Saying Goodbye to Marian

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The time had come. They had to leave for home. Jordan had rested as much as he could during the day and they were once again going to travel all night so Marian could sleep. We were so sad to see them go.

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Visit with Robin


Thursday, April 19, 2014

Robin Boedeker came by this morning. She brought a scrumptious breakfast casserole and some very yummy muffins. What a treat!




Full Day of Fun

Wednesday, June 18

The day started with visitors from Lubbock. Sunny, Hannah and Granny came and brought lunch. The kids all had a blast swimming as well.


“It’s so fun talking to great granny!”


Marian loves Stockton’s fish tank.


ready to swim again


“Uncle Stockton! don’t splash us!”


In the evening, several of the kids took a jeep ride.

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In the evening, some of the kids took a jeep ride

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Incredible Thunderhead

Saturday, June 28, 2014

This lone thunderhead had the panhandle radar all to itself. When I first started taking pictures, it was more compact. It apparently started to build again as the evening wore on and grew larger as a column of the boiling cloud formed a new tower. It eventually took up the whole southeastern sky. It must have been over the Paducah area.

This is how it appeared at first notice.

This is how it appeared at first notice.

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As the sun started to go down, orange highlights began to appear on the thunderhead.

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The setting sun, which was already below our view of the horizon, was still highlighting one small area on the topmost part of the cloud. It was truly awe inspiring. Although this is an amazing photo, it doesn’t capture the grandeur by half. I wish you could have been there.

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Evening Walk


Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The evening was so pleasant that we took a little stroll after the dishes were done. We didn’t get to walk far. Marian was more interested in the sand and grass.


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Meanwhile, Nathan and Carolina are working with one of the horses.

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Pink Wisps at Dusk


Breathtaking clouds tonight. The evenings have been so beautiful lately with the smell of the moist ground in the air.

Laredo’s 20th Birthday


Tuesday, June 16, 2014

Tonight after the boys got in from work, we had a special dinner in honor of Laredo.


Atlanta made some meatballs and a yummy alfredo pesto sauce


Aspen made the wacky chocolate cake


We didn’t get homemade ice cream accomplished, so we cheated and had Nathan bring some from town.

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Setting up the Swimming Pool


Monday, June 16, 2014

Yesterday afternoon we set up the pool and started filling it. Today it’s gotten deep enough to swim.


Poor Marian, she’s just too kissable!

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Stockton is pretending to be Caesar.


He even made himself a laurel for his head!


Fun With Marian


Some random cute poses that I snapped during the Goodwin’s recent visit.

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Baby Jack Rabbit


Sunday, June 15, 2014

This afternoon Nathan was plowing and caught this little rabbit. Aspen and Carolina had fits over it, of course.


Homecoming Dance


Saturday, June 14, 2014

We had a great turn out on Saturday at the Turkey Gym. We loved seeing so many of our friends, old and new, having fun together. It was a little hot, but that didn’t stop the dancers.

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Bath Time


Thursday, June 12, 2014

We squeezed Marian into the bathroom sink for an impromptu bath. She didn’t care that it was a bit crowded, she loves water so.