Jul 10 2006

First Mow

Tag: General,The HouseEmily @ 6:19 pm

So I did the first mow of the yard today.  Took a lot less time than I expected; about 45 minutes.  I didn’t do the far back section of the yard because it’s still pretty short, but the front and sides were growing wild so those had to be cut.  The mower amazingly started on the first pull, not too shabby!  Mowing got a lot of the hay tossed around which is good because now we can rake some of it up.  We’ve got a few bare spots to reseed on both sides and one in the back, but other than that, the grass seems to be doing really well.

Click on the picture below to see more pics of our lovely grass (no more dirt! yay!)

Jul 10 2006


Tag: General,The HouseEmily @ 6:31 am

Woohoo, I get to mow our lawn for the first time today! Not really looking forward to years of mowing, but it’s exciting to know that we waited so long for grass and it’s finally growing well and ready to be cut. We have such exciting lives 🙂

Jul 07 2006


Tag: Fun Links and Stuff,GeneralEmily @ 6:20 am

So I’ve finally decided to put all of our videos from here on out on www.youtube.com.  This way, the videos are easily accessible to everyone, and they won’t bog down our website.  Keep checking back as I try to pick through some old & new videos to upload.  I’ve put a link on the sidebar under the “links” section titled “videos.”  This is a direct link to the youtube site where all the videos will be.

Jul 06 2006

4th of July

Tag: Friends,General,KarateEmily @ 7:45 am

We got back from NY a day early, so we got to have some fun for 4th of July. We went over to Jim & Cathy’s for dinner, and Sensei Steve and his family joined us. After dinner we headed over to the dojo to meet up with many more people to set off TONS of fireworks. We had a great time, there were some great fireworks, and no one got injured. Toward the end of the night, we got a little crazy and started putting fireworks into the sewer drains. Check out this video that I posted on You Tube to see what happens when you put a small mortar down into the drain…hehe

Also got some pictures, check them out here.

Jul 05 2006

New York

Tag: Family,General,VacationEmily @ 12:35 pm

We’re back from our wonderfully restful New York vacation! We went from June 23 – July 3rd. We got to see lots of family and spend a lot of time doing nothing but relaxing; which we really needed.

We left KY Friday the 23rd and drove 9 hours to Syracuse, NY. When we got there at 2:30am we decided to stop instead of driving the last 3 hours that night. We got up at 7am and finished the drive, got to Emily’s dad’s house in time to jump in the shower, get dressed and head out for Cate’s (Emily’s sister) high school graduation. The ceremony was very nice and Colleen got to hand Cate her diploma which was really cool. We went out to eat and mini golfing after the ceremony.

Sunday was Cate’s graduation party at our Uncle Danny’s house (Colleen’s brother). It was a little warm and muggy, but we had great food and played some great rounds of cornhole! We again went mini-golfing afterwards (one of our family’s favorite pastimes).

Monday – Thursday Paul and I pretty much stayed at my mom’s cabin while she flew back to KY to drop my brother off at a summer camp. Her cabin is now finished, and beautiful! We had a nice relaxing time there, even though it rained the whole time. We had quite the fiasco with their motorboat on the lake. There had been so much rain that the boat flooded and came withing 3 inches of sinking! The road out to the lakefront where the boat was moored was flooded, so I had to get in the little dingy and row about 200 yards out to it. I spent the next hour bilging and bailing water; what fun! My mom also lost her very expensive kayak to the flood, but Phil ended up finding it on Saturday; it had been found by a boy a few camps down the lake.

On Saturday, Paul and I went to my dad’s camp on the Great Sacandaga Lake. The Lake was flooded as well, it had risen about 4 feet in a matter of days. Everyone’s docks were torn apart or sunken, and many boats were flipped over and sunk. Even the mooring balls that boats were tied to on the lake were under water, it was so flooded.
We went to the Sacandaga dam, which usually barely has a trickle of water, but since the water was so high, it was gushing over it like Niagra Falls. There were tons of people out on the road taking pictures and video. Apparently, it’s only the 5th time since 1930 that it’s gushed over the dam like that. Pretty cool.
We had a nice time at the cabin, Meg got to swim, we watched some fireworks from my uncle’s camp down the road, and ate smore’s by the fire that night.

Megabyte went with us to New York. She had an unbelievable time; she got to sit out on screen porches the whole time and smell all the woodsy Adirondack smells, and got to go swimming for the first time in her life. We got some really cute pictures of her swimming and hanging out.

I got to read a few of my books in the Left Behind series; I’m now on book 8: The Mark. Philip (my little brother) is still reading them, and my mom has started the series as well.

That’s all for now; be sure to check out all the pictures from our trip in our gallery, there’s pictures in the following folders: Cate’s Graduation, Diana’s Cabin, Megabyte, and Vacations.

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