Wednesday, October 20, 2010

pics of the kiddos

Separating the Jeeps from the goats, then taking a rest.


Green Bean

Matching hats with a side of cheese

Bundled up cheeks.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Spent some time reading out of Isaiah 2 after climbing today. I welled up in thankfulness that when the Lord comes, I won't run to the caves and cliffs to hide from the Lord, but will be welcomed by him into glory.

Then my heart broke for the fellow who was with us who doesn't know the Lord and I prayed for him, that he would enter the kingdom before the Lord comes and would be there with us on that day. Pray for him also...his name is Andrew.

Friday, September 24, 2010


If you're anything like me, you're very aware of smells, and certain smells can bring you back to certain memories and experiences.

Recently, I was reflecting on the "smell of home". When I walk in my parents door I smell either home cooked meals or my moms home made soaps.

In Grand Marais, especially in autumn, when I enter Garry and Renee's house, I smell the pleasing aroma of birch from their wood burning fireplace.

These smells comfort me and "welcome me home" in a sense.

I find that the fall is the time of year when this happens most often.

What are smells that remind you of home or bring you back to a time and place?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The busyness of life

There was a time when if you asked me, "what keeps you busy these days?" I could spout off about twenty different activities and the like. Now if you asked me I would simply answer, "running the business and being a dad/husband"

I'm probably the busiest I've ever been, which you could probably tell by my lag in blog posts.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


If you thought we weren't in Grand Marais right now, you're terribly mistaken...and now you're probably jealous.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I love my family

In our family it very quickly goes from this...

to this...


Corban and I had our first motocross outing yesterday. I think he really enjoyed it, though, they are so loud that I think he was a little scared of them yet. My sisters and Chris came along which was a huge blessing. I love hanging out with my family!

I think I'm addicted to taking Corban to do things, which I hope is a good problem. On Saturday we took a road trip to Lake City to watch my sisters compete in the Highlander Games. Later we drove south to Reads Landing to visit my cousin Kim who just bought a new house. That area is so beautiful, and Lake Pepin is amazing!

summer dresses

It would be nothing less than mean if I didn't share pictures like this one. Our little girl is 5 months old already, can you believe it!?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

one of my favorite things... enjoying World's Best Doughnuts with my family in the most perfect spot to enjoy them.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

thick skin

If anyone has advice on how to grow thicker skin I would be happy to hear your thoughts.