Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wedding Pictures

The super tired flower girl and her mommy

Aneta with her bridesmaids
Mr. and Mrs. Mergen
I finally have a sister!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


My youngest brother is getting married this weekend. It's hard for me to think it's time for him to start a family of his own! Aneta, his bride to be, is the most sweet, caring, and loving individual. Sometimes I wonder if she's ready for this crazy hunter, but I guess we'll find out!  
Congratulations Rane and Aneta!

Monday, July 19, 2010


We're on day 5 of Operation Potty Training and all is well! A couple of accidents here and there, but that's to be expected. Each day she's getting better about letting me know when she has to go and getting annoyed when I say, "Let me know when you have to go" every 10 minutes.
I'm so proud of my little sweets!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


She's making progress! The 5 pony stickers are from today!
She had three accidents... 63%... I can handle that for the first day!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I Will Be Here

Tomorrow morning if you wake up
and the sun does not appear
I will be here
If in the dark, we lose sight of love
Hold my hand, and have no fear
'Cause I will be here

I will be here
When you feel like being quiet
When you need to speak your mind
I will listen
And I will be here
When the laughter turns to cryin'
Through the winning, losing and trying
We'll be together
I will be here

Tomorrow morning, if you wake up
And the future is unclear
I will be here
Just as sure as seasons were made for change
Our lifetimes were made for these years
So I will be here

I will be here
And you can cry on my shoulder
When the mirror tells us we're older
I will hold you
And I will be here
To watch you grow in beauty
And tell you all the things you are to me
I will be here
I will be true to the promise I have made
To you and to the One who gave you to me

Tomorrow morning, if you wake up
And the sun does not appear
I will be here
Oh, I will be here.

I Will Be Here - Steven Curtis Chapman

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

42 Down... 10 to Go!

Top 10 Things I'm Looking Forward To

10.) A day off of parenting without calling for someone to watch Braelyn.
9.) No more worrying.Were the missions successful? How's everyone feeling? Is everyone okay? How's Heath? Is he stressed? Is there anything I can send to make him feel the love of home? 
Yup, no more worrying.
8.) No more weekly trips to the post office.
7.) Not feeling guilty for taking time to myself.
6.) Hugs & kisses
5.) Sending someone else to the grocery store if I don't have what I need.
4.) Sending a man to the "man" stores. Sorry Campbells and ProBuild and True Value and Lake Area Vet. You will no longer see my face!
3.) Celebrating holidays as a family.
2.) Having a teammate again... taking turns cooking, cleaning, playing with Braelyn, bed time routine, etc.
1.) Family time! Church, riding bike, walks, runs, trips to SF, going to the lake or the park...

Bring on the last 10 weeks!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

HaPpY 4tH of JuLY!

Home of the free...
Because of the brave...