Sunday, August 28, 2016

Lady Windermere

Pictures from Moscow Community Theatre's production of "Lady Windermere's Fan" in which I designed and built the set. 





















Saturday, August 13, 2016


I'm excited about this print/Braille beginning cookbook. Seth and Abi want to do some cooking this fall and these look like perfect fun recipes. 



Sunday, August 7, 2016

Little Peep


Last spring, one of our chickens was killed by a raccoon. The one remaining hen seemed sad and lonely; then she went broody. So to console her, we bought some fertilized eggs from a friend and put them under her alongside the golf ball she was attempting to hatch. 


On July 1, one of the eggs hatched, and Chimi, the hen, took great pride in teaching her baby all about the world. 


She has been adorably hilarious to watch, fussing over her baby and showing it how to hunt bugs and so on. 

We are hoping Little Peep is a pullet so she'll become a hen, since roosters aren't allowed in town. 

Intensive Language Study


Because Matt's heading to Ethiopia again in October, both of us have tried to add a thousand words or so to our Amharic vocabulary. This has involved hours upon hours of quizzing each other using flash cards, mostly on long car trips. We also work on translating familiar bible verses, although the formal language makes this more difficult. 

We keep slogging though, because we both really want to learn to speak the language before we go back over there. 

Eric and Caitlin

June 18, we celebrated Matt's brother's wedding. The drive was long (nine hours total) but the little Air BnB place was darling, and the wedding so sweet. 







Foot trouble


In June, I fell into our duck pond and sprained my ankle. Then, just after that healed, I got stung by a wasp on one toe. Since I'm allergic, that means two more weeks of misery and limping. I feel like I've been limping all summer!


Bunnies and more bunnies!

This summer we had our first two successful litters of baby bunnies. They have been so much fun to play with and watch them grow. 







This summer we've spent nearly every hot day at the pool, along with most of the population of our small town. 


Each of the kids jumped ahead in their swimming skills, and most can go in the deeper pool now. 

NFBI Yard Sale


Our little local chapter of the NFB is getting rolling, thanks in large part to the efforts of a committed few. We held a yard sale a couple of weeks ago, and made a few hundred dollars to put toward future activities. 

Grandpa GG

In July we lost Matt's grandpa. He and I went down to OR twice to say goodbye and go to the funeral. 


Black and White

This summer I took on the job of set designer for our community theatre's production of "Lady Windermere's Fan."

I'll just give a teaser now, and post more pics after the show. 



Stuff to do in our area

Appaloosa Museum
McConnell Mansion
Public library activities
Renaissance Faire
Lentil Festival
4-H clubs
County fairs
Boys and Girl Scouts
Parks and Rec sports
Eggan Youth Center
Wild at Art
Spectrum Dance Studio
Rendezvous in the Park
Thursdays in the Park
Idler's Rest Hiking
Homeschool Ice Skating Day
Jazz Festival
Summer sports camps on campus 
Missoula Children's Theatre
RTOP theatre workshops
Moscow Community Theatre
Pullman Civic Theatre
All-City Band
Homecoming Parade
Christmas Lights Parade
Halloween trick or treat in the mall or the Theophilus Tower
Cake Decorating workshops at Michael's
FIRST Lego robotics club
Bonkerz Indoor Play 
Palouse Empire Gymnastics
Homestead cabin at McCrosky Park
Volunteer at Humane Society
Hike Kamiak Butte
Where's Waldo hunt in July
Bookpeople kids' events
Food Co-op kids' events
Farmer's Market
Live music at coffee shops
Pullman Indoor Aquatic Center
Palouse Suzuki Strings
Palouse Junior Youth Orchestra
WSU Observatory
WSU wildlife exhibits
Prichard Art gallery
Cruise The World (cultural night at UI)
Cougar Laser Arena
Zeppos Bowling