Thursday, August 28, 2014


Wow! We've reached six hundred posts on this blog!

Thank you to the faithful ones who visit this blog and whose encouraging comments inspire us on! :)

The E's - Part 2

 Opening presents from the church reception... people are so generous and thoughtful!

 A game of Risk in progress

 Lovely, thoughtful Deborah

 Talking and having fun

 The Risk battle continues between Travis --

 -- and Stephen. :)

 An evening walk...
 Then we shot off Estes rockets!

 The lovebirds watch


What a grand visit we had, as always, dear E's!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Visit from the E's! - Part 1

The E's have arrived -- and we're setting up Katelyn's chickens!

Art :)

What fun to see the E's again! :)

"Don't take my ball..." ;)

Let's play volleyball! (we did :))

Trying to take a picture... ;)

The ladies at church threw a lovely wedding reception for Nathaniel and Katelyn! :)

Sweet Mrs. E

Mr. D emcee'd a fun game...

Back home again, these two figure out the collective ages of our families (as in adding up all our ages)... ;)

Some of us took a lovely walk...

The view out Katelyn's front window!

Friends had two tires blow out on their trailer, and darkness fell as our guys helped them fix them... the end to a full day! :)

Part 2 to come...

Monday, August 25, 2014

An Invitation to Dinner, and More...

 Surprisingly for mid-August, things are still pretty green. :) We've had enough little showers to do that, although overall-rain-wise we're still in a drought. :)

 Nathaniel and Katelyn had us over for dinner! What a fun evening we had with them!

 Neat clock


 What a yummy meal! :)

 Washing dishes together afterwards...


 Thanks again for a lovely evening, N&K! :) :)

 I was entranced by these teeny air bubbles on the rose stems...

 Puzzle girl

Seeing this girl always makes me smile :)

 An early-evening walk

 This snake was fun to see!

 He was just "sitting" on the dirt road, then slithered off in that marvelous side-undulating motion...

I got a fun package the other day -- a friend sent me a $10 coupon to an online-Goodwill-type-store, and I managed to get two fun items while staying under the $10 limit!

 Only, sad to say, I've got to wait for cooler weather before enjoying these! ;)

 A big dead tree near our house temporarily hosts a large flock of vultures...

 Ugly birds -- but they do serve a good purpose as disposers of carrion!

 Mom got these adorable succulents!

Next post -- the E's came for a wonderful visit! :) :)