22 June 2012

Exciting news!

We've had some joyous news at the Richards/Yliniemi household  (aka The Commune)! We've received reports that son Josh and his little family will be moving back to our area! We are now in the process of making numerous calls back and forth to figure out the logistics of moving a family with two small children to a new community where Josh does not yet have a job nailed down. His old employer at J&B Foods (where I work) has expressed interest in rehiring him, but they haven't solidified that. They have an apartment spoken for, but have only a small stipend with which to get here, so Josh will have to work for a bit to come up with rent money. It's really a leap of faith to make this type of move! Of course, we can shoehorn them in here to keep a roof over their heads for a while, but we're praying things will fall into place quickly. It will be SO wonderful to have them here and to get to know our little grandkiddos!

Josh and Jess

Mr. Nathan Aslan Richards

Miss Danielle Starry Hope Richards

Their little cousin Audrey can hardly wait to have more cousins to play and grow up with! (She has one cousin on the Yliniemi side, but these will be the first Richards cousins she will meet!)

Miss Audrey..."Are they here yet?"

Besides this good news, I've gotten to spend a lot of time outside this morning. I did a little hoeing in the garden, helping daughter Micah with her horse and dog chores and snapping a couple of photos.

Bob and I are going back out to play now, so I'll talk to you later!

16 June 2012

Oh shoot! No hoeing today...

Honest, I really intended to do some hoeing in the vegetable garden today! But the rain is coming down so I'll have to just spend some time visiting blogs and maybe drawing. Isn't that sad? (Hee, hee!)

Here's a photo I took a couple of days ago. Nicer weather.

And Audrey enjoying the nice weather on the same day.

And digging for some refreshments...

After four days of work I'm needing some rest, so I'm off to visit blogs and enjoy this rainy day. I think a nap is also on the agenda.

Have a great day!


05 June 2012

Baking with Audrey...

Have you noticed an Audrey theme lately? It's a nice theme, and since she's a constant source of delight, she may show up a lot here!

I haven't done any baking from scratch for a long time, so when I came across a freezer bag full of pureed zucchini the other day I decided to make some zucchini bread.

Like my ancient loaf pans? I do! I think they have "character". Somebody's watching!

Audrey really enjoys watching me cook. It's nice to have a little friend in the kitchen.

Daughter Micah has just started online college classes, so I'm going to try to watch Audrey as much as I can to give her time to study. It'll be a busy summer!

Shalom for now!

01 June 2012

Audrey learns about technology...

She was getting upset because Mom was on the computer, so Micah brought out a laptop that doesn't work and Audrey had fun with it...for a few minutes. She was  a little ticked when she couldn't get a picture to come up on the monitor!

Every time we open the fridge door she comes scooting across the floor and wants to explore.  

That's all, folks! Just wanted to show some pics of Audrey!