My brother and his wife have been here since Tuesday night.
On Thursday, our friends Matt and Laura visited us.
On Friday we got our puppy.
Things have been busy, but it’s been a happy kind of busy–reconnecting with family and friends and adopting a new puppy.
I’ve taken a lot of pictures, hope you enjoy them!
Nathan and his family:
Here are some pictures of our visit with Matt and Laura. Matt lived in the area during a couple of summers (I think 2003/2004). We had him over to our house almost every week for dinner and he became like family to us. Matt and Rich love to run together and Matt is a wonderful, godly young man who is studying to be a Pastor. Last fall he married Laura and they live in Michigan. This was our first visit since last summer. We had so much fun and they stayed until almost 1 in the morning!!!!
Jake and E have their own bow and arrow sets now, the real thing! Matt is holding Rich’s bow.
I grabbed the camera quick to take this one. Caleb was feeling frisky after dinner:
We did our 4th of July sparklers on the 5th because of rain:
Melissa and I went shopping the other day and I bought these NEW DISHES:
This china was all made by Homer Laughlin Co., the maker of my favorite FIESTA dishes. I bought these at an antique store for half price:
And here is the latest FIESTA color, EVERGREEN:
Last, but not least, I also collect china with violets on it and found this set at an antique store. They were half off—only 7.50!
Thank you for looking at my pictures. I hope you all have a nice weekend!
To fill the hour – that is happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson