Saturday, January 31, 2009

Especially for Auntie Tonja

But hey,,, maybe some of the others want to see some more of little Anderw too. So here goes. Why not leave a comment and let me know you were here...

Dad & Mom just moments after the birth
Kim looks great, doesnt she. She did awesome!!!

Mamma checking out this little man, see Joe wondering what this is all about?? (^_^)
Another look at the little man

The 3 Little Motebergs..

Proud Daddy with his new son


Friday, January 30, 2009

INTRODUCING - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Last night at 9:47 my little grandson entered this world.
His name: Andrew Steven Moteberg
His weight: 8 lbs and 15 oz
Tall: 21 1/2 inches
He came into this world quick once he decided to come. I arrived at the hospital at 8:35 about and they had broken her water at 8:15 and 1 1/2 hours later and one big push he came into this world. The short pushing time has given that boy a perfect little head. Of course he is perfect all over. You know the whole time Kim was pregnant, I thought, I sure hope I love him like the rest but let me tell you one look and this Grandma's heart was wrapped around his little finger. He is healthy. Mom and Dad are doing great. Faith is so eager to help. And Joe,,, well, he thinks its OK, but mostly he just wants to look at him then go back to his games. A typical little boy. I got to have Faith and Joe come and stay at our house last night. That was a treat too. Look for more pictures to come. OH,,, I almost forgot. He arrived on his Auntie Tonja's birthday. She is one happy Auntie

The Happy Moteberg Family
And my newest prized possession
Andrew Steven Moteberg


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Obama in office

Well Obama has been president for what 10 days? And he has taken all the stops off abortion, he is on the brink of putting this nation another $813 billion in debt with part of that money going for things like $50 billion for the arts. Wow,,, I don't know what I would have done without that help!!! Anyway,, everyone knows I am not a fan of Obama, and will not bow down and worship him as most of the non thinkers in this country do. I received the following in an email, and it pretty much says how I feel.

Here's an editorial opinion that reportedly appeared in the London Daily Mail---one we'll probably never see in our own American newspapers.

Obama's Victory A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless, but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising [sic] over reality. A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group-think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion. Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media have to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are extremely liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition. A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity. A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.Congratulations, America !


Friday, January 16, 2009

Just had to post this after my last post

A freind sent this U-Tube video... I like it!!!! Enjoy


Thursday, January 15, 2009

OK,,, Which is it??

Ya know, people who are touted as the "in the know" people have been saying for the last 10 years that there is global warming going on. And that man is causing it. I had wondered about global warming as we had been having such mild winters, but it if was, I was quite sure it wasn't man made. Now the other day, I read an article that said "the experts" are wondering if we are entering into an Ice Age as the ice caps are freezing and expanding at an alarming rate. Hmmmmmm, now didn't I just hear last year that they were melting at an alarming rate? OK experts, what is it? An ice age or global warming? Actually, I am not an expert, but I do have some common sense and I wonder if any of them have considered weather cycles?? Which is what I believe has caused the weather patterns.

I am so glad that man is not in control of this planet but that the creator of this planet, God is the one that has ultimate control.


Monday, January 12, 2009

January in Minnesota

BRRRR, it is cold and getting colder. We are having a typical Minnesota winter. We have not had one like this for at least 7 years. I think we forget how Minnesota winters can be and the cycle of the warm winters, I do believe has turned and we will have a few rough ones for a bit. But it seems it snows about every 4 days or so. I am thankful that we do not have feet of snow like some places in the Midwest have had.

Yesterday I rode with my niece 2 1/2 hours to meet my sister Judy. It was so good to see her. We had breakfast together and spent about an hour visiting and then we turned around and headed back home. My sister Judy looks great. She has lost so much weight. I wish I had the will power that she has.

The ride with my niece was fun. She is so much fun to visit with. She lives not far from me but I don't see her very often. It is a shame that we get so caught up in our daily lives that we don't make more time for extended family. Anyway, even tho it is cold and snowy I am so thankful that I got the chance to spend that time with my niece and my sister.


Monday, January 05, 2009

"You're the best...."

Ahhhhhh,,,, yesterday we had the privilege of watching Faith and Josiah for a few hours while Mom and Dad went and celebrated their anniversary (which really is today.. Happy Anniversary Eric and Kim). But while we were watching them Josiah said while we were eating dinner "You are the best Mamma in the whole wide world".. Then Faith chimed in with those same words. And then the words "You are the best Grandpa in the world" was said to Jim. Both Grandma and Grandpa know that isn't true, but ahhhh to hear those words, sure does melt our hearts. We do love our grand kids soooo much.

We love you Faith and Joe as much as you love us and maybe more!!

Mamma and Grandpa Jim

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Then there was Chrsitams

We celebrated Christmas with Jim's kids (those that made it) on the 20th of December. The weather was not very favorable that day but it was good having Jim's kids here and we had a good time. I am sorry but for some reason, but camera never got picked up and we didn't get any pictures of that day. I will do better at the next get together.

Tonja and family arrived the night of the 22nd. They stayed until Sunday the 28th. So we had a wonderful time with them, visiting and enjoying each other. We of course celebrated on Christmas Eve. Jim had ordered a home cured ham from Virginia and I made that for the dinner which we ate at 3:30 in the afternoon. It was OK. I maybe am not the best home cured ham maker. Dad used to make them and I remember they being better then this one. But then Mom fixed it and she was a fantastic cook. Anyway after we finished eating we went to church for the Christmas Eve service. When we got home we played a white elephant game. That is so enjoyed. Then opened presents and then played games and had Christmas cookies and ice cream and got ourselves very tired and ready for bed. Here are some pictures from Christmas Eve

The grand kids
Maurissa, Luke, Abbe, Faith Josiah, Emmalee
Eric's family

Tonja's family (with Teddy the dog)

Jim and I with the grand kids

Jim and I with Eric and Tonja

Hope you have enjoyed the little diary of my last 2 months. I know I would enjoy hearing if you stopped in.

A night with some grandkids

The weekend after we got back from Branson, we had a sleepover with some of the grand kids. This year it was Faith, Josiah, Briana and Dakota. I fixed them a spaghetti and meatball dinner and then we RUSHED off to the movie. We saw Bolt. It was a cute movie. After that it was over to Target so the kids could pick out a present for their Mom and Dad. Then home to a few hours of playing, laughing, giggling and then it was bedtime. It took a while to get them all settled down but by 11:30 Grandma was able to climb into bed. We so enjoy what has become a yearly event. I hope we stay young enough to do it forever. We were sorry that Luke and Abbe were not able to join us so on the 23rd they were here and we all went to see Tale of Desperaux.
So even tho they got the same treatment it wasn't the fun of playing with the cousins. Maybe some day that will happen.

Saturday we had the parents come out for a lunch to celebrate Jim's birthday and take the little Darlings home. Here a some pics from that weekend.
Faith and Briana, sleeping on the floor by the Christmas tree

Dakota and Josiah posing on one of the twins beds. They thought they got the raw end by getting to sleep in a bed... imagine that!!!!

And Jim with a big grin with his birthday cake.

Blessings to all

On to Branson

I was going to post these pictures at the end but here they are ate the top.. so here goes.....

Jim and I in front of the Christmas tree at one of our hotelsThis was most of the tour group in front of that same tree

The Gatlan Brothers

Angels flying through the air at the Shoje Tabuci show

And here we are with Santa!!!

The first weekend in December Jim and I headed towards Branson to see some of the Christmas shows that are done there. Well we headed there via tour bus. You know it has been about 10 or 11 years since I took a tour bus, and now I remember why, and I hope I don't ever forget. It is NOT a comfortable way to travel for hours on end. The nice part was being picked up and delivered at/to the door. The shows in Branson were fabulous, and we met some wonderful people. One of the gals on the tour looked so familiar, here she works int he gift shop of the office building I work in. So a new friend was made. Also one of the gas from the Red Hat club that I used to belong to was on the tour. We had Santa with us on the tour. He is the spitting image of Santa. He has been a Santa at Southdale Shopping Center for 19 years but took this year off as he has been fighting cancer. He is doing well and I hope and pray that he recovers to go back to that. It was so neat sometimes he wore his Santa hat and the little kids would run up to him all over saying they loved him and how good they were. Toooo cute. and he was so good about it.
Blessings, Sandi

Thanksgiving in Wisconsin

It has been a long time since I posted. However, I dont think anyone but me really has noticed!!! But here I am sharing a bit of what has happened in my life over the last couple of months.

First off we spent Thanksgiving in Wisconsin with Tonja and family. Eric and family were able to be there too and we had such a great fun time. Tonja, even though she was not feeling well, put on a feast. We all ate too much. The night was spent watching videos or playing Wii for some and for some of us playing board games. Jim and I got a motel room up in Baraboo as with Eric's family there the bed space was a little limited and I didn't want to make anyone sleep on the floor. So we all were comfortable. Then of course it enabled me to go shopping Friday morning in Baraboo, which I did and I found some great deals. We stayed until Saturday and then about noon we headed home. It was a fun time. So that was Thanksgiving for us this year.

There are yet other posts to read that I am posting today!!