Monday, July 27, 2009

See- I almost forgot!

It only took 3 weeks for me to forget to post something. Things are kind of a blur right now... is summer really over?!!? There is the looming school supply list calling my name already. Nanny plans are set for starting in only 3 1/2 weeks; then it is school every day! Volleyball season here we come. I wonder how many freshmen girls will take on the great sport of volleyball this fall?

So we spent the weekend running to Montgomery & back. (Kolacky days & I didn't even have a kolacky?! Not right!) It sure is fun to dress up to show off the Czech culture. The girls did a great job dancing. There are so many people that appreciate what they do (especially mom & their dance teachers)!

I can't forget about the fun 4H meeting we had too... Sunday about 4pm almost the whole 4H group took over the state biking trail in Waterville. 6 miles to Elysian & 6 miles back... we had our monthly meeting at a rest stop in Elysian to take a nice little break. The kids would probably say the ice cream shop was the best part. There was 5 adults & 12 kids that went 12 miles; it was so fun. We used to bike a decent amount (when there was like 1 kid instead of 5) so it was just like old times again.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Fun

First things first - Prayer requests please...
prayer of thanks, the doctor figured out what is wrong with my horribly sleepy brother; Kevin was diagnosed with Lyme disease but handing it quite well. Our niece Genna Lemke (1 month old on the 17th) is being treated for meningitis; she has spent way too much in the hospital for being a month old. God please guide her nurses and doctors; give Jim & Angie the strengths they need each day. Thank you very much for keeping our dear family in your thoughts.
OK, summer fun it is!!! Where did the weekend go?!? Friday night we spent at grandma & grandpa Lemke's. It's been a while & it was very nice to see them again! Needless to say we enjoyed celebrating cousin Lauren's 3rd bday again; who doesn't love having extra dairy queen treats even though you celebrated earlier?! Can't forget to mention the delicious BBQ sandwiches we had for supper from BBQ days in Belle Plaine. Saturday there was Czech dancing practice before packing for camping. We were off to the BBQ days parade & then The Steele's for a party-like-rock-star-volleyball-playing-nuts evening... the kids had fun too since I truly couldn't count how many kids were at their house!!! No giant slip-n-slide this year since the temp was only 65 degrees around 4pm. Bummer. Sunday we visited a little longer with our friends before coming home & essentially wasting an absolutely gorgeous day by watching Parent Trap to catch up with the energy we lost the night before. No question it was nice sitting & watching a movie with the kids. (No one napped of course.) I don't know what will come of it but we ended up in the plot we call a garden for an hour or so. If any veggies grow before November I'll be shocked (although the handful of peas pods I got were pretty good!). Let's see and after the little bit of weed combat we ran to Le Center to cheer on the older 4H kids in the end of the season softball tournament. Supper was a quick stop at the grocery store in town for hot dogs we threw in the microwave along with some watermelon. Time for fireworks!!!!! We settled in nicely to the blanket-city on the Belle Plaine baseball field with the rest of the Lemke group. 10pm sharp the lights went out & NOT KIDDING the best fireworks ever (for a town of about 4000) began. It was SSSOOO cool! And that was a summer fun weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Everyone needs to pray for rain! We have been watching cloud after cloud go by & just a few drops come out. God bless our wonderful guests that were at our home for a week! May their trip back to the mountains be safe and relaxing. (Just about anything is more relaxing than our house!) :) Softball was fun tonight; the whole family came to cheer. Losing by 3 was mildly painful~ there is always next year I suppose.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Throwing in the towel

So I may actually try to keep up with this... most of you know I am anti-facebook so I am not giving out more than anyone needs to know. :)
We'll see how it goes...