Saturday, July 09, 2016

A Canvas called The Sky

We went outside the other day for our evening walk, and came face to face with just the most amazing sunset.  There were thunderstorm clouds a little north of us, and they just gave the sky a most spectacular appearance..
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It almost seemed like the sky was on fire.
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As we walked a little further, we saw a perfect line in the sky, as if God had used a ruler with that one shadow up there :)
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

July 4th 2016 ( Part 2 )

On July 4th proper, we headed off to Hillcrest bright and early for the Hillcrest Neighborhood Parade.  This year, the little boy was very content to sit down next to us, watching the parade like a Big Boy.  Part of me was going, "Wow, I don't have to go chasing after him this year", and part of me was thinking, "*sigh**silent weeping**heart breaking* he is acting like a Big Boy already"..... ARGH GROWING PAINS FOR PARENTS IS REAL, I TELL YOU!!!!!
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This year was the 20th anniversary of the Parade, and the community came out in droves to appreciate and participate.
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The little boy once again, was quite excited to go get the candy that was being thrown to the "audience", but once we got home, as usual, he promptly forgot all about them and hasn't mentioned them since.
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After the parade, everyone filed into the Multi Purpose Room for some ice cream and cookies!
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The little boy had 3 little cups of ice cream and decided that he liked Cookies and Cream the best!
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I managed to get him to pose with some props,
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and discovered the next day, that I was in the Photo Gallery of the Abilene Reporter News Online!

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Later that night it rained, but we waited it out and he went to bed a little later because we had promised fireworks, and by George, we would have fireworks!
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July 4th 2016 ( Part 1 )

This year our July 4th started the evening before, as we joined our neighbor Charles and his family to usher in the nation's 240th birthday.
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His granddaughter Maddie, and her cousins who were around Jaxon's age were there, and so there were little kids for the little boy to play with while we waited for the Fireworks Show to start.
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After a while, the kids decided THEY wanted to have their own fireworks show while waiting, so we adjourned over to the deck/porch area and stayed a reasonably safe distance away, up on the deck.
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There were braver souls who decided to watch from a closer vantage point...
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Even from up where we were, some of the pops were just a little too loud.
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I was glad that Ryan, a boy of 8, who was Charles' nephew, was there too, as he had been by to visit a few times before, and Jaxon had gone over to play with him. The both of them were quite the pair, howling everytime the firecrackers went off, and telling silly jokes.
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The Fireworks Display finally came on at about 10 pm, and although we were quite a bit farther away this year, it was still quite a show.
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Nevertheless, it was fun, and the little boy was very eager to set off some fireworks of our own or at least, have fun with sparklers the next night!

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Lakes are Full

For a place that had been plagued by drought for many years, the Abilene community pretty much freaked out over all the rain that we got last month, and especially at how most of the lakes had filled up.

We were no different.

We drove out to Lake Fort Phantom again the other day to marvel at how high the water was, and even covering walkways/pathways in some areas!



It had been a mighty long time since the water had come up this high. We couldn't help walking up to it and putting at least a foot in it.


When we were done, we swung by Uncle Lin's place, where he had put aside for us, some smoked ham! Hurray for Uncle Lin!



When there is a little boy around,

even putting some boxes away in storage is A Grand Adventure.