Monday, March 30, 2009

What a Beautiful Sunday!

How was your day? It was 73 and sunny in the afternoon here and 42 at home 2.5 hours away in West Virginia. Wacky spring weather!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Hex and a Half?

Ordinarily, I wouldn't have thought this is possible. After following Attic24's wonderful directions for crocheted hexagons, I thought I'd give it a whirl. And here's what we ended up with:

I had an extra bobble stitch, possibly due to too many double-crochets in the beginning. Who knows? I'll try again later, but I'm pretty happy with this little booger. It has a new home and it seems quite content (for an inanimate object). It's a doll rug for SuperGirl.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Check out Attic24's Ripple Blanket. It's on my to-do list. Can't you just imagine snuggling up under this blanket in the winter by a snowy window?

Monday, March 23, 2009

What a contraption. . .

This would be SuperBoy's latest large invention.

According to him, this is a *bear scarer awayer*. Yep. When a bear gets near it, the wind blows, causing the logs to sway in the wind, scaring away the bear.

A few days after he made this, SuperDad made a "bear print" in the mud near the tree while we were at the grocery store. SuperBoy was mighty impressed.

We've since taken this down for the sake of everyone's safety. I can only imagine what he'll come up with next.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Today is my Dad's birthday.

Happy Birthday, Dad! It's hard to believe you're 64. Sixty-four!?!! How did that happen? Last time I looked, I think you were 35. I hope you're not working too hard today. Take care and I'll talk with you soon!

Love, Jen

P.S. Here are a couple of pics from 2003 for you!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kiddos at the playground. . .

Goofball on the move.

Avoiding the camera. So he thought.

Playing with their buddies.

Monday, March 9, 2009

On the way to a friend's home. . .

I snapped a few pictures on the way to a friend's home this past weekend and thought you may like to see them, too.
More than the mountains in this one, I believe I like the rock wall. I can only imagine how long it's been here.

This is the home across from the above rock wall. I would love to see the inside. I think the home dates back to the early 1800s. Click on it to enlarge.

The following are from a church on the same road. It dates back to 1846.

Isn't this well wonderful? It's across from the church and almost flush with the ground. Seems there's no great concern for safety issues with it. :)

Small old building on a rock foundation.

I'd love to know what this building and area has seen in it's history.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Does this make you happy?

Silly, isn't it. I absolutely love it. Many times, when there is a fussy child around here, I'll pull out the 'ol pink spoon. Yes, at times I wanna wallup the heck out of the little darlings, but I refrain. I hold the spoon o-so-gently at the base, face of the spoon about bosom height, and ask if this makes them happy. I usually get a smile, and the situation can be diffused. Usually. My husband thinks I'm a nut job and rolls his eyes like I"ve jumped off the deep end with no water in sight. Upon returning from the grocery store by myself a few weeks ago, my daughter holds up a wooden spoon, much like I've held the happy spoon in the past. Only this time................. my dear husband has drawn a frowny face on a piece of masking tape and taped it on the spoon. I just looked at him and said "This doesn't make me happy." He burst out laughing, like he had pulled the wool over my eyes and had a great time. Needless to say, the two spoons sit side by side in the crock that holds our utensils on the counter, forever together.

I hope we've made you smile.