Friday, July 14, 2017

9 3/4

Before Nathan turns 10 in a month, he reminded me yet again that he is currently 9 3/4 and that I needed to mark that on the blog. It is an important number for Harry Potter fans and one he wanted to remember.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Police Work

Jeremy had a hot and dusty day at the range yesterday. They were basically rolling around in the dirt shooting.  He had to bring his gear home to clean it up. He decided to have me try it all on to see how it really felt to wear it all. It was very heavy and cumbersome! 

Just the belt was heavy. I didn't know where to put my arms. They can't go straight down your sides. 

Then he added the vest. That was quite restrictive. 

THEN, he made me carry the rifle. Quite heavy!! 

He got it all cleaned up and took it back to work today. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ernest Impressions.


If you've ever seen the old Ernest movies, you will have a good laugh at this short video. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Evening Play

I just snapped a few pictures of the kids playing outside in the evenings when it gets cooler in the shady areas. They like to play with sidewalk chalk. 

Sherman occasionally ventures over to play. Yes, my hydrangeas are now crispy rather than pink. We try to think of it as a glaze. They do not like the 100+ degree heat and the full sun they are in. Guess I should have thought of that before I planted them. Oops. 

Sunday, July 9, 2017


I had a birthday a few days ago. Jeremy was very busy working, but bought me a little cake and we had a celebration before he had to take off to work. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Garage Business

There was some very important business going on in the garage today. 

Jeremy was working hard on Kim's picnic table. Nathan was supervising the table work and occasionally using a hammer to help. Elizabeth was out playing with her ponies and humming as they worked. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

4th of July

Here are our 4th of July pictures. Jeremy was at work. Our town is the only one in the Tri-Cities that allows fireworks so people go crazy here. There are so many fireworks, you can't look at them all at the same time. Several private residents put on actual shows for their streets or culdesacs. 

I tried to have Elizabeth nap before the big celebration knowing the fireworks would keep her up late. She tried to sleep, but just couldn't. These children cannot nap unless they are sick. 

Elizabeth and Charlotte. The neighbors had their pool out. 

Nathan doing sparklers. 

More sparklers and a few tanks. 

I thought this one was funny because it looked like they both had fireworks above their heads. And they weren't even looking at those ones because there was someone else putting on a show the other way. 

9 3/4

Before Nathan turns 10 in a month, he reminded me yet again that he is currently 9 3/4 and that I needed to mark that on the blog. It is an ...