Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I am Finally done with my sweater!!

 I finally finished my sweater!!! It took most of the summer but i am done with it!!
The only thing is that it does not fit as well as i had hoped. It is really big, 

witch is okay, i guess  it will be a slouchy sweater. 
The thing i don't like is how big the neck was, it would not stay on my shoulders. 

 So i picked  up my needles and picked up the stitches in the neck and took it in and made it longer. 

That is better, now it will stay on. It is still big, but i am pretty happy with it being my first sweater!

Of course Lucy had to keep me company while I was taking pictures of it. She looks so sleepy. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Plum Jam

Plum Jam 
 Summer time is always a time for making jam in my family.
This year my sister has a plum tree, so on Sunday her and I made some plum jam. We used her plums and we followed the recipe on the package of pectin.                                       But just regular plum jam would be boring... so we add 2 teaspoons of ginger and cinnamon to spice things up a bit. 

 But we cooked it for a little to long, and it set before we could turn them right side up. So there is a big gap at the bottom. It might not be the prettiest but it sure tastes good. 

 One of our favorite things to do with Jam is put to over cottage cheese.
 All you do is get a bowl, put a wallop of cottage cheese, then a smaller wallop of plum jam on top, and enjoy!  It is so good!!! 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Vail, Colorado

This past week I got to go to Vail Colorado! 
       My Dad does a lot of work in Vail, so this past week when he had to do some work in Vail I jumped on the opportunity to go with him.
 It was really beautiful up there, I love the mountains, I would live in a ski/mountain town in a heart beat.   

While my Dad was working I walked around the town and took lots of pictures.

I would have taken more pictures of the mountains, but it started to rain and they would not have worked out. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Night Vision!

Now you be asking what is Night vision? Well night vision is a christian music festival in Olathe Colorado. And it was is past Friday and Saturday. 
 Me and my Dad went on Saturday night. It was a lot of fun, but it is a outdoor festival and it was raining. So it was cold and wet.It was going to start at 5pm but because of the rain it did not start until 7pm. We got there at 530pm so we got to wait around in the rain. 
 I went to see Phil Wickham, and he was so good!!! He even played through the rain! It was drizzling when he started, but by the time he played his last song it was coming down pretty hard, and you could see all this water flying off the drums!! It was crazy!! But i had a great time even though it was cold and wet.   

                                             Phil Wickham 

 His bass player 

His guitar player 

Friday, July 13, 2012


I love hummingbirds. I love to  watch them fly and  I love the little chirping sound they make. They are just so beautiful, and it just would not be summer without them. 
 Last summer we were up at are cabin in Gunnison county Colorado, and there where so many hummingbirds, so i set up my camera and started taking pictures of them.  

Hummingbirds come to are feeder every spring. They spend the winter in Mexico or Central America but they return in the spring the USA and Canada. That is a long trip.   

This summer just a few weeks ago me and my mom found this hummingbird nest. It is about the size of a golf ball, maybe a bit bigger. There where two tiny eggs in it.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My summer reading plans.

April Morning 
The Red Badge of Courage 
To kill a Mockingbird.

 I am taking America Lit for school this year and i wanted to get a head start on my reading for it. 
  I have already finished April Morning and i must say I really liked it. I liked how the story was a new perspective on a historical event that we are all familiar with. I liked the characters, they where very likable and believable.

The Badge of Courage i am in the process of reading, i am about half way through it. So far i don't really like it. I don't really like the way it was written, I find it hard to follow and a little mundane. An honestly I don't like the main character, I find him very selfish. And it has this habit of making me fall asleep every time I read it. 

I have not stared to Kill a Mockingbird yet, but i have seen the movie and I like the story a lot and i am excited to start reading it when the time comes.