Tuesday, July 30, 2013




Ah, the joys of summer! Black raspberry lemonade and pretty roses from a wedding I did the flowers for. (More on that at a later time.)

 Church in the park with Pastor Bill B.

 Sister-in-law Betty and her grandbaby Natalia sing the hymns.
 W. and Debbie and George enjoyed the friendly ducks.
Bret's uncle's kayaks were a lot of fun. (Bret, M. L., Spencer)
Brittney, W,. Lyndsay, Jannell

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Book Score!

Yesterday we stopped at a nearby small town's library book sale. Books: hardcover $.25, softcover $ .10, bag $2.00. The girls and I got 5 bags, then I went back with my mom later and got 2 more bags for me and 2 bags for her. What did we find? Perry Mason (set), Gene Stratton Porter, Beverly Lewis, George McDonald, Alexander McCall Smith, Lauraine Snelling, Fantastic Mr. Fox (Roald Dahl), Encyclopedia Brown, vintage Zane Grey, Janette Oke, Incident at Hawk's Hill, Ralph McInerny (Father Dowling Mysteries), Elizabeth Berg, L.M. Montgomery and vintage books to craft with. Score!!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

For The Beauty of the Earth

Today's Postcards from God, who daily amazes me with the beauty of His earth.

Original Text of 1864

For the beauty of the earth,
for the beauty of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies,
Christ our God, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon, and stars of light,
For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and brain's delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight,
For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild,
For each perfect gift of thine
to our race so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven,
Folliot Pierpoint, 1864

Cody, WY to Yellowstone

 We stayed in Cody, WY for a couple of nights and drove in and out of Yellowstone from there. Not sure what this building on a high hill was, but it was cool.

 Scenic overlook. We crossed the continental divide several times in the way there and back. Most of these rocky pictures are by W.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Old Faithful

We ate lunch and waited on the lodge porch for Old Faithful to do its thing.

Juliette the (stuffed animal) bird helped W. watch and wait.

We took a short walk on the trails around the park. It was too hot for long forays.

Our timing was good. This nearby geyser that only goes about twice a day went shortly after Old Faithful. You can see the lodge and Old Faithful steaming in the background of the picture above.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


 (Back to vacation photos.) There's a reason they call it "Big Sky."