more from Iowa

This is my little brother and Biscuit

My dad, Belle, our good friend's fiancé (who doesn't speak any engilsh!) and our dinner.

about the only moment Bucket was smiling- she doesn't like the pool

Biscuit with great uncle and great grandpa

Belle doing chores with great grandpa

great grandpa and Belle feeding Cookie.  My grandpa got Cookie the same week Belle was born, and I have pictures from the newspaper of Belle with Cookie when they were about 4 months old.

Biscuit with great grandma, and grandma (my mom)

Belle with my grandpa's new pet squirrel

Biscuit and grandpa (my step-dad)

Biscuit with great grandma

frog legs

frog legs for dinner

Biscuit with grandpa (my dad)

Biscuit with grandpa and grandma


My Little Sister Got Married

Belle, Bucket, Biscuit (just trying that name out, it was Belle's idea...) and I went to my little sister's wedding in Iowa last weekend.  Iowa is very far away!  It took a shuttle ride, a ferry ride, a hotel stay, a bus ride, two airplane rides, and an hour and a half car ride to get to my dad's house.  Whew! It was worth it!  I have tons of pictures and we got to see tons of family.

I'm just going to post a couple of the photos because I may never get around to sorting and posting from the trip!  

Bucket watching Miss Patty Cake on the plane ride

and Biscuit snoozing

hanging out just before the rain started

Bride and Groom.  My aunt made the cake.

the centerpiece my brother carved

Biscuit and Grandma

Belle hosted the guest book table

My dad had to keep her dress out of the mud

my little (younger, but bigger) brother helping Bucket through the mud

my little brother and his daughter

Perhaps I will find time later this week to tell you about the 95 degrees (we are now accustom to 55 degree summers,) the pouring rain, and the almost tornado that thankfully did not steal my sister's joy but made for a memorable wedding, eating snapping turtle and frog legs, feeding great grandpa's deer, holding a squirrel, and cat fishing... 

It is always an adventure with my family!