Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Another wonderful day full of wonderful birthdays!!! Many happy returns to Dawn, Joey and Kiah (sure hope I spelled your name right, Kiah!) :) No doubt you ALL make your moms proud and overjoyed to have you in this world! What a fabulous day THIS is!! love to you all ~

Monday, September 28, 2009


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NICHOLAS!! I can't believe 22 years have passed since you first graced us with your presence...and quite honestly, I can tell you...we haven't had a boring day YET!! I hope you have a fun day, even though you have a few classes you have to go to. Just know we're thinking of you and can't wait to celebrate with all of us around!! You rock, and I MEAN that!!

lots of love, ~mom

p.s. Thanks to YOU, I can call MYself Mom :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Your Opinion Counts!

Please read carefully and cast your vote in the poll on the right!

My mom and dad (Julie & Ed) put this beautiful deck off their kitchen last summer. It a very comfortable deck that overlooks a park-like backyard and offers plenty of space for our family to BBQ and play tiddlywinks - if you can keep the chips from falling between the cracks. LOL

At this point, after letting the deck weather for a year like they are supposed to, they have chosen a beautiful stain and Dad stained the railing and the spindles. Now at this point, they are looking for opinions. Should they stain the floor with the same stain, or leave it natural wood? It is treated wood, so they could leave it natural.

What do you think? Please take a moment to cast your vote in the poll on the right. I know Ma & Pa sure do appreciate it. Have a wonderful day all!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

More Pictures from the August Family Gathering

As promised, I said I'd bring you more pictures from the August Birthday Parties, so here there are. :) (I haven't been delinquent, I've just really been enjoying everybody else's pictures, posts and loving news.)

This is our family bodyguard... way to fend off the strangers Aunt Diane! :)

Isn't it wonderful to see the Merfeld's are equal opportunty baby lovers?!?! ;)

It sure was beautiful, and looking at the pictures again reminds me every day of how lucky we are to have such a diverse, loving, wonderful family!

Have a wonderful day everybody! Love you!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Giggles

Good Monday Morning, Recently Ashlynn was at our house playing and well Grandmas toys have gotten quite boring to her. Being creative as all little ones are she made good use of non toys and made a game for herself. I am still anxiously awaiting the day she figures out how to open the peanut butter and paint with it(like Amy and Greg did). Enjoy your week and the wonderful weather and say a prayer for Pat Joneses family as they go through this difficult time.

Peace, Prayers and Laughs to all. Julie

Monday, September 7, 2009


BREAKING NEWS -- Noah Gregory Named Independent Contractor with Hometown News Group!

Hometown News is proud to announce that Noah J. Gregory has decided to join them as their newest independent contractor in DeForest, WI.

Noah J. Gregory

Noah has shown great maturity and a willingness to get the job done in a responsible manner, which is why he has been chosen for this position. Says Kelly Reindl, the circulation manager for DeForest, "Noah brings with him an excellent family background of newspaper people. His sisters were always quite helpful with routes and his mom also knows her way around a newspaper delivery route!"

Noah is always happy to deliver the paper AND a smile! He's always available to help out other citizens of DeForest to make his community a better place. Hometown News looks forward to seeing great things from Mr. Gregory and hopes he enjoys spending his paychecks as well!

Hometown News Group is an independent newspaper printer that proudly serves 13 rapidly growing areas around central and southeastern Wisconsin. For all of your latest community news, classifieds or to inquire about a position with advancement opportunities like Noah Gregory, please feel free to visit the Hometown News Group website.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Mmm, Reindls are cooking Johnsonville Brats!

I think I can speak for many of us when I say how wonderful it was to see everybody that was able to make it to Grandma's Birthday party over Cornfest weekend. We are so blessed the weather was absolutely perfect for a spectacular event!

We are equally so fortunate that so many people were able to come. It was great seeing you Aunt Diane & Quincy. It was wonderful seeing Audrey & meeting Rob as well. Glad everybody had safe travels! :)

We take our Beanbag toss VERY Seriously!

I took several pictures from the day (these are just a few), but here's the funniest part:
- It was Grandma's birthday and I somehow didn't get one single picture of her.
- It was cornfest weekend and I don't have any pictures of people eating corn (I know, so disappointing) LOL

I did get some corny pictures on Grandma's camera though, so when she develops the film, all the incriminating evidence will be there! I have several more pictures, but thought it would be fun to space them out a few days so you can enjoy these! If you'd like the pictures on a CD, I'd be happy to pop one in the mail to you. Just spam my e-mail dawndoucette@charter.net with your request and address and I'll send it out!!

It's supposed to be a beautiful Labor Day weekend for those of us in the Midwest! I hope you get a chance to enjoy it and have fun in whatever your plans are!

Much love to all!

P.S. Did you know that in Ohio, the game of bean bag toss is called "Corn Holing" Because their beanbags are filled with feed corn! I have a friend in Ohio that told me that a few years back, and I about p... well we'll just leave it at "I thought it was the funniest sounding name ever." :) Just your bit of trivia for the day!