The ground is level at the foot of the cross....recovering addict rescued by the saving grace of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Thursday, August 25, 2005


The boys at Long John's Silver

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Anna in the Mankato Mall

Anna at Mankato mall Merry-Go-Round

Our New Nephews/Godchildren

Mary with Connor and Noah

Friday, August 19, 2005

Trailer Park Park

Playground at housing area

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The new Commissary

Fort McCoy's Commissary is actually much bigger inside than the picture makes it appear. Kinda like the TARDIS from Doctor Who!

Trailer Kitchen

Trailer kitchen

The Kids' bedroom

Kids trailer bedroom

Monday, August 15, 2005

Fort McCoy PX

Fort McCoy PX celebrating their one-year grand opening anniversary. The crowds were unbearable.

Our Temporary Home..... plus my thumb

Our new 2 bedroom trailerhome that will house us for the next couple of weeks.

Eugene, Father of three

Proud Papa trying to figure out how to use the specimen cup

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Name Change

All right, first of all you may have noticed the change of title for our blog. (or you may have not if you aren't the real observant type, or if you're new to this blog,.....or if you just really don't give a damn, but anyways) We thought that "The Misadventures.." didn't quite work. I asked Mary for a name, but the last time I let her pick out a name for our website it became "The Cuties." So until Mary comes up with a better name that our blog will be known as "The Lion, the Witch, and the Pavek's." Currently I'm reading the book to the kids anyways, so I can say that it has some current relevancy.

This will be our last night that we stay in Minnesota. The trip over here went as well as can be expected, although we, or mainly I, was very disappointed that the Comfort Inn in ND with the water park was closed. My car's mileage was around 35-37mpg, so I was very pleased with that as well. However, while we were in ND both of our windshields were cracked while we were driving through 40 miles of road construction!!!! Curse you North Dakota!!! Interesting fact that I shared with my daughter......North Dakota's population is 1/3 of the city of Taegu, South Korea where I was stationed.

The kids are camping with Mary's family and will be staying in MN for the first week while Mary and I get things settled in WI. We are still number 4 on the housing list and I am expecting a wait of about 60-90 days for housing. We have guest lodging in a 2-bedroom trailer home for sixty days scheduled, but I am not sure what we would do if our stay had to be extended to 90 days. I am worried about the effect being in transit for so long will have on the kids. We will have to buy new school supplies, which the kids won't mind, and make some assumptions on where we will be living in order to enroll the kids into school.

Enough of stressful thoughts. On a happier note, my sister had her twins!! Noah and Connor were born a month early but are doing well and are off oxygen. I will post pics, once I get out of a Sprint Roaming area. It's very exciting and now our kids have six cousins. Christmas will be interesting. Well, have to go finish packing. We have too much stuff!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Namco Arcade in Burnsville

We found a game with unlimited credits. The bonus was that the boys actually got a workout doing it too!

On the way to see our new nephews!

Anna at Pizza Hut in Shakopee while we were driving to see my sister's new babies!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Nick's Fishing Trip

Nick's first fish that he caught in a boat

Phillip's Fishing Trip

Phillip caught the largest fish of the day, not bad for his first time in a boat.

Friday, August 05, 2005

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Goodbye Washington

Anna on the last day in the house, in a strange way we really miss the house.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

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The Red Lion Inn in Spokane

First night stay at Red Lion hotel in Spokane