Friday, May 10, 2013

Household Maintinence Plan

I put this together in an effort to help me keep up on home maintenance. So I am sharing it hopefully it will be helpful to all of us!

If you can't view it send me an email and I'll send it to you.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Fwd: Family garden is finished!!!

Our garden is now 98% all planted. I just need to finish an herb box and then we will be done..... with the planting part. :) In the end its 40 Rail Road Ties, 150 feet of fencing, 5 cubic yards of dirt, Lots of man hours from both grandparents and our whole family. A full supply of Tomatoes (regular, grape and Roma), Peppers (hot and sweet), Red Onions, Chives, Raddishes, Beets, Carrots, Swiss Chard, Zuchinni, Yellow squash, Cucumbers, Cantelope, Pumpkins, Pole Beans, Peas, Strawberries, Blackberries and Raspberries (Thank you for the donations Petersons!) not to mention 5 fruit trees (Green apple, Cherry, Apricot, Peach and Plum)  We better get some good end results, now all I need to do is keep up on the watering and weeding.
I hope to keep on putting down grass as a weed barrier (thats what is yellow and bright green in the photos) between my rows and then around the plants when they are bigger. The squash trellises come from an idea I saw online and I liked the idea that vertical gardening allows you to do more with your square footage and it helps you see the fruit better so that you don't end up with a monster zuchinni hidding under the leaves. The pole bean structure was also from the Petersons, so cool! I am debating using this for Peas next year and building a bean tee-pee for the kids...still working on that idea.
I love that my kids get excited to work in the garden with us, its been a Monday night FHE and Saturday Family project for quite some time now.
Happy Planting everyone!

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Book night

May 8

EHRE and Ben class
Mary s
Lyndsey Rowe
Kids across the street
Melissa m
Melissa w

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cake for Sister Coleman

Coleman Tents...... I couldn't think of how to make a lantern.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Garden Planner

I just finished using this site to plan our family garden and really l liked it. Its free for the first 30 days... .and then it will make you purchase a year contract but upfront you don't have to give any $ info. So I planned everything copied it over to word and saved it. :)

I love that it helped me figure out frost times, how much space each plant needed and worked in the size of a garden that I it is 100% all planned out. I attached our Garden Sheet for this year so that you can see what I did.

Happy Garden planning!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

We don't need a walking toy!

Beck is getting closer to walking but will most likely be like all our other kids and not master this till after his 1st birthday March 5th.

Monday, February 18, 2013

You have been challenged ...

I just finished a workout, my longest run to date! It was 50' and beautiful. 1/2 marathon is in 10 weeks!

Sport: Running
Distance: 7.83 mi
Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes
At: 2/18/13, 1:31 pm

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hello All!

Amy-  Thanks for starting up a weekly email again!

Maas news, yes I registered for a mini-marathon, I will run it April 27, hopefully Spenser's birthday will bring some luck...or energy. I ran a 5 mile trail race yesterday. Typically I am running a consistent 11-12 minute mile (I know nothing fast) but on this race I had not trained for the muddy hills so it pushed to more of a 13 mile run. My hips are still a little sore but I'll get a 3-4 mile run in this afternoon. School started and I am working on another nursing pre-req, I hope to get into a program when Beck is in preschool. I did get a job with IU hospital, orientation starts in a week but after that I only will have to work 1/3 weekends, I am super excited for these changes...they are things that for me focus on talents that I've been given. I know some people disagree with mom's working, but we've arranged so that when I am not home the kids are with an amazing mom and well cared for (this part will only last 2 weeks) and then when I am on shift they will be with Jeff.

Jeff's work is going well though all work travel has been suspended, all purchasing suspended and there is a talk of a possible 2-3 week furrlow in March.(- mom and dad we may not be doing a lot of work when you are here.) This is all because the government can't decide on a national budget fix but they could decide that they should cut 50 billion in the defense...yikes. I'm still voting for cutting the nations representatives personal income until they can figure things out. Hopefully this is temporary.

Ehre starts piano lessons with a new teacher this week, and I am super excited. I think this will be really good for her....even if we have to drive 15 minutes to get there. School has been delayed this morning for 2 hours because of the 5' weather outside....but at 10 it will only be 9'...not much of a difference. We'll use this extra time this morning to play some games and practice the piano.

Benjamin, loved this weekend. We had the Allen's come down for a 2 day visit over the holiday weekend. Ben loved seeing his friends again! Be's reading is really taking off too I love hearing him read the scriptures at night. starting to be a real screamer...she thinks it s fun. I do not.  She has finally adapted to nursery and loves it now.

Beck is growing like a weed. We're still not close to walking, it looks like he will be like everyone else and wait till he is a year old. He still doesn't eat food well, and loves those bottles.

Other than that everyone is now happy and healthy after last weeks illnesses. We love and miss you all!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Frosty Trails Run

....LOTS OF MUDDY HILLS!!!!  But this was fun!