Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Enjoy My Pictureless Posts!

I am not sure what happened but it looks like blogger ate my photos. As I have time I will redo the posts and then continue to update my blog. I thought I was going to be about caught up until this happened.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Grandma Wade's 90th Birthday Party!

This past weekend we were in Kansas to celebrate Jeff's grandmother's 90th birthday. Below are a few pictures from our time together. Thank you, Vicki, for the use of your camera after the sad demise of mine.

The beautiful cake!

The cake was made by Sheila (granddaughter-in-law).

Grandma with her six kids and their spouses.

Grandma with the grandchildren minus two. All but one of the grandchildren were able to attend Grandma's 90th birthday celebration.

Our family with Grandma.

Jeff and his sisters.

Jeff with his cousin Vicki.

While the adults visited, the kids played in the gym where the A/C wasn't working. As a result we had some very sweaty, thirsty, and tired children.


Drew and Deanna

Jeff with Julissa who had missed too many naps earlier in the week and decided to get one in while she could.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Father's Day and Mother's Day to Jeff's parents!

While we were in Kansas, Jeff took the opportunity to give his parents a small gift for Father's Day and Mother's Day.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Setting Sun

A few photos of the setting sun. I took these out the van window while Jeff was driving down the road. These were all in Kansas - we were almost to Indepdence, KS.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lambert's Cafe

I am posting out of order but I will start at the beginning of our story for this post. We left home Wednesday morning just one hour later than we planned. That is really good for us! We were headed for Defiance, MO (post to come later). While traveling down I-70 west we all of a sudden heard a terrible noise. Jeff thought that maybe he had hit some rubber tread from a truck tire but the noise continued so we pulled off at the next exit. Needless to say it was our tire that had lost rubber. While he looked at the damage, I went into a nearby garage to ask where we could possibly get new tires. They directed us to the next exit. After getting there, the shop got us right in and put on new tires and wired up the running board that had been ripped loose by the flopping rubber. While we waited we went ahead and ate lunch at a nearby Mexican restaurant(Pedro's - off the Cloverdale exit on I-70 West). The food was really good and the service was great. Amidst the turmoil, I never thought to get out the camera and take pictures of the restaurant, the damage to our vehicle, or the shop where it was fixed. Our original plans had included us reaching Ozark, MO in time to eat the evening meal at Lambert's Cafe. We made it in time to eat but with little time to spare. Below are a few pictures of our time at Lambert's.

Check out the decor!

Jeff and Alex


Julissa and Yours Truly

Daniel Boone's Home - Defiance, MO

On Wednesday we went to Daniel Boone's Home in Defiance, MO. We really enjoyed touring the home and Boonesfield Village which is down behind the home. The village is made up of buildings from the same time period that have been brought in from the surrounding area.

The front of Daniel Boone's Home

The back of Daniel Boone's Home

The side view of the home as we were walking up to tour it.

Here we are looking at the home from the valley below where the village is located.

This is looking from the home down in the valley.

The Springhouse

The Judgement Tree

Lavender in the small garden in the village.
The Cabinet Shop

Old Peace Chapel

It is really pretty inside. They wouldn't allow us to take pictures inside but here is a link to a few pictures online. It is actually booked for weddings on occasion.

A view of the Old Peace Chapel from across the field.

A Grape Arbor

An Old Wagon

Alex looking at the sheep

A house that belonged to Jemima Boone (daughter of Daniel Boone). It has been brought on the property and is being reconstructed.