Friday, November 4, 2011


So it has been like forever since I felt the need to update this thing. Every time I decide I am going to come on here and write something great and new, I type about three sentences and then think, BORING...why don't I have something super exciting or deep to write about? So, tonight the house is quiet, my kids are all tucked away in bed, my husband is at the deer camp and I am left here in my house with my own thoughts. These thoughts got me thinking about how fortunate I am to have had met so many great friends along the way. As a child my family moved around a lot. We started out in Idaho then to Crookston, then off to Thief River Falls and lastly to Aurora. Each time my parents would come to me and tell me that my dad had taken a new job, and I would be SO mad at them and so very sad that I would have to leave everything that I knew, including my friends, but time heals all and around each corner was a new adventure. In turn, I met some great new friends, who will always be a piece of who I am. As an adult I have been fortunate enough to have had similar experiences as I did as a child. It started in college, to our adventures in Utah, to the Twin Cities and now in Two Harbors. In each of these places I have been so blessed to have met some tremendous people who have touched my life in more ways than I can possibly list. Having these people come and go through out my life has made it so extremely full and wonderful and I can't even imagine not knowing and caring for each and every one of these great people. So I guess what I would like to do is thank all of you who have played an important part in my life, from being my playmate, my partner-in-crime, my roommate, my bridesmaid, my co-worker, my neighbor and my fellow-mommy. You all are amazingly awesome!

"Wherever you may be it is your friends who make your world."

"Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold."
(I use to sing this one in Brownies...I loved it!)

"Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kallan Jack Peterson
Born: August 3rd, 2010
7lbs 5oz
18.9 inches long

Monday, February 22, 2010

My M-O-M

The Top Ten Most Wonderful Things About MY Mom

1. She is always willing to listen and help others
2. She makes an awesome Colorado Bulldog
3. She birthed me : )
4. She is FUN - NEVER boring
5. She works harder than any other person I know
6. She loves her children and grandchildren more than the world
7. She rocks at doing hair!!
8. She loves my dad SO much
9. She has amazing faith in God
10. Everyone who knows her, loves her

I feel like I don't thank my mom enough for all she does, so I just wanted to take a minute to thank her for being the most amazing person ever and I hope that one day I will grow to be as wonderful. I love you MOM!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What A Great Road Trip!

Photo of a sunrise over Lake Superior (the picture doesn't do it justice)

I just re-read the very first post I wrote...Wow, it was almost one year ago! At that time I was living a life of uncertainty and feeling kind of scared about moving and leaving all I knew at the time, but also really excited to take the road less traveled. Granted, it was hard to take that sharp turn to the right and exit into the unknown, but it was so worth it! When we were kids my family took many road trips across the U.S. and I have so many memories to go along with those trips. We faced tall mountains, which we needed to climb, beautiful sunsets that made us cry, amazing people who touched our lives and of course, some flat tires along the way, but if we would have just stayed home and not gone out on all of our adventures we would have never had the chance to experience all of those beautiful sights and bumps along the way. Now, looking back into my rear view mirror, I see all the wonderful things I have left behind, but looking straight ahead, at where I am now is just as amazing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

GO Twins!

We went to the Twins game last weekend with our old neighbors and it was a BLAST!! The kids had fun watching the game and of course eating all kinds of snacks. When we left the game, Elsa and Cade were super tired and all sugared up. Oh yeah, and the twins lost : (

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


This weekend our family decided to break away from the confines of our home and the Wii and go out real bowling. It was such a blast! It got me thinking about the game of bowling and how it is a lot like life. For instance, in bowling we try to knock all the pins down on the first try and sometimes we succeed and sometimes we don't, but the wonderful part about life and bowling is that there is always room for a second chance...a chance to get it right and if you don't get it right the second time, guess what? There is always the next frame.

Monday, January 5, 2009