Tuesday, August 21, 2012

 Maggie made this picture for her doctor, who put it on an easel in her waiting room.  I sure enjoy all my childrens' artistic talents!  Anna made the birthday card.  I should've gotten a picture of that.
 Allen wanted to build a bigger antenna tower for his ham radio, so we drove over to Grandad's farm to cut down 20' pieces of bamboo.  I was so sure we'd hit a mailbox or something but we made it home safely.
 My friend, Susan, posted this picture on facebook.  I love it!  I'm not sure I agree with this but I do know I can never bear to sew something for fun if I know there is mending to do.  Thanks for sharing, Susan.

 I bought a bottle of this V8 Splash Smoothies to try for fun.  Ruthie had a great idea...she added a little cornstarch to it and heated it up.  This made a delicious pudding! 
 On Sunday night we had a Fellowship Night in our home with 17 guests.  We had so much fun that we had a hard time unwinding.  Instead we stayed up too late playing Hearts.
 Here's a picture of Lizzie's mishap of falling out of the pool.  She is SO fortunate she didn't snap her neck!  PTL
 Our church has a VBS play each summer for the VBS children.  Then the 5 days of skits get combined into one long play for the church family.  I took lots of pictures...but this is the only non-blurry picture.  Maggie, Shirley and Nathan.  As you can tell, it was funny.
 Maggie had fun making this Belle cake for a cute little friend's birthday party.  Looks great, Maggie!
My children went over to Grandad's to go swimming...and found a bunch of firemen putting out a fire in Grandad's front yard! Evidently a fire from a few days earlier had decided to come alive again. Fortunately my nephew, Dustin, saw it from the highway and came to the rescue. 
 I like this picture of Ranger staring into the sunlight.  I posted this picture on facebook and then asked for suggestions for a caption.  My favorites:
  1. Oh what a beautiful morning!
  2. Not sure, but it looks like they're finally changing the litter box!
  3. They're calling again... I will come when I am ready!
The third caption is my favorite from my friend, Dan.  That sounds just like Ranger!
Lizzie and Ruthie went to the little regional airport nearby for free plane rides.  

 They had a wonderful time.  The pilots took more than 150 children flying that day!
 Another party with Anna's friends from church.

Out in the boonies I found a home with lots of commercial gas station signs.  I thought this was interesting.
Still playing lots of Settlers of Catan.  We've outgrown this version and need to buy the bigger version. 

We're keeping busy.  The public school children started back to school this week while I am trying hard to enjoy our last week of summer.  The night time temps are dropping into the mid 60s...which is why are pool temps are in the mid 70s.  Cold!

We still need rain.  The drought is getting worse.

Many blessings ~ Kathie

Take the world, but give me Jesus,
All its joys are but a name;
But His love abideth ever,
Through eternal years the same.

Oh, the height and depth of mercy!
Oh, the length and breadth of love!
Oh, the fullness of redemption,
Pledge of endless life above!

1 comment:

Jacob said...

Hey! Jacob here. What a beautiful family and home with great company. I do wish I could stay longer!