Thursday, April 24, 2008

What I'm Reading

Right now I am reading a series by Brodie and Brock Thoene.  It is historical Christian fiction.  I actually read the series several years ago, but it was so great that I decided to buy all the books and read them again.  The series is the Zion Covenant.  I am on book six, Warsaw Requiem.

Warsaw Requiem (Zion Covenant)

The books are set during World War II in Europe.  I have 3 books in the series to go before I am done, and I just can't get enough of them.  I have also ready the series the Zion Chronicles which is also by these authors and ties into the other series. Great authors! 

Now We're Cookin'

 Kevin had a guy at work make us this smoker.  I think he did a great job!  I think Kevin's ready to cook some brisket and ribs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Baby Blanket

I can now post pics of a secret project that I was working on.  Our friends in Scotland, Jason and Erin, finally had their baby several weeks ago.  This is what I sent little Andrew.


It might be a little difficult to see because of the color of the blanket, but that is an "M" in the middle.  They did not know if they were having a boy or a girl, so I did not have a first name initial to go by.  The "M" is for the first letter of their last name. 

Friday, April 18, 2008

We were working at the new house last weekend.  I was raking and Kevin was spraying pesticide around the house to keep the bugs out this spring.  As he was spraying, he discovered this:


Strawberries!  We can't eat these strawberries though.  Kevin had already sprayed them with pesticide before he discovered them.  I can live with that though.  He surprised me the other day by growing some watermelon plants.  This is especially nice because he does not eat watermelon.  We also expect some tomatoes this summer. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


 I was vacuuming the house the other day and my vacuum cleaner began to smoke.  Not a good sign.  The motor had burned up.  I bought this vacuum almost 8 years ago at Service Merchandise on sale for $69.  Needless to say, it had lived its life.  The next day I read an endless amount of reviews of vacuum cleaners and discovered one that outshown most of the rest in its price range.

Bissell 5770 Healthy Home Bagless Upright Vacuum

It's the Bissell 5770 Healthy Home Bagless.  It's half the price of a Dyson and many reviews said that it worked just as well.   Sears was having a sale, so we bought it.  I love this vacuum!