Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday Fragments: Double feature

We are certainly enjoying all the extra room here in our new home. So much so that I was distracted and lost track of time, thus today is a double feature of fragments from the last week two weeks.

There is a large kennel two section kennel in our huge back yard, but we don't have an outdoor dog so it is going to be converted into a play house for the kids on one side and a painting studio on the other. Work has begun on the play house. Here Mr. G is guiding Bubba and Sissy in the building of a table for their playhouse. 

In addition to having a large backyard we now have a good size front yard and all this in a quiet and safe neighborhood. Combine the extra room and the cooler climate  and the kids are spending a great deal more time outdoors.

On a totally unrelated note: My little sister had her birthday last week. Since it was the Big 4 0, I thought a gag gift was in order so I made her this.
Personalized Over the Hill certificates available here
Unfortunately the joke was on me. It seems that somehow 2012 was last year! How I didn't realize it was 2013 and not 2012 I really can't tell you other than to claim senility. It would have been more understandable if I had just forgot what year she was born but nope that wasn't the case. As you can clearly see I even dated it 2012!

While Norfolk had it's thunderstorms they were nothing like a good old South Dakota thunderstorm. Unlike my Grandchildren I enjoy the lightening and thunder, and can often be found sitting outside with my camera trying to capture the lightening. Here is a shot from a little storm one night last week.

Mr. G, little Bubba and I went to the Monster Truck show at the Black Hills Raceway. Mrs. G, Sissy and Mel (my youngest daughter) opted to go to the movies instead of joining us at the Monster Truck show as we thought there would be peanuts which Sissy is deathly allergic too. We all had fun that night. At the racetrack, I took tons of photos which I will be posting at another time, but here are a couple.

On Sunday the whole family piled in the car and headed up the mountain for a family outing. We were on a mission, the kids and Mr. G to get fresh saltwater taffy and me to enjoy the sights and take pictures of the beautiful scenery and historic town of Keystone.

There you have it. I hope you're having as much fun this summer as I am. Now don't forget to click the button below and hop over to share your Friday fragments at Unknown Mami's as she is meme sitting FF this summer for Mrs. 4444's at Half-Past Kissing time

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Lori said...

Congrats on the new house! The kids look like they're having fun. And I love your lightning photo. Very cool!

Unknown said...

Thank you for stopping by and your comments.

Claudya Martinez said...

The kids look like they are having a great time. I forget what year it is all the time.