Saturday, July 25, 2009


We had company from Tuesday to Friday morning. Mike's brother, Mark, his wife, Emily, and their 3 girls were visiting from Ohio. We were a layover on their way to a wedding in Minnesota. We have another guest arriving tomorrow morning and staying until Tuesday. It is my baby-sitter from when my brother and I were little. She lives in Erie, Pennsylvania and she flew to Peoria on Friday. She is with my brother and his family first. I thought I would share a few pictures from our latest visitors. Mike and I really worked to get things in order for guests. We still have a way to go but at least all the boxes were put away and it seemed like a real house here.

Cameron and Maddie - too much Fun Dip

Molly, Amanda and Morgan

Cameron and Marissa


I love my Big Brother!


  1. I know Erlene is on the way!!! Tell her Steve said hi, if she remembers me!

  2. Well, I hope that you guys have survived all of your company and that things are back to "normal."

    I have to ask, how do you clean the kids straw cups? Those are the same that Selah uses, and I never feel like I get them clean. I put the lid and the cup in the dishwasher, and that seems fine, but I handwash the straw parts. And since I rinse them immediately after she is done, they SEEM fine, but...I admit to being a bit of a germaphobe. I wish I could somehow scrub inside the straw pieces. And a nipple brush is too big... I would boil them, but the instructions that came with them say not to.
    Wasn't sure if you had any good ways of getting them clean.