Sunday, July 28, 2013

These Are the Days

There's a really great song by Van Morrison, These Are the Days--you can find it at :

These Are The Days

Beautiful.  So fitting for our family get together during Randy's recent home leave.  See for yourself:

Lots & lots of ice cream, frozen yogurt, etc.

















Male bonding....

Gerald & Josh at church


Andreas with Army S.W.A.G.  (Stuff We All Get--seriously)

Tea parties:


Swimming  (Natalie armed with killer boots, her killer smile--and a Noodle Soaker.  Yes.  Armed & Dangerous):




Kick ball--US Army style :)  Our Casey is in the striped socks.  Of course.  (what we love about him :)



I could so do this.  Just let me in.
Yes.  Well.  What's needed in kick ball, no?

Monopoly!  Yes, into the night--long after I'd thrown up the white flag, the newest generation took over with vigor.  Elijah, the guy fingering his money, is ruthless.  Game on.  


Ben's birthday (ladies never ask & gentlemen never tell :) :



Just spending time together:




Chic trip to Denver Fabrics, Super Jo-Annes' & lunch.  Pictured:  newest obsessionist, Hannah, obsessing over patterns

Family pics--out takes ;)







A shocking amount of food & drink & paper products were consumed--Costco-sized no less!  But laughs and love flowed in equal amounts.

After all.  These are the days.


Indeed.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Blog Bandits!

Some wee folks have been stealing my time.  See for yourself!  OK.  I've given up the time willingly.  They'll be moving east in September, so want to soak up every moment.  Their partners in crime, their 5 precious cousins, will be here next week, so won't be blogging then either!  Happily, I'm afraid.
















Life vs. Blogging.  Life wins every time.  




Oh!  Another really big Blog Bandit:  sewing!  Lots, actually.  Next blog ;)