Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Our son and his family came for a weekend visit over Father's Day weekend. On Saturday we went to the farmer's market for some vegetables and then walked down to the river walk to feed the ducks and geese. We weren't disappointed as they were out in force.
This little family came up over the hill from the highway on their way to the river. Mom & Dad wanted the bread, but they also didn't want anyone too close.
See them squawking at B. They never got too vicious though and we kept our distance. (Click on photo for closer view)
N wanted to feed them, but then would step back if they got too close.
Come on duckie!
Don't you wish you had invented these Silly Bandz! I sure do. Someone is making a million dollars off of this silly fad. The trick is to find something that pre-teens or teens like and you've got it made. These are B's.
We enjoyed having them here so much. Our son is leaving soon for another navy cruise and will be gone for 6 months so we are trying to spend as much time with him as possible. The girls and their mom will be down a lot while he is gone, especially this summer while school is out. Military life is hard on the soldier, sailor, etc. but also very hard on their families. Keep them all in your prayers.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Years ago we obtained several (maybe 10?) trees from the Arbor Society. When they came they were just little sticks, which we planted in a bed and hoped for the best. Only one really took off and my son planted it in the back yard. Of course by then we had lost the codes that told you which tree was which, (and that is definitely not an area of expertise for me) so we didn't know what this one was. It grew and grew and in a few years starting having light green - yellow growth at the end of the branches. I tried to look up the tree by the types of leaves, but nothing looked just right.
In the past couple of years the blooms at the end of the branches really began to have more definition and color and I discovererd that it is a Golden Raintree. It is so pretty and gets prettier each year when it blooms. I've not noticed any others in this area, but love mine.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
On the adoption front that is. Amy finally got approval from immigration, but there was a mistake on the form, a mistake that could cause big problems in China - so she has had to contact them again and try to get it fixed. I know she is so frustrated - this has been one challenge after another. In the end it will be well worth all this stress, but so hard now!