“If cats could talk, they wouldn't.” ~Nan Porter
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Everyone has their flags out for the Independence Day. As we were driving, I spotted this flag in a front yard a few blocks away. Any thoughts?
“There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual.”
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
This month, both Phil and Dara's birthdays are only three days apart. So we had a double celebration! Here is Dara opening a present. It was Mermaid Barbie.
Our kitty came over to check the wrapping.
Anne Marie scooped him up. She loves animals so much that she is a vegetarian.
Here are the birthday boy and girl. I got two tiny cakes because the girls like chocolate and the boys don't.
Little Jazz is always the comedian of the family.
Here we all are! Minus one who was taking the picture. And yes, our son is crossing his eyes in the header!! Boys will be boys, even when they are middle aged.
“One-hundredth birthdays will be considered normal— anything less will seem like a cheat.”
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Willeys is our local soft serve ice-cream stand. They know that dogs love ice-cream. So they sell a bowl of ice-cream with a dog biscuit in it. Lots of people bring their dogs along with them. Here are a few enjoying their ice-cream on a hot day. This one got served even before his masters did!
Even the little birds don't get left out. They fly down and eat the spilled sprinkles off the pavement.
“The whole congregation of believers was united as one—one heart, one mind! They didn’t even claim ownership of their own possessions. No one said, “That’s mine; you can’t have it.” They shared everything.”
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Last week, we took the girls to a local carnival! They loved the rides.
And they weren't EVER scared...well, maybe just a little.
They threw darts at balloons.
They won balls.
And when the carnival is closing and everyone is exhausted, there is nothing like getting into a sticky situation with cotton candy!
“Ride majestically! Ride triumphantly! Ride on the side of truth! Ride for the righteous meek!”
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
I saw this sweet bird in a pet store and just had to show you! Maybe a type of Lovebird? She has her makeup on and is ready for a date!
“I used to wear a lot of red lipstick, and when I got a pimple, I'd cover it up with eyeliner to turn it into a beauty mark.”
Saturday, June 17, 2017
We passed these flowers the other day; I think they are Peonies. I love the color!
For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.
Friday, June 16, 2017
They hung summer banners in our Town Center parking lot. I thought they were so pretty that I would show you. And I thought shopping couldn't get any more fun!
“On that day, Jesse’s Root will be raised high, posted as a rallying banner for the peoples. The nations will all come to him. His headquarters will be glorious.”
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