Ann Ferris has been in sewing class four hours a day this week. Her first project was to make her own quilt (tomorrow she will make a dress for her American Dolls). Below are pictures of the quilt making process, including the finished product. Way to go, Ann Ferris!
Last Saturday I took the big two to see the matinee (from the French matinée, literally, "morning") showing of Prince Caspian. Going to the matinee saved us $4 per ticket! :0) Anyway, they had been looking forward to PC all year and were giddy with excitement as the movie began. Being veritable Narnia scholars, they … Continue reading Prince Caspian
We captured another, larger snake (a grey snake about a foot long) last week. We're not sure what kind it is, but it just molted. Below are pictures just after the capture (I'm holding it on a stick after Schaeffer discovered it under a rock). The bottom pic is Schaeffer holding the shed skin.
Today we spent the afternoon at the Laurel Springs pool as guests of our friends, the Blounts. Laurel Springs has two pools (one heated!), a baby pool and an in-ground slide that empties into its own pool. An unreal neighborhood water facility. And today there was a live band playing 70s and 80s classic rock. … Continue reading Day at the Pool
On Saturday afternoon of our "Back to Mississippi" trip last weekend, we toured two old cemeteries and discovered our children's great-great and great-great-great grandparents. I'm sure we would find more "greats" if we knew where to look. Kristy's family goes way, way back in the Benton/Midway (near Yazoo City) community. The bottom picture is a … Continue reading Back to Mississippi, Part 4: Ancestors
On Saturday of our "Back to Mississippi" trip, we gathered at "Mamaw and Papaw's" house (Kristy's maternal grandparents) in the country (Midway, MS) for a family get-together/fish-fry to celebrate several birthdays all at once. It doubled as a mini-family reunion. Here are some highlights.Mamaw and Papaw's children, and most of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Some … Continue reading Back to Mississippi, Part 3: Family
We went back to MS with a day to spare before a planned family reunion/fish-fry so that we could enjoy Friday afternoon with a number of good friends in nearby Greenwood. Tanya and Keith Robertson (and their four children, Chandler, Claire, Jack and Sam), who qualify as friends of the highest rank, were our kind … Continue reading Back to Mississippi, Part 2: Friends