Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas

Tomorrow we are going to my parents farm for Christmas! Since we won't have room for Kellen's present in the car, we decided to give it to him today. He loved it mostly...the horn and the fast rides Mom gave him were great, but the hat was no fun. I had to hold his hands to try get a picture of him in it.
Kellen was very happy to have his Daddy home today. It seems like the holidays have begun. Dad got some good action shots of the tickles. Ian was suppose to be working today but got feeling really sick again this week. When he agreed with me that he should go to the doctor, I knew he was really sick. So now he is trying to recover from tonsilitis.
What a big boy Kellen is now! I can't believe how much he has changed in the last couple of weeks. He is so mobile now. I think he has had a big growth spurt. He seems so much taller to me all of a sudden. It is such a miracle to watch a baby grow and learn so quickly!
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I probably won't be back here until 2007!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Snap, Crackle, Pop...

Kellen found his own breakfast this morning before I had a chance to feed him. Guess he was really hungry.

Weekend Guests

Kellen had some weekend guests. He loved it. Everytime he saw Nolan he would get super-could-hardly-breathe-excited.

I learned a lot as I tried to get 3 kids ready for church. I finally left the vacumm out because everytime I turned around Kellen or Nolan had gotten into something and made a big mess.

Kayla was such a help, I couldn't have done it without her. And she is shaping up to be a good table tennis player!

Thanks for visiting, Kayla and Nolan!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Vintage Tree

This fall we (I should say, Ian) added insulation to the attic. He found boxes of Christmas decorations and an old artifical tree stored up there. A lot of stuff headed straight out to the garbage, but there was enough to make a pretty decent looking tree! How fun was that. I think alot of the vintage decorations are pretty cool.

I'm now having a real fun time pulling Kellen away from the tree every couple of minutes. We'll see how long I leave it up for.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


I always ask Kellen where his clappers are. He loves to clap when he gets excited.

I haven't had Kellen in the swing for months but I hadn't put it away yet. So I gave him one last ride in it. He clapped and seemed to enjoy it, for a few minutes anyhow.

The other day I was watching Oprah and he was on the floor busily playing by himself. When the audience clapped, Kellen's head snapped up and he began to clap along with them. I was kind of impressed with how quickly he recognized the noise and joined in. I think he's so smart...hee, hee!

Oprah was about the documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. Heard of it? Check it out. Made me even more concerned about the health of our planet. It convinced me to buy energy saving light bulbs. I clap for Mr. Gore.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

No pictures

We have no fun pictures to share. Neither Kellen nor I have been up to having our pictures taken. I am finally coming back from my near death (okay so it was only a cold, but a bad one). Kellen is coughing bad now so we are going to the dr this afternoon. I just thought I would remind all you healthy people to enjoy your health and the ability to breath freely. Every time I have such a bad cold I think I will never forget to enjoy every congestion free breath I take for the rest of my life. But then after a few days of health, it's easy to take it for granted again.

I have not left the house since Saturday, when I only went out to get something for my sore throat. I have been thinking about how hard it would be for someone who has a chronic illness and who is always confined and so limited to what they can do. How hard that would be. I feel like I'm going crazy after a few days.

On Sunday, while my dear husband did the dishes, I laid on the couch and watched a stupid show about ghosts. I think I have an over active imagination after I watch stupid scary shows, because I was having a really hard time leaving the safety of my bedroom to go the possibly ghost infected kitchen to get a glass of water. (Am I the only one with this problem after a scary show?) I of course used all my resources (prayer for safety and my husband) to get my glass of water. I thought about people who have real fears and obsessive compulsive disorders that control their life. That would be really hard to live with.

I remembered a girl in one of my abnormal psych classes at York College. She had just gotten happily married and they were such a cute lovey-dovey couple. Schizophrenia was one of the disorders we were studying. This girl was absent for a while and when she came back she looked very glassy eyed and not bubbly self. I heard that she was diagnosed with schizophrenia (i hope i'm not lying, maybe it was another disorder). I sometimes think about her and wonder how she is. I wonder if they are still married. I can't even imagine having to go through that (myself or as the spouse).

I am thankful that my health will soon be better and I will forget about the scary ghost. I may forget to be thankful for each easy breath I take. I hope I will not forget my renewed conviction to help and to be understanding of the sick of body or mind.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Whoops! Another First!

Kellen did a face plant this morning. He was just crawling along, when...whoops! It's his first bloody, fat lip. Very upsetting for both of us. Good thing it happened at mom's group, so we had lots of help in dealing with it. I know its just the first of many more to come. Guess, I'm glad this first is over with. Not sure why its so exciting that I had to post about it, but it was a big deal this morning. Decided not to take a picture, some firsts just don't need to be remembered.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A Whole New World...

Kellen is on the go. He has been crawling all over the house today. No more whining at me to move him or reach a toy for him. He is so happy to be independent today. It's seems like its a whole new world to him. He's having more fun playing with everything. A bit of a new world for me. He hasn't gotten into anything yet...but I've been thinking about how I can't set him down in the middle of the floor and run the compost out or have a shower. He's tried to eat my plants a couple of times today already. He crawled over to the computer and tried to turn it off just now. Oh, well, it's a fun step in Kellen's life...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Spider Man Sleeps

Here's my spider man, ready to save the world... as long as I help him walk to where he needs to go! He's starting to walk along a few things. No sign of interest in crawling, no matter how much I beg and plead.
Some people have asked me how he's sleeping since I last posted about sleep. I haven't updated, because it changes so fast, I'm never sure what to say. I have learned to trust my senses. I'm glad I did all the reading I did, because it definately gave me ideas and some direction. However, in the end it's never as clear as some authors make it sound. I tried the gradual, no cry approach, but that was 2 steps forward, 2 steps back... When I felt he was ready to sleep better at night, because he was napping really well and going to sleep on his own, I tried letting him cry it out at night again, and this time it worked! He cried for 45 minutes at midnight. Slept until 4, when I quickly nursed him and put him right back down. I heard him stir at 6, but he actually went back to sleep on his own! He didn't get up till 8!!! I was a believer. The next night he woke again at midnight, only cried for 2 minutes and repeated another perfect night!

Of course, that didn't last. He went back to his old patterns. It got bad again when we went away for 4 nights. I guess I should have expected it. I spent a week bouncing him to sleep for naps and at his night time wakenings. I couldn't get anything done. He'd wake up as soon as I set him down. Travelling just really messed him up again.

Anyhow, last week one night I thought I should try the cry it out again thing, it didn't work. I gave up after 1.5 hours. I really worked on trying to get him to nap well and go to sleep on his own at nap time. Last night I thought he seemed more content in his crib and decided it was time again to let him cry. Last night was definately better, but he still woke up too many times. So, I've decided there really can't be any miracle cures. I do lots of the recommended stuff. But, I try to mostly pay attention to him and his patterns, and just help him sleep where I can. Getting him to bed in his window of opportunity ("I'm slowing down...but not to the point of I'm rubbing my eyes" stage) is the biggest thing that seems to help. I think he likes sleeping in his new spider man suit too!

Anyhow, now that I've probably lost most readers, I'm sure there are a few (Sarina!) who are interested to learn from my experience. Any other sleep advice, moms?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Baths, Napkins and Cookies

For all the faithful readers out there of Kellen's life here's a few pictures to keep you updated. I won't say much as I have a cup of coffee and a book waiting (Life of Pi, which I am very much enjoying, Mary!)

Looking pretty cool with Grandma's cloth napkin on his head! (Until he realized it was there and ripped it off. Not a big fan of hats.)
Kellen seemed to think bath time in the bowl at Grandpa Bill's and Grandma Mary's was pretty fun!
Watching Mommy's cookies bake was very exciting! Kellen wants to stand ALL THE TIME. It keeps me prisoner since he's not too good at it yet.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Here's a post that is not about Kellen! I just completed my third spin class for this week already tonight. Yes, it's a new obsession. Our instructor is awesome. I wasn't sure whether or not to believe him when he said we burn 600-800 calories in an hour session (although when we first started he said we probably were just doing 400-500 since we weren't in good enough shape yet). So, I did a little research tonight and was surprised to learn it was true. But, it's not all about the calories. As my instructor says, my heart is thanking me every night. And it is so nice to get out of the house and even away from Kellen (though I do miss him).

Monday, November 06, 2006

Kellen's First Halloween

Better late then never. Halloween seems long gone, but here's the pics of the cutest clown. The young trick-or-treaters told me so. We didn't go out, too cold for this clown. We had a busy night with very close to 200 trick-or-treaters, maybe we should have gone out and turned off the lights for a bit!


Sometimes life seems too real because things hurt too much. Or I suppose I could say it seems too unreal, because I really still cannot understand that Gordon is not here with us. I want to meet him and to know him. I ache for Jenn and John. I think of you constantly, Jenn & John. Thank you for the strength and peace that you show during such a difficult time. You have inspired me with your faithfulness and trust in our Heavenly Father.

Friday, October 20, 2006


I guess I'm making up for my recent absence from the blogging world tonight. I couldn't resist adding this one. I heard him complaining a little after I put him in the crib the other night, but he didn't really cry so I stayed away and let him fall asleep on his own. I had a good laugh when I went and checked on him later. Don't know how he managed to fall asleep after he got himself in this akward position. Posted by Picasa

Thanksgiving weekend

Last weekend Mom invited us all home to celebrate Thanksgiving together a week late. It was nice Stan & Maxine were able to come for our Thanksgiving meal also. Jenn & Kayla were missed, but we understood! Kellen got lots of attention from his other Auntie's...
...and from Grandma...
...and Grandpa. And his cousin. I especially enjoyed this moment of Grandpa and the boys playing on the floor after church while waiting for lunch to be ready. I think it brought back that cozy Sunday afternoon family feeling I remember when everything seemed to slow down and Dad was around. Posted by Picasa

Grandpa Cecil

Kellen & I drove down to Midale yesterday to visit Great Grandpa Cecil. Bill & Mary were off on a little trip for a couple of weeks. Cecil told me he is very much looking forward to Mary getting back and taking him home. They didn't feed him supper until almost midnight last night! But he did admit he might have exaggerated a little..."it was probably more like 10." Mostly he seemed to be doing very well. He said he was so tired but he stayed awake for 2 hours visiting us. I was so glad we went, he was so excited when we arrived. He reached for Kellen and exclaimed "this is the one I've been waiting to see!" He probably announced 10 times that he was sure glad I had drove the boy down to see him, and he supposed it was nice that his mother had come too!
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Boys

Too cute to not share this one! Only a little resemblance to a picture you might find in mine or Jenn's childhood photo album! (In this one, Kellen could pass for one of my baby pictures)...
And, in this one...I see all Jenn! So strange. Nolan in quite enjoying Kellen's leftover squash in a jar. Not sure if he actually liked the taste, or just the idea that he was eating baby Kellen's food.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Beautiful Fall Days

We've had some beautiful fall days. Today not so nice. But last week I did get some fall pictures of Kellen in the leaves before all the rain. Wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I had just a moment to try snap a picture before I had to pull leaves out of his mouth again. I think these may have been the only 4 out of the 50 that didn't have a hand full of leaves on the way to his mouth.

Friday, October 06, 2006


Just got home from lectureship and squeaking in on the gridblog. I need to take the time to be thankful. Here it goes...

I am thankful I got to have supper with my parents tonight. I am sure their steady faith has been the greatest influence in my life. I am thankful for my husband who can always make me laugh. I am thankful Kellen has a father who loves him so much. I am thankful that Kellen has fun cousins who are excited to see him... I know he will have great memories of fun with cousins, as many of my childhood memories are with my cousins. God has blessed me with so many people around me that provide support, encouragmnet, inspiration, thoughtfulness,...

I am thankful that I do not struggle with drug addictions that muck up my life. It hurt to see these problems today among people that I know. I am thankful that God loves them and will not give up on them. I am thankful that God is there working even when I do not know what to do. I am thankful God works on me in ways I don't understand despite my getting in the way and avoiding the growing too often.

I am thankful for new life. Linaya Grace Taylor. New babies are absolute miracles. Each and every one. I am thankful for the amazing things God teaches us through the little ones. I am thankful I more fully understand the depth of love when I look at Kellen...which helps me to understand God's love just a little bit more.

I am thankful for our mom's groups that connect me in our community and make my frustrations validated and make me feel normal. I am thankful for spinning class and getting out of the house.

Now that I have started, it is hard to stop. I am thankful for so much. I am also thankful for a warm, comfy bed when I am exhausted.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Happy, Happy...

Kellen's Update:
  1. Very, very happy lately. Lots of smiles and laughs. (I'm so glad this side of Kellen is back now that the teeth came through.)
  2. First flu (?) last night. Vomit all over the wall beside his crib. He continued to throw up repeatedly for an hour until he collapsed in a deep sleep. Very scary. I laid on the bed and watched him sleep for a long time before I could go to sleep. He looked so pale. But, they sure do bounce back fast! He was happy, happy this morning!
  3. He learned how to scoot himself backward while sitting up. Goes in circles very well.
  4. Loves to eat (not surprising considering who his father is). New favorite: sweet potato. I've been trying to teach him the sign for "more", but he communicates it very well with his scream.

Mom's Update:

  1. Went to a spinning class demo. Love it! NEED to take it!
  2. Frustrated today (for reasons that would just take too long to explain). Something I read really was just what I needed. Wonderful thoughts, so well

Saturday, September 30, 2006


Last night I hadn't gotten to writing something for the gridblog and jokingly asked Ian if he wanted to do it. He totally surprised me when he took on the task. His only rule was that I couldn't look over his shoulder and had to post it just as he wrote it--no changes. He spent a lot of time on it thinking about Living Forgiven and doing his chicken pecking at the computer. He announced that he was finished and said I could read it, so I slid over from my scrapbooking and read the first few words and the computer shut down...I had bumped the power button with my knee on the way over! I was so disappointed and so should we all be...not to be able to read the wisdom of Ian!

Pella, this picture is mostly for you. I think its a little blury but it shows you that I finished my art project. It's perfect for the empty basement wall. Thanks for the idea!

I thought it was very interesting how many comments there were on the previous "sleep" post. Definately an issue for many people. And many people relate. I'm sad to say that we have reverted to our old ways. Kellen gets what he wants, to be in bed with us and nurse all night long. How embarrassing, I've failed miserably at my plan. Thanks to lots of encouragement, I think we are ready to let the "cry it out" method into our lives (I think). Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Old News, New Teeth, Still No Sleep

I haven't mentioned Kellen's new teeth, which is actually kind of old news now. (When this picture is full screen you can see one tooth quite clearly.) I think he got his first one 3 weeks ago (or maybe it was 2). Anyhow, Kellen's sleeping had gotten progressively worse, and I started blaming it on teething. I was so tired, that I started letting him sleep with us all the time and just nursing him back to sleep. I started noticing that he wasn't nursing that much in the day anymore and I was ALWAYS feeling tired. When the teeth came, things did not get better as I had hoped. Actually I think they got even worse. I started reading books on helping baby sleep.

So this past Friday night, I reached my breaking point. It was 3am and he was rolling around restlessly and waking every 5 minutes. How had it gotten so bad? Where had my pre-baby ideas of having a routine and even letting him "cry it out" gone? He was banished to his crib. I walked to his crib to comfort him every few minutes. At times, he would fall asleep but wake in 5 minutes again. It was 6am before I got to sleep. Ouch.

In just 2 nights, things got amazingly better. He sleeps very good in his crib. He goes to sleep quite well. I'm using several different ideas, which seemed reasonable to me, from books I've read. Thinking back to what a good sleeper he was for the first 3-4 months of his life, I wonder where it all went wrong. He used to get up just once in the night, but I was eventually getting up about 5 times with him! I wished I had some knowledge and a more specific plan on encouraging healthy sleep before the trouble started, I really think I could have avoided it all. And if anyone is an advocate for co-sleeping, I'm not saying it can't work, but it sure wasn't working for me (or Kellen).

Anyhow, my question(s) to those who care...what did you do to help your babies sleep better? OR how are you planning to manage the sleep issue/encourage healthy sleep in your babies?

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Frustations & Blessings

(Here is my delayed pictures from last weeknd. Blogger can be so frustrating...).

I couldn't say what the best part of last weekend was. My trip to Saskatoon was full of good things. Definately one was seeing Uncle Stan. Regardless of what he says, he is inspiring to me! His steady faith is amazing!
FINALLY spending some time with Julia was, of course, absolutely magnificantly marvelous! I love good friends! I can't wait for her little one to arrive!
Time with Brad & Pella was so fun, regardless of the flood in their apartment. So many good moments (including Pella's yummy curry chicken) that it would be hard to make note of just one memory...but being able to laugh about Kellen doing his "business" in the tub will remain a fresh memory for a very long time.

I got the car fixed on friday (coolant leak) and the leak was worse already on saturday. It was bad enough that I had to extend my stay in Saskatoon (thanks P&B for putting up with me). But I guess it was just teaching me what I heard at Sunday sermon and the small group study...troubles can actually be blessings. Although frustrated to not get home, I loved small group sunday night and all the extra visits I got in. I tried to recall that lesson tonight...

Tonight I was on my way to Katepwa to have supper at the Koops' and the relatives visiting from Norway. The low fuel light was on in the car...tsk, tsk Ian, I am not suppose to have to fill the car (although after he hears what happened I probably never will have to again). So I go where we always go (they know us there) and the guy (the owner) comes out to fill and is visiting away with his friend. He didn't ask if I wanted in filled or what but i didn't interupt. All of a sudden he has a look of horror and asks if its a diesel! Of course it is, it says so on the cap and he should know, shouldn't he?!?!? Okay, so maybe I should have said something too and been paying more attention. Good thing he was good natured (and yes it was a blessing he realized before I drove off). So we push it into his garage...this story could get long...he ended up having to take off the tank to drain it, Kellen and I had to walk home, we missed supper, and I thought I was going to miss meeting up with my sisters in Regina tomorrow since he said it would probably take him all day. But I tried hard to count my blessings (and a phone call to sister Jenn helped). I've been so tired since Kellen is getting up 100 times a night, it was nice to relax at home for the evening (after I quit feeling sorry for myself stuck at home without Ian or a vehicle), and I'm SOOO glad the car is okay. So, there's a long story for you (oh, yeah, he called later tonight...he stayed at his shop until he finished and he even delivered it to my house). And Dear God, I get the lesson. I don't need any more frustrations to practice finding blessings and a postive attitude.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Yummy food!

Kellen is trying more and more foods now (beets, squash, avacado...) He is even starting to eat more than 2 spoonfuls at a meal. Ian hates this picture of Kellen with the beets...looks too scary he says.
Not quite so dramatic with some barely visible rice cereal on his face. The rice cereal has been more scary for mommy. Did you know milk powders are added to rice cereal? If you know that babies shouldn't have cow's milk until 9 months (due to allergy risk), you can understand how confusing that is. I'll let you (any moms who care) know what I learn when I do a little more research. For now Kellen is eating organic brown rice cereal from the health food store. Downside is there is no iron added. And, infant liquid iron supplements = torture. Kellen has sporadic shudders for an hour after I give it to him. I tried it and it made me shudder, yuck. If you try rubbing a fork on your teeth, you would probably understand. I think I'll try to add some meats soon...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Come for a walk...

If you came for a walk with Kellen & I, here are some of the amazing views you would see. This one is is looking back across the lake at Fort Qu'Appelle. Wilf O showed me a few things about my camera, so here I am testing a few of the features. I really liked this b&w in landscape mode.
Kellen usually sleeps for most of the walk. Often with both hands turned upwards like he's meditating. Of course the day I took my camera, he didn't.
I know this trail will soon be covered with snow, so I've been trying to get out everyday with Kellen. Is anyone else mourning the ending of summer as much as I am?

If you're ever passing through town, make sure and stop for a beautiful little walk.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Enjoying Apples (???)

Have a good laugh watching Kellen eat apples for the first time. You'd think he didn't like it by the expressions, but he kept coming back for more and ate them up!

What inspires me?

So, there's this wonderful idea going around about a gridblog. Don't know if I'm invited, but the topic of the week so INSPIRED me to think about inspiration in my life, I've decided to have a go at it regardless...

What inspires me? The topic caught my attention, because I think it's only half a question. Inspires me to what? To get up in the morning? To go for a run? To be a better person? Kellen inspires me to be a better person. The memory of the feeling of adrenalin inspires me to run. Thinking about all there is to be done today, usually inspires me to get up (but sometimes it makes me want to stay in bed.) I think the question was intended to go a little deeper than that though. So, I decided to look up more about the word INSPIRE.

1. to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence: His courage inspired his followers.
2. to produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.): to inspire confidence in others.
3. to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.: to inspire a person with distrust.
4. to influence or impel: Competition inspired her to greater efforts.
5. to animate, as an influence, feeling, thought, or the like, does: They were inspired by a belief in a better future.
6. to communicate or suggest by a divine or supernatural influence: writings inspired by God.
7. to guide or control by divine influence.
8. to prompt or instigate (utterances, acts, etc.) by influence, without avowal of responsibility.
9. to give rise to, bring about, cause, etc.: a philosophy that inspired a revolution.
10. to take (air, gases, etc.) into the lungs in breathing; inhale.

So I learned I inspire, because I inhale (yes, an irrelevant fact). I always thought that to inspire would be a positive thing, but I saw in the examples it can be negative (ie. to inspire a person with distrust). Here are the rephrased questions I considered after thinking about the word inspire. What fills me with animating influence? What arouses feelings and thoughts? What affects feelings and thoughts? What impels me?

The examples made me realize that I am inspired everyday: by things I see, things I hear, things I think... Seeing a truly needy person inspires me to be more generous and thankful. (I saw a mom picking out a sweater for her boy this morning at the Community Outreach and I thought about cleaning out the closets in the house that are overflowing and to be thankful for all that I have AND to not want more unneccessary things). Seeing someone who is hurting inspires me to pray more and to put things in my life into perspective. (A mother who cried and prayed for her daughter's struggles this morning at the Outreach). So really, people inspire me.

Memories, some good and some bad, can inspire me. (Memories of feeling far away from God or feeling lost make me want to deepen relationship with Jesus.) Thinking of others who are lost and how it must feel, make me want to share my faith with them. Thinking of Kellen, makes me want to live out my faith in truth so that he will see Jesus. So, once again in goes back to people.

I don't know if I've really explained myself in my examples and I don't know if I would if I continued on. But, I think it really is people that inspire me. Whether positive or negative experiences. And really, I guess it must go back to faith. Without faith and Jesus, I would view people differently. Now I guess I've come back to the easy answer that I didn't want to just give, because it seems to easy just to say...Jesus. Of course, while it may be easy to say he is my inspiration. It doesn't mean it is easy to follow through on all the things he inspires me to be and the way he inspires me to live. SO, its not really an easy answer after all.

Oh, yeah, I should say Ian inspires me too. (How could I forget him?) He has a zest for life that makes me want to enjoy life more. I guess I should have also talked about love. Love is very inspirational, without out it, I think all inspiration would be gone. Now I've lost my train of thought and realize I could rewrite this and something totally different would come out. More ideas, because so many things inspire me. So, trying to, people, Jesus...all very inspirational. Hope this makes sense, cause I'm not even going to reread it or I doubt I'd post my mumblings...I'm going to hit publish...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Recipe #2: Cucumber, Tomato, Chick pea Salad

I kind of forgot about the recipe idea. Here is another simple favorite, especially at this time of year when tomatoes are coming in by the pails from the garden. This is probably Ian's favorite salad and likes to have it in the fridge so he can take to work. Made this one at Mom's last week and she loved it, so thought i should share...

1/2 english cucumber sliced
3 tomatoes, cored and cubed
1 small onion, diced (I prefer red onion)
1 can chick peas drained and rinsed
1 cup olives
green pepper, chopped (optional)
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Simply combine ingredients and toss!
(Mom didn't have balsamic vinegar or olive oil so we used a Kraft greek dressing, which was also excellent)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

End of Season

The garden is reminding me that the end of a season is near (or is it here?) Maybe summer is gone. Maybe it is fall. Sure looks like it with a lot of yellow and orange colors in the valley.

Kellen enjoyed the beautiful fall day (or should I say summer, it was hot...) while we cleaned up some of the garden. I'm thankful for the wonderful garden we had this year and already look forward to next spring to try again. Next year I'll be on the lookout for disease in the tomatoes before its too late. Next year I will not let Ian plant 5 hills of zucchini.

Somebody can let me know if it is summer or fall.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Kellen's First Harvest

I think Kellen enjoyed his first harvest, first meal in the field, first combine ride, first truck ride... We really enjoyed our week at the farm. I had fun getting out a little bit in the truck and enjoyed seeing the trucker side of Sarina! We're off to Brianne's wedding tomorrow in Dauphin tomorrow, so I'd better go unpack our bags, do some laundry, and get ready to go again...