August 20, 2008

"Build me a workbench Papa..."

Months and months ago Jeremiah and Papa talked about how he Jeremiah needed his own workbench. Each time we worked on a project around the house, he would remind us that his Papa was going to build him a workbench. Well, yesterday afternoon Papa and all his tools came over. They worked out in the rain and sunshine all day. Papa had Jeremiah do all the measuring, marking, and he even had him put in just about every screw involved. Jeremiah loved it! He kept saying that he "loved loud noises", meaning each time Papa fired up the saw and cut into the wood. At the end of all the saw dust and wood scraps, Jeremiah has one of the coolest workbenches a kid could ever ask for.

The first thing Jeremiah did this morning after getting dressed was head out to do some "work".

I hung around to help out with some of the heavy lifting and I was talking to my dad about the memories I have as a kid working in my Papa's shop. Aaron and I used to "build" all kinds of things. Often, we would not only bend lots of nails, but we usually managed to bend a thumb or two as we hammered! I hope that Jeremiah will have lots and lots of memories "working" with his papa and daddy over the next years.

August 18, 2008

Summer happenings...

Here's some random pictures and happening from the last bit of the month:
We've had a busy summer around our house. Although we haven't traveled too much, the kids and I have been staying busy at home. They have been having a blast running through the sprinklers in the backyard, almost everyday.

We've been able to enjoy the views from our house to watch all the lightening and thunderstorms we've been having. One day I was able to catch on camera a fire that was started by the lightening across the hill from us.

I picked our first squash from our garden last week and attempted to bake and eat it....unfortunately it was horrible tasting! It sure looked pretty though.

Hosanna is growing so fast...can't believe she'll be one next month!

This morning the kids were playing outside. I thought they were being very quiet, so I decided to check on them. When I peeked out the window, I could see that they had found a roll of duct tape and they were "fixing" things for me. One of the things they fixed was a petrified wood piece on the side of the house. Jeremiah informed me that it was like a spiderweb, only it would catch all the deers! Gotta love 'em!

August 2, 2008


I decided that this year I would plant a veggie and fruit garden. Well....after pulling weeds, building fence, watering, watching and waiting...the kids and I pulled our first carrot today! It was probably a little early, but I couldn't help it! The kids thought it was so cool and they immediately wanted to eat it. I told them we would clean it up and show it to Daddy first.