Monday, August 10, 2020

Road Trip

 Chuck surprised us by taking a day off work.  We took a road trip to see the sunflowers.  
As we drove further and further into the country I could feel the stress of every day life melting away. 

Sadly, we missed the peak of this field by a few days.  
They had dropped their leaves and the heads were so heavy that they were leaning over.  At first it was disappointing, then I changed my mindset.  I choose to embrace the beauful day and all the beauty around. 
When we left we needed to find some lunch.  We went to the next larger town.  Imagine our surprise when we saw this praying mantis in the middle of town!
Megan loves praying mantis so it was a must that we stop for a photo.  It's named Kokomantis after the down.  Fun!

Megan read about another thing to see... The Worlds Largest Sycamore Stump.  We thought we'd humor her and go since it wasn't far.  I'm really glad that we did as this was impressive. 
The stump was moved to a park in 1916 and is 57 feet around, 18 feet wide, and 12 feet tall.  Amazing! Yes, I know to some this might be simple and maybe considered boring or nerdy.  If you've been around for a while then you know we really are a family that embraces simple. 

We took a different route home and it was just as lovely.  

It might not have been the trip we had envisioned, but none the less, we had a good time exploring the back roads of our beloved Indiana. 

Keep on keepin', friends!

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Joy in the Ordinary

Sometimes I wonder why some call this season, "The Lazy Days of Summer." For me it always seems like the it is anything but lazy. Even with all of the current restrictions it has been  a busy season. Thankfully I am starting to see a glimpse of life slowing down.
As always there is housework.  I am thankful that Megan is helpful.  She is becoming quite the little homemaker. 
 
We added a new member to the family.  Meet Link.  We went to the shetter and Megan picked him out for her birthday.  
A front moved through that brought lower temperatures and NO humidity.  We have been out enjoying it since the humidity will return this weekend. 
BLT sandwiches for a quick Sunday lunch.  We didn't have any large tomatoes.  There are plenty of cherry so those were used instead. 
I'm sorry about the wording in black and blue.  New blogger did not want to cooperate!

Keep on keepin', friends!