Thursday, August 27, 2015

We start today

I’m getting ready to go to the airport two times. First to pick up my sister Shelley, and my sister in law Amy, and Amy's sister Sue. Then I bring them to my house to take a nap. Then I return for my brother Rick, His flight arrives 4 hours later. Tomorrow morning Jürgen will pick up my friend Donna from the airport. Then after breakfast we travel to Venice. I'm both excited and stressed! Jürgen is being so great! But I have allot to do today. Loads of laundry. And I'm not packed. And the car has to be packed. But expect everyone’s excitement will give me energy. My sister Dianna is also a big help! Here we go!

Saturday, August 22, 2015


My sister Dianna fly’s tomorrow. My other family and friends come on Thursday and Friday. And the big adventure to Italy will begin. I am almost ready!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Grape Juice with Shannon

I picked the grapes I have in my green house today. I juiced them and canned the juice like this. I water bath canned my jars an extra 20 mins just to be sure the jars sealed. I actually have more grapes to juice tomorrow, not done yet. And we have many more grapes in the garden. So allot of good juice this year. We love it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nicole just turned 22

This is a page from Nicole's newest book. "When you get yourself a dinosaur". She wrote the book and is doing the illustrations. Yes, I'm a proud mom. And Shelley, my sister is going to travel with us to Italy in two weeks. It will be all my sibs, my sister in law, her sister and a good friend from University and Nicole ( 8 of us) traveling. Juergen will stay home to look after the chickens, dog, fish and kids. It is going to be a fun trip. Lots of Art, Food, and gardens.