Monday, April 27, 2009

When we were in Quincy over Easter weekend, Staci took some photos for us...they turned out's some favorites...

...thanks for the good times and photog genious, SJ!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009


So, this post comes two weeks has been pretty busy around here. Brad celebrated his birthday on the 10th. We were able to be at my folk's and celebrated with a steak and salmon dinner, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. All Brad's favorite. :) Followed by his chocolate angel food cake I made.

...the famous Chocolate Angel Food Cake that Brad's grandma Vos used to make for all the grandkids from scratch:) The Faw family was so excited to taste this famous deliciousness. Don't worry Mom Vos...the recipe was kept a secret. :) :) It was a major hit (even though it didn't taste quite as good as yours :) )!!

Dutch Brothers stickers...always a hit. :)

Brad pooled the money he was gifted, and bought a couple of tool boxes to go on top of the base unit he has, as well as an air compressor. He was super excited!! He is well on his way to establishing his "man cave". :)

Brad's folks had the great idea of getting him a nice jacket and a couple of really nice shirts that have our church name embroidered on them. Wow! Brad has worn them around a lot, and they have already generated questions/conversations about our church! And, he looks especially handsome in them. :)

I am so thankful for you, my knight in shining armor! I'm so glad I'm on your team! Here's to 60 more birthday celebrations!! I love you!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


We finally got a weekend of sunshine and warm temperatures here in the Northwest! I may be a bit biased, but I honestly don't think there is anywhere more beautiful than the NW in the Spring and Summertime. Yesterday Brad and I went to the local Farmers Market that takes place in Vancouver every Saturday morning. With all the great prices on vegetables and plants, we go the itch to buy some plants and build a garden in our backyard. So, we bought some strawberry and asparagus plants, many bags of our other main component...

...and got to work!!!

Really I did help... :) Someone had to document the moment while we worked. :)

Asparagus roots... MMMMM....asparagus!! :)

The finished product! Isn't it beautiful? We just planted the asparagus and strawberries, but bell peppers, squash, peas, blueberries, and spinach are to come. We might have to build more gardens. :)

A job well done!! Our next door neighbor kid came over to see what we were up to, so we got him to take a photo with both of us and our finished product.

Well, like they can take the girl outta the country, but you can't take the country outta the girl. :) Our dad's would be proud. :)