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Alex’s Third Birthday

Alex’s Third Birthday

Last May, when we were visiting the grandkids in Northern California, I let little Alex “borrow” my little pocket sized Canon A710S. At 2½ years old, he managed to take a few good photos among the messed-up ones you might expect from a kid that age.

So, for his birthday today, we sent him a Kid Zoom Camera designed for kids 3 to 8 years old. The photo above shows him with his new camera just after opening it.

Photo via FecesBook™ posted by my eldest granddaughter. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Nineteenth Wedding Anniversary

Bracelet

Today is the nineteenth anniversary of our wedding day. We were married in the City of Avalon on Catalina Island. Dozens of friends and family were in attendance.

In addition to the 19th anniversary gemstone aquamarine bracelet shown above, Verna has another turquoise and silver rope bracelet. The latter two were purchased locally while the AQ came in the mail from an on-line vendor. Next year is the Emerald anniversary.

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Dip in the Spa

Dip in the Spa

During spring and fall we may heat the spa, but when the outside temperatures here in the Sonoran Desert climb above 100 or so, the heater goes off and we use the spa as a place to cool off. The water temperature (measured today) was a cool 85° while the ambient temperature on the patio where the tub lives was 104°.

I captioned this photo on the FecesBook™ post I made today as “When it’s a dry heat - get wet!” Click on the image to enlarge (credit to Verna).

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Throwback House Progress

October 2010 House Progress

Verna and I posed for this photo in October of 2010, just a few weeks before we moved in to our Arizona Home. The house foundation and framing started in August of that year, so this was about two months of progress into the four months that it took before it was certified for occupancy.

In the six years, four months and one week since this photo was taken, we have been and continue to be extremely happy with our decision to move to Arizona. Life threw some curves at us during that time, but we’ve recovered from those and continue to happily prosper (split infinitive intentional).

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New Framed Pictures of Grandson Jerry

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While we were visiting in Palm Desert last week, we exchanged belated Christmas and (my birthday) gifts with the kids. We got a hand made and painted clay bowl from them for our joint Christmas gift and I got a framed set of photos of the baby. We hung the new picture frame over my desk in the office at home. Click on the image to see the full office context.

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Spiny Oyster Set

Spiny Oyster Set

I got the bracelet as a gift earlier this year and over the Christmas Holiday I received the rest of the set: the earrings and necklace. All of them are Arizona Native American jewelry craftsmanship . Beautiful addition to my collection of shiny things to wear. :)

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Jerry’s Oshkosh B’gosh Overalls

OverallsWe are in Palm Desert camping at the RV Park. Last night and today, Jerry and his Mom and Dad came over to visit. He was wearing a pair of Oshkosh overalls that I sent him a couple of months ago. He looks like such a big boy with them on. Oh yes, he is walking on his own now.

Image - Jerry posing in his overalls. Click to enlarge.

The kids and Jerry will be visiting us again tomorrow. We have them over to the RV Park where we fix dinner and they visit for as long as the baby will be happy. He is cutting teeth these days and can get pretty unwound with the discomfort.

We will be headed home on Monday after what I’m sure will be a good mini-vacation and family visit. We’re praying for an uneventful return trip to Arizona.

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