Friday, May 25, 2012


Marie graduates from elementary school.  Can it be possible?! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dirty Hobby

My adventurous son coming home from a day of caving . . . 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I am usually very conservative about the color of my toe nail polish in the summer.  But . . . 

I took a friend for pedicures to celebrate her birthday.  I had picked out a very beautiful pink color for myself.  At the very last moment when she was about to brush the first stroke of polish on my toes, I said, "Wait!  Paint them blue!"  And them she added cute little flowers too.
They make me smile every time I look at them.  I may never go back to pink again.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Broken Arm

With 7 children you might think that we have had several broken limbs at our house.  But this is the first.  Justin jumped from a box trying to grab the top of the jungle gym.  He missed.

The x-ray . . . 

Monday, May 7, 2012

A New Hobby

Todd decided he wanted to add a few more more beehives to our property.  He decided to collect swarms. Here is a swarm up in a tree.
Todd puts on his bee suit.
Carries a box up the ladder into the tree.
Sweeps the bees into the box with a broom.
Closes the box.
Puts the box into the back of the truck and drives home.
He puts a new beehive box out.
And pours the swarm into its new home.
He collected 4 total swarms this spring for a total of 5.  More honey this fall!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Square Foot Garden

A new project for 2012 . . .