Monthly Archives: July 2009

Motorcycle Trip


John and Jessica took a three day motorcycle trip last week. PAtrip_007 They visited the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania

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and Rickett’s Glen and tent camped. PAtrip_003 They talked to a lot of people who were impressed that they could fit all their camping equipment on the motorcycle.  They had a great time and hardly got rained on.  When they left the Rickett’s Glen campsite to go hiking, it was raining, but by the time they got to the trail, the rain had stopped.  (Jessica took her camera to take pictures on the trip but forgot her SD card so she only took a few pictures using her camera’s memory.)

We’re still plugging away, trying to get ready for the wedding that is now only TWO weeks away!  Right now, we’re trying to make arrangements to get a big tent and tables and chairs for the overflow from the reception hall.  So much of our planning had to wait until we received most of the rsvps so we’d have an idea how many people are going to attend the reception.  I’m still sewing dresses for the bridesmaids and thought the flower girl dresses were completely finished until Jessica tried to zip the zipper on one of the dresses and it broke.  I’m glad it happened now instead of on the wedding day, but now I’ve got extra work – ripping the old zipper out and replacing it!


“Nut – Head”


Yesterday, Leslie and Amy and her girls came to spend the afternoon and evening with me.

Toothless Abby and Smiling Megan

Toothless Abby and Smiling Megan

Leslie wanted to look at the family pictures I have, so we spent most of our time up in my sewing/craft room where my scanner/printer is.


We scanned lots and lots of pictures onto a new 2 GB SD card I bought Sunday.  After working about five hours on this project, we were finally ready to view the pictures on my computer and make a CD of them for Leslie to take home.  Imagine how we felt when we found only THREE pictures had been scanned onto the SD card!  We felt sick.  Later, I tried to scan a few more pictures onto the card to see if we’d done something wrong, and it didn’t work.  Next, I tried a different card and had success.  Needless to say, I returned the bad card to the store today – but felt like ripping it apart (as if I could rip it!).  I bought a replacement card and will check it out to be sure it’s working before I repeat this awful mistake!

Since I had my computer on, Abby and Megan wanted to get on a couple sites – and – of course.  Megan calls Abby a “Nut-Head” when she’s on the computer, instead of “Net-Head” . 101_3988

Of course, Megan spends a fair amount of time on the computer, too!


Last Saturday, we attended Jessica’s third bridal shower, given by her bridesmaids.  Peyton was in a fun mood and made lots of funny faces, but I didn’t seem to catch any with my camera. 😦 101_3964 Jessica received some nice flowers from her mother-in-law-to-be since she was unable to attend the shower.


Only 2 1/2 weeks until the wedding!

Bubba101_3970 and Sayaka 101_3971were home for the weekend, so Sayaka could attend the shower.  The “hats” they’re wearing were decorations from the shower.

John and Jessica are away for a couple days on a motorcycle camping and hiking trip.  I hope they’re having a good time and having good weather!

Happy 4th of July!


We had a nice, busy day today.  First of all, Peyton is staying with us for the weekend so his mom and dad can go to a wedding up in Canada.  They went up there without passports – and are hoping they can get back across the border!  Peyton has been spending all his time with his Aunt Jess and Adam.


This morning, we went to Cortney’s wedding at a boy scout camp chapel. 101_3793

It’s been raining a lot recently, so we were lucky to have a nice day for an outside wedding. 101_3816

This picture was taken as a reminder of the fun times we had when John and Kirby were singing as part of the Pennsylvania Preachers.  Each of the guys had a daughter around the same age, and the kids spent a lot of time together.


Tonight, we went into town to see the fireworks.  We always meet Jeremy, Lois, and Peyton, and Sonya and John there and shoot off little smoke bombs, etc.  This year, it was just John, Jessica, Adam, Peyton, and me, so Adam lit the fuses.  I love fireworks!


(This blurry picture was taken on my cell phone because I thought I didn’t have my camera with me.  After I got home, I realized I had my camera in my purse the whole time!)