Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Boat Trip!

We drove up to Karen and Doug's in Stillwater, MN for a weekend on their boat. How fun! The first night we enjoyed their beautiful yard before a delicious supper.

 We slept on the boat that night so we could get an easy start in the morning.

Nothing like an old friend. Karen and I were in our freshman year of college together in 1979. Still buddies.
The men lounge in the "Captain's Cabin" area. Doug has all the gadgets to make it fun to navigate. We took along:

and a boyfriend.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sir Paul McCartney in Concert




Out There in Lincoln

We had a Beatles date on Monday night. Hubby drove us to Lincoln where we attended Paul Mc Cartney's "Out There" concert. I had wanted to go to McCartney for some ten years or more and we decided if we did not do it now, we would never have a chance...so we did!
The whole town was awash in Beatles references and piped Beatles music as we walked around looking for a place to eat supper. We ended up outside the arena at a Jimmy Johns that was a bit less busy than other places. The weather was beautiful and the people watching was entertaining. It might have been our imagination, but there seemed to be a lot of people our age and older there!

We had great seats about 16 rows back on the floor of the arena, right in the middle.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


 Fifteen years old on the 10th.
A scarf, books, earrings, pens, CD, piano music
Buddy Ann was over the next day.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Local Zebra

Our nephew Nick is friends with our neighbor zebra, Kenya. We went over to see him (the zebra) do tricks.

Fun to take close up pictures of him, and a few of the smaller, lighter kids got to sit/ride on him.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fish Craft

We made this fun little fish craft at Bible School. I found the pattern below on line at kiddyhouse.com. Daughter W and I thought the original tail was too conservative, so I altered the tail to be a bit longer and more flamboyant. With simple cutting and folding and one staple you get a 3-d fish. We used old magazine covers as paper, and the fish were bright and pretty.

I needed some stands for them, so I looked around at what I had in the house, and used #20 floral wire and a large wooden bead and some clay to make a quick double hanger for each kid. You could also use pipe cleaners for the wires and paint the bead for more color.