Thursday, March 29, 2007

Sap Season Views

Here's Dad gathering sap with our barn in the background.

Sap Season Views

This is taken standing to the left of the cabin. You can barely see the corner of the cabin along the far right side of the picture.

Sap Season

ThatHere is part of Dad's sap boiling operation. I went down to the cabin with him early this morning to take some pictures. He goes to the cabin several times a day to tend the wood fire to keep the sap boiling and evaporating into maple syrup. He has to gather the sap every evening too - so it's keeping him busy. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup - no wonder it's expensive to buy - right?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Reunion Plans Begin . . .

I decided it was time for a new templete - maybe I'll choose a new one every 3 months or so - you'll never know what color I'll be. :) I've been working on plans for our reunion. I'm thinking we'll plan on Aug 2, 3, & 4 - Thu, Fri, and Sat for the structured part of being together. I'll be sending you ideas and sign-up sheets where you can volunteer to be in charge of one meal and one activity. I'll send it with the April family newsletter - notice I kinda skipped March. Oh well - Dad's surgery is my excuse - okay?

Monday, March 19, 2007

name dropping

Here's a picture taken in May 2002. We had been serving as a Stake Primary Presidency about 6 weeks when Sister Kathleen Hughes and Sister Gayle Clegg came to Bangor to do leadership training. We were thrilled to have them, but felt a bit out-classed! From left to right: Cindy Pierce (my 2nd C), me, Sister Hughes, Sister Clegg, and DeeDee Amero (my 1st C). Gram was in the Stake RS Presidency at the time, so she was with Sister Hughes part of that day. I still refer to notes I took at our meeting with Sister Clegg in training new Primary Presidencies. She was so inspiring! Just wanted you to see who I hang around with. :)

Monday, March 5, 2007

Dad is feeling significantly better today. We have to be at the hospital in Bangor at 6:30 am tomorrow for a post-op exam. I think he will get a good report - his appetite is mostly back to normal and that's always a good sign. He's been walking for 30 minutes a day (indoors) and doing lots of reading. Randy and family gave him a book "A Mormon in the White House?" last night and he's evidently liking it since he's been reading it most of the day today. We are to have more sub-zero weather the next couple of overnights. Love my down comforter!!!