Pop's Pond

Here are some more pictures from our trip to my parents' house this summer. When they first built the house, my father was intent on having a pond. He dug a hole and filled it with water, but apparently there is more to it than that. Pop's pond had a leak. He spent years trying to get that hole to hold water. People started calling it "Pop's Folly". Persistence paid off, however, and now Pop's Folly is our joy.

"Hey, Baby"

Dad and King

"Whoa! A big one!"

King and Pop

Catch of the DayStepping Stones

My sweet niece, Ellie, and Makena.

Mama Was Here.


We went on vacation to my parents house this summer and this photo is the only evidence on our camera that I was even there. It's indicative of what all our family photo albums will look like. When I'm showing my grandchildren pictures of their daddies growing up, they will wonder aloud, "Where were you Grandma?" I will have to point to my big fat thumb covering part of the camera lens or my long shadow looming in some sunny snapshot.