Thursday, August 18, 2011


  The last 10 days were spent in Canada to see my daughter Parla and Dave.  We left Virigina with Gabriel Barnhart, Rebecca (daughter) , Autumn (daughter) and myself.

Garbriels (my nephew) turn to drive.

Autumn reading to make the time fly.

When we arrived in Red Lake we had a supper invitation waiting for us.  It was to Matt and Dianna's who live on a small island.

 We meet Matt in his motor boat at a dock and he picked us up and took us across the lake.

  They own the island and are the only ones who live on it.  No running water, but they do have electricity because they have solar panels. It was so quaint. We had a wonderful supper and a very special evening and a wonderful time together .

Playing cards one evening.

We went to a baby shower for Parla one afternoon.

What in the world are these gals doing?

We are getting ready for a three day canoe trip.

Dustin Graber (the girls first cousin) who is in Dryden Canada joined us for the trip. Gabriel (the other cousin) also went.

Parla and Dave going strong.

One day there was a breeze and we took advantage of it by putting up sails.  It was quite welcome after rowing for 1 1/2 days.

Time to eat.  Parla planned all the meals and did a fantastic job.

Rebecca weaving a basket from bark strips.  It was so cute when she got done.

Autumn and Dusting being creative by playing connect 4 from rocks and wood chips.

Watching the sunset.

What pretty sight we saw along the way.

Autumn trying her had out with the kayak.

Time to portage.

Back safe and sound.

Thanks Parla and Dave for a wonderful time.  It all ended so fast.

On the way home we stopped for ice cream.
This was such a fun trip.  The sad thing about it was Terry wasn't there with us to join in on all the fun.  For more pictures about the canoe trip go to Dutins site.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Autumn got to go skydiving.

Oh my the ground is coming up.

She said it was a blast and enjoyed every second of the trip to earth.

After I returned from the Knoxville Quilt show I had garden work to do.

The following day was teaching Labyrinth quilt class at Patchwork Plus.

A larger version of Labyrinth.

At the end of the week I flew to Nevada with my sister Sheila and her son Caleb.

Sheila's daughter Sheri lives in Nevada.

Nathan also went on this trip.  We went to teach Vacation Bible school in Eureka Nevada.

One afternoon Sheri took me on a four wheeler ride, and this is what we saw.

Some of the youth having fun.

I was the crafts teacher.  This morning the verse was "I will make you fishers of men", we made fish out of Styrofoam balls, we wrapped them with yarn and glued eyes, fines and tails on them.

more fish.

Sheila taught all the classes their Bible memory.

We stayed with Roland and Leanna Good.  They were wonderful hosts and such a blessing to be around.

Here are most of the folks that were involved with Bible school.

This day we went to a mountain peak.

Sheri lead the music.  Each class had a different color of t-shirt on.  This was very helpful .

Now I am home and I have more canning and work to do before Rebecca, Autumn and  I take off to Canada to see Dave and Parla.