Monday, August 18, 2008


Saturday we spent the entire afternoon painting our door and shutters. I can tell a huge difference but the pictures look almost identical. We used the Hawkes paint sprayer and now our door and shutters look professionally done. Thanks Hawkes!

Two years ago...

The new blackish, bluish, brownish shutters. They look different every time I look at them??

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Jeff had an entire week of school off and the majority of his time was spent golfing. I made him take the camera to get a quick snap shot. He was really embarrassed about asking somebody to take a picture and making the neighbors stand in it. Ha made me happy.

Here is Tony (this is Emma's daddy, now you know why she is so great at volleyball), Dave, Jeff and Tad. They are so cute, they even lined up by height.

Neighbors and Baseball

Jeff and I have been so lucky to find great friends and neighbors. Tony and Molly, neighbors, got the entire clan of us free tickets to watch a Bats game and get a free hot dog and drink. I had to miss the first part of the game and leave a little early because I had my final the next day, but it was still a very enjoyable time. Thanks guys!

These are 3 of the neighbor boys, Jake, Mason, and Ryan. They are so adorable and Ryan even threw out the peace sign. Go RYAN!

Emma is Jakes older sister. She is in first grade and is the most athletic little thing. She plays all the sports, including volleyball. She looks so cute when she comes home with all her gear on. I wish my kids would play volleyball, but with Jeff and I as parents they probably won't be tall enough:(

The Opossum

While I was gone to work one night Jeff spotted a furry little creature. At first glance he thought it was a cat, but when he looked again he ran like a girl. Luckily he knew I would need some pictures and as he ran away he went to the house to find our camera. He got up his nerves and tried to take some pictures of the opossum. Unfortunately, he only got one picture and the batteries in the camera went dead. Thanks for trying honey!

A Mess of Peaches

We canned our peaches and it was a long dirty job. I don't know if I'll be able to talk Jeff into helping with that project again. To add to our mess, we didn't end up with enough jars so we had to freeze some peaches and make some jam during the canning project. They turned out, we think, we have yet to use them. Peach pie in the fall and winter will be amazing!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Picking Peaches at Huber Farms

Today we went to Huber Farms to pick some fresh peaches. Summer decided she was going to can peaches and I wanted to learn too. So, we headed up to get fresh, cheaper peaches. They are delicious, I actually taste tested them at the farm :) Now I can not wait until Thursday or Friday to do the canning. Hopefully we don't eat them all up before then.Don't we all make cute fruits and vegetables. Even baby Taylor made it in one.