Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Happy 30th Anniversary to my wonderful in-laws! Hope you're having a wonderful time in Hawaii!

Autumn Arrives

We have officially entered the fall season! I can honestly say that I'm not disappointed to see summer go. It wasn't an impressive summer and I adore autumn. I'm excited for all that is fall: crisp air, vibrant colors, the pumpkin patch and corn maze.

Every year I proclaim spring as my favorite season. Somehow I always manage to forget what an incredible season autumn is and how beautiful it makes me feel. I'm going to have to reevaluate my choice.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Tuesday Morning

(Okay, I know my title says "wordless," but I have to share that I absolutely LOVE morning thunderstorms. They are so exciting! I think they are a fun way to start the day.)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Getting Green

Yesterday, six days after we seeded, Mitch and I saw a few blades of grass sprout up in the yard. Needless to say, there is nothing but excitement at our house - you'd think we won the lottery or something! Who knew grass could make a person so happy?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my wonderful father! I hope 56 is a good year for you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hitting Home

Living in North Dakota is often like living in a bubble. Things that are affecting the rest of the nation don't seem to affect us and if we are affected, it's rarely to the same degree as others. The recession, for example, is not something by which our state has been drastically affected. Today, however, the recession has shown us that we won't be excluded.

My father, and nearly 500 other employees, learned that they will be without a job by the end of the year. The plant at which they work will be closing and only a few of those jobs will be transferred to the remaining plant in a different part of the state. When I heard the news this morning, I could hardly believe it. My dad has been with this company for over 30 years and to know that he will no longer be there when the calendar reads 2010 is nothing less than shocking.

I feel awful for my dad and the other men and women who received this news today. I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through. All I know is that these people need our thoughts and prayers.

As they said on the news this evening, "The bubble has burst."