Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sweet Crunchie Goodness

My brother in law Scott picked up some Crunchie bars for me when he was in the London airport! I am so excited! These are my favorite candy bars of all time. They are made by Cadbury and are really hard to find! I used to stock up on them when we would go visit my Aunt Ruth in Canada, and I ran across them at a specialty store in LA. Needless to say, when I heard he was passing through England, I made a plea for chocolate! Yea, success! They don't 'expire' until Jan '09 so I am going to make them last as long as I can, although I may finish them off before too long.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Shady Maple

Today I went to Lancaster with my In-Laws, and Lisa and the kids. We met Kathy there who had brought along Ray and Ruth Land. They hadn't seen Cole before, and it was fun to see them interacting with their great-grandchildren!

We passed these kids and their pony on the way home. Looks like the boy in the hat is the 'brake'. I love the flag too.

Monday, June 23, 2008


My kitten is growing so fast! And I saw a few of these birds as I was driving home today. They are a really beautiful blue.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The kids are here!

Lisa and the kids are visiting from Florida! They are growing so fast, and are so much fun! The newest member of the family is exceptionally smiley. He is so cheerful and has a contagious smile!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My New Toy

I discovered that we have a T-fal/Krups outlet here! Yea! They have lots of pots, pans, cookie sheets, coffee makers, indoor grills etc, seconds and discounts galor. I have a weakness for kitchen utensils and gadgets, and shoes. Hubby and I have been getting increasingly frustrated with our toaster oven, and I found a discounted refurbished one! It's really cool. The door opens all the way, and easily too! It has 2 removable racks, and a broiler pan. It can toast, defrost, broil, and bake. I did chicken in it tonight! It is fantastic. I can cook chicken at 350 for 30 mins and it only takes 30 minutes! You don't have to wait for it to preheat, and you don't heat up the whole kitchen with the big oven. It has a timer too, so when the timer goes off, it shuts off! How cool is that? I know that I can do that with my big oven, but I like the fact that this uses less energy and doesn't heat up the entire kitchen. Woohoo. :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sunday School Picnic

This is a week late, but I figured I would slip it in here. Here are some of the darling faces of Dorothy. It was really hot and humid that day.

And this very special lady
had a BIRTHDAY today!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Soccer Season

It's that time of year again. Hubby is playing outdoor soccer with several of the guys from Superior Walls, and meeting. (For those of you back home in CA, yes, we play soccer indoors here during the winter.) Hubby is on the right, Erika's hubby is on the left. Friday nights are now soccer nights, I grab the lawn chair and watch with the other wives as our men work out their fidgets and frustrations from the week. I must admit, my man looks pretty handsome out there! He really loves to play, but sadly we are both feeling the effects of "swift-footed Time". This little girl is the daughter of one of Hubby's soccer friends. I have discovered that I love taking pictures of kids! They are so expressive, and they do the funniest things!

Friday, June 06, 2008


Today is Grandpa and Grandma's
55th Anniversary! I love them both so much and was delighted and honored to have them come a visit me. I know it was a long and tiring trip but they were real troopers about it. I miss them terribly. They have given me 30 years worth of wonderful, fun, loving memories that I will cherish forever.

In other news,

Miss Diana is growing by leaps and bounds. She is getting cuter by the day, and is starting to get those cute little rolls here and there. It seems she has some colic, so prayers for mom's ear drums and baby's tummy would be appreciated.

Tomorrow is our Sunday School Picnic, so hopefully everything goes well and we have no injuries. Last year Craig twisted his ankle and had to hobble around on crutches, we felt really bad for him.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Grandpa and Grandma F. just spent a wonderful week out here in the Garden State. It was so much fun to show them around my new environment, and give them a little insight into my daily life. We spent one day in Lancaster. We visited the tabernacle and drove through the countryside admiring the barns and clotheslines. We also spent a day down in Cape May, gawking at the victorian homes.

I found something new around here too! I found a river cruise starting in Millville, on the Maurice River. It was so much fun!! It was a little flat bottom boat and we went down stream for about an hour and came back, about 16 miles roundtrip. It was a beautiful day, and the scenery was amazing. We saw a pair of bald eagles and their 2 one yr old chicks! They were beautiful! There were many Osprey and several Blue Herons to admire as well.