Saturday, October 31, 2009
I loved how beautiful this plain old road could look on a dreary rainy day. I loved this friend who got all dressed up to take my girls trick or treating and spoil them to death,
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
We all took turns in the kayak- something the kids have been wanting to try for a long time.
The skies continued to look ominous, but we kept on like it was the perfect day. And it really was. The kids remembered that it was way more fun to learn to whistle a piece of grass, and to search for bad guys in the woods than it is to master a new Wii game...
Miss J collected leaves
Yeah, the rain came but amazingly it only came when we got in the car to go somewhere. By the time we got there- it was done.
This last weekend was just what we needed to keep us going. We all agreed that it was perfect.
Now, does anyone have any kayaks for sale???
Monday, September 21, 2009
In the midst of the canning, I notice that the washing machine is exceptionally loud. I opened it and noticed that the agitator was not moving. I did my best to research the problem in between blanching tomatoes, and by the end of the night, I had the washing machine torn apart.
Now the kitchen is a horrendous disaster with tomato splashes, canning supplies, tools, washing machine parts, and laundry everywhere.
Funny because things like this affect me differently than they do my husband. I just get really tired. Well- that and it is now like 2am and the kids will be up soon.
While I was quickly cleaning up what I could, I started sneezing like crazy!
Woke up the next morning, ordered the part to fix the washing machine- $2.95. Awesome!
Decided to make spaghetti sauce with the tomatoes that didn't seal for the neighbors to be nice . Great idea!
Realized that my nose was running terribly, I had a headache and my throat was on fire. Not so good.
Washing machine part will be delivered in 5-7 days. Um, yeah. That is a bag of scrubs with "stuff" on them from Nathan's work last night. Gross. 5-7 days is a long time...
Delivered a container of freshly made spaghetti sauce to the neighbors who graciously accepted, but found out later, they still had leftovers from the spaghetti they made for dinner last night.
As usual, I sit and wonder how "everyone else" does it all. I only tried to be superwoman for one night, and it all backfired.
Then I remembered something we found while cleaning out my Grandma's house.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
It was a PERFECT day. 80 degrees, bright blue sky, silky smooth water, and no one but a turtle on a log around.
She was ready, excited and determined to give it her best.With a couple of rough starts-
and a couple more falls, she was always right back to try again.
Then she finally DID IT, and continued to get up every time she tried after that!
She took two rides all around the lake, which is a big deal when your arms feel like rubber for working at getting up for a good half hour! Nothing feels better than working hard... and succeeding!!! YEA SAROYA!!
Before this summer, Avery family- 1 water skier. After this summer, Avery family- 4 water skiers (and one that REALLY wanted too! Maybe next summer??).
Perfect end to a perfect summer.
Tomorrow's weather forecast- Sunny, clear and 71 degrees...
We are ready!