Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Austin!

Yesterday, we celebrated a milestone; Austin's birthday.

Cameron is sneaking some ice cream.

Kate and Kaycee REALLY liked the cake and ice cream.

It's hard to believe that my baby is 26 years old!

A fun family night picking apples

Last Monday night all the kids came over for a final picking of apples.

Kate helped her mom and dad as well as carrying boxes.

Hannana and Reagan was a big help too.

The reward at the end was chili and carmel apples!
Applesauce will come later.

Friday, October 9, 2009

saying good-bye to 30 year old trees

Sorry; I don't know how to rotate my pictures on this blog.
We have had these two Aspen trees in our yard for 30 years.
In fact, when we landscaped our yard 4 years ago; the front yard
was designed around these two trees. Sadly this year they both
died from having a bore in them and had to be removed.
A neighbor called and offered to take them down; if he could have the wood.

So now our yard looks really bare (to us) with those trees gone.
We don't know what we will plant in their place. Can't do
another tree because of the roots still in the ground that
haven't rotted yet.