Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My attempt at a green thumb!

I have been discusted with parts of my yard because nothing seems to grow in those areas. While I was at home this weekend my mom gave me some plants to try. So when I got home I planted them in those stubborn locations.

This is what the area turned out like. This is directly underneath a large pine tree. I like the way it turned out and am hoping everything grows. I am also going to attempt to grow grass in the rest of the dirt location outside of the garden.

This is another area infront of our house that seems to only grow dirt. I planted some of the hen and chicks here.

While I was sorting through all the plants that I brought home I found a small Oak tree. So I built a protective barrier around the tree so that it will have a chance to grow.

Here is a close up of the little tree. I may take some of the fence or chicken wire to secure a more Pete proof area for this little guy. I don't want the dog to eat or lay on it.
T hank's for the plants mom! I'll keep you updated as to the progress of their growth!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Grandma the Artist

These are just a few pictures that my grandmother has painted over the years. She paints on several different backgrounds like saws, butter knives and spoons.

After looking at many of her paintings I would say she really enjoys painting sunsets.

They almost glow as though you are actually there.

She also enjoys painting farm scenes. After all that has been the background for her daily life for her entire life. Even today she loves to sit and farm from her window. Watching as her son and grandson complete the everyday tasks that keep a farm running from dawn till dusk.

Each of the grandchildren have acquired several paintings from our grandmother. I have three old shingles that she painted on and they are some of my favorite pieces of art.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pretty Flowers

My plants are beginning to grow. I am so excited.

This is from my lilac bush. I just love them.

Now you can see the little flower buds. I just hope it does not freeze tonight like they say it might. They have even predicted some snow. GRRRR.

This is from a bulb I planted. I don't remember what kind it was so mom if you know please remind me.

This is how nice my rhubarb plant looked before I had to move it. Now it is cut to the ground and some little leaves are starting to form.

These are my neighbors tulips. She is not here to enjoy them so I figured I would take some pictures for her. I hope she likes them. I only wish the sun were shinning and that they were open. Perhaps tomorrow if they don't Freeze.

Here is another view.

These ones are my favorite. I love the orange and yellow colors.

I know I shouldn't have but I couldn't resist. I picked just a few to enjoy in my house. I hope she doesn't mind. She won't be back for another week and a half and by then they will all be done blooming.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Band Day 2009

What is band day you ask? It is a day set aside for bands from near and far to march down main street Williston entertaining the eager parade watchers.

Here are a few of the bands that marched in the chilly weather.

Some bands came as far away as Canada.

There were a few floats.

And what parade would be complete with out horses.

And old fire engines.

Apes driving old cars.

There were many old cars in the parade as there was a car show at the event center.
Of course the Shriners were there. With their cute little cars. And what is that I see in the back ground? A tiny little airplane? How cute is that I want one.

Hey look at these cutie patuties. They were selling cotton candy to all the wide eyed children and the men who just could not resist.

We filled 4 cars with cotton candy and it all sold before the start of the parade reached the end of the rout. Good work kids.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Something to ponder!

Today we were sitting in church following along with the readings when we noticed something strange. Just so taht you have all of the information I am listing the Bibles that were being used today:
Our church uses theESV Bible
I was using a NIV Bible
Tim was using NASB
Ansir had the NKJV

I know we are different we take our Bibles to church and nobody uses the same ones. Today that proved to be useful. When we turned to Acts 8:26-40 this is the account of Philip and the Ethiopian. Any way as we were reading we discovered that the NIV and ESV omited verse 37. The missing verse however is located in the foot notes. The missing words are " 37And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." So I guess my question becomes this. Shurly I am not the first person to notice this and I am assuming that our pastors are aware of this ommision. So why do the still omit it from the readings when this is their main teaching scripture for the day? This seems a little misleading to me. So then we (Tim and I) were discussing this right before I decieded to make this blog entry. He informed me that there are many other places where ommisions have taken place. I would like to hear what your thoughts are on this discovery! So feel free to leave your comment!
Oh, Yes and Happy Mothers Day!
I love you mom!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Cotton Candy Fun!

Imagine several twelve - fifteen year old's in a room with a cotton candy machine. It was a total surgery chaos.

Here are the beggars. They were in charge of bagging the 395 bags of cotton candy. Ansir and his friend Dale were busy bagging and tying as fast as they could go.

This is Ann I think she has had too much sugar! She was in charge of moving the filled contaners to other rooms.

This young lady is busy twirling the candy.

Erica looks like she is wearing more cotton candy than got in the bags.

It definitely takes team work!

Mary was in charge of teaching all the kids to make cotton candy. She was a delightful leader.

I am sure that these kids were full of cotton candy inside and out! Today they will be s

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Can you guess what this is a picture of?

If you guessed the first sunburn of the year you are correct! I have been waiting for the sun to come out and warm up the air. When it finally did I sat outside reading a book and watching Ansir play with the dog and ride his bike up and down the sidewalk! This is what I have to show for that hour! GRRR! I hope it turns tan soon!