germains

one of those weeks i was missing in action was because i was at my parent’s house.  they like to get their hands on my children every once in a while and rough the city off of them.

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this is uncle reuben’s colt, sassafras.  the kids love having a “mini” horse.

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jael is the one who seemed to like it best.

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gideon was the least impressed.

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hey now!

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my mother took the kids mining a few times.  there is some place out in the middle of nowhere where you can dig up marble sized garnets.

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harkens back to the good ol’ days of child labor.

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little mine slaves.

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i sense an uprising.

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jael saw a bumper sticker there that said, “even good girls get dirty.”  true, true.

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later they went camping.

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which was also dirty.

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cousin hadassah.

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swimming in the nasty.

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makes you wish you were still five and didn’t have a conscience.

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reuben was just excited to have someone to shoot guns with him.

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trying to get me to not look like a retard.  “why do you keep sticking your butt out like that?”

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and there were just heaps of flies.  i would try to aim but then i would break out in the hokey pokey.  shaking it all about.  it’s a wonder i didn’t shoot anyone.

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it’s a work in progress.

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look at those babies.

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and that’s what grandma does to you.  runs you into the ground.  no mercy.

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there’s jehu with gideon sweating like a stuck pig next to him.  turns out gideon picked up a fever somewhere and passed on the nastiest bug to everyone  in a mile radius.  except, of course, to grandad.  who is invincible.

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and here is my sister sarah’s adorable little thug.  reuben often points out my children’s genetic inferiority.  i mean, there’s mister chievous in his skull beanie and under armor, sporting a crowbar.  meanwhile my white bread is laying comatose with his two stuffed animals, and accompanying security blanket.  …next to his brother who just polished off his personal copy of “little women.”

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mister chievous beats up boys who read “little women.”  bwa-ha.  actually, this little boy got accepted to logos last week.  tell me he’s not going to rock it in a school uniform.  kindergarten girls, eat your hearts out.

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4 Responses to “germains”


  1. 1 Anonymous July 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    love it

  2. 2 Arwen July 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Ah~ Garnet mining! that’s good fun. And if you splash the sluice-water on your legs just right you can get fascinating shaped sunburns!

  3. 3 Judy August 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

    This is off topic…I stumbled across this blog post and thought you. I thought you might like to drool over this lady’s collection…

    http://www.dustyoldthing.com/2013/08/featured-member-antiques-august-12.html

  4. 4 mavis August 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    temptress! i love that ruffled pink.


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