This has been an interesting summer. We had a cool and wet spring and summer, which brought a large and amazingly varied crop of mushrooms. This is just 1 and it was very large.
We always get together for a family camping and picnic over the 4th of July, along the shore of a lake. This is me and a couple of our grandchildren.
Then in early October, the 11th to be exact we had a blizzard, and received 4" of snow. Not as much as other parts of the state, some very "lucky" farmers received about 28" of heavy wet snow.
below are 2 of the pictures I took
|This is a small Black Walnut|
All the rain we recieved this year and the snow caused the fields to be very wet and has made harvest very difficult.
Also in October we went to 2 concerts, first we have gone to in all the 46 yrs we haev been married. At the end of September, Farmguy answered a trivia question on the radio and he won tickets to a Mickey Gilley/Johny Lee concert. It was fun. A week later he was reading the paper and saw that Miranda Lambert and her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour was stopping in Fargo ND. We were able to get tickets and the date was just a few days after our Anniversary. We had a good time at that concert too.
On November 2 one of my daughters got martried. Below is a picture of our children.
Left to right: Elizabeth #4 Doctor of Chemistry,
Mary #1 Graphic Artist and para professional for their local school,
Naomi #6 runs the city and county housing dept,
Rebecca #5 works in the compliance dept for a multi state bank,
Joseph #7 works for a national restaurant chain,
Sarah #3 PharmTech in a hosp,
Anna #2 Stockbroker/Financial Advisor.
I am so proud of my kids, they are all silly, succesful, responsible adults who have persevered through good and bad times. They are amazing people and I am glad I know them and am very proud to be there mom. I do not claim any responsibility for how they turned out. All I did was give them a framework, they did the growing and maturing themselves with God's help.