Thursday, December 25, 2008

Natasha Grace is here!

She's here! My new little niece was born at 1:16 on Christmas morning, all tied up in a big red bow...well, not really. TJ borrowed my camera for the event, and when we went there this morning to see her, he gave it back, and I managed to snap off a few of my own pictures. So, here they are, and isn't she the cutest? She looks a lot like Allen did, so it will be interesting to see how she looks when she gets older.

Dolce Musica,

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wow. I haven't posted in a long time. Where does the time go?
so I thought I'd post. Well, here goes...


There. I posted.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Fair

The Drapers had an outing yesterday at the fair! Fun! Although it is kinda sad that there were only two rides worth going on.

The dragon wagon. And yes, it's as wicked as it looks! According to Allen, it's terrifying!

At least someone was having fun!

In a big hurry to get to Daddy after such a horrible experience!

Boaz having a good ride!

The Zipper. It's suicidal. If you want to find out what it's like to die from nauseation, this is the ride for you!

The Star Trooper. It would be fun, except the g-force makes it HURT! This must be what they use on astronauts in training!

The Sea Ray. It's actually funner than it looks. Just imagine you are on a really really big swing! I went with dad on this twice.

Abigail, Laurel, and a friend Lisa riding the Sizzler. This is a fun ride! I went on it with dad once, and then with TJ and Abigail.

Ahhh! Now the truth is revealed! TJ is riding the Sizzler!

Ah. Now this is much more fun than a mean old dragon!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Birthday Boy!

We had a birthday party for Allen at TJ and Rachel's house, so I thought I'd post some Pics. I had so many from both the birthday party, and a photoshoot I went on earlier in the day that it took me a while to get them organized and uploaded. so finally, here are some of my favorites!

Allen riding Teeter Bob with his Daddy (he loved it!)

TJ grilling vegetables for fajitas (they were yuuummmy!)

Look out, Allen has a gun!

Pow Pow Pow!


Trying desperately to get it to work

Blowing out the candles

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Picture contest

This is a rather late post about a picture I entered in a contest a while back at I finished as a semi finalist, and the picture is going to be published in a book! The working title of the book is Endless Journeys. I'm kinda excited about it!

In Mother's Hands


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Weekend business

Ahah, so THIS is why my flowers are dying!

We canned two boxes of peaches


And then we and a lot of folks from our church went to the Castille's for a cookout. It was a lot of fun! I'll post some pictures from the event in my next post.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Little Christy Castille

Finally! The Castilles got to bring home little Christina from Russia! These were taken a couple of weeks ago at the Castille house

Indian girl

She's not quite sure about the food.

And then these were taken this past Sunday at our house

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I know it's high time I posted, and since I have been so neglectful of posting, I now have a pileup of things to post about. So here goes.
Last week, I finished two crochet projects.
First I finished a hummingbird graph to hang in the bathroom (I think)

And then I finished my poncho

And then on Saturday evening we went to the Nathan Clark George concert. We really enjoyed hearing him sing. He sang a couple of psalms, hymns, some he had written himself, and a couple of goofy songs.
Here's some pics.

And then Dad had his birthday yesterday.

Brownies and ice cream topped with homemade caramel! Yuuuuuum!!!

Well now, we do have some caramel left, and I was thinking that maybe since I made it, I should go sneak a spoonful....