Carlsen’s do Mount Rushmore

After EIGHT years of living SIX hours from Mt. Rushmore and we never made the trip, Greta joins us from Germany and we decide that we have the time. So we made the little drive up to the Black Hills. It was Kyan’s 11th birthday so Mama got in the Mini and picked him up from school early. She then headed to SD before the rest of us to have some personal time with Kyan. I then picked up Syrafina, Kyra, Syrena, and Greta in the truck and left about 3 hours later. We had a great drive and arrived in the Black Hills South Dakota.

Kyan’s 11th Minecraft Birthday party

VA Clinic Decorate the Door 2020

The VA clinic had an idea to create an environment of friendly competition. Several people in the clinic chose to decorate a door. I wanted to be involved with the rest of the clinic. However, I didn’t feel that I was going to have the time to do it. Karen decided to help me by hand creating the door decoration.

She started with a serving platter as the basis of her planet earth. She then put the blue burlap around the platter with a hot glue gun. She then cut open a pillow and stuffed the inside of the burlap with pillow guts. She added some lights to the inside of the planet that were battery powered. She made the continents out of twirled piece of paper. It turned out awesome.

Decorate the Door at the VA 2020
Karen with her door.