Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pyramid Lake

A few weeks ago we went to Pyramid Lake. It is a beautiful lake on the Indian reservation. It was a little chilly but we let the kids play in the water a tiny bit just before we left....or so we thought, lol. We got stuck!!!!!!! And....there is NO cell phone reception there (which we did not know). The kids had a blast though because we just dug out the kites and snacks while we waited for help. I LOVE Pyramid is the closest thing to sounding like the ocean I have found in Nevada. If you close your eyes you can almost imagine you will open them to see the waves rolling in and seagulls flying above. (That is only on windy days though-on calm days it sounds nothing like an ocean :))
Enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wow, it's been a while

I have been SO busy the past two weeks! There's so much that has happened. We finished VBS and it was amazing!
We also went out to the property in Winnemucca and found all four of our corner survey markers, we plotted out where our homes will be and where the pond will go.
We will be completely off-grid there, using wind and solar power.
We're really siked about that. We are getting closer to choosing the definitive home plans for the house we're building out there.
This is post #98!!! Two more and you get to see what I'm giving away! I'm almost done making it!
Ronnie left this morning for Florida for his best friend's wedding. I am SO going to miss him!!!!
Another random but really neat thing is that there is a girl who was my best friend in 4th and 5th grade--before she moved and right after her I moved and we never found each other after that--her name is Jamie Kivisto....well for a couple years now I have been trying to remember her last name--I even asked my Mom if she could recall it. I had a dream last night about her and in my dream her last name was shown to me! The first thing I did this morning was go on facebook and try to find her....and I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so siked! She is an artist out in LA. I am thrilled!
Well, that the long and short of all that's been happening....I'm sure there's more that I just cannot think of right now. :)
I will be back to blogging regularly now! Below are some pics to update you!

This is a baby blanket I made as a gift for Eddie's friend George and his wife.
Here's a close-up of the quilting I did. I LOVE it in the bright red!
This is Ky cracking up at something we said on our way home from Winnemucca.
Here's the sunset on the way home from was so gorgeous-like the sky was on fire.
Here is MY quilt top! All that is left to do is sew on the border!!!! YAY!

These are antelope we saw in Winnemucca:

Here's my baby after a day out at East Gate. We went on a long hike and then I let him tromp through the mountain stream. We made a fire and cooked hotdogs; it was SO much fun. He was zonked out! lol
Here's me and Jacob! I just love this lil kitten!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

VBS this week & 3 more posts to go until giveaway!

Hi all!
I have been really out of touch with the computer and the internet world this week. Our kids are in VBS and both Nancy and I are volunteering!
It has been an INCREDIBLE (and exhausting) week! God is doing such amazing things!!

Also a quick reminder that in just a few more posts I will be having a giveaway!!!!!!!

"Talk" with you soon!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

A Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday, June 1, 2009
Outside my window... it's a little hazy....some clouds.
I am thinking...that I really want to go make my coffee
I am thankful for... my wonderful, amazing, loving child.
From the learning rooms...we are done for the year! On to summer break!
From the kitchen... Who knows, lol. We will be putting together our menu for the next two weeks today--with a family of eight a menu is a necessity!
I am wearing... pj's
I am creating... LOTS of things
I am reading... "Forgiving" by LaVyrle Spencer
I am hoping... that today will be filled with fun, laughter and a great enjoyable time.
I am hearing... the fan running in the bathroom.
Around the house...things are good! the kids just got a little pool for the front yard- they're loving that. The guys changed the engine out in the racecar (the other one was for a faster series) and are now almost ready to race. They just have to get a firesuit and a few other protective gear items.
One of my favorite new kitten.
A few plans for the rest of the week... I want to put together a list of summer projects...and maybe get started on a few of them.
Here is picture thought I am sharing... sunset in Nevada mixed with VERY RARE thunderstorm clouds...


I am almost at my 100th post!! YAY!
I will be hosting a giveaway as post #100.
I'm not sure yet what I will be giving away....but come back and comment on that post to enter to win!
Thanks for reading my blog and sharing your thoughts!