Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June Activities - Part 1

On Friday, June 1st, we had a family get-together with Rowen's sister Esther's family, our niece Shirlene's family, and all of us Johnstown Albertsons. 
Albertsons, Mendezes, Manoharans, and Kazmaiers (photo by Jeff Kazmaier)

...and the rest. (photo by Jeff Kazmaier)

On Friday, June 8th, Rowen and Janet got to go to an ice-cream social at the Hinkles' home.  Jason and Emily were not feeling well, and Beth had to work too late to come, but R&J enjoyed it!

Our friends' beautiful clamatis!
Ladies visiting at the social.
And the children looking sweet!

...and the men.
June 9th was Mike and Carmen Durkee's wedding reception.

The happy couple!
Looking at the quilt Janet made them as a wedding gift.

Handbell Choir Concert
We went to hear the Wesley Bell Ringers play on Saturday (June 9th) evening in Longmont.  These teens are really good at what they do!  We enjoyed the music.

Fashionable Hairdo!

How Janet's hair looks this month.

Photographer's View
Emily's been pretty excited about having a new camera!

Monday, June 25, 2012

VBS this week at Joplin

This is a cell phone picture of Jeffrey giving the sermon/story at VBS tonight.  Please pray for this VBS to be used by God in these kids' lives.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2012 Garden

 We planted our garden on May 21, late for us, but after our Cincinnati trip.  Rowen had so much to catch up on after being gone 10 days for work and the Historical Society, we decided to bless him by getting the garden planted while he was at work.  We had an extra helper, since it was Monday, Lincoln Brown.  He even went to the garden center with us to buy the seeds!  Jason and I talked it over and decided to arrange the garden differently than we ever had before.  The zucchini would go on the north, then the tomatoes, and the beans on the south.  The spaghetti squash and a couple cucumber plants on the east.
First Lincoln helped Jason plant the tomato plants.
He was almost big enough to dig the hole!
Beth and I planted the cucumber plants.

Beth, Lincoln, and I planted the green bean seeds.
 Beth gave him a stick to use for measuring the distance between seeds.
It was much faster not to measure.
A week later, we all, including Lincoln, were happy to see the beans coming up.

And up!
Unfortunately, the weed seeds also enjoyed the watering and came up too.
Today Beth and I weeded the beans on our hands and knees.
It looks pretty good now.  I hope it will stay that way for awhile!
So far, we only had pea sized hail for five minutes, so we are thankful.
Most of these pictures were taken by Emily, who didn't get pictured when she was planting.  (The life of a photographer!)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Finishing up May, 2012

 Beth and Emily wearing look-alike clothes and looking sweet!
 Eating peanut butter cheesecake for dessert on the last Sunday in May.  We didn't have our pavilion up yet because some friends had borrowed it for a wedding.
 Memorial Day tradition of washing windows.  So thankful Beth and Jason have Mondays off so they could help us.  What would we do without our helpers?
 And what would we do without Emily taking pictures?  She has a new camera so she is having a lot of fun with it.  She also helped with washing windows and blinds, etc.
 The curtains had to be washed and ironed.  Standing, ironing was a welcome change of position from kneeling at the bathtub washing windows.
 Rowen takes the windows out and cleans the tracks and puts them all back together.  We like to do this job before the bugs get bad because we do have the windows completely out while we clean them.
We are always thankful to get that huge job behind us for the year!