Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Father/Son Retreat

A couple weekends ago Jerem and Anson went down to camp for their first father/son retreat experience. They had a great time together and Anson came home completely wore out. He was very excited to see his buddy Jacob there. A few pics from the weekend.
Anson on the way down

Father/Son in the Lodge

Goofing off...notice the Bible...wonder what they're supposed to be doing?
Ryan and Jacob Meissner
Getting some fishing in

On the way home. He slept from Virginia to Baudette

Friday, May 15, 2009


Ha! Got you to start reading, didn't I? Had my 22 week checkup yesterday and was oddly measuring at 27, hmmm. So an ultrasound was done. I can't say I mind. I was hoping for one, but the doc wasn't going to do one unless there was a good reason. Turns out him measuring wrong is a good enough reason. I'm right where I'm supposed to be, and there's only one in there. :) Jerem got to make it for the ultrasound, his first out of the three kids! It was pretty cool experiencing it together. We have an active one, that's for sure-it wouldn't hold still for the measurements needed. This is the typical profile pic. One hand is by the face, you can kinda see it.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bunk Beds

The new beds minus the ladder and rail around the top

Yes, it's a little close to the ceiling...but there's lot of head room on the bottom bunk for an adult! :) (And trailer house ceilings are lower then most, so in our next house they'll be fine)

Complete with the quilts I started this past winter

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bugs and Sharks

Today is the first positively gorgeous, almost summer feeling, day. I've been telling the kids all winter that when the snow was gone we could set up Anson's shark tent he got for his birthday. Today was that day!

The tent really isn't that difficult to construct, two poles-that's it. Sounds easy enough, right? The problem is from the mouth to the back end it's about 6 feet, and you have to get to the back to attach the pole. So while I was inside the shark trying to get it in the right hole I hear a bloody murder scream coming from Paige. "Get it off! Get it off!" I made a quick retreat from the tent to find a tiny, (and I mean tiny) bug on her arm. I killed it. Anson looked and Paige and said, "awww, did you have a bug on you? Mwwaahahahaha!!!" (I kid you not...his laugh exactly). Paige: "Anson, are you the bug master?" A: "Yes..and I'm a huge bug that's gonna eat you too". (More screaming from Paige). Big brothers. This all coming from the kid who had to wear a stocking hat to bed every summer until he was 3 so bugs wouldn't get in his ears.