Friday, August 28, 2009
Tonight it was sushi and rental movies. The rest of the weekend is looking just as relaxing!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Well, I didn't get anything super serious this year but I did get some really funny ones.
Dear Mrs. Clark,
I'm very lucky to be getting very nice teachers five years straight. If you want to know a little about me, I've got a small temper. I play baseball, basketball, and football. My favorite subject is math. I don't know how to end this so I guess I wil ask you a question. How do yo manage to stay so calm with little kids asking you questions all the time?
Dear Mrs. Clark,
I imagined you were going to be nice after somebody told me you were. Now you really are nice because you let us sit on our desks and all that. Here's an image I wanted you to be like. In my image, you were good at video games and computer games and skateboarding so I thought you were going to be like that. Anyway, it's not too relevant.
Hmmmm. Not sure what to think of those.
One more funny: I had the students work with their tables to come up with a list of rules they thought would be good for independent reading. I looked at table 2's list and they had "Don't scratch each others' backs" as the top rule. So, next time you are at the library or Barnes and Noble, please resist the urge to scratch the back of your closest neighbor. Maybe 9 year olds do know best.
We had a great brunch, found the church where Great Grandma and Grandpa Clark celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, shopped at the outlet mall and I did some yard work while the original Clarks played Guitar Hero. We had a great dinner at Ted's Montana Grill and then came home for a fire and s'mores on the back patio.
After a church on Sunday we had lunch and took a few more pictures before they headed home.
We even got our first family picture in the new house. It took quite a few tries and this was as good as we could get.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Lily especially likes the new house. Can you see her favorite hiding place?
And, on our way home from a wedding in Minnesota, we stopped in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at the Kolhlepp family farm. Todd and Connie were gracious enough to have us in for dinner and there was a LOT of family there too. In attendance were Al and Kathy, Terry and Nancy, Niola, Ann, Uncle Elmer, Aunt Marge, baby Olivia, John, Jan, and Chuck. Lunch was delicious, the fellowship was great, and Olivia was so fun.
Mom and Dad Clark will be visiting in Chicago so we'll get some pictures from that soon.
It is only fitting that our first blog post be about another first in our lives.
Our first house deserves our first blog. This is our new house with the cars in front. This picture was taken in the spring so it looks a little...browner...now. We really should go get a lawn mower now that we have been here for a month. Can you believe it's been a month already?
More pictures to come of our house with furniture in it.