I'm not sure if this was a good surprise or what. It was good in that I love the pictures and would feel really badly if I didn't have them...the down side is, I almost had the book published before I found these photos. Thankfully I found them soon enough to get them in chronological order in the right book.
Today I'm posting two of them here:
By the way, don't you just love the colorful rain gear? I do!
I've been working on layouts about our youngest son, John's family trip to visit his sisters in West Virginia and Marietta at the end of July. He had not been to either place and it turned out to be entertaining for all of them. With a river running near both houses, there was a lot of fun to be had.
Here is just an initial meeting in April's last house, which their sister Kim now lives and takes care of things there for April. The kitchen looks quite different from the last time I saw it. Both girls do great jobs of remodeling and decorating.
Ava enjoyed having her grandpa and Uncle Brandon here. Grandpa came from Florida and Brandon flew in from Alaska, where he has been working.
The big reason for getting together was Brandon's and Ava's birthdays are on the same date, August 17. Brittanie and Ava were very happy to have this chance to be together with these guys. It was a good time for a boat ride on the lakes.
While visiting his sisters at April's house in Glen Ferris, WV, John, Beth and Caleb went kayaking on the Kanawha River which runs in front of April's mountain house.
The day before, they had taken a jet boat ride on the New River. The New River is recognized as the “second oldest river in the world”. After leaving NC, the river flows northwesterly through Virginia and becomes the Kanawha River at the confluence of the Gauley River near Charleston, WV.
Maggie is our watch dog and she takes her job seriously...a little too seriously at times. Here she is watching over her daddy while he catches a nap. One might call it a catnap. I'm not sure why, but anyway, she is there for him.
I was a first grade school teacher for several years before retiring to have a family. My husband and I raised 6 children, four were his and two ours. From '67 to '98, I had children at home. Loved them so much. They were my life. But now that I'm a grandmother and 'retired', I'm pretty much doing what I want. I have been an artist in oils and colored pencil. Now I'm in to digital scrapbooking big time. Besides that, I love Bible study. I belong to the most wonderful group in the world. ORU (Opinions R Us). Among the 9 of us 'girls',are opinions enough to run the world. We travel together,e-mail,'party' and all talk at the same time.
I cherish their friendship.
And my husband loves them all.