Monday, September 29, 2014

Two Sets of Two!

Mom and I babysat a friend's foster kids for an afternoon last week. 
Two sets of twins and a large dog - it was a busy house!





They were all really sweet and I enjoyed them a lot. =)  


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Moya!

She is one sweet and loyal gal, and I am blessed to have her in my life!
(This picture was taken at my sisters' wedding this past June.) =)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Enter His Gates

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name."
- Psalm 100:4


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dožínky Days!

Saturday we went to Dozinky Days - the celebration in the town Dad grew up in.
The parade was long and such fun!



One of the cute little girls next to me. =)



Dad and his youngest sister Michele ordering Australian Pies for lunch.  
(They were good!!) 

Art demonstration...it would have been fun to spend more time watching her paint.

Playing games together before supper.

Sisters!

A pictures of us ladies before we had to leave!



Friday, September 19, 2014

Bees and Butterflies







"All Your works shall praise You, O Lord,
And Your saints shall bless You."
- Psalm 145:10


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Joy in Helping

Working on the graphics/slides for the worship service at church this morning - something I really enjoy! 
(Picture taken by Pam, the tech booth manager.)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Family Library


"I can not comprehend the neglect of a family library in such days as theses." 
- Jane Austen

Saturday, September 6, 2014

State Fair!

Amy and I went to the State Fair for the first time this summer! (Paul took us.)
Fried pickles!


Some of these bugs are huge!

I thought this was a neat display - the length of the roots of common plants.

Pictures made with different seeds!

Fried Apple Pie with ice cream - so delicious!!


The rooster crowing competition!

We enjoyed the horse show, although we were puzzled as to how they picked the winner.  It seemed the the horse that acted up the most usually won! 


We got to hear the Willis Clan perform!!

It was fun to see the items entered at the fair. So much creativity!  

A man and his old money collection.  He had paper .50, .25, from one of the wars when they were conserving metal.

A man was giving a paper marbling demonstration which was really fun to watch!
He puts layers of drops of paint in a shallow pan of water.

Then he takes a board with many nails and runs them through the pan of water and paint. It makes a really neat pattern!  Then he carefully lays a sheet of alum treated paper over the paint, and when he picks it up, all the paint transfers to the paper!!

Isn't it pretty?!

The 4H building was full of amazing creations!


Can you read what each shelf says?

It rained off and on throughout the day.  I like the reflection of the trolley's lights on the road.

The 4H building.

Baby animals in the birth building. =)

The goat show. Amy really enjoyed this!

We didn't go on any rides but walked around and enjoyed the lights.

It was a long day but a fun one!