Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Update on Jeans Shopping

Well I tried again today. A different town and my mom went with me, to help w/Owen. A good thing she went because the O-man decided that sleeping in the stroller while strolling thru the mall, just wasn't his kind of thing. And there were still a few moments of screeching and whining in the dressing room, but far less than if I would have been by myself. After trying on pair after pair, I finally narrowed it down to about 4 pairs. But then price factor came into affect and that bumped down to 2. SO I did find some, and it was a gut-check when I got the bill. I think I will keep the tags on them a little bit longer. One moment I am thinking, "I'm done, I'm done." Another, "I can't keep these, I need too many other things." We shall see....

Even though I found 2 pairs there were A LOT of pairs that didn't make the cut. I still FIRMLY and WHOLE-HEARTEDLY agree w/my previous jean post. I still don't know who designs/makes jeans these days. However today, I must have had a some-what real person, that somehow slipped into the design room, somehow managed to get these into production and out on the shelves.

But trust me when I say I'm gonna pay and not just money!

My Mother - In - Law

My mother - in - law has a birthday today. (insert picture here, oh wait I can't find one, because she doesn't sit still long enough)

This lady is completely, undoubtedly, a Proverbs 31 women. She is a pure joy! She gets up waaaay before anyone else and goes to bed waaaaaaaaay later than anyone else. And in between, those 18 hours, she is WORKING. Working Hard. Her hands are cracked and callused. She is always hurrying. This lady eats every meal cold, because she doesn't sit still long enough to eat it hot. She can pull a calf, drive a tractor, dig a post, repair fence, bale, drive a truck, shovel grain, grow beautiful flowers, make a cake, chicken n noodles over mashed potatoes, teach SS and even does some preaching now and then. This truly is the short of a verrrrry long list.

Though I have only known her for 14 years, her spirit and kindness have never waivered. She is complete. The last couple of years has been "when it rains it pours" kinda years. She was severely injured by a bull who threw her up over a fence at the vet. And broke her upper arm and was in a cast for weeks (very LONNNNNNNNNNG weeks for her) about a year later she had a freak accident and was burned when burning brush at the farm. She has recovered completely and is back to work full force.

She (along w/her husband) have raised 3 very hard working men. Who in turn married 3 very lovely ladies! Debbie hasn't been pampered much. But us girls are slowly but surely changing that! We've managed to get her to try a few more "girlie"things, but she will and forever be "a very practical women"

Another quality about her is her willingness to help out whenever and wherever. She can babysit at the drop of the hat. She came and helped stain our logs in our house. And not long after we moved in she came and removed the snake in our house that had found its way behind the dishwasher. (Brent and I both hate snakes). She helps not only family, but ANYONE. Sometimes I want to say it is ok to say NO you don't have to do EVERYTHING.

This lady rocks. A true Proverbs 31 women! Happy Birthday Debbie!

PS-She won't read this because they don't own a computer, but I can still brag on her..

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Morgan Elaine

Morgan Elaine Rundquist
The newest member of the Rundquist Family
Proud Grandma Proud Grandpa We can't wait to meet this little gal. Hopefully soon, very soon. Mama and Papa are doing great and came home today.