14 - July, 2001
20 - July, 2011
We floated leisurely down the Wapsipinicon River today in our tubes, stopped at just about every sand bar we came across, enjoyed an amazing lunch and plenty of nourishing snacks ;). What an enjoyable way to spend one of the hottest days of the summer!
21 - July, 2011
Abi's Amazing Squash plant!!
22 - July, 2011
We enjoyed having Gilbert, Russel and their mommy here for a couple hours this AM. They even brought cookies!!
Gilbert and Mary
23 - July, 2011
Drew is rebuilding our rotted out cellar doors.
I started painting the dining room today! It is a cornflower blue. Pale with a touch of periwinkle! (I know it's not the most flattering picture of me - but I wanted you to see the beautiful color!!
24 - July, 2011
Yeah!! We see the new baby again!!
Drew really enjoyed getting know Russell's papa - Jonathan. It is so sweet to share fellowship with other like minded believers. Thanks for spurring us on Dylhoffs!
Mary and Russell
25 - July, 2011
If you come to the fair before 3:00 - you get in free. Free is our language so we were there!! It was HOT, it's always HOT on the fair free day. It was SO HOT it might have been unbearable if we hadn't shared the good time with friends. Hannah, Rachel and Elizabeth (and their mom) joined us.
Our friends took off around noon. They had been helping us look for the Marine both as a couple years ago the Marine recruiters were handing out water bottle to people who could do "X" number of pull ups OR if you were a girl hang with your chin above the bar for "X" number of minutes. Anyway we couldn't find it and I didn't know where else to look. Drew suggested one of the buildings and low and behold - there it was. Abigail has been thinking of that water bottle AND practicing her pull ups for the past month. She blew their socks off by setting the record for hanging - chin held high for 1 minute and 40 seconds!! WAY TO GO GIRL!!
26 - July, 2011
Finished paint AND started new curtains!!
29 - July, 2011
Family Time - enthusiasm lacking OR is it just bed time??
31 - July, 2011
We went tubing again today with the addition of Cob's new Kayak and Pa and Grandma's canoe. The river was much higher since we had that huge rainfall last week. It was a blast for the kids who weren't worried about losing someone in the current like Drew and I were :)!!
Here is Cob in his new kayak - before he lost his glasses. No really, this was taken just moments before a tree grabbed them off his face and threw them in the water - no kidding.
At the end of the trip
Chloe changes out of her wet swimwear into her dry clothes