited to see you then! (I mailed a picture to Melanie like you suggested.)

  • Dana said on May 31, 2007 - 8:58 AM

    Yeah! It is a date for July then!! I will try to remind you too! Yeah, yeah, yeah! I just can't get enough of our Quickert-fixes!

  • Blakely said on June 1, 2007 - 11:21 AM

    Aaron is so jealous of your broccoli!! We planted some in our garden, but no veggies yet. And I'm so jealous of your pedicure. Aren't they great?!?

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