Sunday, April 15, 2012

Set for "Annie" the musical

Finishing up the final set item...Daddy Warbuck's "marble" staircase.

The musical is a production of the Muscatine High School. The showtimes are this Thursday, Friday & Saturday (April 19, 20, 21) at 7 pm at the high school auditorium. Moriah is in the musical.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Perry Goes Swimming!

Good Friday - the greatest day of the year...well, actually Easter is equally as spectacular.

Wondering...if you're reading this, if you have any spiritual beliefs? Ideas? Thoughts on heaven and/or hell? Would be curious to hear your views....

Our Good Friday was spent with a few hours over at Dan's parents' farm. I took Perry down to the pond, off leash, and he did great until he discovered a goose, who it turns out was nesting on three eggs. He sprang into action at leaped into the water. The look of terror filled his face as soon as he realized he preferred chasing birds on land than in water! I wish I had had a video of it.

Perry sniffing in the long grass down by the pond on Good Friday.

This is a great picture of Perry.

Here's Perry AFTER going for a swim - he lunged into the pond after one of the geese, then found out he might not like swimming. The geese were pretty perturbed because he was inches away from their nest of 3 eggs!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

...and dance by the light of the moon

Well, I don't know about you & how it has looked the past few nights, but for us here in Southeastern Iowa, the moon has had several spectacular nights!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sunrise with Perry

Well, I am a little disappointed with the quality of the picture, but what can you expect from a camera inside a device that is supposed to be a PHONE?! :) What you can't see is the brilliant orange "ball" in the sky directly above Perry. It was absolutely beautiful this morning. God's beautiful creation.

You also see that Perry is "down" on the bike path. This is the new path that leads from our house and winds its way to Weed Park, then on to Riverside Park, and all the way down to Musser Park and beyond to the Soccer Complex. You have to go on streets from there for about a mile and a half to the Discovery Center, but as you can see, most of Muscatine is now connected by a path. For serious bikers, though, it's not long enough - I think you can get about 14 miles in and that's if you go one direction and then turn around. For me, however, it's great!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Just A-Swingin'

It was simply a beautiful Sunday afternoon today. We had 84 degrees. The pool is NOT open yet. :) This week, our high temps are supposed to be in the 60s, so it will be a few weeks yet.

Do you know how hard it is to take good pictures with a cell phone?

hedge mantel

Here's what's left of the tall "stump" of the hedge tree.

Here's Dan after sawing a 6 1/2 foot section from an old hedge tree, that we hope can become our mantel for the fireplace.

This is NOT the mantel, but this is the idea that we are looking to create:
More to come...