Monday, August 31, 2015

Saturday Evening and Sunday!

 Yes, this is the same Saturday as Dad & Stephen's race -- just more happened! The M's called that morning and asked if they could come spend the night: so here are some people waiting for the M's to arrive...
 Hello, Nathan!
 Laughing while squeezing a wedged jar of milk out of a small cooler ;)
 Visiting -- we did a lot of that! :)
 Lydia and Deborah
All us kids had fun playing volleyball after dinner!
 What's wrong with this picture?
 THIS is the original picture -- Andrew's T-shirt made a sweat-mark on the couch!
 Sunday morning, more visiting...
 Nathan's new camera
 Comparing cameras and settings ;)
The M's left when we left for church, so it was a very short visit, but still fun! :)
 Sleepy girl on her way to church
 After church, the P's had us over, along with a few other families.
 Stephen and followers
 This cutie loved looking at her own picture on my camera after I'd taken it! :)

 Mrs. P was such a lovely hostess -- she made a delicious feast for all her unexpected guests!

 Love their decorating style!
 Playing "ride a top horsie" ;)
 Good conversations...
 Andrew makes a friend and helps out


 Seth & Ruth McK

 Car rides, courtesy Deborah!

That evening, we attended a special evening service at our church, with a very good speaker from out of town. A very busy but very wonderful Sunday! How grateful we are for Christian friends!

Catching Up on Last Week...

Radiant side-lighting

Big cracks! This one's maybe an inch across and looks quite deep!

On Friday night, we had a fun evening with the G's!

Aaron was home for the week -- the guys had a fun time catching up!

This little girl and her parents came!

Love the colors!

Moon beauty

Then on Saturday morning, Dad, Stephen and I went to Plano for a race! (They did the running -- I took photos and cheered them on ;)

It was a three-person-relay, and Dad was going to run two of the lengths, but this older man needed a team, so he joined theirs! He was 73 years old -- and ran quite well! Here he points out to Stephen the path the runners would be taking.

Ready to  run! Stephen was the team's first guy to run!

Steady and fast wins the race...


Here he comes!!!

Beginning to pass people on his final sprint...

Past them, and heading in fast for the finish line!

Hooray, Stephen! You did very well on your very first race!

Here comes their teammate -- he ran second...

And in comes Daddy, with a very good time to his credit!

It was so fun to see these beautiful horses!

Now for the kid's race! Stephen wanted to stay and run in that, too! It sure brought back memories of running it myself when I was that age!


And -- they're off!

Heading around the lake...

Stephen begins his sprint at the end...

Love that face!
He passed at least six kids in that final sprint! :)

Two happy guys, waiting for the results to be announced!

Stephen & Dad's relay team got 3rd place in their age category, and Stephen got 1st place in the kid's race for his age category!

And this proves I was there... ;)

Andrew was sweet enough not to mind that I borrowed one of his caps. :)

I'll close with a photo of this baby!