Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Remembering Keke

Remembering Keke

I hope this link works. This is the first time I've used smilebox and sometimes it gives me a wrong name on the opening page of this slideshow! Be sure to unmute the music.

Friday, September 14, 2018

It's Been a Sad Week

We lost someone much too early and so suddenly. His mama hasn't posted publicly yet, so I will post once she has. If you've followed my blog for a year, you've already met him. Hearts are breaking.

I will probably post more on my website blog as I need to build up readership of that blog so that editors and agents can see that someone reads my "real stuff." They don't count family blogs.

You can find that blog here. Please leave comments if you visit it.

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Story of Cleft Bear


I guess I never posted the story of cleft bear here. He's in several pictures. His story is on my website blog. Please follow that one if you can. I just can't figure out how to add a comment button!
The Story of Cleft Bear

UPDATE: I added a comment button. Please leave a comment and help me test it out.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Last of Jasmine's Photos

I took more photos of Jasmine, but I didn't do much editing because I am in a Photoshop class now and want to play around with them. Yet I want your opinion on the best ones. Many are very similar to earlier ones, but it's a different beach, and we were trying to fix some things I saw in the earlier photos. I'm sure once I finish Photoshop class at the end of September I'll be able to really make the pictures shine. That will take care of the light issues in some of these. If you have experience with Photoshop please share your ideas. I have never worked with it before.

So here are the last batch of photos. LOL. For now at least.


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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hanging at the Beach

I think the beach really is our favorite place. This trip to the beach was both for fun and to collect cans to recycle for money.







 The water was exceptionally beautiful this day.



I am truly a beach snob now that I'm used to white sand and the blue/turquoise/emerald water.

I didn't take any photos of the kids' cans, but they had $12.20 in cans.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Last Day of Summer Vacation

August 14 was our last day of freedom. And it was also Jessica's 27th birthday. So we watched the girls overnight the 13th and all day the 4th so Hunter could take Jessica on a deep sea fishing trip. River is in a bit of a difficult phase right now--very 2 ish, so we decided to have a backyard pool party day.

Winter ready for bed on the 13th


She decided to help me with revisions.



It was a beautiful day, so we set up the slip and slide. We made a popsicle challenge where they had to slide down and grab the popsicle in their mouths.

We also got a clearanced blow up pool.





We started pulled pork in the crock pot early in the day so it would be ready when Hunter and Jessica got back from fishing.

Then we had a game time.


Winter took a good nap.

River would have nothing to do with resting or even sitting while someone read books to her. She fell asleep right before supper. She was NOT a cheerful child when her dad woke her up a while later!

 Winter is 15 months old and a good eater!

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It was a good transition to the first day of school.

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Step grands:
Griffin 5th, Phoenix, 9th