Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Last week about 38 of us celebrated a wonderful camp with MK's plus a few non-MK's. It was a great three days! I went along to help out in the kitchen and with crafts. Our chief cook, Heather, did a great job and is fun to work with. As the pictures show, others sneaked into the kitchen to help us and we're very grateful for their servant attitude! The teens enjoyed studying with Miguel and Becky Aguirre and the little ones were very attentive to Chuck and Karla Topp. The pictures tell more than words possibly could.

The kitchen was very popular at mealtime!

A favorite spot at camp - the Snack Shack!

 One of our kitchen helpers! Miguel also is amazing at washing dishes!
Thanks, Miguel!

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

When I had finished reading Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink, I took it back to the shelf in our fantastical library. And there I found another book by Carol! Wow! It's a VERY OLD book, yes, older than me! Written in 1937 - and I believe the book Alan and Beth have in the library is probably one of the earliest printings. The cover looks NOTHING like the picture above! And it definitely is not paperback! It's a cute story of two girls who are shipwrecked with four young charges - completely unrealistic, but cute nonetheless! So old fashioned! So proper!! It was a fun read!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

School is fun!

I'm not exactly sure what they're studying, but they're sure having fun at it! 

Cameron and his friend Ivan first MADE the catapults and then had to try them out. But what to use for ammunition that won't hurt anyone??

Why, yes!! Marshmallows! But keep them away from Justin - age 5 - because he'll gladly get rid of them for you! It was obvious that the boys had a blast with this school project!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Caddie and I spent some time together this week. What a great book! Winner of the Newbery Medal, it has survived many, many years - I believe it was first printed in 1935! One author has described it like this: "You take Little House on the Prairie; I'll take Caddie Woodlawn."

Check it out! You'll be glad you did!