Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trip to Scottsbluff

We made another trip to Scottsbluff for my Mom's appointment. This was the last one. It has been nice to go back and be able to see various friends and family through the year but it also takes a huge toll on the kids and me (not to mention my mom who spends a week recovering from having three little ones under such restrained circumstances :0).

As mom and I drove back, we talked about how it has been really nice to have these times together and to be able to see the family and friends. Though they were stressful at times, the trips will be missed.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Our Trip to Kansas City

About a month or so ago, we received this nice white linen envelope in the mail. I turned it over and read the return address in a pale blue...what I noticed was Overland Park, Kansas. Immediately, I gasped and turned to my husband who was driving us down our driveway and exclaimed, "Shawn is getting married!"

Now for those of you who do not know Shawn, he is one of Marion's college friends. Marion and Shawn were best friends back then. Shawn is a very talkative, friendly, and interesting guy whom I have only met a handful of times...he was in our wedding!

For the most part, Marion and I wondered if Shawn would EVER find someone to settle down with. He travels alot. So, when I made my exclamation without even opening the envelope, Marion's response was, "No way, not Shawn!" But to prove him wrong, I tore open the envelope and read, "Janet Fettner and Shawn Klingele cordially invite you to...." Well you get the point. I was right! Marion sat in awe as he parked the car and read through the invitation. Shawn WAS getting married!

So, this last weekend, we made our way to Kansas City to witness and celebrate in Shawn's wedding! Marion insisted we take the kids as he wanted to show them off to the handful of college friends he was sure would be at the wedding. It was a bit challenging as the wedding was at one and you know how that is with kids' naps! But they made it through the two hours we were in the church and Marion and I were relieved to see that it wasn't only our kids who had to be taken to the back!

As it goes in most weddings, we didn't get to see much of Shawn or Janet, but Marion was able to visit with four or five other Putnam Hall friends and the kids (especially Abi) had a great time at the dance! Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of the wedding or the reception as I was a bit busy trying to keep three kids from destroying the tables! But I did manage to get some pictures of the trip home when we went to the captial and zoo...so I'll post them next!

Congratulations Shawn and Janet...we are so very happy for you!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Welcome Baby Caleb!

The Schlatter cousins have now officially reached NINE...Mark and Karla just had their third child, another boy, Caleb Alan! He was born this morning at 8:36 am and weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs 1 oz and was 20 inches long! Mommy Karla said he had LOTS of brown hair all over!

With the new addition of Caleb, there are now six boys and three girls on the Schlatter side of the family! Grandma and Grandpa Schlatter will have a house busting at the seams come ten years from now with SIX preteen and teen boys!

We are going to try to stop by on the way home from Kansas City this weekend, so I'll try to get some pics and post them for you!