Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fussin' & frettin' with my Dad

So since my Dad's in the hospital, we've all been 
in the fussing and fretting mode. 

My Dad's the caretaker and not one to like
being on the receiving end of things.

He tells us to go home as soon as we get there....
over and over.

I told him I was going to take a video of him 
telling us to go home so he could quit saying 
it and we could just watch the video.

Here it is.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Real Men do laundry

 Come on Jake...show your face.

Real men do laundry and I'm proud
of you. Good job you're doing there...
necessary and important and vital
to the family welfare.
Thanks....that's better. Now that
wasn't so hard, was it?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Menorah-type centerpiece for candle lighting ceremonies

Every time we've made one of these 
centerpieces for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Candle Lighting
Ceremony, they've each
been a little different and unique.

Any amount of candles seems to work just fine.

Any type of font blends in well.

We added holographic silver to the top one
and it gave it an interesting 
sparkle and shine.

Even a bit of the party theme can work
on it...like Jordyn's hugs and kisses.

They're just a bit different.

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's The Village of Wolverine Lake.

5 houses down from me is one of our Village signs.

There are a few more around the perimeter of our 
Village of Wolverine Lake but this one is the one I see
the most often. Whoever designed them made a pleasing 
sign that fits the flavor of this Village.

It's placed right near the beginning of the wood 
boardwalk that provides safety and a cool way to travel 
from point A to B.

Here's our quaint wooden boardwalk.
This boardwalk was a long time coming and I'm glad
it's here. It's used often by many people. I'm happy it
was constructed before Michigan took a poop.

January our sign was looking pretty messed up.

 Time had taken it's toll. Michigan winters
can be unkind sometimes.

But now it's lookin' good again.It's a sign to
be proud of and I'm glad fixing it up was put
in the budget.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mulberry pickin' at the spooky house

There's a spooky windowless house across the lake 
and in a cove....kinda hidden from the rest of the lake.
Thank goodness its hidden away. 
It's the worst looking house on the lake.
 I wrote about the street side view in 
another blog post called Curb Appeal.

But there is a cool mulberry bush hanging
into the lake so there's something positive here.

We kayaked over there and feasted.

You had to grab a branch and pull and
lean and pick. They were soft and
tart and squishy and juicy.

  These guys looked like "survivors" foraging
for food in the wild.
 Good thing the water is shallow here. 
Standing in a kayak is never a really 
good idea.
 But if he fell in maybe it would clean up
his mulberry face!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Rock the Rink"....colorful girls hockey party decorations.

The whole time this was in our work room Stacey
and I kept saying how much we loved these
colors together.

It was so vibrant and different than all
the reds and blacks and blues we seem to
be using a bunch.

Also, hockey...especially for a girl....was
uniquely fun too.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

• Visited my brother up north for my sister-in-laws birthday.
Got to see his camper for the first time and we 
waded in the water on the Rifle River. 
He cooked a great pork loin on the grill.

• Saw a parade with peeps that I love in it. 
The morning was beautiful and 
the sun was hot and shining bright.

• Had a great bike ride to and from the parade and
snagged a Dilly Bar on the way home. Heavenly! I love
my bike. I love how it feels and I know it's gear settings.
I feel like I can fly.

I love Dilly Bars too. I'd put them in the top 10 of
the favorite things I love to enjoy.

Then around 2 pm it started to look like night.
The sky darken and I sat on my rope swing on
the porch and watched it roll & rumble in.

Glad I got that bike ride in.