Friday, July 7, 2017

Donuts with Mallory

Here's a picture with Mallory.

I met her before class at her elementary school and we had donuts together.  Malachi had to work and couldn't come so I got to fill in for him.  After donuts she showed me her classroom.  We had an enjoyable time together.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Intruder in the house

We had a break in at our home last night.

 This large dog raced into our house.  He was terrified from all the fireworks going on outside.  Our garage door was open and when Caleb came in and shut the garage door he was surprised to find a large dog hiding in the garage.  The dog ran inside the house and Caleb couldn't stop him and didn't want to slam the door in his face either.

 The dog just paced about the house nervously, occasionally laying down in a dark corner in the living room or in the laundry room, but then getting up when more loud fireworks went off outside.  He never did growl or bark at any of us but would run if we tried to get close enough to see if he had dogtags on.  Jacquelyn said not to put him out until the fireworks were over because he would be too scared.

 So we just left him alone and he paced around the house for about three hours.  Poor fella.

Finally when the fireworks had pretty much stopped we let him out.  Our neighbors said they recognized him and Caleb went and got his owner, who lived two houses down to the right of us.  He didn't speak English and kept saying "no dog", until the neighbor girl showed him a picture she ran and took on her phone and then he came and got his dog.  The dog was so happy to finally see his master.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Wildwood Park then Chocolate Fountain and Cake

On the Father's Day weekend several of the children and grandchildren came up to visit.

 Doranda and her family were up early on Saturday and we decided to go for a hike at Wildwood Park.  Here's Doranda with her five children by the waterfall - Leon, Tucker, Penelope, Scarlett, Calista, and Doranda.

 We parked at one end and hiked over to the exercise trail.  Caleb joined us there.

 The trail winds through wild woods and has various stops to do exercises.  This is a stretching post.

 Scarlett on the monkey bars.

 Penelope, Leon, Scarlett, and Tucker at the balance beams.

 After the exercise trail they walked on some fallen logs and then we looked for and found a geocache.

 Then later that night Talitha and Tianna with her family came over for a big dinner.  Talitha made this massive chocolate cake.  We had three fathers there: Bob, Jim, and I.  In this picture is Tianna and Talitha, Bob, Tucker, and if you look you can see James and Evan.

There was also a chocolate fountain that Tianna brought.  James and Scarlett in this picture.