July 29, 2007
July 20, 2007
July 18, 2007
In other big news, the American Girl Itty Bitty Twins that Claire had ordered with her birthday money arrived on the UPS truck yesterday while her friend Emily was here. Talk about some enchanted little girls! I didn't think to snap a pic then, but I did get this one later.
July 11, 2007
July 10, 2007
I am also having internet issues. Every couple of months or so our internet goes down because the pole that it's mounted to falls forward with the weight of the satellite. You would think this would be an easy problem to fix, but it's not and don't even get me started on this! Mark went out and rigged up a ratchet strap to pull the pole back, but I think it's just a matter of time before I am offline for awhile. Needless to say, I am hurrying to post this in case that happens and if you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why.
Trying to stay cool, get a little artwork done and keep the deer from eating my garden. Did eight loads of laundry yesterday, not only washed and dried but folded and put away too! Yay me! I hope to be picking cherries tonight. The fruit from our bing tree is so delicious and profuse this year. If you're in my neighborhood, I'm happy to share. Just bring a bucket.
July 6, 2007
July 5, 2007
We enjoyed a bit of sparkler action on our porch Tuesday night, and Mark even shared a few goodies from his firework stash with us. We headed into Pullman with trepidation last night to watch the firework show; in years past there has been a lot of crying and covering of the ears going on. But the kids loved it and I must say our little town puts on quite a display. I spent some time reflecting on being an American and I realize that as much as I complain about our politics and ethics and inequalities, the fact that I CAN complain is the great part of living in this country.
This is a layout I did about my grandmother with some of my supplies from the JBS kit. My nana turned 85 this year and I've been thinking about her a lot.