Friday, October 21, 2016

Falling into Fall

The last Duck update was posted on August 6th and here it is late October already!  
Major blog slacker!!!!  
I had to go to My Photo Stream to refresh my memory of what's been happening since August.

Attended a bridal fair with Sara, Susan, Yvonne, Nichole and Colby.  
This is Colby demonstrating the light show offered by one DJ!

The neighbor planted a small field of sunflowers and we captured some pictures of Sara and Evan in case they wanted to use them for Save-the-Date announcements.

In other wedding news, I spent a very special morning with Sara as she tried on wedding dresses at J.Lynn bridal shop in downtown Lawrence.  She looked beautiful in all of the dresses but her favorite was the first one she tried on!  She tried on five other dresses and then put the first one back on for one final look.  She was pretty sure that was the one but we went to lunch to talk it over and think on it a bit.  At lunch, she looked back on her phone at dresses she had marked as favorites back in July and three of the dresses she had tried on were ones she had saved including the first one.  
She decided to say 'yes' to the dress.  
So honored that I could share that time with her.  

No pictures allowed.  :)

Sara is working on her Masters in Education Administration and has class on Wednesday evening plus Evan works late so we pick up Merle on those days and bring him out to the Duck to expend lots of energy.

The highlight of most weeks is spending time with this little guy.  Here he is after feeding himself some yogurt! 

 'Ball' is still a favorite activity!

More self feeding!

Susan had a birthday and we celebrated with dinner at Six Mile Tavern.

My Mom's family had a mini-reunion so we hosted them for dinner one evening.

Storing his juice in the trunk of his scooter!

First haircut!  Bye, bye baby curls.  Makes him look so much older!

Donna Hume came to town for her nephew's wedding, I hadn't seen her in ten years or more and we spent a pleasant afternoon catching up. 
(must learn to take better selfies!)

Robin and her cousin Julie and Julie's dog Nala stayed with us a couple of nights on their way from Colorado to Florida.  It was so nice to have them here and have time to visit.  Can't believe I didn't get any pictures of Robin and Julie, did get this pic of Nala though!

Sunset through the trees!

Wynonna concert with Sara at Ameristar Casino.

Afternoon at the park!

Such a serious fella that day!  
He carried his new ball with him everywhere.

Birthday presents from Sara and Evan.

Ride 'em cowboy!

Driving in his car!

Snowmen made at Susan Smith's craft class.

A mama deer and her twins that we have seen frequently in the backyard.

 I've been wanting to go to Good JuJu in Kansas City for a long time and finally had an opportunity to go with Susan and Sandy.  Found this piece to use as a nightstand.  It was exactly what I was hoping for and reasonably priced!

Sara and Evan are playing in an adult soccer league on Sundays.  It was fun to be on the sidelines again!

Jackson at Target with his Mama and Dada!  
Love technology that allows for group sharing of these kinds of moments!

A boy and his remote = happy times.

An evening drive to Clinton Lake, deer everywhere!

Making this blog entry has served two purposes, one, the blog is now up to date, two, reviewing all of these memories has put me in a state of mind where I can now go to sleep.  Prior to making the blog entry I had spent entirely too much time reading press reports about last night's debate and getting more aggravated.  

I'll just stop right there so I can get to sleep while the happy mood persists!!!! 

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