Monthly Archives: July 2012

30|52 Laughing with Cousins (July 23-29, 2012)

It’s always amazing that we can live so close to family and somehow rarely get together.  Saturday, when 2 cousins were in town, a group of us finally got together.  We’ve been talking about getting together for some time and it finally happened.  I had a wonderful time and sure hope there will be a next time.

There are other photos of our evening that others took of the whole group but this is one I took.  It just makes me smile.


Our common ancestors: Jacob and Eva.


29|52 The Coach’s New Home (July 16-22, 2012)

One main task for the weekend was to get the motorcoach to its new home at our lake place.  The motorcoach belongs to my mother-in-law’s boyfriend, Wes.  Friday evening Keith drove the coach to our lake place and parked it in the front yard.  First thing Sunday morning Keith got his chain saw and loppers out and began trimming some tree branches to make a space for the coach.


Soon Wes and Keith worked out a plan for who and how the coach would be backed into it’s new home.  Keith was the driver and Wes guided him.


Once the coach was in place, Wes gave various instructions to us including how to level it.  One day we may take it out for a trip and will need to know all the details.


Inside it is really something, it has all the amenities you would want.  It is truly a home on wheels.

Earlier this week both my kids were home at the same time for a few hours. That doesn’t happen very often these days and, of course, I treasure that and captured a quick photo of them.


28|52 Family Reunion (July 9-15, 2012)

Keith’s cousin Kenny, his wife and sons visited us at the lake and we loved helping them learn to ski and use the ski biscuit and I took tons of photos.  At one point when I was taking the photos, I kept feeling like eyes were staring at me and I finally figured out what it was.  Here was what I was seeing in my viewfinder:


Those upside down hand signals nearest the top of the screen look like eyes!

On the other side of those eyes was a family of 5 enjoying boating at the lake.


We had hoped there would be a larger turnout for the family reunion.  It was great with this group and we would love it if the next time more are able to join us.

27|52 Showers (July 2 – 8, 2012)

It’s always so nice to have an extra day off and this week, that was Independence Day.  Kelsey found a recipe on pinterest that she wanted to make and we were going to make it together but she wasn’t feeling well enough to visit so I made the Banana Bread Bars with Brown Butter Frosting.

After dinner with friends, on July 4, we visited until we heard the fireworks and went outside to their front yard where we had a good view of the fireworks from a nearby park.  I think these photos are pretty representative of the fireworks showers what we saw.


We opted to not go to the lake this weekend instead Keith and I bought tickets to sit in the Director’s Suite at the local Warren Movie Theatre and enjoyed The Amazing Spiderman.  The chairs are recliners that heat up and the staff bring you food to eat during the show.  The movie kept me squirming as I was always trying to help Peter (aka Spiderman).

Not too long after we got home from the movie, Keith came in from the front yard and told me to get my camera and come outside because there was a photo opp.  I did.  One of the water pipes behind us busted and the water shower was shooting up into the sky fast and high.  It was impressive and left a good sized hole in the neighbor’s yard.


26|52 This and That (June 25-July 1, 2012)

Since my last trip, I have been successful in doing very little outside of going to work.  For a few hours Saturday I went to Lake Thunderbird where the Noble High School class of 1977 (my husband’s classmates) was having a get together. I took a couple of pictures of the sights on shore. One sight I thought was interesting was of a bird that seemed motionless in the trees way off in the distance.  When I downloaded the picture to my laptop I could see the bird was actually standing on long, stilt-like legs high up in the trees.  It seems it would be difficult to stand for very long on those stilt-like legs high up in a tree.  (This is one of those time I wish I would have been taking the photo in the Raw format because the cropping would have been much nicer.)


I also played with my cat using the PhotoBooth on my laptop. I think he wasn’t having as much fun as I was.