Sunday, November 25, 2007

Cousin weekend!


This was sitting number 2...everyone was still pretty happy to take photos

Getting a little more challenging by frame 8


and attentions lost by many of the group by frame 12


Jenna, Vance, Stuart and Ross...Kurt is a very proud Dad!


We had a blast seeing 14 of 16 cousins this weekend...all of the Blomgren's and baby Siri. I also was able to visit with my cousin Erika which was a fabulous surprise!



Above are some photos from the Blomgren cousin portrait session...the copywrite has been purchased from Sears. Thanks to all who participated!

We have much to give thanks for and hope all had a restful Thanksgiving. Brad has so far brought home two nice does for our freezer; yum!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Grandma Betty's Giftas

As many of you know, Betty Olson is a tremendous cook! I am sharing her famous Giftas recipe...



6 Nature Valley pecan crunch granola bars
2 oz. pecan pieces
5oz. Yoplait thick and creamy vanilla yogurt
6 oz. Craisins
16 oz. jellied cranberries
1 tub cool whip



1. Blend the granola bars in a food processor until crumbled and set aside for #7.

2. Grind Craisins to approximately 1/4 original size in food processor.

3. Blend 16 oz. jellied cranberries until consistncy of pie filling in food processor.

4. Whip together yogurt, craisins and cranberry blend.

5. Add pecan pieces.

6. Blend cool whip into mixture.

7. Layer 1/2 mixture and 1/2 granola crumbles.

8. Repeat number 7.



Lastly, enjoy with your Thanksgiving dinner :).



Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Race weekend...






A little late, but here are some photos from the beautiful race weekend on Oct 12-14. Brad, Anders, Katie, Bud, Betty and myself went to Ashland, Wisconsin where I ran a half marathon...the second half of my full marathon for 2007. I ran the first half in June.


The second half was very scenic and ran it a bit faster than my first--I jogged it in 2 hours 9 minutes, which I was very pleased with. We camped at Copper Falls State Park, visited Madeline Island and enjoyed the gorgeous Fall colors.


Hiliarious Halloween Adventures...










Hello to all! Hope you had an amazing Halloween day and evening...we sure did! Grandma Betty and Grandpa Bud made their journey to River Falls to watch Anders lead his class in the Halloween parade, trick or treat and watch Katie wilt at the end of the evening in her Kelty backpack. Anders was a very convincing cowboy and Katie was a not so ferocious lion. Dorothy the Dinosaur pumpkin was a huge hit in Katie's estimation.




Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather and more to come...

settling in

The past two days I have spent some time in my new classroom space doing some directing and organizing. I'm really excited to get things...