Thursday, August 27, 2009

Birthday gifts

I absolutely love to bake, cook and have fun in the kitchen. A couple of months ago someone gave me this Sunbeam mixer and I thought it was the coolest thing, except when I used it I had to sit there and help the bowl spin around, but it still did a great job whipping up stuff
Of course everyone likes something new and I have been pricing a kitchen aid, (holy moly they are not cheap) so when Fred asked me what I wanted for my birthday jokingly I ask for a kitchen aid, but I really couldn't see spending that much money on something and I have been wanting a air popcorn machine also, so I asked for that instead after hearing about all the bad things about microwave popcorn I really couldn't bring myself to buy that stuff anymore and my kids are always asking for popcorn & making it on the stove was not exactly what my kids like, plus it was getting to be a drag standing in front of a stove and burning it half the time, so we are trying it out tonight (can't wait)

So after getting excited over that, then Fred walks in the house with this

Isn''t it pretty
You can't imagine how excited someone can get over something that makes you work in the kitchen, but for me I'm thinking about all the stuff I can make in this just today, I absolutely love it and the color is awesome I have a red kitchen so it looks great on my counter. Fred found it at a great price, so I'm not feeling guilty that he spent a lot of money on it. I have to admit he sure did surprise me (I love birthdays)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Emily got baptized today, I'm very proud of you Emily

This is before the dunk

This is after the dunk

It was really awesome I got to be right there with her I thought I was going to cry, I usually get very emotional.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Brown City Camp

10 days of family, prayer, worship, ice cream, muddy roads (one day of that) awesome preaching, commitments, friends,(making new ones) carmel popcorn, funfair< that's just a few of the great things we experience every year at this great camp, I started going 14 years ago, and it is a high light of our summer we consider it a little taste of Heaven on earth, it's a place where we have tons of fun but also most importantly it's a place where God does a whole lot of heart && soul changing. I thought I would throw a few random pictures in the top one is Fred and the boys walking to service you can see the big tabernacle way up top, then comes some boys with wacky hair for the day,
I am so proud of Collin we did the 5k together it was his 1st one he didn't even train for it he did very well, we came across the finish line together.
This was our home for 10 days,I love my camper it was a gift from God,
the next picture is a few of Emily's friends and of course her brothers and Noah
Fred eating a whole lot of ice cream, the last night they really pour it on to get rid of hit(he didn't finish it) The next one is the 1st-6th grade kids about 300 of them singing on childrens night of course you can't see all of them, they fill the whole stage across the picture
only shows about 1/2.
All ready planning for next year.........