Thursday, February 26, 2009

reduce, reuse, recycle

Here are a few pictures of ways that I R-R-R. this top picture is of a small bag dryer I made from chopsticks and a pint canning jar. I put some dry beans in the bottom to keep the chopsticks in place.
This is an old hair serum pump that I rinsed out and put hand soap in.
this is a cream pitcher from a set my mom got as a wedding present. The handle broke off at some point so we glued it back on and turned it into a planter. I have another favorite cup that broke lately so it is now a small planter too.
This is one of my favorites. It is two things being recycled. The tin is a retired maple sap collecting bucket that is now my kitchen trash can. I use a small can in my kitchen so I can reuse all the bags I come home with every time I go grocery shopping! I have to take out the garbage from the kitchen at least once a day but I much prefer to run out side often then to have my kitchen smell like garbage.
I like to think of ways to reuse things. Things like the sandwich bags I don't think I'm saving that much money or saving that much space at the landfill. But maybe both together makes it worth my while.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Philippians 4:19 +20
And my God will meet all your needs
according to his glorious riches
in Christ Jesus.
To our God and Father be glory
for ever and ever. Amen.
Last night I was feeling rather stressed about where I will stay when I am radioactive. And I was stressed about how everything would work. But my God saw my need and cared for it.
Derek called our preacher from church to ask for people to call and check on me in the upcoming weeks.
Tom said that would be no problem and that one of the elders and his wife had volunteered their home for me to stay in while I was undergoing the treatment! Volunteered! No body asked them to share their home they saw the need and offered their services.


Here is our engineer hard hard at work with his new train set! This is the other toy we bought this month. It has been fun to watch him play with it. He mostly likes us to make the track and then he can drive his train around and around. He does build tracks too and is quite proud of himself whenever he does!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Molly's doll

The same day as Heidi's Hannah came Molly got a doll too. Molly has had a harder time deciding on a name for her doll though. I think she has finally settled on Sarah for her dolls name. Molly is the mother to her doll and Heidi and Hannah are friends.
I made the outfit Sarah has on in this picture. It is really fun to make doll clothes because they go really fast.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Heidi with her new friend, Hannah.Hannah arrived in a box today! Heidi asked us what her name was, we, of course, did not know and had her ask the doll. She did. Then looked at the doll for a few minuets then said, "she said her name is Hannah. Later she asked me, "what was her name?" And again later, "why did you buy me a Hannah doll?"
Just one of the fun things that has happened today!