day 133 : wii is fun (and dangerous)

day 133: Some of our friends from college are in town visiting and we decided to play a little wii. All was going well… I was taking pictures, winning at bowling, the usual stuff. Then we decided to play tennis… and that’s when things got ugly…

Yes… the loser who flails about while playing wii and knocks over fragile items is me. I hit a lamp, which hit the glass thermometer thing on the side table, which broke on the floor, spilling lots of oily water and glass shards. But at least I’m not the only one… wii have a problem has lots of similar (and entertaining) stories.

day 133 : wii is fun (and dangerous)

day 132 : so very busy

day 132: It seems like the last month has flown by. Every day I get caught by surprise when it’s past ten o’clock and I haven’t even posted (or sometimes taken) a photo. Today is one of those days and I’m sorry to say I had to take another last minute in the house shot. Tomorrow will be a take the camera out day for sure!

day 132 : so very busy

day 130 : la vie en rose

day 13: Last night Ben and I went out to a movie and watched La Vie en Rose, the life story of Edith Piaf which we have been meaning to see for a LONG time! It was a great movie, but so sad that I couldn’t even recover from it enough to go out and take any photos… only this one, which is kind of how I felt… exhausted. So I went to bed.

day 130 : la vie en rose

day 128 : rockets

day 128: One of the many family reunion traditions is that on the last day everyone drags themselves out of bed in the early morning and heads out to John’s field (remember, I said earlier that this was small town Kansas and I wasn’t kidding!) to set off model rockets with a truck battery. It’s probably something to do with growing up in a decidedly rocket-free neighborhood, but I’m always afraid that one’s going to run right into me. This year there were technical problems and only one managed to get off the ground before the launch setup was busted. Lucky for me.

day 128 : rockets

day 127 : the root of it all

day 127: The coolest part of the family reunion every year is seeing how everyone (all fifty plus people) can be traced back as a family to Ben’s grandpa. He had 8 children (one of whom is Ben’s mom) who all had children of their own, and the family reunion has now extended to four generations of people, all brought together because of his grandpa. It’s pretty amazing. Here he is, the man himself! Eighty years old and looking fabulous!

day 127 : the root of it all