Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Catch-up post

Ok, so this is our catch-up post that will cover the random events
over the last 2 months or so that are worthy of mention, but we just
don't have the time or space for a complete post.

Our cousin Lexie had her first birthday party!

We have been seeing plenty of deer around!
This one was about 35 yards off the back of our house.

Caleb is our groundskeeper - he just acquired this lawn-sweeper

The boys also bought a quad recently...

and have been fixing it up!
Here, Joseph was working on a head cover gasket.

We had some good friends over, and they brought their REAL quads along!

Yes, the girls do drive the quads - it wasn't just for the pic!

Off to the trails!

Frisbee - an activity that must be incorporated into all other activities!

Our family has been busily preserving produce for the coming year...

...such as peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, carrots, etc.
Here are a couple pics of the processes:


And after!

Blueberry picking with little friends!

Someone looks sick of peeling carrots! Wait, she's turning orange!

Our latest project is putting a second kitchen in our finished basement.
A friend from church gave us all their old kitchen cabinets, so 
we are looking to expand the possibilities our home offers
when it comes to hospitality!

No more space for the mini-van!

The boys got to drive in the Berkley Parade! (day before the Dream Cruise)

Jon and Danielle (rollover)

One Sunday after church, Jon was driving over to our grandparents' house,
and saw this nice couch sitting out on the curb.

So, being the garbage-picking nuts that we are, we pulled over, staked it out,
flagged Mom down, grabbed it, and tossed it in the van (it didn't fit)
and continued on our way....

Check out Caleb's little vid below:

The couch was in a holding pattern in Grandpa's garage
until we could bring a pickup truck.

Well, that's been the quick overview of what's been going on!

"This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope...
his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."

1 comment:

  1. Haha! Loved Mr. M's reaction to seeing the couch! Reminded me of my Dad when he comes home to find that Mom has been remodeling again! :^)