Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Family Times

Helena, MT  High 76  Low 51

I wasn’t quick enough with the camera to really catch these guys in front of our neighbors house. They also had a doe with them but they were all spread out and on the move.

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We’re finally having some beautiful weather this week. No rain and lots of sunshine. In fact, we’re supposed to be in the 90’s by the 4th.

One day last week my sister, Judy, and I drove over to Butte to visit with her granddaughter, Tara, and her first great-grandson, Emmet.

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That makes Emmet my great-great nephew. He is sooo cute.

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We had a wonderful visit and we’re hoping they can make a trip over to Helena sometime this week.

Jim caught 7 more fish yesterday but none of them were big enough to keep. Our propane regulator valve decided to give up on us so Jim had to replace that. I need to keep him busy when he’s not fishing. New tires on the truck are also on the agenda.

P1080680This is going to be a long week for us because of the fireworks. It is legal to shoot off fireworks here in the county until midnight. (We are about a block out of the city limits)  Skittlez just falls apart when they start going off. On goes the Thundershirt and we climb into the bed and make sure her head is covered.

Scooter doesn’t like them either but she wants to attack them. All four of us will really be happy when this week is over.

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The sky looked like it was on fire last night at sunset.

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20 comments:

  1. I love fireworks. Unfortunately we won't be able to go tonight.

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  2. After seeing the fireworks display in NYC when the Statue of Liberty had her 100th birthday, nothing comes close, so I don't usually go out of my way to see them. ;c)

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  3. We had to move from the casino. Too many fireworks stands too close and firing off too many. Duchess was upset about it and so were we.

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  4. Oooh, what a beautiful sunset picture. I liked fireworks when I was young, but now they are just a pain - literally - hurt my ears!

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  5. Hi There, We are home from a wonderful vacation in West VA to celebrate our anniversary. Hope you all have had a great week.

    That baby is adorable. I'm sure your sister (and you) loved being there to see a new great grandchild. That is special!!

    Dogs hate fireworks, don't they? Bless their hearts... Can you put earphones on them???

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. He's adorable. I can't believe they haven't come up with some kind of ear protection. Military dogs, I would think, should have them.

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  7. Emmet is a sweetheart for sure.

    Oh those poor kids. Hope it all goes well.

    Gorgeous sky!

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  8. Oh my...that sunset was beautiful!
    Tell Skittles we don't like fireworks either...well at least all the booming noise.

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  9. Dogs, fireworks, thunderstorms just do not go together. Last night a storm roared through. 80mph gusts of wind! We rocked and rolled. After bringing slides in...I slept like a baby.

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  10. Love your sunset photo, excellent!

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  11. Beautiful sunset picture!!! I (we) are not fond of this holiday...very noisy and the campgrounds are full. Once it is over things settle down and we can get back out and enjoy the peace and quiet.
    Hope the doggies get through the night and don't get too scared of the noise. Bless their hearts!!!

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  12. I have a sister named Judy, too, Sandie! Aren't they wonderful people? Poor little pups with the fireworks. I'm lucky that neither of mine were ever afraid of them. Have you thought of giving them Benedryl? I've always meant to ask. Does Jim like fly fishing?

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  13. I'm glad we live far enough out in the country to avoid that problem. I've had dogs in the past which just went berserk when the fireworks started, I don't think it would bother Emmi.

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  14. Little Emmet is a real cutie, for sure.

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  15. Two of my favorite things spending time with family and sighting bucks:)

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  16. That is a gorgeous sunset. Good luck with the fireworks.

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  17. So sorry the pups are afraid of the fireworks. It doesn't seem to bother the Traveling Longdogs, just lucky I guess as they don't mind thunder either.

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  18. Hi There, Me AGAIN!!! Just stopping by to say "Happy 4th of July".... Hope you have an incredible weekend whether you are traveling, with family or friends --or like us, just enjoying being home! We hope to grill a couple of steaks tomorrow. Our weather here is awesome right now...God Bless American --and God Bless YOU.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. Adorable little guy. And that is one of the most spectacular sunset pictures I've seen. Too bad the pups don't like fireworks. I wasn't too sure how our dog would do (we've only been FT for 9 days now). Turns out he could care less! He watched them with us and was more interested in why all the other dogs were barking. So far, he has surprised us with just how adaptable he has been with his new life on wheels.

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  20. Thanks for reading my post. I had to correct some spelling that Doug caught. I even reviewed it a few times! A-G-E Uck! Love the sweet pictures of the girls!

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