The last couple weeks I have been busy getting ready for a garage sale. Naphtali and I pulled one together a couple years ago, and I vowed then I would never do it again. It was just too much work for the piddly amount of money I made. So I've been boxing up clothes and junk and just taking it to the GoodWill.

So I don't know why we thought it was a good idea now. But we did it again. Last Friday and Saturday were the days we had planned for. Friday it rained pretty much all day, so we had very few customers. Saturday was good weather, but not the garage sale crowd we were hoping for, and we still have a bunch of our big stuff left over. We were told that Wednesday is the new day for garage saleing around here, so Naphtali is going to come back up on Wednesday and open the sale all day. So if you're in the area and are looking for some great deals, come on over!!

Here's one of our faithful customers. Thanks, Steph!

Reading all your blogs while waiting for customers Friday in the rain.


Ladies Weekend

This past weekend I was invited to attend a Ladies Weekend at Living Waters Bible Camp in Westby, WI. Jenn was one of the breakout session speakers, so Naphtali and I tagged along! We all had so much fun. My favorite part of the weekend, besides the amazingly gorgeous creation in southern Minnesota and Wisconsin and the great teaching and fellowship with other believers, was THE AMISH PEOPLE!!!

On Saturday afternoon we had a couple hours of free time, so a bunch of us girls hopped in a van and drove around looking for the Amish. I've been reading some of Beverly Lewis' books, which are novels about the Amish community, so I feel a little bit educated about their lifestyle. But to see them in person was sooo cool for me. I just kept thinking they're actors portraying a time period and this isn't the way they live every day of their lives. I think it would be a great experience to get to live with an Amish family......for maybe a couple weeks.

Unfortunately, my camera decided to run out of batteries, so I didn't get any pictures of the weekend. But thankfully, Naphtali is always ready with hers. So check out her blog for some pictures. I know she's busy, so you might have to keep checking back, but hopefully this post will motivate her to writer her post! Love ya, Napht!!!

We didn't take any pictures of the Amish people that they knew of. It's a sin for them to have their picture taken, so we could only do it when they weren't looking or when they were far enough away. But I think she got some great garden shots of a family's yard where we stopped to purchase some pure maple syrup that they were selling. The grandma sells perennials in the spring time and had amazing gardens! We also stopped at an Amish farmhouse that had a bakery. They sold pies, bread, doughnuts, and much more. I bought a loaf of bread, and it's delicious!! I would have bought a cookbook to try some of their recipes, but I know I don't burn the calories in a day like they do with all their hard work, so I wouldn't dare try to eat the way they do!

The weekend was great though, and if anybody is ever looking for a fun little scenic getaway, this area of the state is absolutely breathtaking!


September 11, 2001

Remembering the day through photographs. Never Forget!


I feel like I say this a lot, but once again sorry it's been awhile since I last posted something on here. I sometimes get so caught up reading everyone else's blogs that I forget I have one of my own to update. Also, I've been spending a lot of time here. Don't judge.

But Jill did come for a couple days, and boy did we have fun!! Unfortunately, though, we didn't document our time very well with pictures. This is the only one I got during our time together. Isn't he just ADORABLE!!

We ate, shopped, went to a movie (a really, really late movie) and treated ourselves to the spa and lunch the next day. Oh, and a little more shopping. Our spa facials were amazing, but the pedicures - not so much. They charged us $30 to paint our toenails. And that's it - just a polish - nothing else, not even to sit under the dryer. They sent us out of the salon with their little flip flops and the dividiers still between our toes and told us they would be dry in an hour!! So note to self: only book the facials there next time.