What's new... Our yard looks like a war zone. Over the weekend, Dan and the boys cut out a lot of the dead wood from two completely dead trees in our now pathetically thin wind break. Some of the big limbs fell and broke two of my fences and there is tree-debris everywhere. It's so sad that so many of our hundred-year-old cottonwoods have reached the end of their life (To everything there is a season...), but now that I can see their dead lifeless bodies lying all over the place, it's heartbreaking. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a "tree hugger," but if I could give our dear old trees mouth to mouth resuscitation, I'd do it.
From the kitchen... we made a big batch of granola on Saturday and it's already half gone today (To everything there is a season...). The children made several pies to take to the potluck sweet-16 birthday party of a close family friend (To everything there is a season...), and we now have the leftovers sitting around to tempt me (two pumpkin and one apple pie). On the healthier side, since our lettuce and spinach are going gang busters (To everything there is a season...), we'll be treated to lots of salad this week. (Wont' it cancel out the pie if I eat lots of salad, too?)
(He stayed over last night after bringing the teenagers home from an outing. You see him here trying to ignore the little kids who are cavorting around first thing this morning.)
(She dragged herself out of bed when called at around 8 this morning, then curled up on the couch and promptly went back to sleep under Anna's blanket. Not a mornin' girl, Shelly.)
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