Friday, December 24, 2010

from us.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from us to you!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

left out.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
With all this baby talk,
Paisley wants you to know she's feeling a little left out.
She also wanted me to show you how big she's gotten
and also let you know that she loves to snuggle.

She's had a great couple of Saturdays playing with her big brother,
Bode. She's a huge fan of playdates.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

introducing t baby

Thursday, December 16, 2010
As Tyler sang in the waiting room this morning,
"Ohhhhhh, we're half way there, Ohhh-ohhhh, Livin' on a prayer"

We're half way there!
We had our 20-week check up and ultrasound today.
(No... we didn't find out what we're having...could have! We'll wait until May!)
t baby was very active and looking great!
The tech had a hard time getting baby to sit still- but we got some good pictures!
I've lost weight up until now and am back up to my pre-pregnancy weight.
Baby's still measuring to come around May 5th!

mouth wide open!

long legs....shocking, I know.

mmm. love me some baby feet!

Good job, little one! Keep growing!
Kickin' Vids...

Friday, December 10, 2010

want to know why he's laughing?

Friday, December 10, 2010
watch this first....

here's what was on Tyler's screen:

Monday, December 06, 2010

Have you heard the news?

Monday, December 06, 2010
My Sister, Kaitlyn has...

So have my cousins, Emma & Livi...

And now... so have you!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Friday, November 19, 2010
So... I know it's maybe impractical for Minnesota,.... (bugs + 6+ months of winter)...but I LOVE dutch doors.

Here's a few faves I found on

Thursday, October 28, 2010

mmm fall.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm sorry but...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Paisley is here!

Saturday, October 16, 2010
Well... here she is! She's home!
We got her last night about 8:00 and brought her home to meet Tara, Kaitlyn, Kory, & Shelley.
She loves being around people!
She is still a little sad- missing her brothers and sisters and mama, but I think she's adjusting pretty well so far.

She only cried for about 15 minutes last night in her kennel.
We tried to tucker her out as much as we could... I think it worked.
(Aren't her eyes beautiful?!)

I heard Tyler wrestling around this morning at like 5:00 am.
He popped right up and just couldn't wait for her to wake up.
He did wait until ten to seven though until he heard her crying to run downstairs and grab her.
Then the two of them had a nice morning walk.

She was tired after that... much like a baby.
play a little....sleep a a little...poop a little.

We're lovin her- she's a great pup!

Monday, October 04, 2010

here she is! (we think...)

Monday, October 04, 2010

Here she is!... At least we think so.
We spent a couple of hours outside with the pups yesterday.
Took our 3 top picks out individually and played with them.
This little cutie has been our favorite the last 3 times we've gone to play with them.
When we come, she's been the first one to pop her head up, lock those big blue eyes with ours,
and jump to be picked up when we've walked in the door.
She's got a little bit of spunk but is laid back too.
She followed Tyler really closely as they walked around the yard and would come to
both of us when we'd tell her to.
Pretty good fro 5 1/2 weeks old if you ask me!
We for sure have to pick by the 17th, and will bring her home on the 22nd!
Time to puppy-proof the house- ready...GO!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

In 7 short weeks...

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Hey! Guess what?

In just 7 short weeks...

one of these

tiny little

small munsterlander puppies

will be welcomed into the Tysver home!

Ready or not... here she comes!

Tyler's boyhood dream of having a hunting dog is coming true.
They're still a little guinea-pig looking (6 days old)...
but just wait until their eyes open! Beautiful dogs!
We're still trying to decide on a name.
Suggestions welcome :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Wednesday, August 25, 2010
My deepest apologies for the lack of posts lately... I've been busy.
( I know...but really)
Wanna see? (( )) go...look. See...told you!

Tyler and I went out for a drive tonight to scope out some new photog spots.
Wait til you see what I Tyler showed me.
(keep checking photog blog for future posts)

While we were out, I snapped this.

{ i am full of earth, & dirt & YOU }

Thursday, August 12, 2010

(( joy ))

Thursday, August 12, 2010

This picture brings me so much joy.
(left: Kaitlyn (sis) right: Emma (cousin)

I can't really write about it, but I had to post it.
My cousin Emma came out to camp for the first time this summer.
In her words.. "It COMPLETELY changed my life".

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Missing Grams today...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Been thinking a lot about a lovely lady today.... and going to repost something I wrote for her funeral...

On Tuesday, March 3rd, I lost my Grandma. She was the most incredible woman I think that I will ever know. She was so many things I’m not going to even begin to describe her, but hope you get a sense of who she was in the following paragraphs. My sister and I were asked to write the Eulogy that my Dad would read at the funeral. I was honored, blessed, and incredibly humbled to be able to sit down with my mom and sister and try to put into words what a wonderful woman Grandma was. When we were brainstorming, trying to think of where to even begin, I started thinking about Grandma’s hands, and how many things they did. We took that idea and ran with it. Here’s what came out of those ideas and memories. I hope you enjoy it. I think it’s beautiful.


Ruth M. Cornell

March 11, 1926- March 3, 2009

I can still feel her hands guiding mine as she sat with me for hours on end trying to teach me how to knit. Making up rhymes to try to teach the pattern, and letting me pick out my favorite colored yarn, even if it were two of the most obnoxious colors. She didn’t care. It was these moments of creating that I will cherish forever. Creating mittens, creating memories. Mom was a woman of many gifts, many friends, many stories, and many lives touched. How do I begin to share the many things she was? Much of her story is found in her hands. It was her hands that were always folded committed to prayer. Prayers for her friends, her family, for strangers…she was always praying. It was her hands that made countless loaves of her infamous rye bread. With each loaf, kneading in extra love…, which I’ve determined is her secret ingredient that will never be matched. And I think she used the same in her chocolate chip cookies, which were always on hand in case someone stopped by. Back in 1950 mom was all set to go to Africa to become a missionary. A young pastor named Andy asked her out and knew he had to act fast. He asked her to marry him on their first date. She didn’t say yes right away but shortly she was as much in love with him as he was with her, and became the wife of Reverend Andrew Cornell. She and Andy held hands together in marriage for 19 years until his sudden death in 1969, but today we know that she and dad have once again joined hands. We all know, some better than others, that after dad’s death she most certainly had her hands full. Full with three boys she raised with love, discipline, and a lot of peanut butter and patience. Though along the way, there were holes kicked in the walls that even today all three of us deny we knew anything about, bruises on the knees, broken bones and tears cried when we lost dad when mom was only 43. She not only raised three boys aged 16, 14 and 9 alone from there on, but tried her best to raise them as gentlemen. And who can forget the hands that knit hundreds if not thousands of pairs of mittens and afghans! And similar to her prayers, her mittens and afghans were for her friends, her family, her neighbors, and even strangers. Lives around the world were changed because of her faithful donations to “Harvest of Hands”. Mom too, had ‘the whole world in her hands’ as she joined close friends on many travel adventures around the world. Her journeys with ‘the golden girls’ were full of stories, souvenirs, laughter, and memories that will last far beyond a lifetime. She served as a secretary for many years in the Buffalo schools where her hands were busy typing. One story goes that a sophomore named Amy at Buffalo High School made her way down to the school office and saved a hall pass signed by “Mrs. Cornell”. She secretly hoped that perhaps someday she too would be able to sign her name the same and bear it with the dignity and respect that mom did. Through the years, mom struggled with a host of illnesses. We could sit here all day and tell stories about the lives her hands have touched in spite of the ugliness of polio, multiple bouts of breast cancer, a brain tumor and brain hematoma, heart disease and diabetes. Eventually, her hands became twisted with arthritis, yet she still kept trying to remember how to cast on for one more pair of mittens…and didn’t let physical limitations detract from her ability to mentor and comfort anyone who needed it. And the hand that played the greatest role in her life was that of her Heavenly Father. Though she loved life with a passion and was in no hurry to leave this world, I suspect that when Jesus came this past Tuesday and took her hand to lead her home, she experienced a joy that none of us yet know, but that she prayed with folded hands each day we eventually will.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

shameless plug...

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Ok I know, I know... you need an update on Tyler and I but in the meantime... check out what's been filling my time (lack of blogging....) It's Senior/Family/Baby/Everything photo season... and I've sure been busy. I've really been enjoying being able to focus more on photography this summer! Click the pic for more!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

i just LOVE these people!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fam pic from the Riley Wedding

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

no more tubes!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Check out this little gal!

She's a week old today and breathing on her own.
We are so thankful for her and honored to continue to pray for her and
her mom, dad, and big brother, Nate!
Now eat baby girl, eat!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

isn't she cute?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Look at this little sweetie!
Tyler and I were asked a few months ago to be Godparents, shortly after we found out she had come to be!
Our good friends Dave & Sonja are the proud parents of this little girl.
We've been so blessed to pray for her, before she even arrived and now to see her a month earlier than expected! She was born at just 4 lbs. 9 oz., but she's hangin' in there!
She was transferred a different hospital where they could care for some of her breathing difficulties better. Mom should have been discharged today and will get to see her babe again!
Congrats to Dave, Sonja, and big brother Nate!
We love you!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Guess Who?

Thursday, June 03, 2010
Guess who Graduated... at the top of her class....
and gave a Valedictorian speech...


Guess who else?


Congratulations to our Sister, Talya, and Cousin, Amanda on their High School Graduation!
Both were co-Valedictorians of their high schools and gave incredible, poised speeches.
We love you girls!

Monday, May 17, 2010


Monday, May 17, 2010
I want to go here.
Not live here, but stay a while.

What is it about tents that's just so inviting and mystical?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

the face of guilt

Thursday, May 13, 2010
In honor of my beautiful little sister-in-law's high school graduation coming up, it was time to dive into the baby pictures.

See the FROSTED cupcakes to the left on the cupcake tier?
See the UNFROSTED cupcakes in front of that sweet little face, and the chocolate in the corners of her mouth?

Yeah. You figure it out.
Love you, Talya! We're so proud of you!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"it's all cued up"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Back in the summer of 2006, Tyler and I were both working at camp.
I was the media girl, he was the waterfront guy.
My job often required late, late nights for me, and getting up early to tape the precious little
Polar Bears (sleepy campers who just woke up jumping into the lake) didn't always happen.
Tyler said to me one day during free time on the pontoon,
"Hey if you ever want me to tape Polar Bears (sleepy campers who just woke up jumping in the lake) for you, I can... I'm out there anyway".
To which I remember thinking, "This guy's a genius! Why didn't I think of that!"
I told him that would be great... but I only needed about 30 seconds of film....
and since he was the lifeguard, I didn't want him distracted from his job.
I decided to take him up on that offer, and as I walked back to my room late
one night, I taped this to his door.
He pulled it out the other night.
He kept it :)

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

"them's fightin' words"

Wednesday, May 05, 2010
So apparently... my sister wasn't a huge fan of me from at least 1994-1996.
My parents are doing a huge garage sale in July so told us to come home and go through all of our stuff or it will "magically" be gone. Kaitlyn was sorting this weekend and found her old diaries... Here's what she found:
(click these images to enlarge)

Take special note of the word underlined in red.
Do you know what it says?

And my personal favorite...
(click to enlarge)

Well... I read them. So apparently I'm a dead ham?
Oh Kaitlyn... a funny girl you are!
The funny thing is these are all words I know we were not allowed to say when we were 7 and 10 years old :)

Thankfully.... that was just a phase.
Now she leaves me notes like,
"Thanks for letting me come for lunch"
"Thanks for letting me sleepover and do laundry... I love you sissy!"

Yeah... Thank goodness things have changed :)

Monday, May 03, 2010

"Double Nickels"

Monday, May 03, 2010
Happy "Double Nickel" Birthday to my Dad!
He can now get a cheap discount off the Perkins menu!

Have a GREAT day, DAD!