summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
family

Monday, July 4, 2016

free and independent....


Over at Emily's house tonight...a little campfire with sparklers...


Miss Cam...


Cam and Char...and the DIY bench that Emily made.


Emily with Lydia, and Camille...

Our day was pleasant enough here...we started with brunch, Mirielle joined us...Evelyn made crepes, we had them with berries and whipped cream. I fried a few eggs, and scrambled some too, and made sausages. Camille made a pitcher of ice water with berries in it, and helped decorate the table for Independence Day.

We gardened, and went in the pool, which is nothing short of wonderful when it's sunny and in the eighties.

Mare had to go to work, Sonja went on a hike with some friends, Jonathan went to play soccer with friends, and Gramma came for a visit. We grilled burgers, and ate on the deck. Paul made venison burgers, mixing the ground venison with ground Italian sausage. I didn't try one but he said they were really good.

Lydia came for a visit, and we brought her to Emily's house with us in the evening. Marshmallows, s'mores, and strawberry daquiris (with no alcohol), which Em made for us, yum.

It was a good day, we found the smell in the living room and it wasn't a dead mouse...it was a nice rug in the play area which had been used for a litter box by a bad kitty or doggy....out went the rug. We disinfected and scrubbed and steam-mopped the whole floor, and phew, the smell is gone. Paul put ammonia out near/on the garbage cans, and so far no critters have come to feast here tonight.

I need to get to bed soon, Mali came half an hour ago to pick up baby Lydia...tomorrow I am working a concert (5 Seconds of Summer, blah) and need to get some sleep.

It was nice to be home for most of the day, nice to have Paul here, nice to see Gramma, nice to have Mirielle over, nice to see Mali and Zac and Lydia, nice to visit with Em and her room mate Page (and Irene!!!). And goodnight.

1 comment:

Susan R said...

Emily did a great job on the bench.
I love the photo of Camille with the sparkler!