My father has an amazing garden. He loves to grow things and has instilled that love in his children and grandchildren. Last year, I finally talked him into sharing his garden at the local farmer's markets. He had always had so much and some went to waste when he couldn't find friends who would take more produce. If you're in Frederic or Siren, Wisconsin on Saturdays, you'll find my dad at the market. My mother is canning like crazy and I was so lucky to have some of these yummy tomatos for my birthday. They are truly the middle of heaven.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
With community support, the building has been restored and original seats have been sanded and repainted, reupholstered and reinstalled. It looks like I remember, only so much better. I remember a birthday I had featuring ET at that theater. The building is from 1907 and I always loved the tin ceiling and the sweetie seats. They are in the photo above. If you find yourself in the Cumberland area, do make the trip to this little theater. You will enjoy the nostalgia of it; I promise. For movie times and some of the history see: http://www.isletheater.com/.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Having the whole family go to the beach is a treat. With the craziness that is our modern lives, we often head off separately to get the big girl to soccer, theater or an evening with friends while the littles head to their activities. Getting us all together to play and relax is a greal gem.
We are all collectors--rocks, beach glass, and shells all make their way to our home in pockets and then find a place to adorn a shelf, a vase, a treasure box. The kids never seem to mind if it is sunny or gray. They just want the sand in their toes, wind on their cheeks, rocks to throw at the water and shovels for digging. Simple things are always the best. A day at the beach is the middle of heaven for our family.