Living The Life

Our girls took this with a cell phone about a handful of years ago. One of my all time favorites.

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Out And About

The Boy and I will be heading out on a day trip tomorrow with one of my favorite cousins and her girls!

(Discovered this oldie of The Boy and I earlier this evening…neither of us like to be pictured…so it’s very rare. )

Excited for the day, even though she is making me be up and functioning by 8, about 7 1/2 hours from now….I’ve been a bonified night owl for a couple decades plus…told her I’m going in my robe and slippers…she said I was goofy, thought I was being rather serious!

It was time to get out and do something fun with The Yahoos before it’s back to school next week.

Will share some fun shots at day’s end tomorrow.

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Father and Daughter

I have a handful of photos of Old Boy braiding K’s hair over the years…when she was very young she told her he learned to braid hair while in the marines. He was never in the service, but a continuing family story none the less.

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Monday 4. June 2018

Bubba and I had dentist appointments in the city Monday…figured it would be a good time to head downtown to Milwaukee Wiener House, best in Sioux City!

Believe this summer they celebrate 100 years. At noon the line literally goes out the door, but so worth it.

A quick stop at the downtown museum to find it’s closed on Mondays.

Lastly, to add to the irritation level, a quick stop at Sgt. Floyd…the only death on the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Tomorrow, our day outing to Southern Iowa!

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Wednesday 30. May 2018

Summer vacation has begun!  The kids last day was this past Friday and we are already loving not having the morning 7 am struggle.

The month of May has really flown by for this family.  Has been so nice to be able to get moving outside again.  Haven’t gotten much accomplished yet, but getting going.  If we can hold the rain off a few more days I may be able to get my garden in.  I’m always late getting it in.  Run on my own clock!

Our Girlie was able to come home the last two weekends!  We were so tickled she was able to get a couple days off work to be able to be home for FOUR NIGHTS!  It had been ages since she’d been able to be home for such a long stretch.

My brother’s twins graduation party was one evening, my sister’s oldest son and our dad’s birthday the next evening.

Although we missed her other half not being able to come back, was so nice for Girlie and Bubba to be able to have some much needed brother/sister time.  Little Brother has struggled quite a bit the past year plus with his sister being so far away and always having to share his time with her with Bonehead.

The past weekend Girlie was home to throw me and Old Man a party for our 25th wedding anniversary.  Bubba had her to himself an entire day before Bonehead came for one day, he was able to sneak away from planting for just a bit.

Our party was supposed to be a surprise, but our kids tend to have a hard time keeping secrets from mom.  They told me with hopes I could keep Old Boy from going roping, they also roped two of his roping buddies into keeping him from planning anything.  He wound up figuring it our a few days ahead of time.  They didn’t want him to know being he doesn’t like a fuss and feared he’d make them cancel it.

We had such a nice evening, although the mercury hit over 100 degrees that day.  The newly remodeled shelter house in town has a kick ass new air conditioner!  There was great foot, wonderful cake from our local Cake Lady and so many family and friends.  Many more people than we imagined would come.  Great night of visiting!  Something we should do a few times a year for no reason at all!

My dad’s sister gave me a beautiful gift that my great grandmother’s sister made…

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Terrible of me to say, but so tickled her kids don’t like these family mementos…last year she gave me the same great grandmother’s china.  Yes, a little spoiled!

Memorial Day was uneventful, we had another 100 degree day and it was just too miserable to get out and visit the cemeteries.  I felt and and still feel badly about not getting to everyone, but about five days of 95 degrees and up, just couldn’t do it.  It’s nicer now, so hoping to get to see everyone this week.

Now, making plans with my mom and Bubba for a day trip to southern Iowa next week to a few towns I read about over the winter that I feel the need to go see.  Will fill in on that afterwards, my Danish friends may enjoy!

Much Love and Peace To One And All!

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