Friday, August 26, 2011

8 days and counting!

The count down is into the single digits, and I am realizing, I have a lot to do.

It's 6:30am and I am already up with two cakes in the oven and a load of laundry in the wash.

I've got cake balls to make, the house to clean, and school is now in full swing

The carpet may not get cleaned, but people will just have to excuse the dirt. I have other things to do besides clean, beige berber carpet that we are going to be pulling up in a month or so anyway. Beige carpet is a poor choice for a home with a dog, and a cat. Especially on the stairs! Who thought of that?

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you enjoy the sunny, warm day, and I will see a lot of you in 8 short days!

A Sweet Good-bye

The last of the Harry and Delsie Watts children are gone. We buried Aunt Georgene yesterday. What a sad day for those of us who are left to mourn, but Happy is the day because Georgene was a sweet, born again Christian who loved life, and yet was ready to go Home and meet her Savior face to face.

We can know with certainty that today she is laughing, pain free, with her husband Christy, and her two children Donny and Linda. What a reunion they must be having!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Deep Fried Butter On a Stick

Iowa State Fair 2011

We had the best time at the fair this year! We went with Stanley and Maria Wolf, Kris and Melinda and Allison. We had a great time seeing all the crowds, exhibits, and of course the food.

We had to try to the new state fair sensation, Deep Fried Butter on a Stick! We stood in line for about 25 minutes talking with perfect strangers in line about the sick sounding treat. We got to the front of the line and had to add to our order a deep fried pineapple on a stick and a deep fried snickers on a stick.

We justified it by saying we only come to the fair every of couple of years, we are having a mini vacation weekend, we aren't eating a whole one and the excuses go on and on...

And the consensus among all 7 of us, was

They were all GREAT!

It was funny, as each customer got their deep fried treat, strangers would come and watch them eat it, asking all kinds of questions. We actually had done that before we got in line. The man we talked to said it was definitely worth it, but he wish he would have ordered two.

The line starts way back there!


Busy at work

Heart Attack Menu

First bite for Allison

Buttery Goodness

Oozy Goodness

Pineapple on a stick

Pineapple on a stick

Butter on a stick

Fellow fair goer enjoying his Deep Fried Butter

Fun at the Iowa State Fair

Thursday, August 11, 2011

10 on 10

I had seen this 10 on 10 thing several months ago, but every 10th of the month I would forget. Finally yesterday I remembered to take 10 photos, one each hour of the day. They aren't that thrilling, I have been very busy getting ready for school, Melinda's shower, moving Allison, painting, and the list goes on and on.

Summer has been here awhile, and the flowers are showing it!

We let Allison take our small kitchen table for 5 months, so we have the larger one in the Kitchen now. A little crowded.

Getting ready for Melinda's shower on Saturday.

The windows are open!!!


Look at those temperatures! In August, we are so fortunate!

Kevin's big blue truck. We used it to move Kris, and wow, what a gas guzzler! But quite the help, we were able to get him all moved in with few problems.

I've really enjoyed being a part of the Facebook group "You know you are from Belt, Montana if..." It has been fun reminiscing with fellow Beltites. (Beltians? Belters? Belt.. Belt Alumni?)

Trying to finish painting the deck.

Allison moved to DesMoines to do her student teaching this semester. Trying to get her room cleaned, and ready for overnight guests, maybe even Allison if she ever gets to come home for a visit. :-)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Allison's T-Shirt Quilt

I managed to finish Allison's quilt before she got home from Spain, and I forgot to post the finished product. So here it is...

Summer Garden

This spring I planted several different types of pepper plants, two types of tomatoes, and some zucchini. We've enjoyed many of these delicious veggies so far and hope to harvest many more.

I didn't know I was growing Puddys though.

Puddy trying to keep cool in the 100 degree temperatures!