Sunday, December 26, 2010

p365 Nov 1-7

Fall colors in the morning. This time along Lake Magnor.
Another Cornfield picture. I like the cornfields I guess.
November is Catalog time. This just what came in about 3 days. Love shopping by mail and the Internet!!
The Missionaries came for dinner and a short lesson. It was nice to feel their spirit in our home.
not a very good picture, but these are monster feet meatloaves. Yummy!
Nov 6 was National Digital Scrapbooking day. I spent the day on my computer and got a number of layouts done.
Nov 7, John was ordained an Elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood. Richard and I went to his ward to see him ordained. This is us taking pictures of each other after wards.

It was a good week.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

P365 Oct 25-31

Monday was the Senior High Fall Concert. . As part of that, they have a student art show of sorts where the kids in the choir do a piece about America or one of the songs they are singing. In this concert, they sang an arrangement of 'Jabberwocky'. These are Michael's drawings from the poem: The Furious Bandersnack and the Jub Jub Bird.
It rained and rained and rained for several days. These are our pre-carved pumpkins after sitting out for a few days. Nice and shiny.
So, after raining and raining, it decided to snow. Not much, but definitely the first snow of the year.
Getting near Halloween. Time for some fun food. These were the mummy dogs we had for dinner.
The Friday before Halloween I got to dress up for work. Mohawk, tatts, and blue hair and black makeup. It was quite the look.
Saturday we carved our pumpkins. Shown are Daniel's, Michael's and Sarah's. Mine was a cool C3PO, but for some reason, I don't have a picture of that. We stayed up way too late getting them done. And for what? We didn't go out on Halloween, because it was on Sunday, and no one ever comes to our house because we are way out of town.
Despite the snow earlier in the week, Halloween weekend had very mild, pretty weather.


p365 Oct 18-24

For Home Evening this week, we watched a video by President Uchtdorf on Patience.

Sunsets over a lake can be really gorgeous. I think this one is over Lake Wapogassett.

these two pictures are the same--the birds are added to both of them, but I photoshopped one of them--can you guess which one? :-)

We had Pack Meeting in the park. We had these cool 'firepits' made out of hollow logs. By the time the logs themselves caught fire and split in half, the insides were perfect marshmallow melting coals.

We had had our first good frosts and killed my garden down, so it was finally time to get the bulbs that I got for my birthday planted. Got to do that for spring!

This is me writing my paper....ok., the mess I leave while doing it.
We had extra pumpkins sitting around the house, so Sarah decided she wanted to make pie. So we cut it up and cooked it in the microwave, and then Sarah turned it into pie. She is turning into quite the little baker.

see y'all later

P365 Oct 11-17

These little guys moved into the field across the street from our house. I believe they are destined for the freezer, but they are cute!
Fall colors in the late afternoon sun are just so beautiful!

Richard took the week off to work on getting the wood pile finished. Here is Daniel 'driving' the tractor while he helps.

Here is Michael really driving a load of wood to the pile. They take the log splitter out to the woods, chop and split the wood out there, load it into the bucket and take it to the pile.

In Cub Scouts the boys were doing pushups and sit ups, etc. to work on their Bear badge. This is Daniel's unique take on push-ups.

My friend Meleda had a Witch's 'Tea' Party for her women friends and family. (This is another friend, Jennifer, in the picture). We were told to come in costume, and it was a very formal tea. It was a lot of fun!!

This is my sleepy kitty asleep in my room. Being that I'm posting this quite a bit after the picture was taken kind of makes me sad, because soon after this picture was taken (a day or two later), she went on walkabout and never returned. :-(

'till next time!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

p365 Oct 4-Oct 10

And now the continuing STOOOORY of life in the big cabin in the little woods... October 4-Oct 10.

Part of having a wood stove, is having to chop enough wood to last the winter. October weather was so nice, that Richard (and kids) was able to get it done with plenty of time to spare.

This week was Homecoming week. This day for the elementary school was 'Nerd' Day, and this is Sarah at her nerdiest.
the fall leaves at sunset. They positively glowed.

I have been trying to get this picture all year. Hermione jumps up on the door when she wants in. She waits until she obtains eye contact
Homecoming Night. The one halftime show that our band does. This year's theme was monsters--so they performed 'Thriller', 'Monster mash' etc. Unfortunately, I missed most of it, because I was working in the concession stand. At least Richard got video

Oct 9, My Girl Scout troop went to camp Lakamaga which got made over by older Girl Scouts into 'Spookamaga'. With different 'fright sites' for the girls to go see. The weather was perfect (near 80!!) and we had a really fun time!!
I work in the nursery at church (for the 18mo- 3 yr olds). We have animal crackers and water every week. Every week, the poor animals are forced to go swimming before being eaten. EEEWWW. They get soggy, but they really have fun doing it, and the older kids teach the younger ones the trick by example. We'll have parents mention 'he/she started dunking his/her food'. Sorry. I didn't teach them that. They figured it out on their own.

Till the next post!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

P365 Sept 27-Oct 3

OK, so I HAVE been keeping up with my pictures, I just haven't been posting them. So, without further ado, here is the end of September/beginning of October.

Daniel can't quite figure out why his strategy for battleship isn't working. (especially if Michael knows his strategy and can plan for it.)

Daniel really love board games. Michael found this vintage LIFE game at Goodwill, and the kids have really had fun playing it.
This was really the most gorgeous fall. This picture looked like a postcard, so I turned it into one.

Cub Scouts have started up for the year. Here are the boys working on the physical fitness part of the Bear badge.

Another example of why people should come and visit in September.

Conference Saturday. We had a ward breakfast before Saturday morning session. This is the kids having fun while waiting for breakfast.

Conference Jelly Beans. What better way to stay awake, than to get a handful of Jelly Bellys with every speaker? :-)

Well, there is one week. I'll work on getting the other ones uploaded as well.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

p 365 Sept 20-26 Fall is here

This vista is directly across the street from my house. Really. Scenes like this is why we ended up here. It was this time of year when we were house hunting and we got hooked.
Finally got John talked into getting a haircut. LOL. Trust me, this is much shorter than it was before the haircut.

On Wednesday, our ward passed out flyers and bags for a food drive in Barron.

Thursday was our first day of Girl Scouts for the new year. I've been the leader of some of these girls since Kindergarten and they are now in 5th and 6th grade.

Find the picture of the field I took in the 2nd week of Sept. This is what it looked like after 2 solid days and several inches of rain. That's the extent of the flooding we got. Areas south of us got 10+ inches of rain and much more flooding.

Saturday we had the food drive pick up. I forget the total number of pounds, but it was a lot of food. Thanks Barron! The food shelf is very greatful.

I love fall. I found this scene somewhere between Prairie Farm and Dallas (WI) on CR A. It wasn't until I looked at it on the computer today that I found the hawk sitting on the top of the tree. Awesome.