Monday, August 31, 2009


It has been a joy to watch you grow into the wonderful young woman you are. We love you, Sis, Happy Birthday!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Brayden and Candy

Brayden is a real dog person and Candy is a real people person. This is a good thing because all cats would have been killed by their combined curiosities of one another (that is, if it is true that curiosity really does kill cats).

Brayden Cheers us up

After what has been a very stressful and depressing week with my father, Brayden and his many faces have brought some long absent smiles to our faces. Thanks Brayden.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Your Prayers Needed

My father is in the hospital and we cherish your prayers during this difficult time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Just another butterfly in the Wall"

Anything with wings is entertaining. With most birds spending their summer up north, I have to turn to other winged creatures for my fun. This guy kept clinging to our wall, so I took a few pics. In the last pic this butterfly reminds me of Robin Williams, can you guess why? (hint: you might have to blow up the pic to see the resemblance).

Hot Days of Summer

You know it's a typical hot August day when you look out over your yard at noon and see swarms of dragonflies. I don't know what they find appealing about the near 100 degree temperature and near 100% humidity. They are masters of the noon day lawn and I say they are welcome to it; I will come out later with the fireflies when the temperature is much cooler. These guys must know what they are doing because they have been around a lot longer than man; in fact, this Order of insect (Odonata) with its nearly 5000 species are some of the most ancient insects on earth.

Notice the shadow cast upon the stick from the opaque cells in the lower wing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Swimming lessons for Brayden

I had the opportunity to go with Tabitha and Brayden to Brayden's swim lessons yesterday. I am so glad they are starting with him young. He doesn't really seem to know what is going on, but he is not afraid of the water and it is suprising how well he will instinctively do things like kick his feet or hold on to the board. Here are a few pictures at the pool.

Brayden with the instructor

Brayden seemed to like the board the best.
Brayden's swim buddy Owen seemed happy just to lay back and relax. It was so cute to see him just chillin' out!

Brayden and mom with "the noodle".

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Anniversary to my one and only Love!

29 years today!. I can not imagine my world without Troy in it. I hope to spend many more years together. I created this show a few years back and thought I would share it to remind him of our journey. Some of the pictures are old and hopefully they will show up okay. I love you Troy, you are my world!