Saturday, July 25, 2009

Are We in the Ozarks or the Smokies?

Rain, heat and humidity have created quite a fog over the river tonight...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Evening Boat Ride on Greers Ferry Lake

Steve and KathyJo Anderson invited us to take an evening boat ride yesterday. Steve and KathyJo maintain Fred Davis' boat in the summer while he and Tempa go home to Michigan... and they have use of the boat in return! Thanks, Fred, for leaving such a wonderful boat here!

We motored up to Peter Creek and dropped anchor... sat and enjoyed fruit, cheese, crackers and bottled water and a lake so "glassy" that pretty much the only thing that broke a ripple was fish that were jumping! Peaceful... temps cool enought that there were no flies or bugs... and a beautiful sunset on the ride back to the dock! We had incredible weather Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - unseasonally cool temps and crisp, clear skies. The boat ride was a great ending to a really amazing weekend in Heber Springs!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Visit From the Dollars

Marla Ann and her grandchildren, Griffin (almost 11), Ruby (almost 8), and Roman (5½), came for dinner and a visit tonight. They are staying in Heber Springs for a couple of days... their annual summer visit. The kids have really grown, and Ruby enjoyed showing the boys around... the room she and Grandma slept in back in the winter, and where all the toys and games were! Tomorrow they will swim some more, visit more friends, and go for a boat ride in the evening before they return to Fayetteville on Tuesday.

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

It's Been a Great Birthday!

This has been a really good birthday... lots of well-wishes... cards, e-mails, phone calls, Facebook "Happy Birthdays" - and even some presents! We went to garage sales this morning and had lunch at Seven Springs - a great local restaurant. I even had the cutest phone call from Stephen and Ladd Choate (age 3½) - and a wonderful visit from our great-nephew, Timmy (age 7 weeks!). He's spending the weekend with my sister and her husband while his parents work. Here are some pictures of Aunt Debbie and Uncle Greg with little Timothy.

Tomorrow we will go to church and hear Olivia play bells with The Little Ringers. It doesn't get much better than this!