Gary - 34, works for SWPPD as Construction Crew Chief......
Kari - 32, works for Golight, Inc doing print media......
Paige - 9, Loves her dirtbike and is learning to play guitar!
Karson - 8, Loves soccer, fishing and anything remote controlled
Kaden - 3, ..... is so cute that he knows he can get away with anything!
Things have been busy around the Klumpe House the last few weeks, I will start off with last weekend when we headed out Thursday night to go to Spencer. The weather started off foggy but quickly tured to snow. It took us 8 hours to make a 5 1/2 hour trip. Friday we had Christmas with my family at moms and she cooked a prime rib! it was yummy! Saturday we had a busy day ahead of us going to lunch at Gr & Gr Kaczors and supper at Carolyn and Gary's. Paige got sick through the night so we took turns spending the day at Grandma's with Paige. Sunday we went to Church and then had lunch at the church they had Christmas around the world and features traditional Christmas foods from every country. After lunch we headed home and back to work for a few days anyway! On Christmas Eve we went up to Randy and Pennys to have Christmas with Randy's side of the family and then headed back up Christmas Day to have Christmas with Penny's side of the family. It is always fun to see all of the family that you don't always get to see throughout the year. The pictures are in no certain order but will show you some of our Christmas!
Here are some pictures of our lights, dosn't look like alot in any one of the pictures but when you cover 3 1/2 lots the number of strings really adds up - to give you an idea of how much power we are using....our house usually runs on 30 amps and the Christmas Lights by themselves are running 70 amps! If you click on the pictures it should make them bigger!
I love how the blog like to put the pictures in the wrong order but here goes.... First are some pictures of the Klumpe Family Christmas Tree, can you guess our theme this year is John Deere! I promise I will get some pictures of the outside lights ASAP.
Here is a picture of Paige's newest puzzle, she is doing pretty good on the 100 piece ones althought we stryggle still with the 150 piece ones!
Here is kindof a late picture, but this is one of the fun projects that Paige broght home from School before Thanksgiving! We thought it was pretty cute!
Wow, it has been a few days since we have updated...things have been super busy but I have no pictures to show for it.
Thanksgiving was spent at home, as Gary was on call. We did a little house cleaning and put up the Christmas Tree. We were happy to have Gary's parents and Chance come down to spend the afternoon and have supper with us!
On Friday afternoon we headed up to Spencer. I must say it was an interesting drive as Gary was trying to listen to the Husker game and drive at the same time!!! We got to Spencer just in time to have supper at the church and visit with our past pastor and his family that were back for a visit.
Saturday was spent with the Kaczor's (mom's family) at my Aunt Coke and Uncle Fred's house. Alot of the family was able to make it and we had a very fun time. We got into an eight-man Shanghi Rummy game that I lost misriably, but it was fun none the less. Karson did have a mishap on Saturday while playing with Uncle Jason and hit his head on the edge of the couch and got a big gooseegg on his forehead, but as of this morning it is still balck and blue but looks alot better.
Sunday we went to Church with the family then stayed to help decorate the church for Christmas and had lunch with everyone before we headed home. By lunch time the snow was over 4 inches deep and still snowing so it was slow going for the first 80 miles or so but we all got home safe and sound.
Yesterday Paige went back to see her EN&T Spec. Dr Connley and they rechecked her tubes and all looks well, they also redid her hearing test and she is back above the normal range so we are vary thankful of that. We also had haircuts last night and made it back to town just in time to help put that last few bulbs on the town Christmas Tree. I must say that the crew did an awesome job on the tree this year - Thanks everyone for all of your hard work!
OK that is all for now - please notice along the right side that The Boettcher Family (Todd & Steph's) have a blog now, so check it out! Cannot wait to see child #4 - we are still holding out for a little Boettcher girl!