Monday, August 30, 2010

An enlightening experience....

While Dad and I were at the state convention, the top
element burned out on our stove.

Here it is!

The fire department got called anyway!
You know it's a little out of hand when we know the
firemen on a first-name basis!

We thank the Lord for his protection, that nobody was hurt and there was no serious property damage!

And Mom gets a new stove out of the deal!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Peach pie!

Grace is on a roll!!!
Putting the bottom crust on the pie.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bible Bee update

The local Bible Bee was held today.

We will not know the results until sometime Wednesday!
Check for results at

We have no pictures as of yet, but as soon as I get some pics from some other people, I will post them.

Everyone had a great time at the competition and did very well!

Republican State Convention 2010

Dad and I had a great time at the MI Republican State Convention!

Both of us were promoted to primary delegates. I was promoted in the first round and Dad was called upon during the second round to vote in a runoff for Secretary of State.

It was a great experience and was really worth our time.

Here are the results of contested voting:

Lieutenant Governor: Brian Calley
Attorney General: Bill Schuette
Secretary of State: Ruth Johnson
MSU Trustee: Mitch Lyons

We waited in line outside the Breslin Center for over two hours.

Dad and I

There were several thousand people in attendance,
2,062 of which were delegates.

Me with the Republican nominee for
Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, Brian Calley

Representative Calley giving his acceptance speech

Fellow delegates Pat and Dan

Mike and I, the two youngest precinct delegates
from Macomb County

The leftover campaign literature at the
end of the day!

We had a great time and hope y'all vote Republican in the upcoming election!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is Mom's Birthday!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Jeriah and Aurora's wedding reception

Recently we attended the Michigan wedding reception for Jeriah and Aurora Bendixen

The happy couple

Our live entertainment!

We had a wonderful time and wish Jeriah and Aurora all God's best in the years ahead!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Using the time wisely....

Both Dad and Mom taking advantage of
some spare time in the car!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ontario Fred and his rig

We were at Grandma and Grandpa B's house the other day,
and "Ontario Fred" stopped by on his way to the Dream Cruise.

He travels the country pulling this little trailer that he made.
Check out the propane-powered stove and fridge!

Julia and Mary checking out the sleeping quarters!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Archery practice

We did some shooting today with Grandpa M and
our neighbor, Aiden.

It's always fun looking for arrows!

"As arrows in the hands of a mighty man, so are children of the youth" 
Proverbs 127:4

Canning Peaches

The start of the process is to boil the peaches and then peel them.
They're ready to go into the jars!
Melody is a very hard worker!
In the canner
The finished product!
My contribution was lunch!
I was kicked out of the kitchen had to set up in the laundry room!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Visit with the Alessios

We had the Alessio Family over the other night-

Here are a couple of pics:

Fellowshipping around great food! Thanks Mom!

-The girls-

Some more girls!

Anna, Elizabeth and Mary

We had our traditional whistle pop extravaganza on the porch.

Mr. Alessio is having fun!
He actually got to play an "instrument" for once!

Lucy was into the music!

Typical Joe

Our two masterpieces were Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee, and Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Our two families had a wonderful time of fun and Christian fellowship!

Friday, August 6, 2010

A few beans to snap...

We have been busy snapping and freezing beans-

"This is nothing; we'll be done in a flash!"

Just an average crop from the Mieczkowski garden!

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Visit with the Mayers

On Saturday we had the Mayers over.


Here is a frog Caleb caught.
Look at the black eyes-

Mmmmm - chocolate!

We did our traditional whistle pop performance afterwards.

We had a lot of fun and some great conversations!