Monday, July 30, 2007

The End of Camp is Near

Next week is our last week of camp. We are surprised at how quickly the summer has disappeared. We said goodbye to our last work team on Sunday. There were 24 people from Altoona, PA. Chad has been in charge of taking care of the groups this summer so he has been busy keeping them busy! Each of the groups came over and I cooked Pizza for them and Chad did the salmon/halibut cooking. We had such a good time visiting with each of them (the 3 different groups we had over) and truly appreciate all of the hard work they put in to help camp out with its' projects.
Emma and Madison have been playing hard outside and have developed a beautiful tan! They love playing with their friends Katie, Jordan, Zechari, Audren, and Trent. Their favorite thing to play is some form of princess and Zechari and Trent get to be the lucky boys whom the princesses marry! Thankfully they know they are just pretending!!!
My littlest is trying her hardest to be crawling at 4 months of age. She has gotten up on all 4's today and pushed herself forward, so we will see what happens. She is sleeping wonderfully though. She sleeps about 10-12 hours at night with one feeding at about hour 7 and then she takes 2, 3 hour naps each day. She has been a pretty easy baby, which makes life easier.
My garden is doing ok, I had a huge bug infestation on my tomato plants and I was able to kill them all, but I don't know if my tomato plants will produce much this year because of that. I have been getting lots of lettuce and radishes. My carrots are very sweet and the beets are looking healthy. I also had Holli help me landscape my front yard and it looks absolutely gorgeous now.

Friday, July 13, 2007


We thought that we had summer, it was here and the weather was warm and we played in the sun and the water, and then the rain came, and came, and has never really left and the sun disappeared and we all want it back!! We have been trying to be unselfish and send it to other states that need rain but it is not listening! However the benefits of rain are nice green trees and grass.
My greenhouse is up and my plants are loving it. Next year will be better because I will get lots of manure for it in the fall so the soil will be better as well. My plants were put in the greenhouse a little later than I wanted, but I think that we will still get a good growing season in.
My sister had a wonderful wedding and the three girls and I went down for it. The date was June 22, 2007 and Emma and Madison made the cutest flower girls ever! My dad had told them to walk really slow and they did. It took them a good 4 min. to get down the aisle and the best part about it was they arrived at the end just as the song was ending!
It was fun to visit with all of our cousins and aunts and uncles as well. All of the cousins on my mom's side of the family were there so we of course had to document it well with many photo ops :).
While we were in Montana my mom and I took the girls to the water slides and they had a blast! After 4 hours there they were still wanting to play and go down the slides. It was the perfect day for it because it was 100 degrees outside and the water was cool so it was nice and refreshing.
Now we have been enjoying the company of my sister-in-law. The girls are having lots of fun and we all go on daily walks together. It is always nice to have friends and family around to visit with. I always do enjoy a nice adult conversation every once in a while!!
Heidi is getting big and can roll over now. She is itching to start crawling and moving around. We are working on getting a good nap routine down but she is starting to fight sleep a little bit which is making it hard on mommy:)
I am starting to get my exercising in more as Heidi gets more independent and Chad is doing more as well. We are all eating healthier and making better decisions in that direction, which is the first time that we all are making it a group effort.