Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Friday

I've updated my Etsy Shop.
Check it out :)

I found a tattered, torn vintage children's book at the
thrift store. I might tear into it and make some cards with the pictures.
The binding is bad and there are a couple of tears, but
the pictures are very fun.

Chocolate Cake
Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes
this week has been a yummy week


Our beans... last year... looking forward to planting our garden in
a week or two.

Our three on Easter... we couldn't get Hazel to look up!
Diving into those candy filled eggs was much more exciting!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I am singing this chorus over and over again.
Last night in the car on the way home from the FFH concert (it was FABULOUS!!)
Willem would say "Mom, stop singing your song for just a second. I have to tell you
something, then you can start singing it again." :)

A brother is one of God's richest blessings.
Taking care of a little sister is also pretty awesome.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Wild Willem, filled with Wonder
Hanging out with this child is a treat! I love his love for nature, the outdoors and LIFE!

smiling Willem

Willem had his buddy Dillon over an afternoon last week. They RAN, climbed rocks,
explored... the energy was fun!

Fishing last weekend at Grandpa Vic's

a tulip in our yard

Red Sox

Merit ready for a play


Merit and Coach Tracey

Candy IN EGGS!?
Hazel discovered her new favorite activity! :)

Our Monday is off to a good start.
Our Easter weekend was wonderful.
The Good Friday service at church was powerful and such 
a good time of reflection. Pastor Jody does an amazing job, God has blessed
 him with such a gift for preaching. Our worship pastor Scott did such a nice job and the choir was
Our Saturday was filled with BASEBALL!! It was great.
The weather was gorgeous! We enjoy seeing Merit's love for the sport.
Sunday we all enjoyed the Easter Sunday church service.
It is so wonderful to celebrate Christ's resurrection!
In the afternoon we did a fun Easter egg hunt with the kids and
we ate a big dinner.

If the rain slows down, Merit has a baseball game tonight.
Willem's imagination is wonderful today.
Hazel is a doll and is now taking a much needed nap.
I got good phone time with Natasha and Kristen today.

Our dryer is still not working.
But I know better than to sweat the small stuff.
Also we are learning not to sweat the wet stuff. :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


spending time outdoors
preparing our garden
soaking up the sunny days

Here's that old $5.99 dresser I bought.
I didn't end up painting it, I just sanded it a little more.
The hanging IKEA frames were also a Bargain.
Can't wait to get some pics of the kids in those.
Oh and now that I look at this picture, the dresser has too much on it
or something. Funny how you can look at something like that and it
looks good, but then you see a picture and realize changes that could be made.



                                                                        Fischer and Willem

oh....... I maybe shouldn't get started on my dryer story!
We bought a new Samsung washer/ dryer set in December.
Two weeks ago our dryer stopped heating. It will fluff dry, but no heat.
It is under warranty and I am having a heck of a time getting Samsung to
replace or fix it. The first person I spoke with 9 days ago said it would be
replaced. Yesterday I was told it would not be replaced and that I had
to call a place in Ephrata (a town about 20 miles from here) to set up a time
for it to be serviced. That appliance repair center called me and said they are
booked so far out that they will not agree to fix it! SO, Samsung should
go back to what they said in the beginning and replace it. I have spent
A LOT of time on the telephone regarding this!
I wouldn't recommend a Samsung dryer... mainly because Samsung has been difficult to deal with.
The dryer was great, when it worked.
My laundry room is a disaster. Someday I will have a working dryer again. :)


We are looking forward to Easter.
Willem's eyes are huge when we talk about Jesus
being raised from the dead.  I am thankful he learns the true
meaning of Easter at his pre-school too.
I love Easter songs, I am SO THANKFUL for what Easter
means for us.

Friday, April 15, 2011

a few more pics from Coeur de Lane and what we've been up to

 A few more pictures from Coeur de Lane... what a fun get away!

lounging and of course Miss Hazel Jane is enjoying the view!

Merit Henry

goofy kid! Sweet Will


When the sun is shining, we are in the yard!
Merit is loving baseball!
Willem's always up for a hike or bike ride.
Hazel could explore all day outside.

My picture quality is lacking...
why do my pictures look clear when I transfer them from my card to my computer, but
look fuzzy on blogger?? If anyone has the answer, please let me know.

Merit's spring program was today  - it was fun to watch!
Willem is enjoying playing zoo, he's a lion (Jakobi) and I am the zoo keeper... he could play this ALL DAY!
Hazel did GREAT at Merit's program. We sat there for an hour and a half! Can't believe she lasted.
Weekend, here we come!!!
Have a great one!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I love this darling girl in pig tails

Pig tails
sweet girl