We kicked off the summer cheering on my Daughter Lauren and my Sister Stacey in the
Missoula Half Marathon! It's an amazing accomplishment and is thrilling to watch.
they marked each mile with a "beers to go" mark
and we did our best to fulfill that goal as well!
Summertime with visits from my Niece and Nephews has
become a yearly tradition! They indulge me with a little "art" play!
Some more willing than others! Ha!
a little pause at the cabin
And then then girls came!
The band got back together.... and oh boy did we play!
up at the cabin... this time around we let talc play host to all our fun.
Miss Dede creating a horsefeathers of her own!
Sharing secrets and having a good ole time!
We are never short on laughs and pyramids..... hum wonder what that means? Ha!
Over the week we seemed to have no end to what we should give a go to next! We fired up the
torch and explored encaustic, dug out my soldering iron, dusted it off and
dressed up some thrift store finds.
Plastered a pony and book covers....
Painted canvases, rusted paper... well rusted a lot of paper... got a little hooked on that!
Watched in awe at Leslie creating her special book..... special indeed!
layers of memories.... these girls are a treasure to me
Leslie enjoying her last day beside Holland Lake....
It was "the best vacation"
Dede said it several times... and it was
"the best vacation"
Annie's Bridal Shower
From hosting my girls... to my girl hosting a party for her girl....
A string of memories.
Lauren has always loved to throw a party!
This party sparkled with the fanciful dreams
of a childhood spent together.
Two girls who grew up.... into sweet ladies... who still know how to have fun!
Lauren called on her "Papi" to whip up good eats
and it all came together a few weeks later with a kiss....
So there it is... Summer 2012... a bit of a marathon, some parts a blur...
but all in all..... beautiful