Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Radio Flyer

We look at David and think, is he really just turning two? He had a birthday and yes, David is TWO! Wahoo! He is a happy boy and full of activity!! As we sang to David, he held this look of wonder throughout the whole “Happy Birthday” song!

David is the last of six children, and so he gets the brunt, er, a....blessing of hand-me-downs. Imagine his astonishment when he received for his birthday, a Brand New Shiny Red Radio Flyer Tricycle -- Only to be scratched and dented by himself alone. What a treasure.

Jacob asked me if next year, David could get TWO new bikes for his birthday……

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


We went to see some friends up at Swiss Days recently, and as soon as we showed up they gave us some yummy cookies and cream fudge – to which the kids devoured in less than 10 seconds. They asked if we feed our children.

We enjoyed strolling around looking at all the fun stuff for sale in the booths. Okay, let’s get real. After about 20 minutes we split up and Geoff wrestled, carried and consoled the boys while the girls and I enjoyed our stroll. We saw all sorts of cool stuff. It started sprinkling rain a little and so we decided to head home. On the way out I saw this sign and it spoke to me.

Then I put my arm around my daughter as we walked to our car. We stopped and picked up some blackberry soda and watched the rain fall. We smiled and enjoyed the ease and happiness in just being together.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Huh? Drinking Salsa!

Daddy’s favorite drink. If you are lucky enough to be the recipient of this glorious addictive goodness, it would transform what you eat with your chips forever. Georgia’s salsa.

Oh brother, Daddy is drinking Georgia’s salsa again!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sign Me Up For The County Fair!

We have been busy putting up our peaches the last few days. We’ve bottled peaches, made jam and pies, and eaten more than is probably allowed. There is such contentment that comes with preserving--I love it!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Remembering 9/11

A heartwarming story recently posted on the LDS website....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Indian Summer

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” --Elizabeth Stone