Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
On another note...My mom is doing much better. I have had some really good visits with her lately, she is talking and she finally got moved out of ICU. I really want to thank everyone for their prayers, I can't imagine what might have happened without every one's prayers. She is recovering well and we look forward to seeing her come home after the new year. Thank You!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday at camp.
Inside the tent, Dwayne rests on our wonderful rope bed.
Camp on Sunday morning.
Camp at Night.
Amazingly the kiddos can have fun, even without electronics, just doing some chasing, hiking and rolling down the hills.
Brighton leads Tobi, his prisoner, around.
The kids rest at the end of the hill after rolling down it many times.
We had a beautiful hike.
A quick photo spot during the hike.
A little rest after our hike.
A quiet Sunday morning, all the kiddos had something to do.
How about a little "guess what I am drawling"?
Brighton spends quality time cleaning wax off the table, at least he gets to use his knife...
Tobi plays her new flute, which mysteriously disappeared on the way home... :)
It was our last re-enactment for the year, but we are looking forward to many more next year.
P.S. Work is really picking up, so I may be a little slow in blog updates.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
All this re-enacting is causing me to dig into more history books. I went to the library last week and picked up a few books on Indiana history. I will be looking for more books on the French and Indian war, and the war of 1812 soon. It is really cool to read more on this and be able to take little pieces of this past and work it into our stories when we talk to people who come through our camp. Dwayne and Sari were doing a great job of this at 1812. Now I just have to catch up with them.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday came around and you could tell everyone is still a little tired, but starting to get back to the reality of life. I was very lazy Tuesday morning, but finally got started on laundry. I am not doing any sewing this week. I am trying to get all my projects sorted through and put away some extra material that is not needed right now. I did finally finish sewing the binding on my stays Monday night at the soccer game. Let me tell you right now, that really starts some interesting conversations, when you are sewing stays at a soccer game.
Today, still more laundry for me. I had to keep Tobi home today because she is running a slight fever. I am sure it is nothing serious, just a little cold. This week is going by so fast. Our weekend is not overly planned out, but still enough stuff to keep us busy. I will be in the A/V booth this weekend, so I will be at the church this Thursday night. I really enjoy working in the A/V booth. Brian Cline does an awesome job of keeping his volunteers informed, which is really nice.
Well...off to do the laundry now. Have a great day everyone!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
(A view into camp)
(Sari and Sara's camp)
(A group breakfast)
(Preparing ammunition for the battle)
(Dora playing the violin, she made lots of money)
(Tobi checking out her handwriting with a candle lighting her way)
(Dora in her new birthday dress, while it was still clean)
(Dwayne during the indian and pirate battle)
(Sari and Sara coming up the hill)
(Dora and her friend playing under Capt'n Bob)
(Brighton taking wood to his campsite)
These are just a few pictures. It was a great time. Thanks to all those who came to came by to see us.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Quick answer to a question in the previous comments, Milah, I don't have an actual address for Mississinewa 1812. The only directions I have are 7 miles Norht of Marion, IN on State Road 15. Sorry I am not more help. Dwayne always does the driving and I have not paid much attention.
Well, I think I am really looking forward to sleep tonight. I love staying up, I get so much done, but I also love the feeling of being so tired that I really fall asleep when I finally do go to bed. I am one of those people who let their thoughts keep them awake way too long, but not tonight, I am way too tired to think...lol.
By the way, for anyone who might be thinking about coming up to Mississinewa 1812 here is a little information for you:
- Hours: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-4pm
- Prices: At the door, Adults-$7, kids (6-11) $4, but some Marsh stores are offering advanced tickets, Adults-$5, kids $3. You might want to check that out.
- If you are looking for us, we are the first campsite on your left side, by the river. We are with the River Rogues (Pirates).
- There are TONS of merchants selling all kinds of cool things and foods, so be prepared, plus there is a really cool battle re-enactment that I think is done maybe twice a day...
- Last thing, I know that I will be in a sewing information class on Saturday from 10am to about noon, but all my kiddos should be around.
Allrighty then...it is now 3:15am, I better get back to my sewing. I will hopefully get my picture software loaded to the new computer soon so that I will be able to post tons of pictures.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
PS. If I have acted distant or ignored anyone lately, please let me know. When I get this buried in my projects, I tend to forget there are other people in the world. I hate that I do that, I really need to work on that. But at least I should be back to the land of the living starting around Oct. 13th. Even though we are going to another re-enacting event the first weekend of Nov. I will not be sewing so much for that one, I hope...lol.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
The kids are getting very excited about Saturday. We will be heading to one of our re-enactments and they can't wait. I have just finished up some clothes for Sari last night, and I still need to finish up some other clothes, but we will pretty much be ready for our day trip....yea...we can't wait!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
By the way...I have no temptation at all to eat any of the candy, it did not even appeal to me yesterday. As much as I like candy, I like it when I am in the mood for it, working on it all day yesterday did not tempt me at all...guess I am just a little weird like that...lol.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Dora brought home a paper on soccer yesterday and since the deadline was Aug.30th, I quickly signed her up and mailed it out. The mega sports camp really got her excited about soccer and Dwayne and I are always on the look out for things for Dora to do, she needs to get out there and make friends. This little 3rd child of mine is a goofy one. She will occasionally talk of friends from school, but that is about it. Nothing about wanting to have them over, nothing about planning a huge birthday party with friends from school and no, absolutely no sleepovers for this girl. All my other kiddos like to do things with friends outside of school, even Tobi is already bugging me about wanting to invite a friend over for dinner, but not Dora. Besides grandparents, the only other place she will stay the night is at our friend's house, the Clouses. I think that is just because we do so much with them, that they feel like family to her.
Well, I am glad today is Friday, the kids will have a 3 day weekend to rest up before they return to school. Tobi may need all 3 days to recover. I do like the fact that the kiddos are kind of eased slowly back into school, 3 days this week, 4 days next week and then on the full school week. Tobi may need that slow transition, but I think in the end she will do fine. All of them will.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
So, off to the next house. I love walking through each house, looking at the tables, the dishes, the cast iron pots, and just the over all look of the way people lived back then.
Can you walk on stilts? Dora did a really good job, Dwayne can do it, Sari tried, but was not the greatest, I am not sure if Brighton ever accomplished it, and Tobi...well, I am pretty sure she never made it either. ME...I did not even try.
What an absolutely beautiful family I have!