It's not very clear or bright. But you get the idea of why we needed to paint it.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Not to sure what was going on with these rocks. They looked like they had fur on them.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Then we decided to bring the same color into the kitchen. At first I only painted the top part of the kitchen. But it looks unfinished that way and kept going.
We also had a visit from Jamie's mom Cheryl and his Grandma this weekend. It was so nice that Cheryl was able to bring Grandma up. We went up to Duluth on Friday while the boys where in school. I checked online and find out when one of the big boats was going to be coming in. We made it just in time to see it.
Did you notice the first name of the boat. James was the name of my father-in-law. Cheryl's husband and Grandma's son. So it was sort of fitting that we would see the James come in since he is the one that would take them to Duluth. Jamie also noticed the boat was from Wilmington, DE. Jim's middle name was William.
Grandma was on a mission this weekend. She had certain things she wanted to see. There was a boat in Duluth, which we saw. Loons and Eagles. Well on our way up to Duluth we took a back way so we could see all the pretty leaves and we saw a bear cross the road in front of us. On our way back we saw a hawk and 4 deer. Once we got home Jamie and Grandma went down to the dock and she saw 2 eagles and a loon. So I believe her weekend was complete.
Friday, September 12, 2008
My mother-in-law told me about a new way two of Jamie's aunts fix the tomatoes. I hate to boil them to get the skin off. So she told me to add my grinder atachment to my new kitchen aide mixer and just grind it all up. After you core them of course.
Here is the lovely grinder in action. Doesn't that look good??!!
Now it would have been nice of the aunts to warn me that sometimes the tomotoe explodes out of the grinder. This normally happens when you push down on the tomatoes and there is an air pocket in there. Here is my poor floor after one of these episodes.
Luckily I had to wash my floor. Thanks guys.
MMMMmmmm doesn't that look good.
I ended up with two batches of salsa and one batch of speghitti sauce. Not to sure how it tastes yet. I don't think Jamie is very fond of the technique since it isn't chunky. Oh well. The poor guy will have to deal with it.
Now when you are canning isn't the best sound in the world that sudden pop of the can sealing it's self. Oh it's the best sound ever. The only time you don't want to hear it is two days later.
I had all my cans lined up in the pantry and I started to hear the same popping noise. So I went to check the jars and 9 of them have come unsealed. I have them in the frig now and I'm hoping they are still ok to eat. Well let's make that 10. I just went to check on them and another one is popped!!
So sad.... Maybe next year I will have better luck.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
See the pretty light fixture and the pretty curtains we had. Sorry there is only one before picture. I didn't take many pictures before I started my projects.
Don't you just love that green color on the wall. Cheryl helped me pick out the material for the curtains and then we picked out a green and a red paint color from the material. When we got home we showed Jamie and he went with the green. I just love it. I also love the light fixture. Of course the light bulb hanging from the wires does have it's only little flair. Just kidding.
We still need to hang stuff on the walls, but of course that is at the other house yet.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I'm still trying to get use to being so far out of town. We are about 20 minutes away from town right now. So when I tell Jamie I'm just going to run into town. That actually means I'll be back in an hour. I do have to say I like the peace, no traffic, loons calling, and waves rolling into the beach. This summer I pretty much spent most of my time on the front porch with one of my books and watching the boys run around the driveway. Soooo nice.
Well the boys are now in school and we have them in soccer. So far school is going good. Sounds like Jakob got lost his first day and I think that scared him pretty good. But other then that all is well. Seth comes home each day and tells me he is still above the line. Which means he isn't being naughty. : ) And as we all know with Seth that sometimes can be a challenge. Here are some pictures of soccer practice and the first day of school.
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Waiting for the right kick