Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Summer Snowflakes

We did some crafts during cousin week. I pulled this book off of my art shelf and the kids each chose an animal to cut out. Afterwards, we picked colors to mount them on. I think they look great.

Owen did this great dragon one.
I cut this tiger. We sent it to Olive because she was not out that day.
W. did this sitting kitty. See it? His tail goes toward the center.
Piper made these darling elephants.
I cut these simple monochromatic dragonflies.
M. cut out these fun giraffe silhouettes.
The artists. We got the book by artist Marion Nichols at City Museum in St. Louis.


Ah, my friends, they know me. Both mugs are recent gifts from friends.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Cousin Week

My cousin Julie's family moved to a town 1 1/2 hours from us from across 1/2 of the country. Then Cousin Piper came to stay for a week at the same time. We had a great time during "cousin week".
Sunday we had 30 people of our extended family for lunch 
with Julie's fam and Piper and her mom. Sweet corn and pulled pork. YUM!

The cousin's kids are angels. Proof right here.
Crafts happened all week. Clay play.
Jules, Selah, Ariston, Alethea, Sojourn
Piper and...
 W. and ...
Cousin Owen love the kittens.
W.and Piper helped serve at our ice cream social before she and her dad headed back home at the end of the week.
Cousin Olive spent a day playing and making things with the girls.
More crafts-animal snowflakes.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


A great concert for the price of admission to the fair.
$7 per person!

photo by Jordan

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dragonfly Beauty

After getting to photograph a beautiful aquamarine damselfly last month, (here) I thought my luck had run out. Then Daughter A. brought me a clear Starbucks cup one Sunday with this handsome dragonfly in it. She found him all wet near a sign at work. I loved photographing him, and then we let him go. I love his great color and amazingly strong but lacy wings. How does God do that?

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Friends and Road Trips

Our S. friends were visiting from WA, and we moms took a road trip to another friend's Brazilian cooking class. It was an hour's drive away, which made for lovely, peaceful visiting. The girls stayed home and hung out. (Emily, L, M)

Friend Ana taught the class. The food was excellent.