Lately Richard and I have been dragging the kids out on nightly walks after dinner. Mostly they whine and complain but once we get going they are fine, especially if they take their bikes.
Last night our walk was a bit late due to "little miss" and her slow as snails way of eating .. .but we were in time for a beautiful sunset... my picture doesn't do it justice but I love the shades of pink and sometimes orange that we get here
Last night I finished up a couple of purses. These two will go to a couple of sisters. One of which just graduated high school so it has a little something extra in the wallet. It's the "Runaround Bag" by "Lazy Girl Designs"
This one is for the older, more sophisticated graduate and her younger sister, who loves pandas, will get this one
I've also finished two of the projects I'm doing for the quilt shop. These are both from Nancy Halvorsens book and her fabrics as well. Checkers did a whole write up on them here. I did the gift bag It still needs the "pear" button. And the pear table runner Are you sensing a theme here?
We actually cooked out on the grill the other night. I made veggie kabobs and we grilled those along with some steak . I also cut up some potatoes, sprinkled them with olive oil, salt & Pepper and wrapped them in tin foil. They turned out really good. Isn't that the nicest "fake" smile you've ever seen?
In more family news, Julianne is going to Mad Science Lab Camp this week. She's really enjoying it so far. They've done quite a bit of fun stuff. Yesterday they showed them how to fill a film container (does anyone still use those) half with water, put in a half an alka seltzer, put the top on, shake it up and quickly put it on the ground upside down. It explodes rather quickly shooting the film container pretty high up. Fun but harmless. She brought one of Richards white button down shirts which they have apparently made into lab coats. I can't wait to see what it looks like now.
I've emailed back and forth with Angie's mom lately. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she goes through this rough time. No One should ever have to go through what she has.