Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Last Friday, my hubby and children went down to the base for the preview of Saturday's airshow. The Blue Angels performed...always an amazing time.

I always hate this part of the performance...where two jets go full steam towards each other and then roll to the side at the last moment. Makes the hair stand up on my neck! I stayed home and enjoyed cleaning and reading...but not sewing. Need to sew!

One of the best things about shopping at amish/mennonite stores is the drive through the countryside. We enjoy seeing cattle and horses. This is on the road to Pine View Store on Glock Road, Mechanicsville.

And sheep. I was hoping they'd be out grazing for a better picture.

Lizzie loved this cow playing King of the Hill. This is on Route 6.

These goats were not having fun in the humidity. Photo taken at Locust Grove store on North Ryceville Road.

Now that organic lettuce is starting to reappear in the stores after the summer's heat, we have been enjoying Maggie's grilled lettuce salad. It is SO delicious! She sprays the lettuce with oil, then grills, then serves it with the best balsamic dressing ever. Never leftovers. Fast and easy.

I love seeing my children enjoy the wonders of nature...even at the risk of collecting chiggers! Anna was in a deep contemplative mood that day. I guess if you don't have a truck or a treefort, the burnpile is the next best place.

This past July 14th, our county suffered a glider accident on Route 235, just outside our small regional airport.

We were very nervous that day because we thought Mike's boss was one of the victims in the glider, knowing he had bought a glider that morning. Later on we were relieved to learn he was the pilot of the cessna towing the glider. The accident killed one man and injured a second.

The wires made recovery tricky. My parents own two houses right next to this it was a close call for them.

We joined a bunch of onlookers and watched from across the highway.

Finally to the ground and carried away on a flatbed truck.

I discovered a new recipe this summer that my family loves. Best Ever Chinese Chicken Salad. Since asparagus isn't in season, I will wait until fall to add that. And I used flour tortillas instead of wonton wrappers (since they contain egg). Definitely a recipe to try.

We were supposed to take a day trip to Harper's Ferry today...but the weatherman says 100% chance of rain...even though the sun is shining brightly right now. I am so disappointed. It took a lot of work to keep this day free of appointments and lessons! Instead, I think we will go drive around and see a few houses that are for sale. Our tenant has requested to buy our we need to find another house to buy. It's definitely a buyer's market.

My children are practicing almost daily for their Christmas performances. Skits, music, solos, etc. This year their theme is "It's a Cowboy Christmas!" I love it!

Enjoy your day. Many blessings ~ Kathie


Deb said...

Kathie, I don't quite understand your sentence: "Our tenant has requested to buy our we need to find another house to buy."

Is this the house your family is living in now? Or another house? Are you having to leave your property and current house? If so, oh no! From what I've seen of your home it seems well suited to your family.

Kathie said...

Not to worry, Deb. I was talking about our second investment house...not our home. We love our home! Thanks for asking ~ Kathie