(Brandon & Dad in the pool)(Kaylee & Dad at the beach)My Dad sent a fox tail to add to Roger's dead animal collection.Inexpensive gifts for the nature enthusiast - rain gauge, hummingbird feeder, dried fruit, fox tail. He would have preferred a guitar or a chainsaw, but he was very gracious and thankful!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This is what you call a birthday on a budget. The kids broke out the party hats, but Roger declined the offer to wear one. We didn't have 37 candles, so there are 3 on one side and 7 on the other. Roger requested a mint chocolate bundt cake this year instead of his usual German Chocolate. The presents were sparse, but the love was there! Kaylee & Brandon made homemade cards.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
At the end of September, I met up with Emily & her youngest (Andrew) in Tallahassee and we traveled together to Charleston, SC for Amanda Gunter's funeral. It was a beautiful, but heart-wrenching experience. It was also a wonderful opportunity for a brief visit with other family members. Here are a few pictures from the drive and the hotel.
Andrew LOVED riding in the car for hours on end. I worked hard to get a really pitiful picture, but he really did quite well overall.
Emily, me, & Crystal
Friday, September 18, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I should have put something beside these for a size reference, but didn't think of it at the time. These are our first two eggs - very small, but we hear that's common for first eggs. We have 6 chickens, so we hope that we will start getting a consistent egg supply before too long. It's exciting!
Monday, September 7, 2009
At the beginning of September, we set aside a weekend to travel to Orlando and attend the temple. We met up with our good friends Nathan & Jodi Hawthorne and stayed with Jodi's parents for the night. Before we headed back home on Saturday afternoon, we got to spend a couple of hours enjoying the marvelous hospitality at the Watkins' home.
Derek & Dustin kayaking