Monday, September 3, 2012

Summer Happenings

It's been awhile since my last posting.  Here is an update on what's been happening the last few months.

Mary and Ken have been joining us for BINGO.  They are
totally hooked!!!  It has been fun to reconnect with them again.
Dave made this sign for our Cumberland week.  The joke
behind Doonanbogen is when we all retire we plan to have
a ranch far from any city and call it the "Doonanbogen"
Ranch.
Dave, Jan and Sam (with the sign). 
Dave brought up his jet ski and we all enjoyed it very much.
Zack, Becky and Natalie came up for the day, and Zack
took Natalie out for a ride.  Isn't she adorable!
Only three of the six cousins!  We missed the rest of you!!
A beautiful sunset over Beaver Dam Lake. 
When we got back from our 4th of July vacation, our road was
closed for construction.  For three weeks we could only go one
way.  And to get back home we had to go around
Coon Lake.  The next three weeks we could only go the
other way.  We put on a lot of extra miles!

Here is a look at what we had to drive on.  The road is now done and
I will say it was all worth it!  No more dodging pot holes!

Kelly and I went to the Polk Co. Fair and watched Natalie
clog.  Here she is clogging her little heart out!
After Kelly and I went to the State Fair on opening day, my
Mom and Rhonda came down and I went again with them.
We had a BLAST!
Here is my beautiful sister and Mom.  Love you both!
Well, after walking for two days, 8 hours each day, this is what
my leg looked like.  I have no idea what it is, but I get it
every year but never this bad!!
I was on vacation for 12 days the end of August (my stay at home Mom week)
and enjoyed every minute of it.  I started getting ready for the Craft
Show in November.  Here are the four prim angels I made.  They
turned out adorable.
I also stained our deck.  I had to scrub every single spindle on it before
I could stain! You can see the before on the right and the after on the left. 
It looks SO much better.  But next time...I am hiring it done!!!
Last but not least, I have been very busy canning.  I have 17 pints
of Salsa made already, and over 70 half-pints of jelly.  And I'm
still not done!  I also made the cute little mice for the Craft Show.
They are not done yet as you can see...they will each be holding
a flower (which still need to be made).


Well, that is what's been happening this summer.  More to come I promise.

Sheilda

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