Monday, July 09, 2007

The Good 'Ole Summertime Continues...

Our sweet friend, Kelly, took off to fly around the world to Laous where she will be teaching English, watching kids, and spending time with her brother and sister-in-law. Cassia and I went to the airport to see her off. Ironically, after having her photo taken in front of the bronze bear, a few days later Cassia got to see a brown bear up close and personal. Checking into why Cricket wouldn't stop barking one afternoon, she came face to face with a cub on our porch. She was the only one home. James told to her to, under no circumstances, go outside and to keep the doors locked. :o) Something tells me she wouldn't have set even a pinky toe on that porch!
My mom and grampa came to visit just as Sabrina was heading for home. I wasn't sure what to expect not having seen Grampa in 2.5 years and knowing he was in the stages of Alzheimers, but God is so good. He and Minda were 2 peas in a pod. It was like watching myslef 23 years ago as they cajolled, laughed, told stories and played games. I had the man I grew up with right there with me for 5 days!
On the 4th Mom and I made Grama's potatoe salad, a fruit salad, & a green salad. I BBQ'd pork steaks and Brats (to perfection I maight add!) and we had chips and homemade salsa! It was one of those terribly hot days so we loaded up our plates and retreated to the basement to eat. Later that night we had some friends over for games and fellowship AND a family tradition!!
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2 comments:

Shari said...

Fun Pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Shari

Norwegiangirl said...

hey! look! its me! lol
i miss you guys.... its such a weird feeling... i dont want to leave, but i want to go home! ah... only two more weeks till i'm home...