Friday, July 21, 2006

Scheduled hiatus

I'm going to be away for a while so this'll be my last update until I return (not that I don't usually leave you for a week without telling you anyway, but thought I'd let you in anyway :)

If you'd like to pray for us while we're away, we're directing a kids camp and will accept any prayers that go up to God. I'm sure I'll be talking to Him a lot myself, but would appreciate all prayers on our behalf!!

Love ya! See you in a week or two :)

Saturday, July 15, 2006

EW!!! Fruit Flies!

I went to Jer's ordination this week at Beulah. More on that later, I promise. Right now it's late and I need to get my sad story/frustrations/bet out!!!

Unfortunately, upon returning home, I found out (the hard way...) that I had left a piece of fruit in my bedroom. Closed windows, and 32-34 degree celsius heat (before the humidity), and 3 days later, I returned to a cloud of fruit flies in my room... EEEEE-YUCK!!!

So I spent a bit on the internet, finding out how to get RID of them, then spent the last little while making an assortment of traps.

1- The banana trap - a piece of banana and bits of peel in a small jar covered with plastic wrap. I punched holes in the wrap and now the bugs are SUPPOSED to crawl in the holes and be unable to escape.

2- the vinegar trap - a pop bottle with the top cut off and inserted upside down (creating a funnel down into the bottle). There is tape around the perimeter of the two pieces, making the opening of the bottle the only way in or out. SUPPOSEDLY, they are supposed to go in because they are attracted by the "yummy" smell of the vinegar. Then they are too stupid to find their way out (however, I have watched a couple make the impossible find!) Eventually they get tired of flitting around and drown.

3- the orange juice trap - same as above only with orange juice as the attraction.

Any bets on which trap is going to be more effective??

Any experience in getting rid of your OWN fruit flies??? (besides not leaving fruit residue in sweltering heat for 3 days!!!)

Jer, you might have to sleep on the couch when you come here next week cause there's no way I'm going back to sleep in my room until they are GONE. So I'm in the spare room ;) Hehe, I'll take the couch if I am unwilling to go back to my room.

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Wedding date: October 7, 2006

Apparently my ability to keep people up to date on my ever changing wedding is lacking :)

Unless something yucky happens, we are going with October 7, 2006. I'm pretty sure that it will stick.

I'm starting a wedding blog at because everyone (family AND friends) is so far away. Hopefully I'll do a decent job of keeping IT up to date (at least better than this one!) Go there if you have any other questions :) (But not yet because there's not much there yet!!!!) haha

I'll put up some pictures soon too.