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I can feel summer slip-sliding away, even though the days are still long and warm and full of flowers. Every day is filled with things to do and time to do them; the sudden realization that the kids start school in 3 days comes as a shock. Yesterday we filled the house with good friends, lots of laughing, running, tumbling children, bright red crayfish and smiling moon lamps on the porch. A day of cleaning early, and then relaxing and waiting, anticipation mounting before the party start time, culminating in a very fun evening, and a long slow day today with everyone sleepy and a bit off their game.

Crayfish tail sandwiches, salmon and spinach quiche, leftover birthday cake, admiring comments on our new furniture and the new rock garden in the front yard. Small girls with long blonde hair in braids and pink eyeglasses. A tiny baby with huge blue eyes and an inquiring expression. Conversations with my brother and watching him play with the kids. The new picture frame hanging in the living room, a birthday gift from my brother: made from a refurbished glass-paned window from a house being razed in Germany. A book that I was a skeptical about turning out to be really good (there, John, happy now?). The prospect of sunshine again tomorrow after 2 days of cloud and rain showers.

(above photos taken by John Slaughter)

mood: satisfied
music: John turning pages in a good book, the TV from the other room


I'm sorry I missed the fun party! Those crayfish are delicious! The porch looks great- ditto the photos and picture frame. Love, Lizardmom

I tried to take photos of the new porch furniture last night (it's all set up even though Anders still has to finish the inside paneling and paint), but it was too dark. The party was a lot of fun!

The porch and the party looked grand, as do the photos and frame. What a great idea.

He has made several photo frames out of windows that I admired when we were in Germany last year.

It all looks very festive and delicious, and the framed photos look great!

It was a blast, and the food was DELISH! :)


Is that you at the very end of the table. looking all svelte and lovely in black?!!! Happy, happy 29th Birthday, Liz! May the next year be full of spangly wonder, love, laughter, gratitude and every sort of bliss and kindness!

entusiastically, Wee (and Finny J. too!)

LOL! No, that's my friend Angie :)

What a fun time and I love the picture frame.

When, pray tell, did your daughter start looking so grown up? :-S I'm not ready for mine to look so old . . . although you know your kids are darlin's.

Heh. I think she's looked like a teenager for awhile now...and she's been ACTING like one even longer. :P Her feet are just about as big as mine!

Love that picture of Karin with Anders. She looks so grown up.

Good lord, is Karin wearing a DRESS in that picture!?!?! She looks a lot like you in that picture in the bottom right hand corner of the framed pictures.

I meant bottom left. Duh.

LOL! No, that is her ninja pirate outfit. It has gaucho pirate pants and a 60s disco top. :)

What fun! Great photos!

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