Friday, August 22, 2008

Wet Willies

Sue, Chuck and Sami are visiting from Virginia, so we took them to one of our landmarks.

Too bad about the arm in this one...

Then, the next evening we had one of our famous thunderstorms. There's nothing quite like lying down in rushing, muddy water right after you've had a shower.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Rope, Candles, and hmmm...

Phil's parents are gone now, but I'm just now getting around to blogging these photos. The kids had a great time with Grammy and Grampy and they are still wishing Grampy were here at lunch time to share his Baked Lays and Three Musketeers. Of course, they miss them at other times, too, but really...the way to my kids' hearts is through their stomachs. Why do family visits have to go by so quickly?
Kate has recently learned to jump rope and wanted some shots to memorialize the occasion.

Some randoms...Addy was in her PJs and didn't want to be included.

I love this...Henry is so full of personality, but he really doesn't display it for most. He wanted a picture of himself running here. Oh for the days when I actually wanted people to see me run...

and just because I know your year will not be complete if you don't get to see me blow out my candles. Thirty-three years old and still blowing them out with one breath. I've still got it, baby.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

All Hands on Deck

I'm trying to get the cheesiest post title possible. It's amazing how hard it is to be creative after over a hundred posts.

Phil's parents are visiting and Phil and his dad decided to tackle a deck project. I decided to tackle documenting it.

It all started with a big hole

that grew

and grew

Yes, Phil really is from India (see the spot?) and, yes, that is Big Red reflected off his head.

this brings you up to current

The harsh reality is that we still do not have grass. You may have caught a glimpse of a retaining wall in one of these photos; that was our part and it is done. It's amazing how hard it is to get a Bobcat to come to our house.

Henry is always aghast when he sees a man with his shirt off. Phil doesn't often remove his outdoors. One of the work days it was especially hot and Phil decided to shock the neighbors with his shirt removal. He breathed a sigh of relief when he removed his sweat-drenched shirt. Henry was a bit shocked and perplexed at first and then proceeded to take his off and breathe a sigh of relief, purple galoshes and all.