Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ranch Reunion

My mom's family had a reunion last weekend on the other side of the state. Since we can't be two places at once, Daughter A. and Daughter W. went with my sister to that one. My mom and her 5 siblings grew up on a ranch 40 miles from most everything. The windmill in the top picture is the one from the ranch, where it still pumps water. Siblings: Widd, Ronnell, Mark, Jeanine, Harry, Jr. (Uncle Mel has passed away.) Pictures by Cousin Heather.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Falls Reunion

We had two family reunions last weekend. Husband's mom's was here. We had a great time seeing everyone. The first  event was supper at the Falls.
 Brother B. Husband, Daughter L. and Cousin Daniel chat.
 Some of the sibling generation: Anna, Arthur, Al, Mom, Jean.
 Grandchildren and Great-grands generation: Will, Lauren and Daughter W.
 David, Sarah, Wes, Daniel, Husband, Daughter A. enjoy the Falls.

Thrilled to be named after them.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Bit of Overnight

Friend Nicole, Friend Maria and Friend Ann came over after Monday's book club and stayed overnight. The summer has been so busy thus far that it was the first time that would work well. We are not real big "overnighters" anyway.
 They went to the corner and brought back lovelies.
They slept in the "tree house." The girls are looking through the sides in the above picture, but you can't see them well. Below: A shot of inside the tree house. A nice place to sleep out.

Monday, July 23, 2012

This Last Weekend

 Baby kitten under the porch is getting big.
Baptism of great-niece Noel Joy with Pastor Ron.

The cutest pink cowboy boots in the pew behind us at church.

A pink and blue ball game at the park while the church served a picnic supper. Neighbors, friends and church mates Ivy and Owen.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Swim Lessons

We finished 2 weeks of swim lessons today. We went with our B. friends and one of our K. friends (not pictured.) The temps  in the high 90's were perfect for swimming every day.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


 It is very dry here, but the hollyhocks are doing great. Growing like weeds.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vintage Glasses

I have been finding some "new" glasses at the thrift stores. I like etched or pressed glass. It's fun to find pretty ones. Most of them only cost about 25 cents each. It helps to go to places other than Goodwill. My husband laughs at me when I say Goodwill is too expensive. The little vase is very petite and was only 10 cents at a rummage. Score!!!

Monday, July 16, 2012


"Answer your summons; Juno does command: Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate a contract of true love; be not too late." -The Spirits, The Tempest, Shakespeare

Daughter M was old enough to be in the Shakespeare Camp this year, and was a spirit and a sailor. In our group, this is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Actors receive their scripts months before camp begins, and are supposed to come to the first day with their lines learned. Then it is 6 hours of practice for  one week, and on Sat. 8 hours, plus the performance. They have done a full play of Shakespeare's every year for the last 4 years and have amazed us with their memorization and drama skills and enthusiasm every year.

Ariel and Prospero

"Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade..."-Ariel, The Tempest, Shakespeare

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Tempest

Last night our kids put on their production of The Tempest. Daughter L. was Ariel. Daughter M was a sailor and sprite. Above, Mrs. B-H and Mrs. K, the two moms who conceived Shakespeare camp four years ago and "make it happen" every year. Below: cast picture. (Thanks to Friend Ana and Friend Lisa for letting me "steal "a few of these pictures from them.)