Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rain Rain and More Rain!

This weekend's Porter Cup golf tournament was quite the challenge! So much rain interfered with the playing, spectators and events. Still, it was fun to watch as long as you could stay under a tree, out of the rain and out of the mud. That last part ~~ impossible! Much of Friday's round I spent barefoot. Just easier than dealing with the sandal-sucking mud that booby-trapped the fairways at regular intervals. Mike caddied for a very gentlemanly man from Ohio and Tim split his time between Eddie and Dylan. I enjoyed making some new friends on the course ~~ Dylan's mom, another "Caddymom" and a player's mother from Pittsford. Friday night was dinner at Casa Antiqua in Lewiston and the chance to get to know the South Africans better. They had some great stories to relate! Enjoy some of the shots I took before the batteries on my camera went out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Gaga Now

Oh, my goodness! I am positively gaga over these new bushes ~~ like a new mom fussing over an infant. I watch them, tend them, talk to them. "Good morning, my pretties! Did you have a good night? Are you thirsty?" On the other hand, several neighbors have phoned or stopped to tell me how nice it looks now. I am looking forward to stopping at the nursery (Aha! Baby reference again!) to choose some annuals to fill in some spots. I am thinking that Sunday after church might be perfect . . . if I can wait that long!

Monday, July 20, 2009

In with the New!

Here's the AFTER look, once the new bushes went in.

Big improvement, right?!
Now, I can't wait to get back to the nursery and choose something pretty to fill in the open spots. This fall ~~ mums; next spring ~~ daffodils, crocus and iris!

Out with the Old!

Here's a BEFORE look at the house before the new landscaping went in.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Jazz

Sunday turned out to be a fine day to sit on the lawn at the art gallery and listen to some jazz. We sat near this sculpture and enjoyed Phil Sims and the Buffalo Brass jazz ensemble. Not to be missed - crowd watching!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Chef's at Mom's - Only Better!

Today we had a chance to gather at Mom and Dad's for a farewell dinner with Blake, Ben and Brock before they head back to OKC. We enjoyed some Chef's sauce and sausage over pasta with salad, bread and dessert. So great to see everyone together - seems like we've been having a lot of that lately!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


We'll be heading out soon for Courtney's graduation party at Arcade on what is turning out to be a very rainy Saturday.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Darien Lake

We (an aunt, uncle, three nephews and me) had such a fun time at Darien Lake park today! The weather was perfect! We rode all the scary roller coasters. The boys are much braver than I ever thought they'd be. We rode and screamed on the Viper, Predator, Boomerang, Motocoaster and Ranger. Blake even was brave enough to dare to ride the Superman giant coaster. I thought the ferris wheel was the best ride, even though some (no names here!) were terrified on it. A brief encounter with a bee and one lost child added to the adventure of the day. Luckily, all ended well with some chicken wings at Duff's. Watch for more photos coming soon.

Memorial Aud

Cindy took these photos of Memorial Aud as it is being taken down.

Mr. Knox said it best: "Farewell, old friend!"

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fun in the Falls!

The Killer B's and Uncle Tim and Aunt Cindy spent the day in Niagara Falls, having fun. Breakfast at the world-famous Villa Coffeehouse in Lewiston, New York before heading to a ride on the Maid of the Mist. Nothin' beats snow tubing and ice skating in July!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Independence Weekend!

The gang got together at Arcade this weekend for a family reunion with the clan from OKC. Fish were caught, ladderball game was assembled and played, margaritas consumed, news exchanged, bug spray applied and plenty of hugs given. We were blessed with great weather and delicious food to enjoy. How we all love having Eric, Tammy and the boys here!