Monday, September 29, 2008



*Photos compliments of Grace Chmelar

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Summer's Last Hurrah!

The last weekend of September is always the Kalona Fall Festival... where we've been selling corn dogs for the past four years.  We were up and out early this morning to get the fryer frying the fried dogs.  K, that's really corny.  HEHEHE!!! ;)  I'll stop now.  

Here's what's happenin'

We gotta get ready cuz we have to take the stage tomorrow morning at ten and give an hour program.  Anybody care to come for moral support?!?!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tree House 2

The boys continue to work on their ever growing tree house.  Here's some of the updated looks.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Watching History

Guess who we saw today???
(Go HERE to see more!!)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Some people think I'm partial.  But......

.... I have the cutest brothers in the world!  "Love you Chris!"

Old Threshers Reunion 2008

So I have decided to take somebody's advice and post some pictures of OT.  Even though it is not really news more like history.  We still talk about it and laugh over all the great memories! Here are a few picture.  Enjoy! 
This is were all the cooks live during OT.  and my Mom happens to be one of them.  The food is to die for.  It's all cooked over an open fire and it takes all day!  Thank you cooks!
We got to OT on wed. and got to watch the parade.  Some of our log village family was in it.  
Preparing the inside of the tent for all the bedding.  (it was like the great exodus)
Tim along with Grace and Beth (his two side kicks) were instrumental in making sure the van was loaded and that we didn't forget anything.  They did a great job!  "Are you sure you have everything Tim?!?"  :p    
Not many moms would rough it for five days and four nights in a tent in the middle of Aug. But our Mom isn't like many moms.  WE LOVE YOU AND THINK 'you adorable!'  

Nicole feeding her face...  Have i ever mentioned how much fun I'm having with this girl?!?!
The school children
A bunch of us on a trolly.  We were really squished on those two benches. 

After supper is over, dishes washed, chores done, and lanterns are lit, everyone gathers around the porch and the instruments come out and we play good old country folk tunes and dance the virginia reel.  It's all in a days work at the Log Village.  Can't wait for next year!     

Monday, September 8, 2008

Local Injuries On the Farm

Life's been a little dangerous around here lately...  wear your steel-toed boots if you're planning a visit anytime soon!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I decided to re-surface for a few minutes to let you know that yes I am still around. I'm having the time of my life with my sister and the rest of my family. I might show my face again in a few months. But until then you can find me somwhere next to Nicole. :) I'm off to hear another story, give another hug, giggle about nothing, engage in a heart to heart talk, or just stand next to her. Tootles!