Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Pilot Flies In

Caleb called early yesterday morning to say that he was flying into the local airport for his work.  He didn't know how long he would be we got ready as quickly as we could and headed out!  It was fun to see him again and visit! Friends came out too and the kids loved exploring the airplane!

I love the little guy's happy face!

We all enjoyed seeing Caleb's "office".

So cute!

It was a treat to get to see Caleb and one of the planes he flies!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Angie's Open House

Congratulations Angie!!

A Visit to the Arboretum

Amy and I went to the Arboretum with Paul a couple weeks ago.  We hadn't been there for several years, so it was neat to see it again!  Amy and I had fun talking pictures...and here are a few of the ones I took. =)

 A new thing they have now is a maze, which was fun!  

 Amy took this one of me when we stopped for a rest.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


"Blessed is every one who fears the Lord,
Who walks in His ways."
- Psalm 128:1

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Isaacs Concert!

Last week we had the pleasure of attending a concert at our church given by the Isaacas
 Our friends the Kingerys opened for them...and did a great job!

 Becky, Lily (the mom), and Sonja 
They have the most amazing family harmony and are so fun and nice!  
If you google them or look them up on YouTube you can listen for yourself!
 The tall guy is Ben, their brother.

 At the end of the concert Sonja called the Kingerys up to sing a couple last songs with them!
Such a fun evening!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gift Opening

Caleb and Ana came up to spend the weekend with us.  We went to a friend's wedding Saturday afternoon and when we all got back home Caleb and Ana opened their wedding gifts. Here are a couple pictures....
 A gift from a newly married couple at church!

 Several relatives went together to get them this mixer...they were pretty excited!

Later on we were looking through pictures together and visiting.
It was really fun to have them here with us again, but married now - it was a good weekend!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Friend's Wedding!

This past weekend we went to our friend Hannah's wedding!
I love going to weddings!

Cutting the cake

Cupcakes all ready to serve. Amy and I enjoyed helping out in the kitchen!

Hannah's siblings playing and singing a song for the newlyweds. =)

Ana and Caleb visiting with friends.

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Fun Old Letter

I was unpacking boxes yesterday and came across a book of funny letters from famous people. 
This one is my favorite!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

WWII B-17 Bomber!

Last week a B-17 Flying Fortress called the "Aluminum Overcast" was at our local airport.  Since I love history, and WWII in particular, I was thrilled to be able to see this piece of history up close! 

 You can see the open bomb bay doors in the above picture.
 Here is the view looking up into the airplane through the open bay doors. There is a little walkway that goes through this area.
The "bombs" all had names.

The ball turret under the plane. Such a little space for a gunner to squeeze into!

Here you can see where the tail gunner sits.

Looking up the gun at the "gunner" in the tail.  I was surprised the openings were open...seems like it would get really cold in there!

One of the side guns.
A close up from the outside...

...and the inside.

The two front guns had canvas and zippers to close the opening.


The underside of the looks like shimmering water!

So many screws and rivets.

The flaps on the tail wings were covered with a heavy canvas of some kind, instead of being made of metal.  If a bullet goes through it there is not as much damage as if it were metal, like the rest of the wing. =)

The B-17 in flight. =)