Friday, December 14, 2007

Got ice?

I took family pictures of my friend Pam and her family. I put them on my website if you're interested. :)

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Sale and website

Well, I made some money today, which was my goal, so I guess I met my goal. :) I had to put in about $65 to be at this holiday sale, and I sold $171 worth of pictures. It was actually pretty slow at times. But it was nice to hear total strangers tell me that I do good work. :) Not that I didn't believe you, but you're my family--you're supposed to say those things. :)
The website is:

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sam's headed back south

We had a great time with Sam! He's so funny. I got him to his bus this morning along with his possessions. We had a false start this morning when we got up an hour earlier than we needed to, but that meant that we got to go back to bed for another hour. : )
We had a great time in NY. Everyone seems to be doing well. Bethany is going to be in France next semester and Nicole is thinking of moving to Cleveland for six months to try a dance company. Joanna is taking night classes in accounting. Uncle Lee got a ten-point buck while he was hunting. That seems to be about it for the big news. : )
Grandpa seems to be doing ok. He told me he had had a hernia operation earlier this year and thinks he has another hernia on the other side. So he was lamenting the fact that he hasn't been able to get stuff done around the farm!
The one of two funniest moments was when Uncle Mark made the observation that we really had 14 people eating at Grandpa's not 13 (the rest were at Aunt Joyce's house), since someone was eating for two. Aunt Jan then explained to Kim that Julie is expecting. Sam said, "Oh, I thought he was talking about Matt." I've never heard Uncle Mark laugh so much! Ironically, both Matt and Chris thought Uncle Mark was talking about Matt, too. : )
The second funny moment was while I was playing cards with Uncle Mark, Kim and Nick. The rest were watching Willow (has lots of little people, in case you haven't seen it). Uncle Mark seriously asked, "Is this the second big hit for the little people after The Wizard of Oz?" If I hadn't been sitting already, I would have fallen over I was laughing so hard.
And, of course, Chris and Nick were practically a stand up comedy act the rest of the night. They just feed off each other. Chris likes it when Nick's there because he feels he has someone that understands him. : )
I told Grandpa he throws good parties. : )
EDIT: I also found out Candace is working at Marshall's and is engaged to get married in July. She's engaged to the friend of her former fiancé. His name is Jay (or at least that's how he was introduced) and we met him on Friday.
SECOND EDIT: I started learning Russian. I'm meeting with Olga Lowe (she's Russian and went to Northland). Of course, I do have lots of help at home. :) Sam's hands look almost like new! They do look tons better than when he got here. We got him all the lotions the Dr. prescribed and recommended, and he's been good at using them. Now if we can just get him a new job on campus...

Monday, November 19, 2007

Clarks in Argentina

The choir is the one Mom sings in, although she wasn't able to sing with them that night.
Dad picked up an early birthday cake. It had a cool candle that went off like fireworks. Jared loved it! Carolina's little boys are Tobias (age 2) and Marcos (age 2.5 months)
CORRECTION: Dad bought the leather cowboy hat for Jason at the "regionales" store on San Juan. Jason is pretty thrilled with it. :)

Ana came to the asado at church on Saturday night with her family, for the estreno of the new kitchen.

This is Mariano's wife Romina with Juan Ignacio (age 2.5 months).

This is the crowd that came for the asado. In the back row, standing between Jason and me, are the plumber that did the work for the kitchen (Carlos) and his wife (Ana). They seemed delighted to be there, and it was an answer to prayer for the church, who were praying that some of the men who worked on the kitchen would come to church.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Life is rough

The kids are complaining this morning that, as if it weren't bad enough that they have to clean up the trash when the bear gets into the dumpster (which it has done twice this week), the bear leaves piles of poop behind, too. Horror upon horror...Does anybody else have bear poop in their front yard?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


In the interest of equal access, BJ's drama team will be here tomorrow night. :-) (Northland's drama team was here at the beginning of the summer.) We're looking forward to having them here.

Elianna's temperature gauge

Last night, Elianna wasn't working on eating her supper very quickly. When we prompted her to start eating, she wrapped her arms around herself and started complaining, "I so cold! I just so cold!" So, to expedite matters, I picked up her fork and started feeding her, to the tune of, "I need to get down. I very, very cold. I need get pants on. I need my light jacket." With my helping her, though, she was soon finished with her food. Noticing that her siblings had ice cream for dessert, she asked if she could have some, too. As she dug into the scoop of ice cream, I asked her, "Elianna, aren't you cold?"

She looked up, uncomprehending. Her exact words, with a hysterical look of utter disbelief, were, "Huh? Cold? I not cold, Mom."

Monday, September 24, 2007

Micah's 5th birthday

I just realized that Micah is wearing the same shirt in these photos as he was the last time I posted pictures of him! He does have more than one shirt...The second photo shows Micah with his present from Grandpa & Grandma. Do you think he liked it? :D

It's raining today, and raining hard. That's unusual for around here, especially as it's been raining since yesterday. Last night, someone said that the rain is supposed to turn into snow tonight. In September! That's one thing we never dealt with in Wisconsin. :)

Fall in the Mountains

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

College freshman?

College careers run in this family.

Monday, August 27, 2007

I can hardly believe it myself...

Two of them...and they're finished!

Sunday, August 26, 2007


BJ's cemetery in their entrance...there's spots for the living presidents and their wives. How morbid is that?!!

Where Sam will be working.

He's officially a student now!!

I've lost 43 pounds

Five more pounds, and I'll weigh less than Jason! :D

Micah starts kindergarten

Andrea turns 10

Jared turns 8

Summer Skies in Steamboat

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Latest

* I'm almost done with school. One more paper to finish (a 30 page one) and I'll be done. YEAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!
* I'm looking for a job. Preferrably something part time that will pay me a million dollars a month. Though I'd take less if they really, really begged me.
* I'm looking forward to seeing Sam in a few days.
* Kim survived my ever-so-wonderful-previous-employer-still-her-employer laying off 8 people.
* Kim actually got a better position out of it, though she won't get a raise for 2 months due to legal requirements when laying off a significant chunk of people (apparently there's a whole bunch of hoops to jump through, which I didn't know).
* My FaceBook application is coming along, the database should be done this week, which was a major hurdle.
* My business idea is coming along too. See for the first salvo in my business empire :). (well, empire may be a stretch. hobby that pays for my gas???)

Thursday, August 02, 2007