Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Graduate

I am severely lacking in good photos of Nicole's graduation from Friends University on Sunday. But I managed to crop one out of her after she got her diploma.
We are so proud of her. She persevered through getting sick and having Wyatt as well as working to get her degree.
Congratulations Nicole, and good luck for the future.
Mom & Dad

He isn't always charming.

Wyatt and his father were here for a few minutes this evening. He played on the rocking horse, looked at the garden with Grampy and ate some cookies. However, all the good nature and charm vanished in an instant when Nick wanted to go home. He just doesn't understand why we don't do what he wishes. After all, he IS the Little Prince.

Friday, May 11, 2007

One Cute Little Boy

Here is another photo of Wyatt. You would never know from his smile that he was on the verge of a melt down. I wanted another pose of him in his Easter outfit, but he would have nothing to do with that. We got five shots, three of them good. Then it was tears and climbing down from the posing box. He is so used to having his picture taken, I guess we were lucky he was this cooperative. Either way he is a cute little farm boy.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Guy Heaven

Last weekend we stopped at Bass Pro Shop in Tulsa. There are certain places that just exude testosterone. Harbor Freight is the all time greatest male store, but Bass Pro is a close second.
That isn't to say that the store doesn't try to appeal to women. There is some great casual wear, but you have to face it. The mounted animals, guns, fishing rods and boats just are men stuff. Having been to the mother store in Springfield, I viewed this expedition as an opportunity to take some pictures. I played around with exposure in shooting the water fall. I got a close up of a bee in a flower, and a carved wood snake. Bass Pro isn't like a museum, they love you taking pictures, it is a tourist destination. Ray was looking for rain gear, he didn't find what he wanted so for once we got out cheap. Next time, we may go back and eat there.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Keep Greensburg in your prayers

Please keep the town of Greensburg, Kansas in your thoughts and prayers. As most of you know it was almost completely destroyed by a tornado on Friday day night. For me and many other people the pictures and videos are disturbingly familiar as we have lived through either the experience or the aftermath. People were hurt and people have died, and the rest of the folks out there are stunned, confused and feeling they have no idea of what to do next.

The positive knowledge is that Greensburg will be rebuilt just like Udall, Andover and Haysville have been rebuilt. It will be newer but not any better, because Greensburg was already good when this disaster happened to it. Just don't forget them for the next few months. If you feel inclined, donate to the Red Cross. They were the first on the scene and have been a major assistance to everyone.

As I have always said, A tornado may come, it may not come, but when it does, it is a dilly.