Look at that hard working sweaty man!
Ray installed a whole house fan in our attic on the second floor of our home last weekend. It has made an incredible difference on how efficient our AC works. We can come home from work without having the AC on all day and open one window and the unit will pull the cool air from outside through the one open window and suck it up through the vent upstairs. The website is http://www.airscapefans.com/ if you are thinking at all about getting one of these - we highly recommend it.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Look at that hard working sweaty man!
I have wanted to "plant" our fountain since we installed it last summer. In my panic that I have to finish up my summer projects so I feel like I have accomplished something, I ran around purchasing plants, buying fish and food in an attempt to make our fountain a serene home for my fish Marco and Polo. I also couldn't help purchase friends for Marco and Polo. So when I spotted Amerigo and Vespucci they had to come home with me! As you can see in their pic there are only 3 fish - not to worry though - Vespucci is a just a bit shy. I can't wait for Em's next visit so she can help me feed them and watch them.
I was visiting with Ayesha last week and she shared with me the Burp Cloths that she makes as gifts for her friends. They are all so adorable I thought I should make some for our grandson Jack who will be making his arrival in late November. Once I started making them I couldn't believe how much fun and how easy and gratifying this project was. When I went to Joann's I could not believe the wonderful selection of flannel they have. Needless to say a "baker's dozen" later and I think I have enough for now. But you never now when I might sight a piece of flannel I just can't live without!
I can't help myself I see Yo Yo's everywhere! I found this fleece jacket at TJ Maxx on clearance and thought Em might be able to use it for Kindergarten. Then the Yo Yo bug hit! I went coo coo for Yo Yo's! Becca gave me this new tote and thought I could do something with it - well the Yo Yo's took over!
These are so fun to make and now Clover has a new Yo Yo Maker and a Yo Yo Flower Maker that makes them even better. The difference between making them free handed and with the Yo Yo Maker is that the Yo Yo's lay down very neatly and evenly. And for those of you who don't know me - neat and precise is very important! I highly recommend the maker and if you use your 40 percent off coupon at Joann's you will save quite a bit and you can purchase one for under $5.00. This is the website for Clover: http://www.clover-usa.com/index.html They have unique sewing and crafting products. They carry the Yo Yo makers also.
When we were up north visiting the kids, Ray tried Jer & T's Wii. It was so fun watching him he really got into it! So when it came time to decide what he might enjoy for our anniversary I thought about how much he laughed and enjoyed himself and thought he would really like one. I just purchased the basic set with a few games and would like to purchase more games in the future. We just finished bowling and I broke 100!! Who knows maybe I'll challenge him to golf (after I practice quite a bit)!
Friday, August 08, 2008
Esther and Terry Bromfield surprised us with a visit on their Harley. Terry asked me if I wanted to go for a ride of course it didn't take but a quick second for me to say YES!!!
Terry & Esther's bike is a memorial to their son Travis who passed away a little over a year ago from cancer. They have several pictures/murals of him on it, from when he was a young boy through his military career. It is such a wonderful tribute to him.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
We took Ray's cousin Hilda who is visiting here from Monterrey, Mexico to the Wild Animal Park. There were so many incredible animals to photograph. They have a feature named Snore and Roar. This is where you can spend the night in large canvas tents right next to the Lion's area. Ray and I both want to do it. We thought it would be perfect in the spring after the lion cubs are born. We are definitely putting it on our Bucket List!
Becca and Matthew spent the day at the beach!
Carol was busy working in her garden. It is so hard to decide what to make for dinner!
Jeremy, Teresa and Emily playing at the park!
Ray enjoying what Carol has prepared for dinner. Check out that adorable smile!