Well, I had a few fun pictures that I haven't posted yet, and I had some more fun news to share. I found out that my sister-law, Rondi is going to have a boy! (She is due about a week after me, but her ultrasound was the day after me.) This will me my 3rd nephew, but still no nieces. I'm excited that my little nephew Kaeden is getting a little brother to play with, and wrestle with, etc.
Here's the kids on the way to the lake on Sunday afternoon...just chillin'
tends to this small And I know this will seem really random, but these are just some of the pictures of the beautiful lilies by Knut's great-grandparent's graves, about a half mile from our house. Knut's Bestefar tends to the cemetary, and he is quite the gardener. I visited their graves for the first time earlier this summer, and learned that along with the great-grandparent's graves, are the graves of 3 of their children. Only 2 of their 5 children made it through childhood, which is a thought that made me shudder. One is simply labeled "Baby Ronnevik" which is their baby who died during delivery, as the cord was around it's neck, and I'm sure there wasn't even a midwife in these parts back then. The other 2 children died when they were just a few years old. Knut said that children dying was probably pretty common back then...still, I don't think that made it any easier.
I'm sorry to all those parents out there who check my blog who just had to read about that. On a strange note, there are 2 graves in the corner of the cemetary that were set apart from the others because those 2 people had died of some infectious disease, and they did not want those bodies to infect the other bodies buried there. Let's think about that for a second...they're already dead...