here we go. another mad dash round of bloggy catch up. when i left off, had stopped to visit the jelly belly factory on our way from point reyes national seashore to a little spot just north of sacramento, in nicolaus, california. the place was a thousand trails campground, which usually means there’s not much […]
as previously mentioned, we made one last visit to batavia, this time to meet up with derek’s parents who were going to stay with at my mom’s house for their first ever vacation to batavia. we arrived a day early, to settle in and relax before the chaos began. a lovely breakfast at miss batavia […]
we had a lazy day with eliot and my mom off on friday. i think. because there’s no pictures except for a handful from the beach. like this. and this. and some kayaking. and that’s pretty much it for friday. saturday was the fourth of july. again, i have no pictures to help me piece […]
as per our usual, we hosted a bit of a fourth of july get together for some of our pals, before the fireworks lit up our little town… martha and bud (sam, jr.)… sam, sr. is in the armed forces and is currently overseas. so, really, this party was for him. 🙂 the slip ‘n […]
since we live fairly close to the coolest fireworks show in town, we have had a party with a few of our closest friends each of the last few years. this year was no exception. well, it was an exception, because “a few” turned into “50” and the outdoor cookout was rained out and we […]
i made my triumphant return back to the world of cakes (cupcakes) with these patriotic creations for our fourth of july festivities yesterday. not all that creative with the frosting/sprinkle combo. the real creativity came in the red, white and blue interior of the cupcake… awaiting their frosting: all lined up: i’m definitely not fully […]
made these for the two parties we had on the fourth of july.it was mostly just an excuse to test out my new daisy cutter.and i didn’t even get to do that, since jake and his pal from church did all the cutting. here they are, nonetheless….
we took isaac to his first baseball game last night, along with some other youth group leaders and students. well, student. we had high hopes that we could make it the length of the game for the fireworks. we also had realistic expectations that it might be a complete disaster. it was somewhere in between. […]