This is a photo from several years ago and I remember the moment
as if it were yesterday. We went to the White Sands National Monument
and the kids were laying on one side of the blanket and Bill and I were
listening to them talk. It was pretty neat to lay there and just listen
to the conversations between the goof troop. I am smiling
at this very moment remembering this. I love to go to the White
Sands and lay and think. It is so peaceful and quite.
For those with small children or even teens...enjoy every moment
as time passes very quickly!
From the files of We played games every Sunday! I
loved the Sunday afternoon gathering and playing of games.
This is a board game Monopoly style that I made in 2007.
All the places are places that we have lived and
where we were born. It now hangs on the family room wall.
The table is a great place to sit around and learn so many skills:
manners, respect, how to lose, how to win, how to do neither all
with grace and dignity. We also learned strategy, thinking skills,
kindness, sweetness, and even darn stinkiness. Learning
how to play games with a crowd takes skill and finesse and I
am glad that we made this a tradition.
Here is another from the White Sands.
It was an outtake for the annual family photo in 2006,
that I ended up loving and making that THE photo.
Here is the remake in 2012 and I am looking to
have a remake soon to fill in the gaps. Perhaps in
2018...every six years.
The day Bill graduated from the academy (P.O.S.T).
I cannot understand the no smiles~it really was a FANTASTIC
Oh and when we went on outings I would dress the boys alike.
In case one would get lost, I could reference the other two and
say he looks like this just taller, or smaller. Thank God I never
had to implement that silly idea.
Oh and Bill your 'stache looks wonderful!
This is the view from my back porch. Often times I share from the
front and perhaps mislead readers from thinking that the back
is lacking. It is not!
And to close Thursday Throwback...a goat, a girl, and
Fourth took a sewing class that required a project
and she made this summer dress. The western
embellishments made me smile. The goat...
well she is like me and must always toss a bit of corniness into
any situation. Oh and in case you wondered our little Billy ended
up plopping poo moments after she set him down!!