Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Few More Forgotten Pictures of Summer 08

I am still way behind in posting. Here are a few more shots of our summer 08 activities:
My husband Stacey using my Grandpa Irving's old rototiller on the hillside.
My dad Leonard, came over Saturday to visit. He is standing next to Stacey, while he burns and clears the area leading down to the creek.
Lunch time with my dad. We really enjoyed seeing him and had a good visit. Mom was not feeling well enough to come over. We miss her greatly.

Evening sitting around the fire pit. Our son Garrett roasts his marshmallow.
One of the many batches of pear butter I made.
We dug up a nice crop of red and yellow potatoes.

One last day at the pool. It was 100 degrees that day.
Another very hot day in August, so what do you do? Head for the river; so we did.
Our son Harrison is kneeling, and his friend Brandon is pumping up the raft. Brandon was able to go with us.
Here is our son Garrett at take off.
My husband Stacey with our daughter Jessica in the background.

Garrett and me enjoying the float.
I think one can never remember to bring enough food on these floats, especially for teenagers.
Our daughter Victoria and Garrett. what a gorgeous day it was.
Harrison and Brandon floated slightly ahead of us. This portion of the river reminded me of the original Planet of the Apes when they floated in the water at the beginning of the movie. It was so quiet; sort of eerie.
On another day Garrett and I had a picnic at our creek.
It wasn't warm enough that day so I didn't get wet. Sometimes I'm a chicken.
We found lots of crawdads. That's what we call them here. I know they are known as craw fish in the south. I ate them when I was in Texas.
Harrison got off early from work that day and joined us.
Our four children waiting for the fire-works to begin.
Harrison and Grandma Vivian visiting.
We have a lot of wind-fall apples, which if not picked up become full of intoxicated bees.
We throw the apples over the fence to our COWS. They love them.
Some of the many jars of apple sauce I am making.
Our daughter Jessica sewing her skirt. It's nearly finished.
Harrison helped me with strawberries.
My husband's company picnic was so much fun. Garrett really enjoyed the bouncy houses and water slides.
We met up with some dear old friends. This is my friend Inez. She is from Italy, and my can she cook. I have not seen her in about 15 years.
This is her husband Horst. He is from Germany. We used to have them over for dinner and go over to their place before we had children, and then moved around the country. We will soon have them over again.
A live band played really fun Classic Rock for us.
After the music there were fire-works. They were amazing; better than the 4th of July and Disney Land combined.
Time for a little soft ball after dinner; Stacey and Garrett.
Victoria shows us how well she can bat.

Our last week of summer school in the barn. Me with Jake, our only paying student, and Garrett.
Jessica helping to count out the beans for math.
Jessica helped the kids make "Flubber." We had such a fun summer and we are so blessed. I have a few more pictures of summer during our visit to my sister Sharon's house, but that will be shown next week. Have a blessed day. Hugs, Kathi


Michelle said...

Oh my, what a fun summer you guys enjoyed! Thanks for sharing the pictures...always enjoy seeing them!

Mrs.Ruiz said...

What a beautiful piece of property you live on. You are a very blessed woman. I love your cows. Whenever I'm driving to Brooks to bring my husband home I always want to pull over on the interstate and pet the sheep and the cows.

Linda said...

I enjoyed seeing all your wonderful all had a wonderful summer. Rafting on the river looked like so much fun, I love anything to do with being on the water. Hugs, Linda

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow Kathi! Thats a lot of great pictures..I bet your summer was GLORIOUS!!

Brenda said...

I loved seeing all the pictures. your mom and dad are just the cutest.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Thank You kathi for the wisdom you share with me. I simply cant express what your kind words do for me. I explained to my son yesterday what partial birth abortions were. I think he gets it. I will have faith in my son, he is a compassionate young man.

Sharon said...

It's so hard to believe summer is over! It looks like you guys had a great one! Lots of fun family activities, that's the best way to spend summer! I usually am really excited for fall, but it hasn't kicked in for me yet. Hopefully soon! I have so many fall decorations I need to get out, but I want to wait a few more weeks.


P.S. I found the dress I'm wearing to the wedding today! yea!

Judy said...

Kathi, your pictures are great, especially the river ones. You really enjoy your family :)

Jan Parrish said...

Some really great shots.

We are having glorious weather here. Hope you are too.

Fall is just around the corner.

luvmy4sons said...

You had one fabulous summer.

onlymehere said...

It looks like you made the most fun of the summer and filled it with lots of fun!

Elena said...

Looks like you had a whole lot of fun. I can't wait until Mary is a little older and we can do some things like that with her:) Have a blessed day, Elena

Liz said...

Homemade apple sauce? I'll be right over. I LOVE apple sauce, it's almost weird how much I eat it.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Kathi,
Just wanted to stop by and say Hi, and see what you have been up to. You have a beautiful family, God is so good!
I also read some of your other post,s and was so sadden by reading of your sister and her husband's loss, as well as the other mothers. I will add them to my prayer list.

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Hi Kathi, Looks like great summer fun! Thanks so much for following my blog and for posting my button! I love your blog and am following you, too! I look forward to getting to know you!
xoxo Beth


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