Thursday, December 31, 2009

I got to have lunch with my Elementary School Friends

I had so much fun with the girls yesterday. What a blast from the past. I hope we do it again every year!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

For Scrapbook Diehard

Raspberry-Cream Coffee Cake

3 oz cream cheese
4 tbsp butter or margarine
2 cups biscuit mix
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup raspberry preserves (or whatever flavor you like...I have also used strawberry)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tbsp of milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Cut cream cheese and butter into biscuit mix til crumbly. Blend in the 1/3 cup of milk. Turn onto floured surface: knead 8 to 10 strokes. On wax paper, roll dough to 12x8 inch rectangle. Turn onto greased baking sheet: remove paper. Spread preserves down center of dough. Make 2 1/2 inch cuts at 1 inch intervals on long sides of the dough. Fold strips over the filling. Bake in 425 oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Combine sugar, remaining milk and vanilla: drizzle on top.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Astrid and I have the cake ready

Siggie mixed up this Chocolate pound cake for Ingrid and Astrid frosted it. I hope it will be good. It is going to be sweet and fattening I know that from the ingredients.
I have pinto beans in the crock pot....what other 8 year old would request pinto beans for her birthday meal. Sigrid's Christmas program for school is tomorrow night. I told Ingrid I was sorry I knew it was suppose to be her day....her response "It is okay. It will be like getting another special present from Siggie." Ingird is such a good girl. Gigi went and had lunch with her today and took her refried beans from Taco Bell. I think everyone should understand why her nickname is BEAN.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Ingrid is turning 8!!

Ingrid is turning 8 on Thursday. She is so social so we have big plans. Her best friend from Morrilton and 3 of her girlfriends from school are coming home with her Friday and we are going to the JumpPlace, out for pizza, back home for a movie, cake, and camping out upstairs in the tent and making Christmas ornaments. I hope all this lives up to her expectations and she has a good time. She is really excited about all the girls coming home with her. There will be no fights because she is a Peacemaker and will make sure everyone that comes is happy. I just hope she is HAPPY!!! I wish her a life full of joy, and all her hearts desires.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Astrid's Soccer Buddies

The girls placed 3rd in Little Rock a couple of weekends ago and then last weekend they all stayed the night at Myah's house and slept outside in a tent and roasted hot dogs and marshmellows to celebrate. It was Astrid's kind of party.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Hop at the Shop

2nd graders put on a wonderful show Thursday night. Wish yall could have been there.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

current pictures

In the top pic Ingrid is very upset with me about something....I think I wouldn't let her wear flip flops to school on this cold rainy day. The other pics are soccer this year. Siggie is playing but doesn't seem to care about it. Astrid is playing very well again this year....I think she has grown into her feet again. She is a ladies 6 1/2 or 7. I need to take a pic of Ingrid at dance tomorrow. She does very well and is the youngest in her class. they moved her up with the grade ahead of her. And as far as my eyes can tell she is far better than these girls too.
I went to parent teacher conferences tonight. Nothing but good news there. Ingrids teacher really bragged on her writing abilities and how advanced she is in this area. She said Ingrid's stories are very entertaining. I will have to type one out on here for yall to read.
Astrid does well in school but is quiet and shy and likes to make sure she doesn't stand out.
I wonder what will happen next year when I have conferences on Sigrid? I think my luck will have run out by then.....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Taylor Swift

Well the girls had an awesome time seeing Taylor Swift last night. They have a wonderful Aunt who bought them tickets and took them. I took a few pictures but none worth posting. Hopefully the wonderful Aunt will share hers with you.
All has been well here just lots of school and running around. Soccer and dance also begins once school begins so BUSY BUSY BUSY!!! Sigrid is also playing soccer this year and Eric is coaching her team. She was upset about her daddy not letting her start the game but she is not one of the best players YET. Hopefully she will gain some skill but she may not....only time will tell. Astrid played awesome at her game and poor Ingrid was bored with all this soccer. Ingrid is taking dance on Tues nights for 1 and 1/2 and she reads above a 5th grade reading level her teacher told us Thurs. night and she is only 7!! I am proud of them all!!!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Thank you for the Birthday wishes!!!

Thanks for the birthday wishes. Astrid drew me a picture of a horse. Sigrid colored me a picture and wrapped up a seashell out of her room in notebook paper to give to me. Ingrid made me a birthday cake out of paper, gave me one of her necklaces, all of her pennies, and wrapped up one of her toys for me. They also made me cupcakes. I sat at the kitchen table giving directions and stayed out of the way. They did all the making. All in all it was a wonderful day and I am wonderfully blessed.

I read a fiction book last night called the Last Sin Eater. I did not know about this custom that was brought over by the Welsh and Scotts. Some unlucky soul would be chosen to be the Sin Eater and when someone died would come to the body and take all the sins upon himself and burn in Hell for all the sins he carried. It was very interesting and has made me want to read more about it. I am glad I know that only one can bear my sins. And I am so thankful He did. The greatest gift of all.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First Day of School

Today is the first day of school. We are going to a new school to be by Gigi and Daddy. Yesterday we went to meet our teachers and take our school supplies. We are excited. We will take a 3 minute bus ride from our new school to Gigi's gym. She will be outside on the sidewalk waiting for her blonde headed girls. Astrid has been in the field picking wildflowers for her teacher and Ingrid is picking the surprise lillies out of the yard. I stayed up late and got up early for making Helen's cinnamon ring. Surely we will be the favored students....right Helen?

I will post first day of school pics later.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

O Happy Day!

Happy birthday to you
Happy birhtday to you
Happy birhtday Aunt Helen
Happy birhtday to you!!!!!!
And many more.......

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ingrid's back to school party

Ingrid got to meet her teacher last night. She seems very nice and very intelligent. This will be good as Ingrid was smarter than her teacher last year. She made friends with a pretty red headed girl named Olivia. She is in the top pic with Ingrid. She also made an enemy in the little boy with the water gun. He wouldn't leave her alone so finally she smacked him right upside the head. I don't think he learned his lesson.
I will post pictures of my other girls next!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Today's Ingridism

We were standing in the living room looking out the window at her Daddy mowing the lawn.
Ingrid: Mom do you like Daddy?
Me: yes Ingrid I like your Daddy...I wouldn't have married him if I didn't.
Long pause
Ingrid: Mom this may sound stupid but do you know that some people marry people just because they have a lot of money.
Long pause
Ingrid: I hope I don't do that....I hope Astrid and Sigrid don't do that either.

Sunday, August 09, 2009


"Mom when it is hot and summer I wish it was winter....and when it is cold and winter I wish it was summer."

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vacation 2009

we had a nice vacation. I think Astrid had the most fun. She was on a mission to find the most sea shells and all the different kinds. There are 500 known different kinds on the beach there. She is now a shell expert and knows the names and anything else you could want to know. She also got to see manatee, stingray, and crab among other little sea creatures in their natural environments...not in an aquariaum or zoo. It was hot but enjoyable and we got to meet another relative from the christenson side....the girls great aunt Margot. We loved her.

More for Gigi

The top blury one is Margot's Senior High picture. The next picture is the blended Christenson and Fredrickson family. Mark is the oldest boy in the back with the cheesy grin. Next is James Christenson's military id. Then is Andy and Ella (merle's parents). And last is James Christenson and his daddy Charlie (on the right).

Pictures for Gigi

the top picture is Sjur, Marta and their children Andy, Ollie, and Tena. The next picture is Eric, girls, and his Aunt Margot. Next is James Christenson's navy pic(I have one that is not blurybut clicked the wrong one) and under that is Grandma Merle. The last one is Andy, Ollie and Tena again.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Calling Melissa See

The girls love the clothes. Ingrid especially loved her purple outfit. Sigrid thinks hers is the prettiest. Astrid has not tried hers on yet but she liked it. Thanks for sharing your mom with us today. She came down to the girls recital and received some good entertainment.

Helen I can come see you any day next week if you are bored and needing entertaining. I am off all week.....or if you need to go somewhere call and I will take you. Love you

There will be pictures of the girls posted later.

Erin I am mad you did not take a pic of me and helen or any of my girls and helen.....I guess we will have to come to your house next week so pics can be taken. Thank you for bringing helen and clayton to us

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Art Show

Well the art show was today. Astrid won first place for the picture of the race horse. She drew it with pencil. The animal framed by purple is also hers. She had to design paper and then combine 3 parts of three differnt animals to make a new animal. She combined horse, dog, and bird. Ingrid made a truck out of wood. She did not win but it made it to the show. She was proud to have something there. Astrid also had a clay seahorse in the show she made and painted but she did not want to take her picture by it. She was ready to go as soon as we got there.

Monday, May 04, 2009

What we have been doing

Well Astrid wanted blue curtains so we took her cream colored ones and rid dyed them blue this afternoon. She is very proud of them. Now she wants a quilt to go with them so I will think on that and see what we can do. We also dyed Sigrids princess canopy that hangs around her vanity Pop bought her. It was white and now it is purple. Ingrid and Sigrid are getting ready for their dance recitals. Ingrid has this spanish ballet costume and she also has a red flapper jazz outfit. Soccer is over for this season and I think Astrid is probably a little bit glad. Now her time is hers...and she wants to share it all with POP. Hope all of you are well.....

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Happy Birthday Astrid!!!!!

Astrid turned 9 today. I think she had a good day. I picked her up early from school. She came home and played outstide and went and played with the neighbors granddaughter. Ingrid made her a cake.....we tried to make it look like a horse head. She had a soccer game and scored 4 goals. She is beautiful, intelligent, and kind. Eric and I are blessed to have her!!!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Siggie!!!!

Happy 4th Birthday to Sigrid. She has had a great day. She got a new purple Bible from her Gigi, three new pairs of earrings from her Pop and when she opened her card from Pop and Gigi there was 2 $20 bills to which she replyed Thanks for my $300 dollars. From Eric and me she got a Tinkerbell toy, a small purple box with chapsticks, hand sanitizer, lotion, and deoderant in it, 2 outfits and a new purple suitcase that says Going to Grandma's. Ingrid made her cake in the shape of a was beautiful and delicious and Astrid gave her her old bedroom furniture since she is getting new furniture for her birthday. It is a glorious day....we are blessed with a beautiful, smart, and sweet 4 year old, 7 year old, and soon to be 9 year old.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Today's work

This is after and before instead of before and after. Well I finally bought the fabric I had been eyeing. I have my fingers crossed that it will not show the girls food spills so brightly as my last covers. I bought enough of it though that if it does show spills I can recover the chair and it will all look pretty again. I looked at walmart for wood soap to wash the chairs but couldn't find any....Helen what should I use?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sigrid is sick

Well for the second night this week I have slept with Siggie which means one thing...I have not slept. Last night she ran a low fever and was fitful with dreams. She was sure she her foot had fell off at one point. Most of the time she was fighting the covers....kicking them off and then pulling them on. She also would just get out of bed and stand up for a while. All I know is I am ready for naptime. She is pleasant this morning and no fever but she is weak and coughing. Pop has agreed he will keep her tomorrow and they will eat candy all day. So I fear friday night it will be up with stomach aches.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Here is Astrid waiting for her ball game to start yesterday. She did always. You can see Ingrid next to her.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Been Tagged

Aunt Helen, Since mom bought us a new hard drive I do not have 6 folders. I only had 4. So here are some pictures I took this week. The end of Astrid's b-ball game, Ingie in the stands, and Siggie going to a birthday party. She was the only girl and dressed herself. She was upset because none of the boys commented on her outfit or shoes.