Saturday, November 27, 2010

Snails & kitties

The kids have been finding all kinds
of fun things to play with at our
new place.
Snails. . . . .
. . . . and kitties!

South Africans and Smores

We have had the privilege of sharing
the very American tradition
of making Smores with our
South African friends!
We made some when we crashed their
campsite last weekend.
And we also made Smores around the
firepit on Thanksgiving.
Yummy goodness!!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Clark Clan Thanksgiving 2010



I was walking the dogs early this morning.
No one else was out yet and it was COLD!
I was really feeling so very, very thankful
for our new little home.
I was even thankful for the cold because
we have had enough of hot weather!
I am thankful for this huge yard
that we don't have to mow.
(Jim is probably more thankful than I am.)
The kids play out here
all of the time.
They find snails and play with the
neighborhood cats.
The big trees are beautiful.
Our table sits by the front window so
whenever we are eating we have a
beautiful view.
The kids really love this park.
It is a little old fashion which is a nice change.
Most new parks do not have swings
and teeter-totters are never seen anymore.
The pool is on the otherside of this playground.
I know we will be very thankful for
that this summer.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My dad's leather jacket.

This is my dad's suede leather jacket.
I think it might be older than I am.
He started letting me wear it
when I was in high school.
I loved it then and I still love it.
I haven't really worn it that
much in the last few years.
It was nice and chilly today,
just the way I like it.
I pulled the jacket out of the closet,
slide my arms into it,
and thought about how fast the years go by.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Crashing our friend's campsite.

Our very good friends, Niel and Suzanne,
decided to go on a camping trip.
They headed about 15 minutes west of us
to the beautiful White Tank Mountains.
I have lived here for 25 years
and have never camped at the White Tanks.
I really did not even know that they
had these great campsites.
They invited us to come hang
out at their camp.
So we grabbed some s'more ingredients. . . . .

. . . . . . . . and had a wonderful time.

The kids played cards in the tent.

They had a great time, especially
when Jim scared them!