30 August 2011
20 August 2011
Rachel and Samantha left us this summer for a week to go to Girl's Camp. They were up in Boonesville, AR, and it was hot. HOT. I'm talking 110 degrees and humid. It was the one week this summer with no rain and record breaking temperatures. Hot, hot hot and humid. They were well taken care of, though, because they are already talking about when they get to go back next year. They had plenty of water to drink, a great group of leaders and in the whole group of approximately 200 girls, only two scorpion bites. Yikes.
19 August 2011
The year was 1966. Our nation was in turmoil over a "police action" in Southeast Asia. Wayne was a new airman, only 23 years old. Juanita was a high school junior working at the base coffee-shop. They met over coffee and algebra homework. They jumped in, side by side, and married on August 19, 1966. By October, of the same year, Wayne was sent to Vietnam and forced to leave his young bride. While he was serving his country, Juanita delivered their first child alone. Two sons followed; many trials, adventures and joys followed. Forty-five years later, they are still holding hands as they walk side by side. Happy Anniversary, Dad and Ma! You crazy kids.... :)
14 August 2011
WARNING: tons of pictures! (yay!)
Goodbye Summer 2011. We were good together, but, we must move on. Here are a few last shots: some goofy, some sweet, and most of them a good mix of sweet/goofy.
Rachel and Samantha showing their personalities at my office. They rode their bikes there one day and had lunch with me.
Posing for Mom at the Park.
Goodbye Summer 2011 - hello school and cooler weather.
12 August 2011
Samantha did it. We told her not to. We told her to slow down and be a little kid. But she went ahead a did it. She turned twelve. Samantha is whimsical kid. She is ever-changing. She likes to be entertained and busy. She likes to explore and imagine. Samantha, at twelve years old, is now in the Young Women's program at church (in other words, she gets to leave the little kid program and hang out with the teenagers). She loves it. At twelve, she is going into the seventh grade - a new school. She likes science and English, and she is in the percussion class, but, as confident as she may appear, she's a typical seventh grader, nervous, but ready to take on a new challenge.