Saturday, September 25, 2010

Peaches to Jam

I am not a good canner. My mom canned a lot when I was little and I always liked to help. I have not done much since I got married. While we were in Utah last week we picked up a box of peaches and I made Jam. My first time with NO supervision. I have to admit it is kindof amazing to think that I took one thing and turned it into something else that will last way longer. I'm not a pro but I wouldn't mind trying something else.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Library day

Yesterday in Riley's class they went to the library. This isn't unusual. They go evrery Thursday. I noticed this year that he was bringing home chapter books every time. He has gone through 3 Goosebumps books. Well yesterday when he pulled out his new library book I almost hit the floor.

Harry Potter.....REALLY!! Look at that thing it's as big as him. I own the first Harry Potter book and he enjoys reading it. And he LOVES the movies...BUT REALLY!! That thing is HUGE. I'm not going to lie. I would never read that book. I told him I was so proud of him and that he was so brave for picking a book that was obviously way too advanced for him. I'm glad that he wants to challange himself. He LOVES to read, and chapter books are his new favorite. When we read at night I set the timer for 2o minutes. When the timer goes off he always asks for 5 more minutes. Who's kid is this? I'm very glad that he is such a good student and loves to read.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The wedding we have all waited for--Krystal and Justin

WARNING: picture overload--for real. They were all so cute I couldn't choose!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Halloween Blocks

I don't have very many Halloween decorations. In fact, I don't think I have ANY Halloween decorations. And I love this time of year so today I got a wild hair and made these B-O-O blocks. I just used scrapbook paper on evey thing. The little critters came as punch outs with this Halloween paper pack. I like them and I am glad I have something to put on my table.

A new card

Our card group took the summer off so I have not been interested in making any cards lately. But we are all anxious and excited to do our first swap in October. The theme is Halloween or Thank-you. I figured more people would use Thank-you cards so that is what I did.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Family Fun Night bOwLiNg

We went bowling a few weeks ago for a friends birthday. WE LOVE BOWLING!! None of us are super good, except Russ, but we love to go. The kids are especially fun to watch. You can see in the pictures how excited Reese and Raegan were when their ball would hit even one pin. Reese would clap for everyone when it was their turn. We sure do love spending time together as a family. It seems with Russ working so many hours that our time with him is limited. The days we get to all be together are very welcomed. Russ killed everyone with his score. I would think that I would eventually get a little better, but NO I still stink. Mel got the highest score for the girls and she said, "I'm not going to do good because I haven't been bowling since Molly was a baby." I guess she had beginners luck:o) All in all everyone had a great time.