Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Patio, Pool, Hot Tub

 the Z's next door put in a new patio...

 And a pool.. 27' diameter

And.. a hot tub!   I have been in the pool 3 times since yesterday.  It's cold yet, but sooooo very refreshing.  Planning a pool party in the very near future- like next week.

2012 Canning season

2012 Paul Blair's train

 2 years ago Paul and his kids built a train specifically for the Imm reunion.  this year they added a car making the engine pull 5 cars

 They put bells on the cars so kids could ring them as they drove past.

end of July and August 2012

It hardly seems possible that it is already near the end of August.. where has the month gone?
 The first Saturday in August is always the Imm reunion.  There weren't a lot there this year, but we enjoyed getting to know our cousins so much better.. this is Karen and Jeff who traveled all the way from Maryland to join us for this one afternoon.
 Food was terrific.  Charlie had the bonfire going and baked chicken over it, corn on the cob and hot dogs of course..
Plenty of food to go around..
 Paul and kids brought out the train again.. this time with 5 cars..
 July .. the Valentines came to visit for a few days, went to the International RP conference in Indiana and returned for a few more days with us..
 Great Aunt Jane and Isaac..
 Gayle V
 the Z's.. Amanda and John
 Elijah V
 the Three cousins.. Isaac, Daniel, and Paul
 Asher, Wendy and Cory
 Jane, Charlie, me.. we all look a bit zapped I think
 the grandkids slept in a tent in the front yard so they could spend more time together..
 Gayle is very talented...
 my grandaughters: Esther, Gayle, Joyce, and Annabelle
 my grandsons: front: Paul, Daniel, Isaac, Asher
back: David and Eli
 the whole Motley crew... love them all
 I promised them that if they took one good shot, I'd let them do their wacky thing.. and so they did..  lol
 the Blair kids brought 2 quads and their RC car..

 Asher V