What's in a Name?

Ecstasy (n)- 2. Excessive joy; rapture; a degree of delight that arrests the whole mind; joy may rise to ecstasy. (Websters 1828 Dictionary)
Doldrums (n)- A sate of inactivity or stagnation.(Dictionary.com)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pickin' Peas with Ti

We discovered a new garden helper this year!

Look what I got!
No, Nanny, I want to keep it!
Okay, here you go!
"Eat your greens!"

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Tale of Two Visits Part 3

The Johnsons came again this July, and oh what a blessing it was!

We had a short interlude with the Moody family at the Red Barn in Augusta. This is Renee's resturaunt favorite!
This smile comes with onion breath!!
We were slightly taken aback and driven indoors by high wind and ominous clouds which downed rain upon us!

Marshall enjoys a cola! : )
Angela with beautiful Clara (her neice)!
This milkweed is rather out of place and was meant to be a little further along in the post- so sorry!

Part of Charlie's vacation- painting our house. He is such a willing servant and enjoys having a project to work on, even during his time off!
Ahh... the Swedish mafia strikes whilst I am away. Perhaps this is some sort of ransom note, or perhaps I am one of them! ; )
We attempted a walk in the woods, but bugs and darkness prevented us. We were greeted by a field of Milkweed- it had such a terrific smell!

Instead we took a rather longish detour for ice cream....

... and a rest in the park.

"That's the slowest water skiier I've ever seen!"

Two sets of lovies!

And some crazy kiddos!

"Give us a boost, will you, old girl?"

There was a new monument in the park of all of the veterans from Winthrop.

We even found a memorial of Julie Fletcher's father. He was a kind man with lots of talent and generosity.
The Johnsons are such sweet blessings in our lives and we look forward to their visits each year! We missed them as soon as they were gone1

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Tale of Two Visits Part 2

A lovely day at fort Popham!

Ti is ready to do some heavy creating using sand and shovel!

Oops... so this is why we were supposed to keep our feet off the blanket!
Angela writing all of our names in the sand.

Trying to dodge the camera, ay??
She's so photo-jenna-ic (get it??), I don't know why she tries to hide from the camera!
Pip enjoying his lunch

Lovely ladies- inside and out!
Ethan's creation
um, Marshall.... you know you don't have to swim in the sand. There is water about 10 feet away from you! : )

We walked down to the sandbar- a perfect day for it!

Hmmm... green smoothie material??
Apparently Angela's willing to have a go at it!
"Sisters, Sisters.." two pairs of 'em!

Oh yeah, she's ahead of her time in fashion...
Love these ladies!

I try to compete with Kayla's sense of progressive fashion, but alas, I fall short....
The water in between shore and the sandbar was as warm as bathwater!
Mommy and Pip doing some architectural work.
All in all a lovely day, filled with some of my favorite of God's beautiful creation, good fellowship with such close friends. God is far greater to us that we ever deserve!