Thursday, November 5, 2015

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

We had a blast during October and Halloween. Crew decided early on that he wanted to dress as Luke Skywalker for Halloween and begged the family to be the rest of the movie characters. Dressing up isn't something I usually do along with the kids, but when those little hazel eyes ask, I'm putty in his hands.

Since Utah football was playing at the same time as trick-or-treating, we pulled the TV and BBQ out front yard to enjoy the holiday, food and game. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


This Saturday, the hubby rolled over, looked at me and said, "The apple tree on the side of our house--- Its coming down today." I had mixed feelings about this because in my heart, I always hoped that we could get it to produce good fruit that I could feed the kids or (learn) to make applesauce. Alas, six years have proved me wrong and he won the battle.

We rented a chainsaw and he went to work. He lobbed off several large limbs on the sides and then together, with a crude pulley system we tackled the main branches. I am so grateful to report that the neighbor's power lines were successfully avoided.

We have a stack of branches as tall as our house waiting for a green waste bin to arrive, but we had a great time playing arborist.

Getting rid of the branches hanging over the house.

My helper dragging branches to the other side of the house.

Holding the line, directing the branch away from wires.

Scared for our lives all morning

Luke Skywalker practicing Jedi moves