Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Artsy thang of the day.

While weeding through our endless pics, I found this picture Matt took while fishing at East Grand Lake. Isn't it artsy, in a fishin sort of sense?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Good fences make good neighbors.

Matty Stewart, Annie, and I got rid of the Fourth of July banners on the fence this evening. It was way over due. The banners were orange, blue, torn, and brown. Fall is my favorite time of the four seasons, so I say "seize the moment."

We found these scary guys at Reny's in Dexter yesterday, but could not think of how to get them home on the bike? Fortunately, Matt was back in Dexter today with a big truck.

The ice cream truck actually came up Michael Drive tonight because he saw the festivities and figured a party was going on.

I think I might want this guy's job.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Weekend Update!

We went for a nice bike ride today covering Etna, Newport, Dexter, and shopping at "Reny's."

We stopped here for lobstah rolls, iced tea, and onion rings.

Meanwhile, the beans were cookin at home.

I made a few cards last night while watching "Lawrence Welk."

...and then, we came home to yet another tree down.

My pool guy was on it!!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Cool thang of the week!

The Mid-Coast Maine Recreational facility has a vending machine with shoe laces and tennis racket grip tape. I obviously found this cool because I am "back woods."

From Virginia to Maine....

Killer tomatoes have arrived and may take over the world. Mine showed up with new pickles and dry beans. Yippee!

Emily has had the same problem with tomatoes. They are everywhere!!!

She turned her tomatoes into this lovely dish.

She also made a tomato pie! Em, I want the recipe for this square pie.
Here is what I'm making with my tomatoes this weekend:
Chicken and Bean Stew:
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-4 boneless skinless chicken breats cut in small pieces
-1 large onion chopped
-2-3 cloves garlic minced
-1/2 green pepper chopped
-1/2 yellow or red pepper chopped
-bunch of killer tomatoes chopped or one 28-once can stewed tomatoes
-1 15 ounce can cooked pinto beans, drained and rinsed
-3/4 cup medium heat salsa
-1 talbesppon ground cumin
-1 tablespoon hili powder
-salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil and add the chicken, onion, garlic, and peppers and cook until chicken is done. Add tomatoes, beans, salsa, and seasonings, and cook at a simmer all together for at least an hour. Serve with sour cream and grated jack cheese.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tennis Anyone!?!

The Second Annual
Special Olympic "Tennis For Fun Day"
was held in Rockport, Maine today. What a great time!

The serve!

The view!

The road trip!

Team players!

The awards!!!

New friends!

More awards!

A medal winner!

And yet another!

Too much fun!!!

Learning new skills!

It's all about your swing!

I am one proud coach, each one of these athletes left with a medal today!

We owned this tennis cup that was on display!

A Gold medal winner!!!

Let's play!

The Mid-Coast Maine Recreational facility.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New Corn and Wild Hogs!

I love it when Matt stops at Wal-Mart on his way home.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

All in the family.

Matt's family reunion was held at his sisters home on Eddington Pond.

This is their year round home on the pond.

Me and Matt's cousin, Sister Karen. She teaches at a Catholic school in Pittsfield. She is my favorite cousin.

Cousin Pam, sister of Sister Karen.

Aunt Toni.

Matt's brother Greg from Maryland. He likes to vacation in Maine each summer and frequently remind us Mainers how "back woods" we are. News flash Greg! We like being "back woods!"

Aunt Babe, mother of Sister Karen and Pam. She is one hot ticket!

Uncle Wayne, youngest brother to Matt's father.

After the reunion, we stopped by Johnny and Kim's on the banks of the Penobscot River.

This is Joe. He is famous around the neighborhood as a great hunter.

Johnny is just plain famous.

Watchin the river flow.