Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Talented Kids

Shawn and Sierra have two Uncles who are professional yo yo men. They have inspired Shawn to become great at yo yoing as well. Here is Shawn showing his new found skills. Enjoy!! He is so cute.

Sorry this video is not rotated. I couldn't figure out have to change it. I'll do better next time:)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The first Fire of the Season

My husband provides for our family so well. Because of him we have on gas bill. He works every spring to cut and stack wood for the coming year. This year we has so much wood given to us. Our outdoor wood stove burns all kinds of wood. It doesn't matter if it burns hardwood or junk wood. The only difference us the amount of hours a piece of wood burns. Hardwood burns the longest and hottest and so it is ultimately the best. I think Lyle has enough wood stored up for the coming three years. Praise God!! I am also thankful for the fact he is willing to stoke our wood stove everyday. Thankfully he only has to load it once a day, twice a day in the deep winter. I also love the fact that it heats our water. Long, guilt free showers:) Thank you honey!! I love you!

This isn't even all the wood he has cut. He Has about 25 -30 cord to the right of the stove, not pictured here. Amazing!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Our Crazy Full Summer

We have been having such a wonderful summer. So much fun to be had and sooooo little time to cram it all in. Summer in north Michigan is so short. The weather doesn't really get nice until the middle of June and begins cooling off by the end of August. Only 2 good beach months:( So far this summer we have had 12 graduation open houses, 2 weddings, 3 visits from friends and family, a week at family camp and various other outings. These pictures were taking at the Sleeping Bear dune climb overlooking Glen Lake. We have gotten to visit the dunes twice so far this summer. No complaints here:)

I'm sorry I have been horrible at keeping this up to date. I will try to do better. With one month left before school starts again I don't anticipate things slowing down. Hopefully we can spend a little more time at the beach this month though. It's always fun to go to the beach with friends. Give us a call and join us sometime.

The Greg Hanna Family at the TOP of the dune climb in the photo above. (All but Jared, Kristy and Breanna) Below, the Mick Hanna family, all but Mick:) and their son Nathan.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

And Up Went the Pool

Sierra and Shawn had more fun helping us put the pool up this year. The water was freezing but they kept insisting, "It's warm mom!!" as their teeth chattered. They were"A lot of help" :)

The next day, while the hose was still filling the pool, our kids and the Clarks "needed" to go swimming. I knew it wouldn't last long but let them get in. Not 5 minutes after getting into the pool Jerad Clark says, "Miss Leanne, could you take the hose out of the pool, It's whats making it cold." I busted out in laughter. Of course it's cold. The whole pool is cold. They are soooo funny. I am treasuring these days. They are growing up too quickly.

Notice the interesting eye makeup on the Patty and Sierra below. P.S. The air temp was around 60 degrees when this picture was taken.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

All he want's for the Fourth of July is his 2 front teeth

Last night, Shawny was having trouble eating his supper. He couldn't bite into his hamburger so he asked his momma to pull one of his dangling teeth out. So I did. It came with 2 little tugs. No problem.

Tonight we had small group over at Jim and Amy Miller's house. When we ate he was having trouble because his other loose tooth was kinda sticking out. Later in the evening he bumped into Ashley while playing and his tooth twisted sideways. Needless to say, it just took one tug and it was out. He is so excited to show his class his two missing teeth in the morning. What a weekend and what a precious boy:) This blog is my attempt to bottle up these precious years. They will all to soon be gone.

Monday, May 19, 2008

My Great Big Turkey Hunters

I don't think Lyle actually intended to get a turkey this Spring. He decided to take the kids with him to do his calling. All fall about 15 turkey's roosted in the trees off the west side of our yard. Each morning, just after the kids got up to get ready for school, the turkeys would fly down into our yard and make a ruckus. Sierra and Shawn had so much fun calling to them. It was hard to get the kids moving to get ready for school. But wouldn't you know it, this spring, there's not a turkey to be found. The week ended uneventfully but I don't think the kids or daddy were too disappointed.

Had to stop and do a little calling you know:)Here is a small portion of the wood that gave my husband his hernias. He had surgery last Friday and is recovering well. He should be back to 100% in another week or two.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy 39th Birthday Lyle

After a delicious dinner at Boons our family came home to sing Happy Birthday, Share some Hershey Pie, Give birthday spankings and open presents. Lyle was sure his gift came from Kohls. He was disappointed because Kohls doesn't sell camo. Little did he know, I had bought him a power washer and had it well hidden with a little help from John Clark. We had a great evening and like a fine wine Lyle just gets better with age:) At least that's what they say. He's even getting more and more handsome:0)

oops. I forgot to rotate this picture before I uploaded it but it's midnight and I'm tired and I need to get to bed so I'm letting it go:) Love to you all!!