Tuesday, July 25, 2017
These hollow logs greeted us the whole way up the drive. :)
My nieces River and Ashley followed us back up to Robin's house and I let them us my camera to keep them busy for a little while. Here is what they found interesting.
I wish I had more pics of the lakes, but when you are kayaking on giant lakes I didn't want to risk my camera getting dunked. We did several lake excursions, that I don't have photo evidence of, but that was my favorite part of the trip - besides seeing that son of mine.
Kota is in a tough transitional phase. I hope he finds what he is looking for soon.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
We left Ohio on July 6th and traveled to a place with limited cell reception and little to know wifi. Sometime that is nice to be unplugged, but other times I missed being connected.
Kyle came to me a year ago and said he was thinking about building a camper. It should only cost around $700 - $1000 since he already had the frame for what used to be the scout trailer.
I thought, why not, and he ventured in a year long task.
We were supposed to take it out on Spring break (April 10), but it wasn't done yet. Then Mother's Day weekend, still not done. It was finished (at least 98%) on July 4th.
We had beautiful view of Lake Superior right from our camp site. At only $25 a night we were pleased.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Things were supposed to slow down when school is out. I actually think I've worked just as hard while the teachers have been gone on summer break as I do when they are there.
So I taught my first class to adults who paid to come see us. That was scary, but the class went great.
Kyle and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary on June 4. That same day he was sustained as second counselor in the Bishopric at church.
After one long day at work this month, Kayla asked me if I'd take Dixie on a walk with her at Byer's Woods. I was tempted to say no, but went any how. I'm glad I did.
It was a fun day, I walked away tired and stiff. My arm is still sore from all the pouring of glue from gallon containers. It was worth the effort we earn some money for our family involvement fund.
Monday, May 29, 2017
It always starts off, by the boys in blue flashing their lights and leading the way to the cemetery.
Grandpa Richard Souleret fought in WWII for the Marines
Grandpa John Benninghof fought in WWII for the Army
Grandpa Paul Sindeldecker fought in WWII for the Army
There are more, we have Civil War, War of 1812 and Revolutionary War veterans in our family. I'm sure Vietnam and Korean War veterans too. To all of you related or not, Happy Memorial Day and Thank You for your service!!!!
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Kayla and I decided that we would try our hand at making fairy gardens. Although we fell in love with the little gnomes instead. So we have two gnome gardens instead.
This one is mine, I really liked the fox family to go with my cottage.
So I added a lot of whimsy to the backyard garden.
Kyle and I started working on the front yard to get ready for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday. So Friday after work we finally, got the yard work started. We weeded the front flower gardens and mulched the bed. It looks so nice.
Over time we scaled back. This year we are taking out three more flower beds and going to grass. Sounds crazy to some I suppose, but I am excited to get our yard looking nice and manageable for us.
Kyle is hobbling around like an old man after this apparently back breaking work. I feel bad for him. Hopefully it heals soon without needing to much rest. So many projects to tackle right now.