Monday, March 28, 2016

Our Newest Home Repair Problem

The problem:
The dryer won't dry the clothes in a reasonable amount
of time.

The solution:
That huge pile of dryer lint was apparently not
supposed to be in the ducting :)
Thank you Honey!!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Last Minute Quartet Practice

What happens when a quartet has four different work schedules?
You all dash to church to rehearse at 8:00 P.M. the night before Easter :)

This has been quite an effort to find rehearsal times partly due
to the little flutist who is playing with them.
Helena has a bedtime of 8:00 P.M. and the vocalists are 
frequently working way beyond that.
Thankfully rehearsal went well and they are all ready for
tomorrow's service.
Happy Easter!!!!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Prep Brass Practice

This was a rather unusual practice for the guys.
First, we were able to get them all in the same room--briefly :)

Then, Christopher decided to try reading the music sans glasses.
That was a mistake.
Finally, due to his shoulder injury, Matthew got to play one-handed.
I think he's looking forward to life without the sling.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Our Newest Cook in Training

Helena is our newest cook in training.

She made her first batch of biscuits with Emily watching
this week.  They turned out very well!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Last Snowman?

Could it be the last snowman of the season?

Matthew made this creation the other evening with the 
last of our remaining snow.  It was a one-armed, left-handed
creation due to his recent shoulder injury.
Not bad considering :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Emily's Youngest Flute Student

Emily has the fun of teaching young musicians both
piano and flute.

In this case, the young student also happens
to be her little sister :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Another Project Completed

Benjamin has been helping make some shelves to hold our
DVD player and speakers.  They had been sitting on some
unstable TV trays-just waiting for someone to knock them over.

This weekend the finishing was done and they were hung on
the wall.  Nice finish work, Benjamin!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Intense Practice with Big Sister

Sometimes you just need a little extra help from your

That's easy when you can just walk into the next room
and ask for it :)

Big sisters are great!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Snow Sculpting

 Helena took advantage of ideal weather for making a snow sculpture today.  It got up to the 40's and we had about an inch of fresh snow from this morning.  Her horse wasn't completed till it was too dark to take a picture, but I'll try to add it tomorrow if it doesn't melt :)

It didn't melt and because of the weather it was quite sturdy--
sturdy enough to even ride on!