Thursday, September 20, 2012


One of my August activities included using all those garden veggies..

I didn't take too many pictures, but you get the idea.

Bread and Butter pickles in the beginning stage..


The beginnings of relish..

Tomatoes were our best producers this time around.
I think we'll mix it up a bit for the next garden and try some new things.

Relish canned.

 I also did a bunch of spaghetti sauce.
New recipe, so I'll have to let you'll have to let me know, how it compares to others.
We ran out of tomatoes before I could do salsa, but maybe I'll make that priority for next year.
I'm looking forward to applesauce in the next month or so.

Did you try any new recipes?
Anything worth sharing?


Every year, Mike's employer holds an all-day party for his employees that have been with the company for 10 years or more.  
This is our second year going.
The kids love the little is a really nice facility.
They offer the pools, playground, tennis courts, golf and a small variety of table top games..foosball, ping pong, etc.

We didn't take too many pictures this year.
Oh well!

Thanks for a nice day, Mr. Miller!


It was time.
As much as we (I) loved the curls, it was getting scraggly.
So, this past Saturday, I took Travis for his first haircut.

Some before pictures.

In the chair.

The back.

Not too thrilled..we started out with him solo in the chair, 
but he ended up in my lap where he did just fine.

All cleaned up!

My handsome little man.
The first haircut always seems to make them look so much older.
In other Travis news, he sits on the potty probably once a day, I haven't yet buckled down into a schedule with results yet (except for once!).  We put safety rails on the bottom bunk to get him into a big boy bed, but he really wants nothing to do with that either.  That was a surprise--all the other kids were happy to get into a big bed.  Not this guy!  
Couple short weeks, kiddo, and you don't have a choice anymore!

Friday, September 14, 2012


Another day of our "stay-cation" included a family trip to the lake.
We went later on in the day, but still with time to swim.
That crew down there is Daddy and the kids..

We packed up dinner..

and pretty soon the park was nearly empty.
Except for the squirrels.

Dinner time!!

Mmmm!  Corn on the cob!

More playtime on the now-empty beach.

It was a nice night.
I don't know why we don't do it more often.

Monday, September 10, 2012


Dance started today.
SOMEONE asked me every day for the past..oh, three months or so, when it was time for dance.
Here they ballerinas!

Matching for today.

They had a great class today.
There is one new girl, but otherwise mostly the same faces from last year.

And that is that.
I will try not to neglect August..I have a bunch of pictures and happenings from then.
Not tonight though.  I'm tired.  Hopefully, soon.  
Good night!!