Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Last Saturday we met with the Duluth congregation for a picnic at Enger Park. There was a lot of great food and fellowship. I'm sad to say I cannot remember a single name. Usually I'm good with names and faces but we met so many all at once I couldn't keep up but they were a wonderful group of people and we really enjoyed ourselves.
The park was beautiful with lots of gardens, trails and views. The kids favorite was the tower that overlooked Duluth.
Lyle officially started football practice this week. He really likes the coaches and team. Coach says he can be the 8th and 9th man if need be. He will play center for the most part and they are working with him to be their kicker. The coaches and team have even talked him into playing basketball;).
We are all anxious to watch some hockey. Lyle informed me that you can tell who on the football team plays hockey by the amount of teeth missing.
So far the girls are enjoying the book club and they are anxious for school to start.
Robert has been gone a full week now and things are going well on the pipeline. They are mainly in the setup phase but he has been busy.
This has been a rough week for me. Homesickness has definitely caught me. I've had my moments since we left but Robert being down south with my family when I can't be with any of them has just not settled well. I'm really anxious for school to start. I'm hoping to work at least part time but just having a schedule, practices, games and homework will help the time move a bit faster until Reunion;)
Monday, August 5, 2013
After services we were invited to join Ed, Diane and Cynthia for lunch. Ed is the preacher for our congregation here, his wife is Diane and Cynthia is their daughter, they are truly wonderful people. After an awesome lunch and a game of Bananagrams we headed home.
Once we got home we decided to take a short nap and then go for a drive. Robert and I are enjoying trying to find some of the smaller lakes near by. They say this is the land of 10,000 lakes but I am thinking they should have said ponds.
We tried to find Pear Lake Saturday night but it got too dark and we would have had to hike about a mile to get to it. Considering we were out in the middle of nowhere we decided to try again the next day.
We did find Pear Lake but we didn't get a very good look. After hiking about a mile we discovered it was really more of a pond and it was surrounded by some very soggy wetlands and the pteradactlys, otherwise known as mosquitoes, were making an appearance so we headed back to the truck and decided to follow the road to see where it would go.
We followed the, very narrow, road about 7 miles and saw some very pretty creeks, Minnesota calls them rivers.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
seems to be over. So far the weather has been gorgeous, except for a couple of cold and rainy days last weekend, a high of 46 in July is just weird.
I'm a little surprised to admit that I really like the little town we live in. There are two nice parks very close to our house, the kids can take off on their bikes and ride all over town or we have several miles of bike and hike trails about a quarter of a mile away.
This week I took the girls to the library for story time and they were invited to join a children's book club. It was nice to meet some kids and the girls really enjoyed themselves. The book they are reading is Schooled and they are anxious to get started. Once they have read a book they do crafts that relate to the stories and have some sort of snack. For being such a small town the Library is awesome and our librarian has been a huge help in giving local information.
Robert found out this week that he will be headed south on Wednesday the 7th and the job will go until about January :( I am not looking forward to him being gone.
Today the weather was perfect so we took off for the Bike and Hike trails. Robert and I are exploring some of the ski trails and trying to get familiar with them before it snows. The kids are ready for it to snow so they can start learning to ski.
While we were out Robert found some wild raspberries.
The kids were rather excited to learn that they get an extended summer vacation here. School will start the day after Labor Day. (We are really hoping Robert will get to come home for the weekend on Rae' s birthday.) I however am really ready for them to go to school, we have absolutely no routine established whatsoever and it is beginning to drive me a little crazy. Hopefully I will be able to work full time for the school this year, if not I will sub. I just want to keep busy so the homesickness won't be too bad.