Posted in October 2009

Saturday Sorting

The loot: pencil top erasers, anchors, nails, pasta, beans, beads, coins, paper clips, sequins. The job: Sort into the mini-muffin tin. The result:  Happy and busy Cole! Advertisements


We spent some time at my parent’s house this week.  So many fun things to do there! You just can’t beat throwing rocks in the lake on a warm fall day.

Hear Mike Sing!

  Go HERE to hear Mike sing Jason Mraz’s song, I’m Yours, live on a Portland, OR, news station this week.  Fun! Don’t forget… Christmas Cheers, November 3 Also, SNC may be coming to a city near you between now and Christmas.  Check the SNC website for tour dates.

Christmas Cheers

Here you go!  Straight No Chaser with 2 new members and a new album coming out next Tuesday.  Go to the new SNC website to stream the new album live.  You can preorder for your hundreds of friends, too.  You won’t want to miss it!


A few highlights from lately… I found Cole wiping himself in the bathroom the other day with the hand towel.  After talking about how that is not okay (amidst laughter…), he says to me, “Mommy, when you don’t see me, that’s what I do.”  Seriously! We survived the week without Chris home!  We kept ourselves … Continue reading


Today was absolutely beautiful!  The boys woke up extra early (figures…when Chris is out of town for a week!) and after breakfast Cole wanted to go hiking.   So we did!  We went to Lake Griffy and explored the nature trail.  Cole and Max both loved balancing as they walked up and down this fallen … Continue reading


The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile came to Bloomington today!   And the Franks managed to swing a franktastic ride!   Chris has this week off of classes, but is spending the week with other marketing students visiting companies all around the Midwest.   Today was Kraft day, and instead of going to them, they came here … Continue reading


Cole wrote his name for the very first time all alone today on our kitchen chalkboard!  I can barely contain myself!  And see how tall the E is?  Yes, he knows there are only 3 horizontal lines, but for fun he put 20 or so and then laughed at himself.  Hilarious!


Seriously…you won’t regret this.  Creamy Southwestern Pumpkin Soup  2 T. butter 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 5 c. chicken broth 1 large baking potato 1 ¼ t. salt ½ t. chili powder ½ t. cumin 1 15 oz. can pumpkin ¼ c. chopped cilantro 2 c. milk 3 T. lime juice Melt … Continue reading