This is my simple photo journal. I like to take pictures and once a month or more, I load them onto this blog so that we can remember some of our family highlights.


Getaway with Friends

We got to escape for a weekend with friends
and it was dreamy.  

I think I am most happy when I see my children enjoying the outdoors,

watching husbands and fathers interact and play with their kids


sharing time, thoughts and conversation with people I admire and love.

Some of my favorite highlights of this get-away:

 "Go ring the bell and tell the kids it is time to come and eat."
It felt like the good ole days when I would listen for my mom's whistle
to gather us home.

Trying to find your cup in a sea of red--like solving a puzzle. 

Everyone pitching in to feed the masses. 

When Tom is game for picture taking (and pretending he is in a jail) puts a smile on my face.

Ike breaking in his new .22 rifle

Teenagers that are pleasant and fun to be around

Lots of game playing

Attempts at getting group photos

 I love watching the next generation become good friends.

Denny and his constant smile and upbeat attitude about everything.

Both Denny and Nichole could not be better hosts.