We end up throwing away enough hair to cover a cat daily. Not just any cat mind you, but a Tina sized cat. Oh well, it could be worse, but it is my battle to fight since I don't have enough sense to not get my children pets. What was I thinking?
Monday, June 30, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Every summer brings projects, you know the kind that you think about all winter when it is freezing cold and all you want to do is get outside. Our summer projects are to replace the front and back porch and build a fence for the puppies..who are BIG dogs now.
Kyle employed the help of our full time missionaries (who work for food) and stripped down all the old wood. The roof is gone from both porches.
The floor boards are also gone from both porches.
Hence the walking of the planks to get in and out of both doors. Sounds like fun being a pirate for a few days right...well a few days has turned into two weeks waiting on supplies to be special ordered from Home Depot. The don't carry metal roofing we want to match the other. Then we need to pay for all of our stuff on one bill to get a discount, hence the timeframe. Arggg, matey, I can't wait to quit walking the plank.
The rainy evenings have been warping our boards and it is a bit scary sometimes. Can't wait to see the finished product either. So I guess we will button down the hatches and wait out all the storms.
Monday, June 23, 2014
This family home evening (info click here), we tried to have twice. Last Monday it rained really hard about 3:30 in the afternoon and the radar showed more so we canceled. Then it didn't rain until late.
Today it was supposed to be nice... While we were grilling our food this tree limb fell down...should be a sign for the brig thunderstorm that blew in.So needless to say I didn't get many pictures... We still had fun. We crowded into Kylie's place of employment to stay safe from the rain and eat our picnics.
A couple of us braved the storm for a bit to finish cooking.
Before the storm the little ones enjoyed bubbles.
...and maybe some of the big ones too.
I forgot to take more pictures while we were in the building. Oh well, fun story to remember with our home and visiting teaching families. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed talking to my friends.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
How do you describe the most perfect for us vacation destination in the world? We love quiet and tranquil places. We love to experience nature and the beauty of the creation.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Do you remember in elementary school when you would dream about the cute boy from class taking you on dates? Then you would make the hearts on your notebook with the said cute boy's initials and yours and you would write 4-ever? This was pre text codes people. But do your remember what I'm talking about?
Well K. C. was never the initials I was writing about in elementary, who knew my hubby to be was 1,000 miles away, and three grades ahead of me in school. But, I was lucky enough to meet K. C. When it was time to get married. Who knew my soul mate would be from so far way. Well, we just celebrated our 20th anniversary on June 4th.
We saw so many wonderful things it will take me several days to post them all. The best part is that I know that I am still married to my best friend. I'll talk more about this later, but when you get married at 18, you worry about if the marriage is going to last.
It was so beautiful here in Michigan. It was in the 60s during the day and 40s to 50s at night so a bit colder than in Ohio, but we loved every minute of it.
Au Sable Lighthouse
Do you see those white things floating in the horizon? Yep, those were icebergs.
Au sable Lighthouse
Shipwreck by the lighthouse, they call it the ghost coast because of all the shipwrecks in the area.
The iron right soil turns the creeks and rivers into tea colored water.
Lake Superior is beautiful, we spent many hours looking at it from different areas at different times of day, but my favorite is sunset. Kyle said if it weren't for the mosquitoes it would be like heaven up here. I think I have to agree.