Thursday, May 29, 2008


Yeah, Our contractor came and finally put the rest of the railing on the front of the house!! Doesn't it look great. I don't know if you noticed in the other pictures of our house but the railing was not there. I think it looks great. Thanks Rick!!
P.S. Don't look at all the rocks. ha ha

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Don't you just love it when you go in to get your blood drawn. I really love it when I go in and and the nurse pushes the needle in nice and slow. Then when she puts the vial in and the blood doesn't come out and she starts moving the needle all around trying to find my vein. It's been 4 hours and my arm still hurts. Stupid nurse.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day

Growing up Memorial Day didn't mean a whole lot to me. I didn't really know anyone that had passed on, I did have a grandpa but we didn't go to his grave every year, I don't recall going to very many cemeteries growing up. Well Memorial Day means a lot more to me now. We spend it every year with C's family. We usually go fishing, it was too rainy this year, Then C's sister in-law gathers wild flowers on our way out and then we go visit C's brother and sister's grave sites. It is always a reminder of how short life really is and that we need to celebrate the life that we have. C's brother died 2 months before his 30Th birthday and his sister died at the age of 24. It helps me to remember how blessed C and I have been with his health. It is great to remember them. I didn't know C's brother but his sister was awesome. We lived next to her when we first got married.
I know the holiday is for the wonderful Veterans that have served to help me live in this wonderful land. Thank you for your service. I'm also glad for this wonderful holiday to help us reminisce about the wonderful people in our lives that we knew and who has passed on.

Go Karts

Wow, C and I went to I.F. on Saturday and watched the new Indiana Jones movie. It was good but I could do without the gross scene that is in every Indiana Jones movie. However we also went to an inside go kart track. The Karts were kept up nice so the went really fast. A lot better than Lagoon. We were sliding around corners. It was a blast. And I won the 15 lap race :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I can't believe it. It is snowing outside!! I hope my garden makes it through. I have Walls of Water around the plants that are out of the ground. I really don't want to replant. We are supposed to get 2 inches between tonight and tomorrow. I'm over it. Isn't it supposed to be spring??

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Gardening Part 2

Yeah!! My garden is planted. C and I planted it last night. It was funner than trying to spread that stupid dirt. We planted peas, romaine lettuce, radish's, carrots, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, corn, and red potatoes. It feels so great to have the garden planted. It is fun to look at now. I'm excited to see it start growing.

Monday, May 19, 2008


Wow, Have you ever tried to shovel and move 27 TONS of Topsoil? It is not an easy task. Since I work at a gravel pit, I delivered 2 truckloads of topsoil to my house on Friday. We were wanting to plant our garden on Saturday. Well I decided we have made ourselves a huge garden plot 28'x23'. Trying to spread 1 of the piles of topsoil took us 4 hours to shovel and rake trying to level it out. Then luckily C's dad came over and suggested using one of the old farm equipment tools. Wow it was awesome. It spread the second load out in a matter of minutes. Boy was I glad he showed up. Today my arms and back muscles hurt from moving so much dirt. After all of that we still had to spread the soil conditioner out and then till the garden. Sorry to say we didn't get the garden planted. But the spot looks awesome.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Strawberry Jam

Yeah, I made strawberry jam last night. It was my first time without any help from C's Mom. C wanted tons of it and did you know you can't double the batch. So I had to make 8 seperate batches of jam. It looks really pretty now. They all sealed :) I love having my own house so that I have a place for food storage. It is awesome to see my storage room feel up and gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


The warm weather finally came, for 2 days, and we took advantage of it. We went 4-wheelin with another couple up swift creek. We didn't get very far and we ran into snow. (suprise suprise) Well, we decided we were going to try drive on top of the snow. It was really fun going up and over the snow slides that covered the roads. We still didn't get very far before there was too much snow to go over. We turned around and headed back.
When we got back to the 1st snow, the turn around spot for trucks that pulled snow mobliles up there to ride, C. went to turn so he wouldn't hit the truck that was parked in the way, right as the snow went really soft and he tipped the 4 wheeler right on its side. Luckily he had enough sense to put his feet on the seat to stop the momentum of it from rolling onto him.
Then I came around the corner and saw the bottom of his 4-wheeler and he pops up and waves with a smile on his face. It was all I could do to not start laughing at him. His hip is not bothering him anymore so that's good.