Friday, June 7, 2013

More Road Trip Pictures

Hey Betty People!!!

Are you ready for more pictures from my recent trip to Kansas and Oklahoma?

 Three of my sisters, a niece, and I traveled to go to another sister's retirement party in Tulsa.


Eileen (on the left) was the honoree, ending a long career in teaching.  
Our niece, Julia, (on the right) will begin her teaching career soon!




After the party, we all headed back toward Kansas, stopping at one of the sites of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie sites.  

We all loved that series, so this was quite the thrill for us.




Also, a thrill?  Finding a dried up snake and surprising our sister Marlene by putting in on the handle of her car door!

Her reaction was impressive and could be heard for miles around.



We all journeyed back to see our mom.  

She sometimes has trouble recognizing people, but as you can see, when she saw her granddaughter, her face lit up.




My mom had not had all five of her daughters gathered around her for many, many years.


Here we are.  I am so lucky to still have my mom and to have my wonderful sisters as well!  


A very talented photographer named Alex Carothers http://flyingfar.zenfolio.com/about.html
took this one of the five of us.  

I will treasure this picture (and the memories surrounding it) forever!



22 comments:

SueAnn Lommler said...

Your mom is beautiful as is you and your sisters!! And the niece is a beauty as well!!
Loved the snake gag!!! Loved to have heard the result as well!!

Hmmmm! Maybe I did.
Ha
Hugs
SueAnn

Mamma has spoken said...

Glad you explained how the snake skin got there. My mind was racing with scenarios.........

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yeah, I'd wondered if the snake slithered up there and withered in the heat! Great trick to play on your sister.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a lovely post! I am so happy for your mom to have all five of you with her. What a special time for all of you. Even enjoyed the snake on the door handle. lol

Brian said...

Yikes on the dried snake, but the pictures are so terrific!

Shelly said...

What a terrific trip and such beautiful pictures! (Except for the dried snake). Memories like that are the loveliness of life~

Old Kitty said...

EWWWWWWWWWW to the dried up snake! LOL!!

Awwww love love love these pics - gorgeous sisters with their gorgeous mum!! Beautiful!!

And yay! You got to be Laura Ingalls too! Fantastic!

Take care
x

Lazarus said...

Great pix BB, looks like a very fun trip!

Daisy said...

What wonderful family photos! I loved the Little House series too, and the snake on the door handle would have gotten quite a reaction from me too! HA!

Pat said...

These memories will last a lifetime! So nice that your mom is still living AND that you have so many sisters! I have three sisters and treasure each and every one of them!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty - I'm sure you will treasure this time together .. and I'm so pleased you all made the trip and shared that time together .. your mother must have been delighted to see you .. and then obviously her granddaughter ..

Wonderful to see .. cheers Hilary

Ms. A said...

Looks like Pa built that "Little House" to last!

Love the family photos. You are truly blessed to still have your mother. I miss mine very much.

jenny_o said...

You have so many sisters ... and I have none ... care to share? I can trade you an older brother, cheap :)

Seriously, looks like a lovely trip. All the right things - family, photos, interesting things to do, and playing jokes on the person who screams the loudest!

Tabor said...

Lucky ducky you! Good thing you did not give someone a heart attack with that snake skin. I find these at my house once in a while. So I now have to read all the posts that I have missed to see why you are on crutches!

Gigi said...

Looks like you had a lovely time - minus the "fall". As for the snake gag? Well, I can pretty much guarantee that one will go down in the family history to be shared forever.

Out on the prairie said...

Nice to have family, I have outlived all.

Ann said...

Before you said snake it looked like a crack in the door. Good gag.

Hilary said...

Gorgeous family. You all have that same smile. I hope the ankle heals quickly. I did that a couple of summers ago.. it ain't fun.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I have four sisters too and we haven't been all together for years. I treasure them as you seem to treasure yours.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How neat you were all able to congregate at mom's. :)

Baby Sister said...

Sounds like a super fun trip!! I think it would be cool to go Little House on the Prairie sites. :)

Pat Tillett said...

Memories are great on their own, but having nice photos of those memories is fantastic!