Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My favorite things of this summer.....

Mid August is here. The nights are getting cooler, days are getting shorter and the garden is producing more squash and cucumbers than the neighborhood can eat! Soon the humming birds will depart, frost will seize the garden and the warm afternoons will be a thing of the past. This has been a good season and I will miss it.
Here is a glimpse into the past 3 months.
Life has been good!

Addie graduated with her Master's degree!
Two long, hard years and she did it with straight A's!

Proud Parents with child

After graduation ceremonies, we headed down to St. George to show Trevor and Addie Megan's new home.

After church we walked around the St. George Temple. Such a beautiful sight!

Every two years my Aunt Judy, cousin Kate, Addie and I get together to spend days on end talking, laughing, eating, catching up with each other's lives, solving the world's problems, eating and crafting late into the night. This year we met in Spanish Fork, Utah and stayed with Addie. We tried not to buy everything in sight at the scap-booking stores...what fun we had. We spent hours making cards and projects. The time went way too fast and I'm counting the days until we are together again.

This year Megan joined us for a couple days and we went sight seeing in Salt Lake City.
Here are Megan, Addie, Katie and Aunt Judy in front of the Tabernacle.

Addie and Megan outside the Lionhouse Resurant. We had a lovely lunch there.

Joel finally got rid of his old stinky hat and bought a new one for the Olathe Corn Festival!

Alissa and me getting ready to watch "Coraline".
Life is much more fun in 3-D glasses!

Our beloved Tigger had to be put down in mid July. He was 21 years old. We miss him terribly.

The "girls" just keep on chucking.
Eat those crickets and grasshoppers girls!!

We have the best kids in the neighborhood. They came over to meet Mr. Darcy
Love at first sight!
Alissa lost her first tooth!

My happy spot is my flowers....

...and the abundant garden.

After months of searching and bidding, Sara finally bought her first home!
She sent this picture when she closed and got the keys to the front door!
We couldn't be happier for her. There is something so comforting when your children buy their first home.
All grown up and taking responsibility.
Way to go Sara Jane!

(I realized we have no pictures of Joshua and Kendra)
We stayed with them in the early summer when Alissa graduated from Kindergarten.
I need to keep my camera around my neck to remind me to snap photos.
The next time we are together I will make sure to get those two for this blog!

We adopted Mr. Darcy and life has never been the same.
He spends his day saying, "My house, my toys, my yard, my people, my chickens, my...."

He has helped fill the void that Tigger left in our lives.
We are smitten.

Time is drawing nigh and soon the storms of winter will be upon us..
making new memories to cherish.


Jeannetta said...

What a great bunch of photos! I love seeing what they are all doing!
I think the snow is my favorite however, I LOVE Oregon, but I miss the snows of Colorado.
I'm sorry about Tigger, I remember him, and Daisy. Bless Mr. Darcey for making it all better! <3

Susan said...

Thanks for the comment Jeannetta. I will always have an extra bed room waiting for you and Craig to come visit. We miss you like crazy. I think of you almost everyday as I go past your old house.