Monthly Archives: July 2014
It was a week of R&R.
Remodeling the kitchen. I have wanted the cabinets over the bar and the big box of lights in the kitchen removed for many years. This week Keith said he’d begin the project in the fall when it was cool since it required working in the attic. I was pleasantly surprised when I came home one day and the cabinets were down and then the next day the big box around the fluorescent lights was gone with a handwritten message on the ceiling from my husband.
Reunions are a great opportunity to stay connected with family. Over the weekend Keith, his cousins and their families came to our lake place. After a day of play, we all gathered around the TV and watched old family movies that we recently converted from film to a DVD.
The remodel and reunion made for a great week.
The sound of Taps’ 24 notes and a salute to my uncle.
Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest
God is nigh.
Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.
Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know
God is nigh.
Original lyrics to accompany Taps (source: Wikipedia Taps)
Our vacation finally arrived! We flew to Kalispell, Montana and enjoyed several days with our daughter, her boyfriend and his parents. In addition to wonderful company, the scenery and activities were memorable and fun. The hospitality we received was amazing and unforgettable.
We went horseback riding, whitewater rafting, sat around a campfire at night and, of course, ate huckleberry pie and jam. The sun rises about 5:45 am and sets after 9:30 pm and there was enough light in the evening to still see until 10;30 or so. Montana is a perfect place to visit during the summer so that you enjoy its perfect temperatures and beauty.
One flower standing taller than the rest in this pot on our back porch reminds me of a ballerina gracefully posed on stage.