Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Posted by Karen at 5:47 PM
Thursday, June 23, 2011
She's a keeper!
Posted by Karen at 12:48 PM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I'm learning that when you live in a humid environment things tend to rust out.
In our garage there are 3 metal support poles that have rust around the bottom. Brad went over and tapped on the bottom of one to see how rusted it actually was. Tap tap and broke right through. Apparently the "support" beam hadn't been supporting the house for awhile.
There should be a pole there...
Waa-Laa We now have the support that we need.
Posted by Karen at 12:22 PM
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Posted by Karen at 10:46 AM
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Friday - Brad's day off. After Brad finished securing the new support beam for the house.(Another story for another day.) We were off to Hartford. Since the decision to go to Connecticut was last minute we didn't do any of the regular planning or research we would normally do before going to explore a new place.
Sunday- In the morning we went to church then it was off to explore. We found Castle Craig. A great lookout tower that gave a good view of Connecticut.
Then we drove toward New Haven and realized that it was the home of Yale University so we had to stop.
We walked around the campus and looked at the gorgeous buildings. Camille informed us that this was where she'd like to go to college. Brad's answer, "If this is where you want to go, you can!" My answer, "Start saving your pennies!"
Who needs a double stroller?
We weren't that far from the coast so we thought we'd show the kids the ocean. We stumbled upon Rocky Neck Beach.
We let the girls wade. A. We weren't planning on stopping at a beach so we weren't prepared. B. We generally don't go swimming on Sundays. It was an excellent beach and the girls wanted to go back in the morning to "really" swim. (I doubt they would have actually done any more getting wet then we did but I guess having a swimming suit on makes the difference.) So we got a hotel in a nearby town with plans for the beach in the morning.
Hotels are FUN!
Em enjoying the hotel
Monday- We awoke to some rain showers, (scratch the beach!) so we spent the morning in the hotel swimming pool.(Just as big of a hit.) We went to a Submarine museum. Brad works with all things nuclear so he wanted to show the girls real subs. Plus, it seemed like we needed to something in honor of the military for Memorial Day.
On our way home we took a detour to go see the William Gillette Castle. He played Sherlock Holmes in the movies and was quite wealthy. He build a castle to live in in the early 1900s now it's part of a state park .
Posted by Karen at 2:03 PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Posted by Karen at 8:33 AM
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I also discovered the half and half skirt. Easiest skirt EVER! I adjusted the sizes so I could make one for each of my girls.
For Nattie (Size 2ish) I cut two 45 X 6 strips
For Emmie (Size 3 months ) I cut two 32 X 5 strips
And yes, I made them all wear them to church on Sunday. I love when they match! It's also nice that I can accomplish something so simple and have it be cute at the same time.
Posted by Karen at 1:36 PM