Friday, September 23, 2011

Sept weekend

THANKS ladies for a great weekend.
Diana - we are SO GLAD you are doing good!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Peter, Herman, Up North, Kids

My trip "Up North" a couple weeks ago.
My sister beach glass and rock hunting.

Just beautiful beaches near Washburn, Wisconsin.

Rock hunting for the elusive Lake Superior agates.
What ever you pick up on the beach below, we had to carry it up the 'cliff' about 20 feet high.
I collected about 30 lbs of beautiful rocks. No agates though. They will go in my water fountain.

Ok, So I never married him, but 40 years later, I did get to see him. Peter Noone and Davy Jones' posters were on my teenage walls. How about you?
Yes, I was in the second row, front and center ! My sister, and son Brady attended the Big Top Chautauqua near Bayfield Wisconsin with me. Big circus tent with church pews for seats. Love it! Small venue at the bottom of a ski hill. Nice cabin for the band to stay in. Bet they love it. Peter Noone was very funny chatting about getting old and the fun things that happened to them trying to find the place. They came from twin cities in Minn. This show is truly in the Middle of No Where. The next night (different show) was to be the closing show. Guy at the gate tent said it took 4 days to take down the stage and tent.

Had a great time visiting my daughter and son. And showing my sister why Ashland is such a great place to live. Love it up there.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Labor Day wknd Family

My Sister Betty and George drove out from Washington state.
Mud for the weekend. Everywhere !
Mosaic project.
The Schuette Shoot out. Son Cody nearest.
Cowboy Breakfast warming on the grid.
My Mom came out to join us.
Beautiful walking paths where a crazy deer came down to see us.

Boondocking next to a cornfield. Lesson learned this time? Empty the black tank BEFORE you take it on your next trip. (septic was full) Another lesson: If it is thundering and lightening, maybe the 25 foot metal flag pole attached to the metal camper is a bad idea. Every time I learn something. :D
The new space now has a name - Schuette Grove. I am sure this place will hold great memories for lots of our family. It was the third year we gathered but the space was expanded upon greatly. Thanks to Ken, Donna + Jerry and many others that helped clear brush, mow, haul brush, cut wood. It will only get better. Good times family.

Friday, September 2, 2011

End of August

Thank you ladies for coming and being independent. I feel like I left my kids with a babysitter for the first time. Geeeesh. I gotta get out more. ( I was camping 3 miles away)

A Mary Jane Bakeover - first time trying in a pudgy pie maker. It worked fabulous! Patsy's meal at the camp site the same wknd the girls above were retreating. Fun was had by all.

This mighty camper who brought wayyyyyyy toooooo much stuff.

Meanwhile, back at the retreat...........

Angel made with the embroidery feature on her sewing machine.

Patsy, Nancy, and Susan were camping nearby and made lanyards + key fobs on their featherweights on the picnic tables at the campground.