Tuesday, July 28, 2015

18 Years Old? How Did That Happen?

These pics are from APRIL! I just came across them and wanted to share. It was my oldest grandson's 18th birthday and we had a family get-together. We were all coming out of hibernation from the long winter and everyone was playing in the backyard. Even the big kids!

Look! Uncle Nate is on the trampoline!
Bandit wants on the trampoline, too!
Oh, what joy to chase a ball across the grass!
Got it!
Having a moment with Gracie the kitty.

Happy birthday to you … !

Nolan helped blow out the candles!

Surprise! Bombarded with silly string! It was a good party! Happy birthday, Gavin!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Slowly Catching Up

Since January this year, I have been the editor of the newsletter for our Folk Society. It must fulfill the writing urge for me, because I haven't been keeping up with my blog. Luckily, not only do I journal, but I also keep a small monthly planner, where I jot down things that are going on in my life.

At the end of April, according to my planner, my sister Beth came to visit with Mom and Dad for a couple of weeks. While she was here, her two daughters took the opportunity to visit, too. One day I kidnapped them and took them to my favorite places. First we went to the Vintage Vogue Goodwill store in Broad Ripple. Then we went to the Cake Bake, also in Broad Ripple. I love the Cake Bake so much!
At the Cake Bake with beautiful nieces, Nellie and Sarah.
Every year I have a wonderful display of Columbine (Aquilegia). I love them!
This is the Ohio River, taken from Madison, Indiana. I went to the River Roots Music Festival in May. I love music festivals!
At the River Roots Festival, there is an arts and crafts area. People have a chance to try their hand at pottery or sketching.
This girl was quite a hit. She walked around on stilts all day, pretending to be a tree.
I've done a lot of yardwork this year. Painting these shutters and window box was on my to-do list for a long time.
Another low-maintenance perennial that grow in my yard, Coreopsis.

I recently read that people collect Laura Ashley dresses. I found this pretty dress at Goodwill for $3.50. I sold it on eBay for $37.99, plus shipping. Fun!
Every year I look forward to our Folk Society's Eagle Creek Folk Festival. This was our 41st year! Here I am playing my dulcimer with a group.
Another of my favorite summer festivals, the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering, held in Battleground, Indiana. We had perfect weather this year! 
The Whipstitch Sallies! warming up backstage at the Fiddlers' Gathering. These girls are such fun to see.

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