Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fruits of My Labor

Here's what I've been doing today - canning applesauce. On Friday,my dad brought over a bunch of apples from his tree and said that they make great applesauce. I really wasn't feeling like doing canning this week but what could I say - free apples; the dutch in me says to use them. So this morning, Shaelyn and I were busy; coring, cutting and cooking apples. We put them through the grinder and spooned them into the jars. I'm hoping they all seal, otherwise, guess what we're eating with our canned meat tonight!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dance for Him!

Shaelyn went to dance class this week. It was called Dance for Him. They were taught to use their talents for God. I thought this was a great opportunity for her to try out dance. Here is one song that they performed at the recital on Friday.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What Could You Make with Paper Strips?

Shaelyn has been busy crafting. For some reason, she is cutting strips of paper
and making things with them. Here are a few of her designs.

A Balloon or a Sucker

A Shoe


A Hairbow

What Could You Do?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

How do You Help Dad Wash the Car?

Here's how Shaelyn helps! Stirring up the bubbles in the pail.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Shaelyn and Halle watching fireworks on the 4th of July.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How do You Cool Off?

I had an early ball game tonight - 6:00. It was still pretty hot out there. Thank goodness for a wind, every now and then. When we got home, we decided that this was the best way to cool off and get clean. Shaelyn and Dave got in a little volleyball action, as well. I'm pretty sure that Shaelyn beat him!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday Funny

Yesterday I told you that I had a funny story about the making of my mosaic. We were talking about the mosaic at suppertime. I was asking the family different questions about what was on the mosaic. What is your favorite color, what is your favorite vacation, etc.... Then I asked Katelyn to say 1 word to describe herself and her answer was.....
dumb blonde!
Chelsea just burst out laughing. This proved our point! We asked for 1 word not 2. Katelyn tried to say it was a hyphenated word but we all knew better. She sure can make us laugh!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Water - but this time it was for fun!

Shaelyn spent the night over at Halle's so this morning we met at the splash pad for some cooling off fun. We would have spent more time but 2 buses pulled up full of kids from a nearby school.(Why are some schools in session now, I ask!)
So that was pretty much the end of it but here's some of the fun they had!
At the end of the pictures I have posted the answers to my mosaic pictures
in case some of you are wondering what words I typed in. Make sure you check back tomorrow. I have a friday funny concerning this mosaic!

1 - terri
2 - chinese food
3 - unity christian
4 - green
5 - steven curtis chapman - I don't really have a crush on anyone but I admire him
6 - water
7 - australia
8 - death by chocolate
9 - mom
10- family
11-wonderful - this is kind of an inside joke for those who know me!
12-flickr terri - I didn't really know what to do so I just typed this in

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

My Mosaic

Mari and Jennifer had this meme on their blogs. After much hard work and a little bit of help from Chels; here's what I came up with.

The rules:

* type your answers to each of the questions below into Flickr Search
* using only the first page, pick an image
* copy and paste the URL's for the images into fd's Mosaic Maker

The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What High school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you
12. Your flickr name

Have fun with this!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Mari just informed me that there were problems with my comments section and email. I think that I've corrected this problem. Sorry - I never knew before that there were issues!

Water in our Lives

Can anyone tell me what is up with water and my basement lately? Yesterday, Katelyn woke me up to tell me that there was a pipe or something leaking from our drop ceiling in the basement. Sure enough, I moved the warped and soaking wet ceiling tile to find a leak in the pipe. It was just spraying nicely all over. See the washcloth wrapped around the pipe?

So here's the pail and mop that we've been using faithfully. Anytime now, our plumber friend is supposed to be over to replace the pipe. At least we don't have any carpet there now to get wet!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Thanks to all our military people who are serving to keep this great country safe. We're thinking of you all today as we celebrate our country's birthday! Hope you all have a safe and fun holiday today!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

It's Raining, It's Pouring....

What is up with the weather lately? We had another huge storm come through my area again yesterday. Dave ended up running out in the rain, getting ready to block our slider door again but this time the water didn't get as high. So many areas are without power - but we kept ours! These are some of the pictures I got during round 1 of the storm, around 3:15. The 2nd round came at 4:30 as I was coming home from the store. There was so much water on the road that my van almost stalled out! I tried so hard to get a picture of the lightening but it never came when I was ready. There is something so powerful to see in a storm.