Thursday, August 31, 2006

Bugs & Flowers

Just a couple of pictures we took today. You can tell it is getting cooler out because the bees are moving a lot slower. We can't believe it is already the last day of August. Next thing you know, fall will be here, and then winter :(

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Computer Blues

This is the way we felt all last week! Hopefully everything is straightened out now. DSL works great when it is working the correct way.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Finally Back!

Picture taken at the secret garden tour.
We have been having some problems getting switched over to DSL. We think it is finally fixed. Our garage sale went pretty good this weekend even though it rained most of the day Sunday. Of course Mom made the most money. That always seems to happen as she is saying "I don't have that much stuff to sell this time." We all enjoyed spending family time together ;)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Cascade Lake

Mirror Lake

Lake Placid

This coming weekend is our garage sale. After the work that we have done so far this year, we will hopefully be heading up north to the Adirondacks. These are a couple of pictures from our trips in 2002 & 2004. We really enjoy getting away from everything and spending some time away from the big city. We are ready for a little R&R.

Monday, August 21, 2006

1 Month Old Sunday!


We can't believe you are a month old already. You are starting to get your own personality already. You know your Mommy and Daddy's voices. Don't grow up too fast Little One!

Friday, August 18, 2006


Do you think it's BIG enough??

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Here are some pictures of a dog house my husband and brother built for my brother and sister-in-laws dog Princess. They spent 4-5 hours building it out of some scrap wood out of our attic. They must have figured "as long as it's free, we might as well do it right." By the time they were done, it almost didn't fit it the back of the truck to take it to my brothers house. They sure did get a laugh out of it when they stood back and realized how big it was. It took 3 of them to lift it over the fence, since it wouldn't fit through the gate. Princess seems to be enjoying it.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

More Flowers

Just another picture I took of my garden. I love coneflower's and Black-eyed susans. I can't believe it is already the middle of August. The weather is finally the way I like it. I hope it stays around for a while.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A Gift

Mom went to a household sale on Monday and bought me a gift. Most people may think that it's a strange gift, but there is meaning behind it, and a lot of great childhood memories. It is an old fashioned pump. The camp our family used to go to when my brother and I were younger had a pump just like this one, only it was red. I will have to refinish this one, so it will be red too. Thank you for the great gift mom!! I can't wait to see it in one of my gardens!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Mom's Favorite

This is one of Mom's favorite flowers. The first picture is looking up at it. The flower / plant is Solomon's -Seal. It got about 4 feet tall this year. This plant is in her shade garden in her back yard.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Free Bench!

" The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. "

This picture was taken in our backyard. The coal bucket is on a free bench we got.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Another Balloon !

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When we left walmart Friday night this hot air balloon was over the parking lot. We were lucky to have the camera with us. We can't believe that there wasn't a cloud in the sky. We finished the deck today. It took us a day and a half to put sealer on it! But it's done!! :)

Friday, August 11, 2006

Paperbag Album!

This is a picture of a paperbag album I made for my father so he has pictures of the new baby to show his friends. I also made one for my brother that says "Daddy's Little Girl". They are a very inexpensive gift. You can use your scrap paper. I put pictures we took in both albums. My brother loved his, I'm sure my father will love his also.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Rose Of Sharon

This is the first bloom on Grandpas Rose of Sharon. We love the color of it. We have alot of baby rose of sharon trees coming. It always feels like grandpa is smiling down on us when one of his plants is in bloom. He was always so proud of his gardens.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Enjoying the Weather

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We took this dragonflies picture on our deck railing. It was sitting in the same spot for at least 25- 30 minutes. It was probably trying to soak up some sun now that it has cooled off outside. We have been enjoying the cooler temperatures too. :) Hopefully it stays like this for the rest of the summer!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

No pictures again!!

Our pictures will not upload to Blogger again. We will try again tomorrow sometime.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Sky Jam

These are pictures from the sky jam glow Saturday night. It is really neat to see in person. I don't think I would dare to go up in one, but they are beautiful to look at.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Color Accent

We have been trying out new settings on our camera. We figured out how to use this one over the weekend. It is called color accent. You can set the camera to highlight one certain color in a picture, and everything else stays black and white. We thought it was pretty cool.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


We took these pictures at Moms house this summer. This is one of three clematis she has. This one got blooms bigger then your hand this year. It was so pretty. We are going to go to the Home depot today to get four more boards for the skirting around the bottom of the deck. They didn't have enough last Saturday. If we get them today the Deck will be DONE!!! We just have to get it sealed. We are also going to try and get some yard work done.

Friday, August 04, 2006

What The.....

Sorry we haven't updated in a while. We have been trying every night, but for some reason we haven't been able to put pictures on. By the time we try and can't get them down loaded we are upset so we don't even write.
Happy Birthday Mommy T !!
Happy 5th Anniversary M & L !!
We will try to put pictures on again tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Summer HEAT!

Our summer hasn't been the greatest for enjoying the outdoors. We don't like the heat! We live in our air conditioned house most of the time. We don't leave unless we have to. I guess we have to work :( The gardens seem to enjoy the hot moist air. They really look nice from our windows. Looks like it is supposed to cool down for the weekend. We have work to catch up on out there.