Monday, July 27, 2009


This afternoon the Vestals and us went to Peter's Ridge to go Huckleberry picking. Well, we found out that the berries aren't quite ripe yet, but farther down the hill I found a bush that had quite a few. When we got home I had about a cup, not much, but enough to make Huckleberry muffins! Yumm!

Yokan Wagashi

This is my newest amigarumi creation. She is a baby seal. Her name is Yokan Wagashi, after the colorful, sweet Japanese candy. Because of her monochromatic colors I thought she needed a colorful name.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Camping Big Creek

We got back from camping a hour ago. Over all it was OK. The river was nice and the weather was not to bad. We had thunder, lighting, and rain during the night, it was so loud it woke us all up. It sounded like it was right on top of us, and it just about was! We set up the hammock and it was relaxing laying around on it. The boys and Nora had fun building really neat bionicle traps and fly fishing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


This is Namagashi Wagashi. She is a rice bunny! I made her last night and thought such a sweet little bunny deserved a very sweet big name. Namagashi is a type of Japanese rice cake and Wagashi is candy. She is only about an inch tall.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I love all the green color in the summertime. Here are some pictures I took today. Our yellow squash peeking throughGreen beans!zucchini plantPotatoes almost ready!Spearmint plant attack!
We don't have a salad spinner so our lettuce is laying out to dry.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


If you enjoy, a corny plot, poor acting, and cheesy smiles, this is the show for you. We made it this morning and I still can't stop laughing even when I was done putting it together. It was so fun to make and I hope you like it as much as we do!

(p.s.) You might want to turn the music at the bottom off first.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


After church on Sunday, I cut out and then later sewed this little clutch. I was tired of all my chap stick and lip gloss rolling around the bottom of my purse. So, out of desperateness I quickly made up a pattern to sew. I will put snaps on the top when I get around to buying some, but till then it will just have to sit their and look cute!

Monday, July 13, 2009


For Anna's birthday I crocheted her a tiny little pig. Anna collects miniature pigs. I took some pictures of him before he was a gift, and I thought he turned out so cute I would share it with you!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Takahashi Visit

The past week the Takahashis came to visit. They are our California "Family" that comes up once a year. We always have so much fun when they come up, and are so sad to see them off. Nick, Anna, Barb, and Sam TakahashiAnna and Eric's birthdays are 2 days apart, so while they were here we had Anna's 16th and Eric's 20th, a double birthday party. We played Badminton a lot, and "eventually" got kind of good at it.

We miss you already!

The Winner!

Congratulations Nora! Here is her joke, I found it very funny, hope you all do too!

Once, a preacher decided to buy a mule (he would rather ride than walk). He went to the nearest town and bought a good mule for a fair price. Although, the mule was quite stubborn. It seemed forever to the preacher to get these instructions in that mule's head: Amen means whoa, Hallelujah means go. Finally, the preacher was pleased with the mule and decided to test it. He rode into the country and galloped for hours, until suddenly a cliff stood right ahead of them. "Amen! Amen! Whoa!! AMEN!!" Finally, the mule stopped right at the edge. the preacher sighed and said... "Whew. Hallelujah."....

Monday, July 6, 2009


Since we are all in a contest mode, I thought I might hop on this band wagon and host one of my own. OK, here is how it goes. You e-mail me your funniest joke by Friday, and I'll post the winners! Have fun. And I have a prize for fist place.