June 30, 2010

A Farm

Sometimes we get the privilege of going to visit our friends
at this farm about 45 minutes from where we live.
That was the case just recently.
We had all sorts of fun...
From goats, to chickens and ducks...
Kids had a turtle from the road (that got away by the way)
shooting a few arrows, holding little kittens and
well, even camping out in a tent at a friend's house.
It was an exciting weekend.
I'm soakin' in this summer!
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June 29, 2010

Fat Ox

Bill entered a contest at a local Museum
to name their beer and won!
This museum is a historical village of houses from
pioneer days to the early 19th century.
Our family has belonged to this museum for a few years now,
and we just can't get over how we hardly ever see the same
thing twice when we go.
So we were invited to a special opening reception
for the old style brewery there. Bill was awarded a growler and
a year membership. We met the potter that made the growler,
and had a wonderful evening together.
The name that he submitted is Fat Ox Ale.
Funny thing is that there was an old Historical photo of
a local prize winning Ox that was 3000 lbs.
The museum used this photo in their presentation of the beer.
Pretty amazing how it all came together.
Congratulations Bill!!!!
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June 27, 2010

My little Veggie garden

We have this TINY yard...Lead contaminated soil, and no full sun.
This poses a problem for a vegetable garden.
So this year, I am VERY excited to plant vegetables in the flower
boxes on our second floor balcony! I was unsure if the area would
get enough sun, but am pleasantly surprised at how well
the plants are growing!!! We have quite a few herbs... lettuce, bell peppers,
cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and a TON of green beans.
I have regular tomatoes downstairs in pots.
My friend, Kate, also planted beans from Slovakia on the side
yard along the lattice. I can't wait to see if we actually get
beans from it this year!!!!
Hopefully, I'll remember to post once we start getting a harvest!
What does your garden look like?

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June 25, 2010

Summer project

So Bill decided to embark on a project around the house
that the kids can work along side him. He thought it would
be fun to have a summer project.
So we decided to level out our side yard with a retaining wall.
We started this spring. (you can probably see the tulips.)

and here is the progress so far. He has the fence up and just

finished a gate. We only have a few more things to do...

More pictures to come!!!! I'm excited to have a side yard

for the kids to play and...and well, for me to play in

with my new rose bushes!!!!
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June 24, 2010

Sweet blessings

I have a close friend who has been a big part of
my life in this past year.
She has forever changed what a sister in the Lord is to me.
We took a few pictures in the spring together. We both enjoy flowers and plants.
Our little ones were born a month apart, so it's easy to relate about being a Mother.
Kate, You are Truly a blessing to me! I feel so honored to be a part of your life!
Thank you for the way you have reached out to me in so many ways!
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Well, It has been too long since I've last posted on the blog...but better late than never!

Here are a few photos from our trip to Michigan this past Easter.
We had such a great time visiting with family.
We spent time that the kids will never forget.
My sister and I were able to meet each other's babies for the first time.
What a treat!
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Black Creek

We took a little trip out to the local park. The kids are
growing up so fast that it's just unbelievable! I enjoy
watching how each year they change and grow.
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