Sunday, October 30, 2011
When I came in the house tonight, late, there they were in a row, electric flickering candles inside them in the dark living room.
I was delighted.
Here's a picture with flash. Flash is overrated in life.
love you kids so darn much, and your pumpkin'-carvin' father too. Mom
Saturday, October 29, 2011
And here is Tim taking apart the old, cracked bed frame we replaced. Well, we rotated beds. Dan and Alicia bought one at a garage sale, so we put that in the cabin, and moved a bed, and then discarded this old broken one.
He got it all apart and then reattached the wheels to the footboard to make one of those things like mechanics use to roll under cars. Except the wheels were too tiny and it didn't roll all that well.
But still, nice try.
Yes, Men's Nards. I've heard ALL the jokes. Anyway, this Menard's was a fair bit amazing. It even had a grocery section with varieties of Doritos and turkey jerky, and Peachy-Os, and every kind of mixed nuts.
What in the heck?
Not gonna lie, I liked it. It was impressive.
Oh,and they had pre-made deck railing for $33 a section and posts for less than ten dollars. It was all so convenient that in the morning Jay had that deck railing done before breakfast.
He also forgot to pack a jacket, but was willing to wear mine. That's a warm jacket from Gap that I got at a garage sale. I'm glad he didn't reject it as a girl's jacket. How can anyone even tell? The lake is not a beauty contest, believe me.
Oh, and here's the best part of the whole weekend, kicked back in the living room, DVD playing at the end of the day, warm and quiet and lovely. Sigh. Was this really only a week ago? love, Val
But there was time for a little fishing. The fish were not biting AT ALL, but they had fun trying.
Okay, that got her an escorted trip back to her parents.
Sigh. It's hard to sign off on summer, but we have to do it. love, Val
Friday, October 28, 2011
And Julia in Heidi's old ladybug costume. It's way tamer on Julia than it was on Heidi.
Here's my mother--the witch stirs her brew. Actually, it was sloppy joes, and they were divine.
YAY! You did it!
Mom? Dad? Thank you for doing this every year. The excitement around this house the last couple days was pretty intense. The kids were ready to put on costumes at 2:30.
The thing that had me laughing my heart out tonight was my brother's child, my own godson, asking if there was any limit on the number of little weenies allowed to any one person.
We made four pans and it's this: Little weenies, wrapped in bits of crescent dough and baked for about 15 minutes.
They are delicious, a feast.
Jay and I have even brought them as an appetizer to grown up dinner parties and people descend upon them, but nobody has ever asked the legal limit on them except my brother's child.
Eat up, Buddy.
What a great night. love, Val