A Birthday Party For Owen

Sunday, September 14

We were delighted to be invited to our great-grand-nephew’s birthday party.

0aOwen getting a drink from great-grandma Velda (who is Cerwin’s sister).

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2 (1)Five-generation pictures: Ella (great-great-grandma), Justin (daddy), Owen, Dorretta (grandma), and Velda (great-grandma)

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 3 (1)The party was at Owen’s grandparent’s house (Haley’s parents). They have two beautiful dogs.

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4 (1)Opening presents with his mother (Haley) ~ with the help of friends.

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4 (7)Cerwin and his mother.

5 (1)I saved my favorite pictures for last ~ pictures of Owen and his grandma Dorretta.

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5 (4)Love this picture!

We had another appointment – church picnic – and could not stay for the birthday cake. :(

Wet Cardinal & Migrating Phoebe

1-1 (1)I’m not sure that I ever saw a cardinal who was so wet.

2-1 (2)He looked rather pathetic.

3-1 (3)Maybe his wife wouldn’t let him in the house during the rain storm. :)

4-2 (1)A few days later I looked outside and saw an unfamiliar bird. That means it is probably migrating.

How many of you know what it is at first glance?

5-2 (2)As far as I can tell, it is an Eastern Phoebe.

I enjoy this time of year when migrating birds come through our area of Pennsylvania.

The “Old Gang”

Saturday evening, September 6

We always look forward to this get-together of friends ~ since we were teenagers.

Now we are grandparents, some even great-grandparents, and most have been married fifty years or more.

Two couples are in charge of planning a dinner, bus trip, or whatever they want to do each year.

02-DSC_8720This year we met for supper at Brickerville House Family Restaurant.

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04-DSC_8722We enjoyed a fruit appetizer…

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Rainbow After The Storm

Tuesday, September 2

This is a follow-up to last nights post.

01-DSC_8655Shortly after Kristen brought the apple dumplings, I noticed a yellow glow outside and thought, “There must be a rainbow.” And this is what I saw from our living room window.

02-DSC_8656It was one of the prettiest rainbows that I have ever seen.

03-DSC_8659I kept walking to get a better view of the double rainbow ~ and kept taking pictures.

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20-DSC_8697The view from the end of our driveway.

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24-DSC_8703The branch I told you about last night.

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Storm & Apple Dumplings

Tuesday, September 2

3-DSC_8649I was walking through the garage when I looked outside and thought, “Wow, this could be a nasty storm”, and CRASH this branch landed right outside the entrance door where I was standing.

4-DSC_8650A small branch broke off and landed a short distance away.

5-DSC_8652Because I heard it hit the house, I was not surprised that it bent our spouting.

1-DSC_8646Our daughter-in-law Kristen came a short time later – delivering hot apple dumplings.

Sometimes good and bad things happen within minutes of each other. :)

2-DSC_8647These apple dumplings were so large that they were our dessert for three meals.

Thanks, Kristen, they were delicious.