Saturday, October 31, 2009


A frightening witch!

A.J. the wizard. . .He doesn't like the beard

A detective
Crazy hair (her school wouldn't let them wear costumes to school)

A bunch of grapes! (for trunk or treat)

A French artist

Yarg! (a pirate)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hunting Camp 2009

Well we just got back from another great time at hunting camp.
The weather was great, the company superb, and laughs constant!

Joshua, Mattie, and A.J. "helping" Uncle Den start a fire.

My niece Liz came up and we had a great time!

I love this picture of Uncle Den helping Joshua look through the scope of his gun.

And now . . . "Under the Big Top" (also know as the cook tent)

Russ warming up by the stove.

The setup for the killer card game!

Can you say "The heart of hunting camp?"

We just have to store the beauty and fun in our hearts and wait for next year.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Food Storage!

The grocery store in town had a case lot sale and I was able to beef up our food storage. It feels so much better to have this food in the basement. (We also got 600 lbs of potatoes from Uncle Val that we put in the root cellar.)

Now winter can come and we'll be more ready! :-)

Canning Apples

We picked all of Grandma C.'s apples and last weekend we got them bottled. We made about 50 quarts of applesauce and 20 quarts of apple pie filling. Thank you Grandma!

Joshua is helping Dad turn the grinder.

Mattie was on "wash apples" duty.

A.J. liked running the apple peeler.

Hannah is big enough that she could quarter the apples.

Here's Joshua on the peeler.

Here's a little video clip of the boys helping Russ. (took the clip with the camera tipped and now I can't figure out how to rotate the video. I guess you'll just have to tip your head. Sorry)