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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

first day of first grade

day1 grade 1 preparing with some stretches

taking time to smell the flowers before the ol' nose is crammed in the books

she is right on time as always.......a little early in my opinion. YAWN!!!!!!
back to bed for me. {;o)

Train museum

reflecting upon the past

last day of summer vacation was a splash

Deep River Falls

Sunday, August 9, 2009

81st Annual Glick Reunion

This would have been the spring and property of my great-great-grandparents and it is still in the family. My grandfathers cousins live there now.

The water was very cold and refreshing. Payton took a drink but said it didn't taste very good.

Abraham is recorded as the first mint farmer in Eden township. He owned and operated a mint still north of the barn, busy day and night during mint harvest.

Partly cloudy, very hot and humid. High: 94 Heat Index: 99-105
Humidity 66% ITS A SCORCHER

It is amazing to think that their great grandpa played in this same spring. Probably doing the same things they are right now.

The pebbles always look so much prettier wet. Almost magical.

Augie, fishing.

Payt fishing in the pond that the family dug. The spring slowly trickled in to fill the whole thing up.

If I were a bird this is where I would live.
The spring is right on the other side.

weeping willows have always caused me to pause for a moment

lots of nibbles, no bites

That's a grandma for yah, to hold her grandchild when mom wouldn't cause it was toooooo hot.

But I will give you a little hug.

The warrior and the protector.
How I love thee, yes indeed.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tar Hollow

Smallwood Reunion

hunting for crawdads
Jay Smallwood branch of the tree

the paparazi

Payton didn't stand a chance. Jeremy didn't cut him any breaks. He got him out everytime.

Alot of good home southern food. My personal favorite was a cucumber salad that I never found out who made. I wanted the recipe so bad.

Smallwood Reunion

the boys after they walked the "crick"

grandmas birthday was Sunday this is opening her gift the boys picked out for her.
Payton helping grandma out.

mom and pops leading the way through the hills of Ohio.

theme music for the trip

Smallwood Reunion

The Smallwood men and boys. All but 1 are descendants of my grandpa Ben. From left to right, he is the one second to the last. This is the crowd John runs with. Hoodlums! Crawdad throwing, muddy wet soggy tennis shoes and socks havin, dessert hogging boys!
Little Smallwood girls for now, until in a few years their beauty captures some young mans heart and their last name changes to Miller or Yoder. Beware of the one on the right, she looks sweet and innocent but she is tricky. She suggested to my brother that I would be a good target and the butt of his crawdad joke! Needless to say for those of you who know me, but those who don't, I am easily startled and I'm sure the whole park heard me scream.
One of the yucky boy ring leaders. I hope you dream of giant Zac eating crawdads for at least a week!

Millard and Stella Smallwood.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Caterpillars | Scienceray

We found this guy in our backyard. He turns into the largest North American Moth. The moth doesn't eat. His purpose is to mate and die. WOW!
.Top 10 Most Beautiful Caterpillars Scienceray: "Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Photo Credit: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/49/189434979_20c0e9dff4.jpg
This caterpillar looks adorable because of its pretty combination of colors. This lovely-looking caterpillar is the larva of the cecropia moth, one of the largest moths found in North America. This type of caterpillar is most commonly found on Maple trees, but it had been known to feed on Wild cherry and Birch trees among many others. It is a member of the Saturniidae family, or giant silk moths. It is found as far west as the Rocky Mountains and north into the maritime provinces of Canada."