Monday, September 13, 2010

Scout Awards

J's troop recently had an awards night. J advanced in rank and earned 4 merit badges. S gave out some of the awards and shared his appreciation on being educated about the benefit of sock liners. They can make or break a 12 mile hike.

Triathalon and Fun Run

J again participated in a triathalon recently. He got 2nd in his age catagory. S participated in the fun run. Just when the fun run finished, the sky OPENED UP and we got soaked! So glad that the events were able to take place before the deluge!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

These posts are out of order. Sorry.

After dinner we went back to check the floats and found two more large fish. The last one and bigger one was MAD!

Fun day at the lake

After jug fishing, we beached the boat and grilled hotdogs for dinner. When the sun went down, it got cold. I was so glad that we brought sweatshirts.

Redneck fishing adventure pays off!

We went to the lake and took a friend with us to go "jug fishing". We caught over 16 lbs of catfish. It was soooo fun to see the float start bobbing up and down when there was a fish on the hook.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Flooding in the Neighborhood

We had 7.34 inches of rain in a little more than 24 hours. Then during church it was a huge down pour. The water level in the back yard rose a foot. It's still raining and it is forecasted to continue to be heavy for several more hours.
The last picture is at the Weyerhauser plant at the end of the main road to our house.

The second picture is a different perspective of our back yard.
The third picture is of a neighbor's garden. Yes, that is a VAN floating behind the trees.

I took this standing on our front porch.

This is our backyard...and the dog house that was in our back yard.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Amish/Mennonite Auction

Today was the annual non-motorized farm implement auction. There were thousands of folks there. Along with farm equipment for sale, there are all sorts of poultry and rabbits. There were puppies and plants, boots and baskets, hand tools and honey. At any time, there were at least three auction rings going.

It's a really neat experience. We did not buy any bantan roosters, pheasants, ducks, guinea hens, fighting cocks, geese or peacocks (okay, there was only ONE peacok to purchase - I exaggerate.) We settled for some tomato plants, a jar of honey and multiple desserts.

Art award

J was recently chosen as one of 500 (out of 20,000) students for a local award.

Here is an end-of-season photo of the team.

Arrow of Light

J recently earned his Arrow of Light award and transitioned from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. We are very proud of him and he's on the road to some new and exciting adventures.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

More snow fun!

Who would have thought that we'd get 6 inches of snow? Yippee! It was great for sledding in the neighborhood retention area...not so good for making snowmen....okay for snowballs if you have the right tools (snow slinger from Eddie Bauer)...and great snow cream.