Monday, August 31, 2009


We didn't see Princess today. She was with one set of great grandparents at the zoo and at a great Aunt's for dinner. It was OK. I cleaned my house a little and then canned pears. This is the end product. I took Monkey back to the doc. He's still coughing. He's sure it's because he's got inflamed bronchial tubes but no asthma or congestion. Good to know!
That was my day. I hope your's was good.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Princess and Baby Joel

This has been a busy weekend. And oh so much fun. Princess has been here lots. She is totally attached to Monkey. She can say his and Bug's names. It's so cute. Today was an early shower for Baby Joel and his mama. Daughter in Law's grandparents are here from Kansas and so a shower was planned so that grandma could be here. It was mostly family and a very nice turn out. Baby Joel will now not be naked or in purple or pink sleepers. WHEW!

Princess playing with me.


Tame' and Shawna at the shower.

Shawna Maloree and Ashley

Paula and gifts.

Baby Joel trying on his new clothes.

Rice and pins game. BIG hit!

Daughter in Law and her cake.
Family dinner today.
The other half the table. We are still eating outside. It's so nice. I'm not ready for Fall/Winter at all. We have so enjoyed this summer. I hope you all have a blessed week.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

She's Baaaaaaaaaack!

Lilianna and her Mama are here for a few days. Not here here but in town here. They are here for a wedding and a shower. They were here this afternoon and Princess got her SWING fix! Her and her Papa were swinging for hours. Well they went to the pond to look for frogs and such too.

Princess tooting her horn.

Uncle T2 and Princess! Our favorite Princess.

Daughter in Law and Baby Joel.

I went scrap booking tonight. It's been a while since I have been able to go. I finished my last project so tonight was a new one. It's our trip we took last year to Tennessee. This are just a few of the pages I got done.

Title page. I think it needs the dates but I couldn't remember off the top of my head.

This was a fun page. No wallpaper, just pictures.
Hopefully you get to do something you love this weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Well well well

So today the fair started and we went out to see how well I did. I got 3rds on all of my pictures. It was fun and if I take another picture that trips my trigger I will enter again next year.

3rd place.
and the 3rd 3rd place picture.

We really want this car. Fj Cruiser WITH the tent.

She was so woolly soft looking.

These girls were so cute! We wanted to put them in the backpack and bring them home.
Great show, great night!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


  • We found out baby Joel is REALLY a baby Joel! EXCITING
  • Dh took his mom home. He came home on Sunday night late.
  • Sat. night Rescue Rita came with a movie and we had a home movie night. It was Doubt. I'm still not sure about that movie. I think he didn't do it but Rita thinks he did. Your call.
  • Heir Apparent and girlfriend and Roommate came for dinner on Sunday. It was a very nice day.
  • Anita and her boys were here for the afternoon and dinner too and it was wonderful. I can almost convince myself she lives closer then she does!
  • Sunday before everyone came, The Little's and I went to Boeing's family day with a single mom friend and saw how they build plane's. It really was interesting. We were in the biggest building in the world. I am pretty sure we walked a million miles.
  • Monday everyone went to work.
  • Monkey is sick. He has bronchitis and is on medicine. It sounds like his lung is coming out when he coughs. Hopefully tomorrow is the turn around day.
  • I made Rhubarb bread today for the first time. It's very good!

I hope you have a blessed week.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

I don't know how to stop

Today I cleaned most of my house and did most of the laundry. I went to Curves then came home and made jam. I found empty jars and just couldn't leave well enough alone. I had been in the downstairs freezer and found 3 part bags of berries so I made a mixed berry jam. Rasp. Blue. Blackberries. I'm sure it's going to taste fine.
Have a lovely Saturday.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

No apples on Thursday

Today is my Friday and I am sooooo glad. I am not setting my alarm tomorrow. I'm sure I will wake up at 6:30 because I don't have to be up. But 6:30 with no alarm is way better then an alarm yelling "get up, get up, get up" at you. All the apples are put away in the pantry to be enjoyed all Winter long. One jar of pie filling didn't seal right so I just put it in the fridge. Heir apparent and girlfriend came over and He opened it and put some on ice cream. They said it was very bad and they would need to take the rest of it to spare us from eating it. I did not allow that.
I have a friend that is moving and she said Heir Apparent and I could come get her strawberry plants. So after work that is what The Littles and Heir and Girlfriend and I did. He took quite a bit of them but not all. I hope they do well. While we were there watching Heir work Bugs found a lizard but Heir took a break and caught it for him. I had a cup in my van and he was put in there until we left. The lizard was let go. So off to his home he went. Bugs was sad but I didn't want it in my van. I could see so many bad things happening between her house and ours.
Heir Apparent digging up strawberries and Girlfriend looking pensive.
He really wanted to be out.
One last look before he was let go.
Happy Friday to you!

Applesauce Part 2

Rescue Rita came over again to help me do apples. She is such a blessing to me. We did some apple pie filling and then the rest of the apples into sauce. I think there is about 8 apples left and Skater dude will eat most of them dipped into the apple pie filling sauce. I love the way my house smells, Monkey on the other hand walks around holding his nose. He doesn't like it.
Dh left to take his mother home today. It was a good visit and I'm very glad my Dh had this time with his mom. Now on to trying to get back into a routine for school. Monkey is registered for kindergarten. He is getting excited.
Rita peeling and slicing.
Apple pie filling.
Today's bounty.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


The wayward bunny.

Eli the mail sorter.

Part of the applesauce.

Helper Rescue Rita.

Helper Anita and Eli.

Today was a busy day. I went to work and when I was finishing up I happened to look out at my van and I saw something under it. I went out and looked closer then came back in to get my camera. There was a bunny sitting under my van. I called my client and asked if it was a local friend or what and it is an escapee from the neighbor but she has hooked up with a wild bunny and they can't catch her. So I finished up my job and came home. Anita and Eli and Rescue Rita were coming to do apple's with me. Anita needed some help because she has never canned before and Rita helps because she is an angel. We did 3 batches tonight and Anita took 2 of them, I have some more apples that I will either make pie filling with or just slice and freeze. It's very late and I'm very non committal.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


This has been a very nice weekend. My dad was here. He brought a load of meat to Rescue Rita and my other friend Paula. They each bought half a steer. He was very nice to deliver it for them. Then he left from my house and went to his high school reunion. I think he had a good day. My DH and his mother and The Littles took off for the day to a local park with a pond and I was looking forward to a quiet day to myself, THEN Rescue Rita called and said Apples are falling off the tree and we need to go pick if we can. So off we went. We picked 5 boxes of apples, one for a neighbor that LOVES these apples and some for me and my friend Anita. After we were done picking apples - which by the way are the biggest I have ever seen in my life! Mr. Eytzen said the biggest he has ever measured was 13 inches around. They are Giant Buckleys and Giants they are! Oh back to the story, we went out to Birch Bay and roasted hot dogs and had a lovely dinner on the bay.

My dad as he was getting ready to leave this morning.

Bob and Mary's flowers. I loved the idea of ribbon for water.

Rita and her dad Bob working on dinner.

Rita was working on dinner.

Mary and I just chatting.

Relaxing after dinner.
Rita making dessert.

A heron looking for dinner.
The bounty.
I hope you have a lovely week!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Fair Hopefuls

These are my entries into the fair this year, pick your fave and let me know, I'll let you know if I win anything.

DH at the ocean

Back from water

going for water.

There was another one of a flower I loved but I didn't think it was different enough to catch a judges attention.

So I'm ready.