Just got back from North Dakota again - sadly there were no fun antiques accompanying me home with this trip. Evy and I drove out to my grandpa's for a family reunion - lordy that was a long drive - took me 9 hours. I was so tired on the way out there and had to make numerous stops to wake myself up. According to my meticulously planned calculations I should have been in a chemically induced state of insomnia. That was definitely not the case. The coffee, two Rock Stars, and two "5 Hour Energy" shots I consumed during the drive really had a poor showing - very disappointing. Falling down on the job they were. I really kicked it up a notch on the way back though - made it in 8.5 hours. I know. Driving and sleepiness aside, the reunion was fun and we had a really good time visiting my family, hanging out at the family farm, and playing Cribbage and Rummy.
Wanted to share a few pictures of the back yard - and one random vignette picture from the Family Room. Also, just got my Moo cards - they are so fun and cute. Oh and I'm totally loving the picture editing site Picnik. Not sure if others have used it through Flickr, but it's pretty fun.
Anyone see a lurking gnome?
A rose from my back yard - I have no idea what kind. I'm sure someone looking at this knows what it is.
Mostly I just think it's pretty, but it would be nice to know its name.
I'm sure it looks like this path goes some where, but it doesn't. I like that it looks like it has a destination - it really should lead to something fun. Some day maybe it will. For now it just sort of meanders its way to the back of the property.
I planted a peony bush last year and was so excited this summer when it produced a number of beautiful blooms. Just love those peonies.
And, like I said, a random picture of a little vignette in our Family Room. The post cards, pictures, and receipts are all over 100 years old. They all relate to my great grandma and grandpa in some way. A receipt for material and for music school, tickets to a play in Minneapolis, pictures of my great grandma, and post cards written to her or by her. I love that I have these little bits from their lives. Just every day things they touched and used.
I hope you all are well and having a good week. Can't wait for the new "Psych" and "Monk" on Friday.