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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tribute to Some Special Ladies

I have been blessed with ALL girl cousins. It has been so fun growing up with each of them and getting to know each one of them. Each of them has wonderful characteristics that truly make them wonderful women. The best part is they are all godly women that strive for excellence in their lives. I want to share a little something about each one of them starting with the oldest of the cousins to the youngest.

Laura (Ginn ) Krause--whom is married to Jason Krause(aka great hockey fan)
I have wonderful memories of my cousin Laura. She was Scott and my babysitter when I was younger. The best babysitter around (well we really were older and probably didn't need a babysitter it was more just cousin time). As we have gotten older I have participated in bible studies and lots of shared time with Laura which I have cherished. The quality I love about Laura is her boldness in Christ. Laura always stands up for what is right and just even if it sometimes isn't the "IN" thing to do. I love you Laura and blessed to have you in my life.

Molly (Ginn) Kuznia--married to Peter Kuznia(the runner) and has 3 boys
Molly is such a blessing to me. I have grown more and more close with Molly over the last few years. We have participated in bible studies together, family get together and more recently we get our kids together. The attribute I really love about Molly is how much of an encouragement she is. Molly is always positive and is probably one of the strongest/courageous mother's I know. Since I have had Addison, Molly is always there to help me and has great advice. I know if I have a question I can always call on her and she will be there to support me and encourage me through motherhood challenges. Thank you Molly! I love you!

Emily (Shaw) Wiggin-- newlywed to Michael Wiggin (aka Ben's childhood friend)
Emily and I have been very close since we turned about 18. We are 9 months apart in age to the date. Emily has been such a blessing to my life. We have shared so many things together it would be hard to list them all. Emily is probably one of the hardest working women I know. When she sets her mind to something she goes all out! Emily is also such a positive person. She always is making sure other women are cared for and know that they are all special. Emily always has a way of making people feel they are special. I cherish our times, talks and dill pickles chips!!! You are great Emily Mae.. I love you

Sarah White--
Sarah is such a wonderful lady. She has worked really hard in her education and she is right now getting her Master's. The attribute I have always loved about Sarah is her creativity. She has made the most beautiful blanket for Addison and she does it all by hand. Creativity is something I did not get unfortunately. Sarah also helped me with all my wedding flowers and many other projects. I have loved many talks with Sarah and I cherish my time with her. I love you so much Sarah.

Chelsey Shaw--
Chelsey is such a great person. She is one of the most fun loving people I know. Chelsey always has the cutest hairstyles and it always makes me want to change mine. The attribute I love about Chelsey is her artistic style. She is a wonderful drawer. At one of my bridal showers we had to draw a picture of a bride with our eyes closed. Chelsey won that game...It was beautiful. To this day I still have that picture. Just like my cousin Sarah; Chelsey is so creative and I really admire that so much. It has also been fun that since I have been up a lot with Addison in the middle of the night, Chelsey has been up too so I have someone to talk with or chit chat on facebook with. Love ya lots Chels!

Mary White--
Mary is my youngest cousin of the ladies. She is going to college at Bethel right now to be a teacher. Ever since Mary was born she has ALWAYS had a smile on her face. I have loved watching her play sports, going to all her events and spending time with her. As I have gotten older I have gotten to spend more time with Mary and I enjoy each second of it. Recently her and I spent a day with our Grandma Anita helping clean and have lunch. I really love and enjoy how happy of a person Mary is. She is always a pleasure to be around. I enjoy her text messages of encouragement and joy that come and great times. I love you a lot Mary.

Well, I have now shared a little bit of how great my wonderful cousins are. I cherish each of them and those of them that have husbands. It is an honor to have you each as cousins and I hope to grow closer to each of you as the years go by. I love you all.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Five Months of Joy

Bundled up for a walk.

The mistle toe. (I leave this up all year round)

Fun with her toys

Addy with her best bud Marshall.

Chillin' at Laura's.

Daddy and his girl.

Grandpa Charlie having fun with Addy.

On a walk with Grandpa and Grandma Ginn

Beautiful smile in her favorite swing.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


You may think this post is about Brett Favre but it is about someone so much better and about someone I love.

Most of you know Ben started working for US Bank in March. He works at a wonderful branch in Elk River and the people there are wonderful. The Lord has really blessed Ben with a wonderful job that he loves and does great at.

Ben has always been great with people. He makes people laugh all of the time. The great quality about Ben is that he is so sincere and loves each person that he meets with at work. He cares for them and makes sure they get the best service without forcing products down their throats. He does what is best for them and that's what makes him a great banker. He is honest, loyal, and hard working.

Ben was honored this week as the #4 Banker in the Twin Cities in all of US Bank! Ben you ROCK!!! I am so proud of you for how hard you work for your family! Day in and day out you are always thinking of how hard you can work to make extra money so that I am able to stay home with Addy!

Thank you Ben for all you do...We love you!

All of US serving you (That's for you Ben...The US Bank slogan)

Friday, August 20, 2010

His Mercies are NEW every morning

Is it fair to say I was lured away?
By endless distractions and lovelier attractions then
Or fairer still, my own free will
Is the better one to blame for this familiar mess
I've made again

So I would understand if You were out of patience
And I would understand if I was out of chances

Your mercies are new every morning
So let me wake with the dawn
When the music is through or so it seems to be
Let me sing a new song, old things gone
Every day it's true, You make all Your mercies new

The distance left between East and West
Is how far You would go to forget the debt I'd owe
And thrown into the sea, the wicked ways in me
Will never have a chance to wash back on the sand

So I would understand if You would make me pay
I would understand lying in the bed I made again

Your mercies are new every morning
So let me wake with the dawn
When the music is through or so it seems to be
Let me sing a new song, old things gone
Every day it's true, You make all Your mercies new

Up comes the sun on every one of us
Gone, gone, gone the guilt and shame that knew Your name

Your mercies are new every morning
So let me wake with the dawn
When the music is through or so it seems to be
Let me sing a new song, old things gone
Every day it's true, You make all Your mercies new

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Number 4 in Purple

Most of you that know me well know that I love Brett Favre. I have liked him as a player for a long time. He is always my fantasy football quarterback and I make sure no one and I mean no one takes him during the draft.

As we all know there has been so much drama over him the past few years. I also know a lot of people don't like all the "drama" he has supposedly caused. In my mind he can cause as much drama as he wants. He is good and when he is on the field he proves that week in and week out. Many people may also say he just wants money or just wants the attention and maybe so... But he deserves it. He doesn't miss games, he shows up to work each Sunday and works his heart out. While other players don't play games due breaking laws and team rules; he is on the field.

Yes, I know Brett Favre is human also. He has his flaws but at lease he is a man and stands up when he does wrong. For instance, Brett had an affair but publicly acknowledge this and was remorseful in doing so unlike some we know....Tiger Woods.

Brett Favre battled with his wife through her cancer, lost his brother in law and lost his dad all in a matter of a couple years. He stayed strong and led his family and his team through his sufferings.

So for all of you that are hard on Brett, I am going to be the one that supports him. After all he is just a man that throws a football around during the day and comes home to be a husband, dad, and grandpa at night.

Good Luck Brett Favre and the Vikings this year. I predict awesomeness!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tribute to my little sweetie

There is nothing like waking up in the morning to a little girl cooing and her big bright smile shining up at me. I am so blessed to have Addison Rose as my daughter. She is 5 months old today! My little girl is growing up so quickly.

I remember the nights of only 2 hours of sleep when she had colic and would literally scream from 11pm-7am every night for 2 months. I used to think would this ever end. But now it has been 5 months and the time has just flow. Those sleepless nights have gotten me to today. Things get better and better with her each day!

Addy is learning and doing many new things. Yesterday she rolled over from her stomach to back. A few weeks ago she rolled over from her back to stomach. She is such a strong girl.

The favorite part of Addy's day is when daddy comes home. She knows his voice so well it is just amazing to me. During the day her daddy calls her to see how she is and she always grabs the phone from me as she knows who it is.

I love Addison Rose so very much. Its amazing how the Lord picks this one little girl just for us. I cherish my every waking moment with her. I love family time with our Addison Rose. We even went to Como Zoo with her on Sunday. It was so much fun to watch her daddy hold her while we watched Sparky the Sea Lion.

So today Addison Rose, my tribute is to you. I love you my sweet daughter. I am so excited for you someday to know Jesus.

You are my sunshine Addison Rose!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fun Times

Just some more fun pictures to enjoy while I brain storm a new topic to write about. Addy is growing each day and learning new things. She rolls over and sleeps on her side now. This 5 months has really flown! ENJOY!