Friday, July 17, 2009

Come on. Really?

I'm dreaming of this:

Instead I have this:

It's 5:30 p.m. I just got back from running errands with my 2 little girls-which I would never do at this time except that I had to wait until my son was at work-and I just called time & temp.
It's 122 degrees here people.
Yes, it's true. The thermostat in my car actually said it was 124, but that tends to run a little high. As I was walking back in the house I could literally feel the sun burning my legs.
The kids and I went swimming this morning at 10:00. The water felt good-if you managed to stay in the shaded part of the pool.
Who lives like this? I do. I've never really liked the thought of living out in the boonies, but right now a cabin up in the mountains is sounding pretty good.

Monday, July 13, 2009

4th of July

I'm a little late on posting this. We went to my Mom & Dad's house for the 4th of July. It was a wonderful 85 degrees there the whole weekend. A girl could get used to that. Especially when back home it was over a 100 degrees! Here's the kids in front of the house:
Kory showing of his 'BBQ skills'.

The fam gathering around to throw those little popper things on the ground.

Soph doing what she does best, striking a pose:

More throwing poppers on the ground. Whew! Do we know how to party or what?

Cousins at the baseball field, waiting for the fireworks to start:

More cousin pics:

The Fam:

Earlier that morning some of us adults were getting ready to go explore some local caverns.
As we were walking out to the car we noticed this, only a foot or so from where we were walking,
and only about 10 feet from where our children had been playing earlier that morning:
It was a rattle snake. Although we hated to kill it, we couldn't just leave it there where the kids were playing. The snake was about 4 1/2 feet long. Here's the rattle, gross huh? Anyway, we were so lucky to have found it before one of the 8 kids did.

We drive through Wikieup on almost every trip out of town, always stop at this gas station, and never get a picture. So, since I actually had my camera handy this time we got a pic: