Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Aunt Carole's Poem

My Aunt wrote the sweetest poem. Thought I'd publish it here. Thanks, Aunt Carole!

Guess Who

One is blond with soft pale blue eyes.
The other brunette
With viewers the color of chocolate pies.

One is made of sugar and spice.
The other - snails, nails, and puppy dog tails
And other stuff, not so nice.

One is a princess
In lace and chiffon
Who gives luncheons and teas.

The other is a cowboy
Wearing flannel shirts and blue jeans
Who'd rather eat beans or peas.

One plays the cello
As a mellow angel sitting on high.

The other, the guitar
Like Roy Rogers did long ago
Sitting under a western sky.

So different but yet so much alike
How? You might ask.
Bet you can't guess yet

A wonderful duet
A sister and brother
And I'm their great aunt!

Puppy Love?

"I love my kitty! I will hug him and squeeze him, and keep him for my very own!"


"Gimli, you need a Tic Tac or somethin'!"

Friday, August 25, 2006

Phase 8: Adding Battens and Windows

This week, we've been adding the battens to the siding as well as building and installing the windows. Tricia Ann did a lot of the painting work. I think she got more on herself than she did on the shed (look closely on her arm)! Apparently, Banjo is appalled at the mess.

What do you do when you have four pieces of wood and only two hands?

Out to Lunch

Today we celebrated Jacob's recovery from a sore throat and fever by going out to eat at our favorite Cleveland restaurant, Creekside Deli. If you're ever up this way, and you're hankerin' for a burger and onion rings, this is the place to go! We had an outstanding meal, and we met some very nice folks , The Caporale's! Thanks, Gene , for taking our picture for us!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Trouble with a Capital G

He may look cute, he may look innocent, but he's trouble with a capital G! Last night, he ate almost an entire Snicker bar. Today, he helped himself to a box of beef jerky. What will it be next? Stay tuned....

Phase 8: Building the Doors

Pop-pop came and helped us build the doors for the shed. Don't they look nifty?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

An Italian Feast - Logan Style!

The Logan Family treated our church to an Italian Feast . What a treat! It was a Lord's Day lunch to be remembered!
Philip and Tricia Ann enjoying the delicious food and each other's company.

Band of Brothers Helping Others

Keith, Caleb, Burt, and Chris came to help work on the shed.

Enjoying a meal of fresh garden veggies, chocolate cake, and delicious raw cow's milk.

Well, I come from Alabama with a Banjo on my.....head?

The young men take a much-needed break.


Wow! Look what they accomplished in just a few hours! Thanks, men, for all your hard work!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Mawmaw's Been Busy Planting and Mulching Flowerbeds

She's planted lovely Miniature Razmataz Crape Myrtles at the front steps. It certainly brightened up our entrance!

In this bed, she planted red begonias, hostas, hydrangea, and liriope.

Ginger Lillies and Pink Begonias

Yellow Lantana, More Hostas , and Herbs

Phase 6: Roofing

Poppop takes a water break and surveys the progress.

Dad, Is it Supper Time Yet?

Isn't it pretty?

Look What Tricia Ann Grew!

We've been waiting and waiting for this day - the day that we would taste the first watermelon from the garden. How do you tell if a watermelon is ripe? Well, we searched the internet to find out. First you examine the curly little tendrils closest to your melon. They should be brown. The second indicator is that the bright green rind is beginning to fade. Finally, the bottom of the melon should begin to turn yellow. Oh boy, it's looks ready! Let's cut it open!

Oh no! It's pale pink rather than bright red. I guess we should have tried the "thump" test! Oh well, it still tasted yummy. We'll try to wait longer before cutting the next one. But the suspense is almost too much for us!

Jacob Riding the Ridgepole

Phase 5: Puttin' on the Purlins