Sunday, April 8, 2012

Everyone has returned safe and sound from the trip to Idaho. Andy was quite lonely while Gail, Matthew and Nikolas were gone, but it gave him time to get caught up on various things at work. He stayed at the office late each night. The boys reported they had a great time. They played with their cousins, went to the movies and investigated an Army/Navy Store. Gail enjoyed doing some shopping. We are all glad to be reunited.

Andy's week was busy with work. It ended on a sour note with him developing an infection in his leg. He has kept off the leg as best he can and the combination of a priesthood blessing and some antibiotics seems to be working.

We hope all is well with you.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

What a quick week this has been. The boys are on spring break this upcoming week. Gail, Matthew and Nikolas are visiting Gail's family in Idaho, leaving Andy home for part of this next week. He has quite a busy month ahead so it will give him time to focus on getting prepared for a jury trial in two weeks. Andy had this last week off from teaching as the college was on its spring break, so he goes back to teaching this next week. He is looking forward to the semester ending as it has been quite a bit of work this semester.

We had a quick trip into Utah Friday to attend Bernice Greene's funeral, a family friend we knew from our days living in Weare. It was a great service and wonderful to see many of our NH friends who relocated to Utah.

We would also be remiss if we did not mention how blessed we were to participate in General Conference again. We are looking forward to hearing the words of our living prophets and apostles again today.

Otherwise, all is well with the Mierins family. We hope the same for you.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Another interesting week has come and gone. This last one came in like a lion (we had snowy, 30 degree weather) and went out like a lamb, with sunshine and 60's. Not complaining, just amazed at what a difference a week can make. We all continue to do quite well.

Nikolas is getting ready to start baseball practice on Monday. He is on the Durham Bulls and excited to begin. Matthew continues to defend the world against alien invasion and other mythical creatures. He has a creative imagination and love him for it.

Gail and Andy are busy as always. Andy was in Las Vegas from Thursday until Sunday attending a conference on forensic science. He reports the conference was help at the Cosmopolitan and he reports it was fascinating. He said they got started by 8am and went to 6:30 each day, so it did not leave much time for anything else. He was hoping to get to the temple while in LV, but did not make it.

That about sums up our week. We hope all is well with you.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

This was an excellent week. We received the most amount of snow we had this winter over the last two days. Thankfully it is a spring snow so it should melt in the next few days. Everyone is also home safe and sound.

Andy was in Las Vegas Friday to Sunday to attend a board meeting for Nevada Legal Services. While there he met up with his Uncle Charlie and had a great visit. He said it was one of those visits you did not want to end and was sad when over. Andy was able to record some family history, particularly the journey taken when Andy's Father's family left Latvia. He was glad to have spent the time.

Nikolas had baseball tryouts on Saturday and is waiting to find out which team he will be on. All else is great, we hope the same for you.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

What a wonderful past week this has been. Gail's sister Janelle, her husband and daughter were here for a visit. We enjoyed the time we spent with them, especially having Kailee with us. She is a wonderful addition to our family. Otherwise it was a fairly typical week in the Mierins' household. Nikolas is getting ready to play baseball and the rest of us carry on with our normal routines. We are all healthy, happy and doing great. We hope the same for you.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

We had a wintry week like many of you. It snowed on and off from Tuesday to Thursday, but once it stopped it all melted. The good thing is the snow in the mountains which is what we need. Other than a bit of an inconvenience, it was not that bad.

All of us continue to do well. The boys are getting ready for spring. Nikolas is ready to play some baseball and he got the basketball inflated and has been outside shooting hoops. Matthew is ready to start collecting bugs. We are happy that both are doing well.

Gail and Andy are pretty much the same. Andy went into SLC with some friends Friday to be in the temple as someone he knows went through the temple and was sealed to his wife and children. He said it was fantastic.

We hope all is well with you.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

We continue to do quite well here in the Nevada desert. Matthew and Nikolas have shown great progress this year in school. Progress reports were sent this week and Nikolas has moved back inside from the dog house, Matthew gets to keep his place inside. We are proud of both of them. Nikolas is gearing up for baseball.

Andy and Gail continue to be busy as always. We were glad to have a day off Monday. We enjoy the time we can be together. Not much else to report. Hope all is well with you.