Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Thanks to my friend Chloe I am posting again. Thanks Chloe for reading and checking in!

I do love reading and visiting blogs. I can get so caught up doing it. If I didn't have children and chores I could probably sit and look at blogs all day! I do have some discipline though and I actually get a fair amount of my own things done.

Remember this quilt I started?

Well it very slowly turned into this.

And this,

and this,

and this.

To finally, this.

Not a great picture. Photography is really not one of my strong points. I am happy how the quilt came out. I got the pattern from Corey Yoder at

I am a very slow worker, but I do eventually get things done.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Way Up High

Towards the end of August we planned a trip up to northern Maine. The attraction was a balloon festival.

We camped in Aroostook State Park. It was small, but very quiet and secluded. We hiked, and swam in the lake.

We visited the balloons the first night we arrived.

Because of the weather forecast we didn't get to see the mass ascension that they had planned. We did see a bunch of hot air balloons taking off at a distance though.

The real show came as night fell. They call it the 'Glow'. It was quite pretty.

Dean went up in one (it was tethered) with the girls.

The next day we went on a steep hike. Greta went all the way up with Dean. AnnMarie went pretty far up herself, and I stayed a little lower, but still high up.

The views were spectacular. Thank you AnnMarie for being braver than me and taking the camera up to get the perfect shot.

The yellow is either oats or barley. They don't only grow potatoes up north. They grow grains and broccoli.

This is a picture of Greta and Dean as they finally came into sight. While AnnMarie and I were waiting for them some vultures came around and started circling. We were a little freaked out by that. Were they waiting for us to perish?

We all made it down from the mountain very much alive. We know someone that lives way up there in Maine and we invited her to come to the campsite for breakfast. It was great to visit with someone we know while being so far away from home.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Apple Picking Time!

Yesterday we took a trip to Lemieux's Apple Orchard here in Vassalboro. The girls picked a whole bag a piece, and I picked up some seconds for applesauce and pies.

We had a little wagon ride around the orchard and a nice walk through their corn maze.

The corn was so tall. I think about 8 feet high.

I think the way the corn looks coming out of the ground is funny looking. Sort of like some of those trees in the Bayou.

We also saw the geese flying south. Very pretty and so cool to hear them honking away.