Friday, December 29, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
But, we did have a blast outside yesterday. We don't have very large hills, but the ones that we do have we used for sledding. Grace suggested making a snowman, so I figured that they couldn't be that hard to make, so we set out to make one. For some reason, the snow didn't roll and stick together the way it does in the movies, and making the snowman was almost impossible. But, being the stubborn person that I am, I decided that we were not going to give up. So, we made a snowman. He's not the usual three layer one, but he was bigger than the one that we made in Houston the year we had a bit of snow for Christmas. That one was only has big as my finger. :) His head is much too small for any of our hats, so we pulled a branch off of a tree and gave him hair instead. He ended up looking more like a Caesar snowman than Frosty, so we named him Frosty Augustus.
And, of all days that we could run out of coffee, guess which one it was. Yes, the day we were snowed in. We were only able to make half of a pot yesterday, and today we have not had any. We were hoping (I guess rather selfishly, ;-)) that the Evans's power would still be out so that they could come to stay with us. But when they arrived back home, their power was on. So we were not able to host them, and they didn't get to come out and bring coffee. :) Hopefully, we will be able to get out for church tomorrow...
Here are some photos that we took. I also put a few on my photo blog.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
We went to the Evans's house last night for dinner. Colton taught me how to play...oh bother, now I can't remember what the name of the game was, but I believe that he won. There were more black pieces than white pieces on the board, and since that was his color, I think he won. :) My baby brother has also decided to be a preacher when he grows up.
On Sunday afternoon, we put up our Christmas tree. My grandparents wanted to have an early Christmas while they were in town, so here are some photos from that. It was rather strange doing this without Christa here. We miss you, dearie.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Today, Daniel has taken my sister, my friend. The service was beautiful, fellowship sweet, such a memorable day. Even though her attention was focused more on her guests and her beloved, I will always treasure the glances that she threw my way throughout the day. It will take some time for me to fully grasp the fact that she is now gone, but I know that she will be happy with Daniel. Please keep them in your prayers as they begin a new life together.
I was a little more laid back about taking photos today. I almost carried the camera instead of my bouquet, but the silver and black on the camera didn't exactly go with her theme. ;-) I figured that other people could take up the slack and just pass them along. So, for those of you who were able to attend would you mind sharing the photos? :) Here are a few that I did get...
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
And, we only have two more days...
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Pictures of the birthday bash are below as well. I have a really good one of David, but I wasn't sure if I should post it or not. I'm wondering if there would be any pay back on his part...
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Saturday, (yes my busy-ness dates back to Saturday) we had the Bandy family over. Mr. Bandy and his sons helped with the build-out of our attic bedroom. The girls cooked two hearty meals for the workers. In the evening, while the parents were talking, we went down to the basement for some games. The only one that I think we played was telephone charades which we just learned. Anyway, we had blast, and the pictures are below.
Sunday, after church, the Evans family, Jeremy B. and Anna P. came over for a wonderful evening of dinner and fellowship. Right before the Evans departed; David P. came over and brought one of our missing family members, Caleb. We discussed trading Anna for Caleb, but I’m sure Anna was glad to get back to her family. If she had stayed, I’m not too sure she would have been pleased to find out that taking out the garbage would show up on her daily chores. That night ended with a rather interesting game of The Great Dalmuti, almost complete with costumes. We are still working on merchant and peon garb. We didn’t get too many photos that night, which was rather unfortunate.
Monday and yesterday were full of babysitting for a friend and running errands. Nothing too exciting happened, unless you have heard the Starbucks story…maybe another blog post.Last night Ashton, Emil and Grace Bandy followed my dad home from the Patriarch meeting, and stayed the night at our house. Today, the Bandy gentlemen helped my dad once more in our attic room, while Grace and us gentlewomen went to do a few things in town. After lunch was done, some of the girls decided to go canoeing, which is usually a fine idea, but today the boat was full of water, and it was a bit nippy out, so they had a bit of trouble getting started. When I went out, they were trying to dump the water out of the boat, while it was still in the water. Accomplishing the opposite of their intent, more water than desired rushed in.
Can you guess what happened next? Well, the incredible strength of the McDonald girls, plus the help of Grace B. did it again! We hauled the boat out of the lake, dumped several bucket loads of water out, then tipped the boat over to make sure all of the water was out, slid the boat back into the water and they were ready to go! And of course, a Kodak moment like this did not get away from me…pictures are below. Ashton and Emil arrived on the dock shortly thereafter, and so two canoe groups went out, coming back thoroughly soaked, muddy, and we cannot forget, freezing…yuck.
Jessica then decided to drop our mop bucket into the lake. It began to fill with water and sink beneath the murky surface. Ashton attempted to save it with an oar, but it escaped. As we started to move the canoe over to get it, Emil used a long board and rescued the bucket from a terrible death. *Some pictures may be blurred for security reasons…ha-ha, not really, the un-named photographer just didn’t get it completely focused. :)
Tomorrow, we have some more errands to run, my Mom has a conference on Saturday, and church and our hymn sing are on Sunday. It’s a wonder that we have any time to breath…anybody out there want to join the family? ;-)