Friday, October 21, 2011

Primrose Primitives

Well that's what I call it anyway. For now, it is just a small, simple vintage and collectibles business all official and everything with the state of Wisconsin. I've been selling out of a great antique mall in Hixton, Wisconsin. Tried a few other places but not as much success. I'm actual amazed at how well it has been going. The sales for the summer were great. I know things will start to wind down as vacation travelers are now back in the routine of school. Then we have the holiday season and snow fast approaching. I'll be happy if the sales during the slow time just pays the rent. It will pick up again shortly after that.

A New Adventure

I have about 10-11 months to get ready for this new adventure. Our oldest daughter Gabrielle will be heading off to college then. She's picked a great school and we are very excited for her. After many years of homeschooling and worrying if the kids were learning enough to get into college, I can now breathe a sigh of relief. Thank God He fills in the blanks when needed. So this new time in our lives is on the verge of taking off. As parents, we will need to learn to let go a little and give our kids a chance to spread their wings and grow into the young adults that God wants them to be. I am confident that Gabrielle's choice in Bethany Lutheran College will do just that for her. She is excited about the classes they offer including many along the lines of Bible study and theology. But it will be hard for us to send her off to learn along the way. Didn't someone say the hardest thing about being a parent is learning to let go?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Comings and Goings

Well life is sometimes a little crazy around here. We drive to everything because we live in rural USA. I just added some craziness to our lives but it has been fun too. I've always wanted to have my own antique shop and maybe have a few primitives crafts as well. I'm not currently in the position to be able to have my own shop so I decided to rent space in an antique mall. I'm trying out two locations to see how they do or which one is better. I've been doing it only for about a month now but I'm enjoying going to auctions, snagging up things for my booths, as well as a few things for myself here and there. Hubby comes along too most of the time, even my oldest daughter came once and enjoyed listening to the auctioneer speak so fast. So we'll see how my new adventure goes, wish me luck!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Memories Monday Meme

Well I'm going to try to participate in this weekly meme hosted over at

Each week we are to post about a current or past memory. Well I'm going to keep this entry brief because it's late and I actually need to get kids into bed and it's 11pm already.

But a few weeks ago my 2nd oldest Arianna asked if we could do a family Bible study. I think she is just craving to be spiritual fed. My husband is a pastor but we were sent to a church with lots of problems. That in itself has taken a toll on my kids. My praying for a new call, hopefully to New Jersey.

I was so proud of my girl to hear her ask for that. I was completely shocked because she seems to have suffered the most while we are here. I was really worried about her for awhile in regards to her own faith. But now I can see that God's grace abounds.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I finally got down past the 150 mark on the scale. I felt like I was stuck above that for forever. I've been trying really hard to follow the weight watchers points system and to exercise several times a week. I think so far I've lost around 16lbs but way more is coming off in inches. I started at around an 18/20 and am down to a 11/12 on average but some jeans run small from certain companies like Old Navy and Aeropostale so then I'm about a 13/14. I'm not sure how long it will take me to get to my ultimate goal which would be around 110lbs but I'm hoping by the end of the summer if not sooner. Wish me luck.

Monday, April 5, 2010

DOUBLE DIGITS!!- Happy Birthday

Today is my daughter Annaliese's 10th birthday. She has been counting down the days for weeks now until she would turn 10, "double digits." She will be having a little party of this coming Saturday so today I'm going to take her with me to Eau Claire and shop for party supplies, dinner, and head over to the store Justice.

Happy Birthday Sweetie!! I love you!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Christ is Risen

Have a wonderful Easter everyone. Christ is Risen, Alleluia!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Roller Coaster Ride

Well we are once again on the ups and downs of the call process this time waiting to hear about two different possibilities. I'm hoping for New Jersey because I don't think any of us are "cowboys" or "cowgirls" in Wyoming. Well maybe Micah would enjoy the "cowboy" side of things. I just can't really imagine us living that far out. We are east coasters so it would be great to be back that way.

Micah has only needed therapy for his knees so far no surgery. They think he will most likely out grow this situation.

Our snow has melted which is just great. We went today and got a couple of new bikes for the kids who had outgrown theirs. Thursday is a long day for us - it's our homeschool choir day and after we try to get some shopping done if needed.

My 4th girl Annaliese is at a friends house for a sleepover. They are pretty good friends and the funny thing is that they are both born on the same day and about an hour apart. They will be celebrating their 10th birthday on April 5th. Annaliese keeps counting the days down to when she will be "double digits".

That seems to be all the news for now. If you have any ideas to share for what to do for a 10th birthday party I seem to be running out of creative juices. So if you have any ideas send them my way.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

MRI for Micah

I posted on my other blog the experience we had with Micah's knee trouble. You can read the details here at but the following is the next step in the process. He goes for an MRI on 2/19 at Gillette's children's hospital. This will tell us if he has too much cartiledge under his knees. If so then they will need to go in and scrap some of it away. If on the off chance that it isn't this then he will just need some serious physical therapy to keep his kneecaps from shifting. Never a dull moment over here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Natania!!

Happy 12th Birthday!! Boy the years are flying by and with you it is sometimes harder believe you are getting older because she are so small. Just think in the fall you will be in Jr. High even your sister was shocked by that thought. Today we will have lots of fun shopping for your party. I'm praying everything goes okay for you and that the bad weather coming doesn't interfere with your friends arriving.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Before and After

Before last weekend I was busy packing up for a scrapbook retreat. I've never done this before and I've never gone overnight without the kids. I was a little nervous that they wouldn't be able to handle it (the two youngest kids) but it was just the right amout of time for them, not for me. I was gone about 2 days so I only went to half of the retreat. Next year I'm hoping to go for the whole thing. It was fun and I got almost 40 pages done. Annaliese wouldn't let go of me when I got home for quite a long time. And Micah kept wanting to call me but daddy kept encouraging him to hold off on not calling too often which was good.

Now that I'm home (the after part) I'm busy with trying to get the laundry done. I made the mistake of not leaving instructions to keep up with the wash for me. I still need to put away all of my supplies. You wouldn't believe how much stuff other ladies brought. I thought I was going overboard.

I'm also busy getting ready for my daughter's birthday party. She's planning a sleepover with some friends from Eau Claire. She's pretty excited. I'm taking her Wed. (on her birthday) to get some supplies and out to diner since her party has to be a few days after. I'm looking forward to spending some time with just her. With five kids in the house it can sometimes be hard to find that one on one time that they need.

Hopefully soon I'll be able to find time to get my blog backgrounds changed before Christmas of 2010 rolls around. I've also started back on weight watchers. Today was the first offical day. I'm not doing meetings because I can't afford the weekly fee but I have my books and am keeping track of my food/points by writing everything down.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcoming in 2010!

So let's talk New Year's Resolutions. I have a few but like everyone else the newness wears off and we seem to fall right back into old patterns, old routines. The really important resolution to me this year is to try very hard to lose some weight again. I know same thing from year to year. I did well last spring and had lost 25lbs now I'm almost back to where I started. Now tell me about your New Year's resolutions? And best wishes on accomplishing them.

I also have a blog giveaway going on over at my 2nd blog which is check it out and be sure to enter.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all of you out there. We had a wonderful evening (last night) opening gifts. I got some great pictures and the kids got some really nice gifts. They did a really good job with finding things for mom this year and my hubby went a little overboard. One of the things he bought me was some body wash from bath n body two different scents. The first is Twilight Woods from my older two girls because they love the Twilight movies. Then he took the 3 from the PS I love collection and wrapped them in a box all by themselves from him - that was kinda sweet. Then he went to a local prim shop and picked out a new shelf for me all on his own. The owner Kathy is going to paint it red for me and then I can go pick it up when it's ready. I'll try to remember to post a pic when I get it hung up.

This morning was kinda poor attendance at church but the weather has been rather frightful out here. Snow, sleet, rain then more snow then more sleet. You get the picture. We had planned to go see a movie today - the new Alvin and the Chipmunks but decided to put it off until the roads were better. I think our new truck would've done fine but then again ice can be so unpredictable.

David has a funeral to do tomorrow at one of the vacancy congregations so we may have to wait until Sunday for the movie.

Some of the family's favorite gifts:
Gabrielle - new clothes, books and music
Arianna - books, a new camera, some clothes we need to exchange for the right size
Natania - some american girl stuff, clothes and fashionable boots
Annaliese - also some american girl stuff, clothes and fashionable boots
Micah - a new sled, xmas boxers (he sleeps in these. He does not consider them underwear and gets very upset when they are referred to as that) and some legos
Dad - movies, books and a fun thing from Micah to Dad was xmas boxers also - ones that say "naughty or nice", stripes and I forget the other print. We had a fun laugh at that one.

Well those were some of our favorites among all the gifts. I don't usually buy so many things for the kids but each year they need new PJ's. And then they have some fun things they usually want so it's hard to buy just clothes or essential things. I try to make a good mix of things. And when you have a mom who just absolutely loves to Christmas shop - crowds and all. Well sometimes you get caught up in the fun of finding that right gift for your child. I say every year I'm going to cut back but . . . well one can always hope to accomplish that some day.

I hope you enjoyed your day with family and friends. So Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Let the Merry Making Begin

It's Christmas Eve and at our house that is when a lot of the celebration begins. We prepare the rest of the food which this year we bought too much so we will have to finish some of it tomorrow while eating left overs. Micah woke everyone up early to open stockings. I manage to put him off until about 10:30am so we could get a few things started.

On the menu this year is ribs (for later or tomorrow), chicken wings, cranberry chicken wings, lots of dips, hummis and few other things. I'm hoping to make tomorrow or the day after a gingerbread cake. So that will be a nice treat.

It looks like we will be snowed in from the storm that is going on outside today and tomorrow. They are predicting 15-20inches for us. I guess this will be a real "white Christmas". One of the girls is a little disappointed about getting snowed in - she was hoping to go to a movie on Christmas day like we did last year. We don't normally do that but with all our family too far away to travel to we decided to try that. I was actually very surprised at how crowded the theater was last year.

Merry Christmas to all of you. Enjoy your time with family and friends celebrating the birth of the Savior of the world.