Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Nothing new going on in the outside project area. I'm soon going to have to ask just what IS going on~ being a good project manager, you know. :)
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
As you can see the pavers are all tamped in (just needs a sealer put on) and the next project awaits- what that is, I'm not sure. However- there is a section of concrete missing above the garage door, so my assumption being that the garage door opening is about to be blocked up. Maybe that's why a new door is laying on it's side in the garage?? I told you they keep me out of the loop now- they said I pester too much and when I see something being done, then that's the project being worked on- how's that for making a 'minute my minute' planner a little nervous? :) Arghhhhh!
A little rain couldn't stop the evening's fun-- tent night with Daddy too. With the tent now leaking, it had to be dried out, but that was Aok with the kids. Time for s'mores, movies and popcorn!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Jacob's also taken his cowboy/indian shoot em' up game to a new level:
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
NOT GOOD!!: Tomato blight- NOOOOOOO! Not again! I saw it yesterday- at least I think that's what it is. Again- there's always next year.. and next year... and next.........
And there you have it- mid-summer's update:)
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Just checking in for an end of the week update:
After a busy week, all is quiet- strange phenomenon around here! Driveway complete- not without etching from Mark already. >:O He bought a new power washer and tried it out- it's pretty powerful alright- made instant marks in the uncured concrete~way to go! He says the marks will go right away when he puts the sealer on-- I'm thinking it might be time for another bet. And I have y'all know that the Japanese Maple is looking a little 'sickly'! I'll have to take some pictures for you- but the leaves seem to be withering up- Mark thinks I've poisoned it. I haven't... but that gives me an idea... (for those just joining this page- I bet Mark that he killed our tree by basically cutting it off instead of pruning it- the little sucker ended up living anyway)
Found a new yummy mexican place today- Chipotle. Yummy food, neat website, although the restaurant we were at lacked the character shown in picts of other Chipotle restaurants. Anyway, a nice alternate, heath'ier' place- hard to find cheap, semi-healthy food these days. Which brings me to my next topic:
After more and more people have been asking: how do you homeschool 4 kids (really only 2 right now), keep the house clean (somewhat-ha ha), keep the kids clean (every other day anyway- hee, hee) and get a healthy dinner on the table each night???-- well, coming soon is a website answering these questions-- something along the lines of 'what makes our family tick'-good ol' practical, down-to-earth living with a crazy family of 7. I'll keep ya informed as it develops.
Time to sign off and prepare for the week ahead, or just veg out~
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Check out Elisha- just one of the guys- with real coffee-
(thanks Daddy >:I) Spiffy brand new cement trucks-- oohh, aahhhh! :) The moment we've been waiting for... (and PapPap's standing around again- ha ha!) That stuff looked like too much fun to play in :) ~if I wasn't so 'practical' I would have tried to get into it :)
There's going to be lots of bike riding on that! What a brand new, big, blank palate for colored chalk! PapPap hates colored sidewalk chalk :O Come on PapPap- it will wash off easily :)
I had to have all of the children put in their hand prints- they came out really cute. I later learned that Darryl really doesn't like it when people mess up his work with writing and handprints-- sorry Darryl! Oops!
And that's all folks-- ...until the porch is started :) Looks like this could be a 'boring blog summer' for y'all. But, unfortunately I'm pretty excited :) We did look at a house overlooking the river a few nights ago. We were really excited about it because it's probably the most breath-taking lot in our town, and the house looks absolutely beautiful. And it was- magazine country-photo quality! But it ended up being smaller than our house now- so back to pushing for our addition here- I'm working the guys the best I can :)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
They'll be sleeping good tonight!