Saturday, May 4, 2013

2013 Week 18: Flowers and Showers

Sunday afternoon we went to Kayla's dance performance in Muncie and to Steak 'n Shake after for a bite.

Then remembered that last year we had taken a great family picture, so we tried again.
We seem to prefer the crazy version every time. 
Kayla was in a silly mood and had us all (and herself) in tears laughing. 
She even approved her monkey face as 'blog material'!

Monday was a more quiet, catching-up sort-of day. I was so happy to be able to go to Stephan's Monday meal.
Tuesday again was a many-errands type-of day.
Throughout the week I made new discoveries in our woods almost daily: two tulips; white, yellow and blue wild blooms; lilacs; a mound of oregano that has come back stronger than ever; and four blossoms on the new little rosebush. Ah, but the garlic mustard is flourishing in places and had to be pulled.

Beauty midst the weeds

Wednesday at Bible study in a friend's home, I spotted a Klaytivity piece on her mantel.

Thursday, Michael finished his first trial casting, a learning experience.

Casting and Sculpture

In the evening we went for a walk to Taylor Lake and back. The weather was so inviting.

Evening Glow

Friday,  Michael took off for Chattanooga, TN, with friend Dane to ride the 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge.

Leah and I were busy this week planning and hosting a baby shower. 
So we had a house full Friday evening and a lot of fun.
I couldn't have pulled it off without my event-planner daughter.
And I was glad to be able to finish another baby hoodie started long ago.

Good desserts, fun games, and lots of gifts

The forecast for Saturday for the region of the cycling event was 100 % chance of rain. 
And this time it was accurate.  
This is a photo from the website.

Just received word from Mike that he finished 67 miles (not as far as he had planned) 
safely, but soaked to the bone.

Meanwhile, DIL Kristie ran the Indy Mini in perfect weather and here are her stats.

Kristie Koch
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Kim said...

Wow, a lot going on with the Kochs this week!
Looking forward to seeing all of you soon :)

oldfangled said...

Lovely photo of the lake!

The Bug said...

Love the baby hoodie - so cute! And boy that Mike is SO TALENTED (well you both are, actually). My favorite pics this week are the first ones - your family is hilarious :)

Kimberly A Edwards said...

These are great!

Happy Weekend!