Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Burke Lake Boating

Brian still has the summer skiing bug, probably because he hardly gets go to out due to his JOB! So we are typically still boating into October. Last night we went to Burke Lake which we had never been to...and was COLD! He is a trooper!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Gathering Branches

On Sunday Lyndenn and Meagan came over so we could gather some branches for Lyndenn's wedding. We took my Dads Ranger up the hill from their house where an old curly willow sits and filled her up! So many cool looking branches! And so great to see Lyndenn and Meagan for a bit!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mid Morning Shooting

Yesterday morning Brian and I took Pat and Kelly out for a little skeet shooting. We met Pat and Kelly about 3 years ago on the National Cruise. They were sooo much fun! Pat works for National in Seattle at the corporate office. Basically Brian grows the vegetables and Pat's job is to sell the vegetables.
Whenever Pat and Kelly come over to Quincy we make them do country related things like shooting, changing water, looking at crops, etc, they are so much fun and it is great when they come over because they are so enthusiastic about whatever Brian plans!

Caramel Corn Recipe

As promised the famous Faw Family Caramel Corn

Microwave Caramel Corn
16 cups popped pop corn in a brown paper sack

1 cup butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingrediants except vanilla, in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 2 minutes, stir, microwave on high 2 1/2 minutes, stir, add 1 tsp vanilla and stir.

Pour over the popped corn in the paper sack. Fold sack over and microwave 1 minute- shake, microwave 1 minute- shake, microwave 30 seconds- shake, microwave 30 seconds- shake.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Movie Night and Caramel Corn

Friday night Shelley and I rented (don't laugh) Hannah Montana the Movie.... and made caramel corn! This is no ordinary caramel corn, it is the best caramel corn ever! and the best part is, it is sooo easy to make! I was gonna post the recipe with it and forgot it at home....but all is takes is some popcorn, a brown paper sack and the microwave. I will post recipe later.....sorry!

Friday, September 18, 2009

A View from the Top

Wednesday Ian, Jonda, and I went out for a little senior shoot. Ian had wanted to go to the top of Monument Hill above Quincy for some pictures. It turned out the be a great spot. As you can see it was a hazy day but the pics still look fun! Thanks to Jonda for being my reflector girl! I owe you!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More Weekend Activities

Nora loves dogs and Maddy loves when kids love her becuase they are at her perfect LICKING level! Nora was fearless and just wanted to pet her even when Maddy would knock her over.

Alan, Amy, and Brian went out shooting.

We went boating in Moses Lake on Sunday it was a beautiful day! Here we are synchronized diving from the boat.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Balloon Festival in Quincy

I realize I posted way too many photos, but I just couldn't choose, this weekend was the annual Farmer Consumer Awareness Days in Quincy and Brian's Uncle Alan and Aunt Amy always come stay with us for the weekend. Saturday morning I had the pleasure of taking a hot air balloon ride above Quincy. It was beautiful! I loved it! Then Saturday night they do the Nite Glow where they light up the balloons! It was amazing!

That me up in the Air!

Brian helping get the balloon up!
That's me squishing Brian like a bug from the air!

Twin Firs Turf where we took off.

The only pic of us from the air.
Our chase crew.
The Landing.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Emily made me this cute tutu for kids pictures and I thought what a great opportunity, I would take pictures of Addy Lou while Jolene was home. Yeah Right! This kid is a monkey, first of all she wouldnt sit still and then when we took her outside in the grass she yelled and screamed...nonetheless is was amusing.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Yesterday I got out my fall decorations! I love fall!
Josh and Lyndenn came over for dinner on Sunday, it was a nice visit!
I made a peach pie! Yummy
Mr. John Deere (aka: Josh Knodell- who was gifted Brian's old lawn mower) had to take the new one for a spin.

Sky is Lyndenn's lab and this is the only dog that I have ever seen snap at Maddy... Maddy usually is obnoxious and just wants to play, Sky snapped at her right off the bat and Maddy was put in her place! She didn't pester her the rest of the night!