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Lots of pictures & Posts! Any post that has pictures or mentions a member of our blended family.

Now the musical has begun I can show this re-processed picture. This is my attempt at a fairly quick edit of a green screen picture Lanie sent to me. So, to be clear, this is not my picture of Lanie, I just post-processed it. I can see sooo many errors in my processing, but I …

Miss Scarlet. Clue: The Musical Read More »

This evening Lanie was inducted into the National Honor Society. Well done Lanie!!

‘Clue’ Rehearsal After meeting with some of Lanie’s teachers we went along to sit in on part of an early rehearsal for this fall’s school musical ‘Clue’ Lanie will be appearing as Miss Scarlet.

Lanie asked me to take some High School Prom pictures of her and some friends. They picked the location – the old mill in Fair Grove, MO.

As it was Lanie’s birthday this week I couldn’t let her escape my sweeping up of old pictures

This is one way to embarrass your (step) children. I found these pictures from 2012 and thought they’d be worth processing and sharing.

‘Ghost of a Chance’ What a great job they did! (Click on a picture to see a bigger version.)

Busy Lanie’s Birthday Lanie is in the middle of a very busy week. The play she is in was put back by snow days. So, for her birthday, she’s been at school all day and then spent the evening at rehearsals. Now at 9:00 p.m. it is finally time for some birthday cake.

I was under orders from Ginger to take a picture of Lanie in her Christmas finery, I also had a request from the Altar Guild to make sure I got a picture of the altar with all the poinsettias…

The Addams Family - Musical

Tonight Lanie played Morticia I’m really proud of Lanie. She did an absolutely fantastic job. Once again it was a cracking performance all round. They’ve been working on the show a couple of hours a night, four nights a week since early August. Lanie’s main role was as one of the ‘Ancestors’ – Cleopatra Addams, …

The Addams Family – Lanie as Morticia Read More »

Lanie’s third night, and final night as Cleopatra – one of the Addams’ ancestors. Saturday she’ll be playing Morticia.

Tonight we went to see Lanie in the Excellent ‘The Addams Family’ musical. A super performance by everyone.

Vacation Day 26 – Family Curry, winding down and getting ready to head back home One final curry before we pack our bags and head back to Missouri in a couple of days time. It was great that our honorary brother Neil could make it, he’d been away most of the month.

Vaction Day 24 – Visit to Bosham. We traveled from Cornwall back to Portsmouth on Thursday, where we stayed with our friend Liv. Friday was spent shopping before meeting up with friends for a drink in the evening. Come Saturday we went off for some sight seeing. And the first stop was Bosham.

Lanie couldn’t turn down the challenge to cross the river on a log.

I have known Bob since I was sixteen, when he, and another life-long friend, Roy and I were on the same course at college. I’ve known Ann since I was in my early twenties. For over twenty years, we all made a point of getting our families together at least once a year on New …

Our Cornish hosts, Ann and Bob plus Lanie & Ginger Read More »

Vacation Day 16 – Scotland, and some time with my uncle We drove around the Lake District for a while before heading to Scotland. My Uncle has moved since our last visit, so instead of having to travel all the way to Glasgow we only had to hop across the border and head west towards …

An evening visit to Caerlaverock Castle Read More »

Vacation Day 13 – We went to the Nelson Head for dinner The beer and the food were very good. The beer was so good I had to try another pint. Sepia seemed to be a very appropriate treatment for this picture with all the old guns and such like adorning the ceilings and walls …

My first ‘real’ pint in three years Read More »

It was too windy to try sailing with an inexperienced crew, so we went to the beach instead. [9 pictures]

Vacation Day 12 – We hired a sailboat in the vain hope of getting in some sailing Having taken our leave of my son and his family we decided to go sailing for a few days. When Ginger’s UK contacts found out she was in England she got lots of invites to meet up. It …

The Norfolk Broads Read More »

Here we have a picture of Lanie taken during a stop for tea at Bury St Edmunds. There’s really not a lot else I can say…

Vacation Day 10 – Lunch & Tea My son’s friend joined us for lunch. We’ve not seen him since August 2009, when they popped into Springfield on a surprise second visit during their 3 month tour of the US. After lunch we went for a walk around Cambridge, followed by tea at the hotel where …

Lanie’s First Knickerbocker Glory Read More »

Vacation Day 7 – The National Gallery and St. Paul’s Cathedral Our plan was to visit the National Gallery, Tate Modern and the Tower of London. The queues to get on the London Eye were formidable, so we decided to not bother. Which was an excellent decision as we found a much better way to …

A Short Stay in London Read More »

Today we celebrated Lanie’s birthday, and told her we are taking her with us to England when we go to visit my new grandson. I think you can tell she was pretty pleased about that.

welcome to the newest arrival to the family, a new cousin, Ezekiel born in the early hours of this morning.

Getzger cat in another unusual pose

I’m not sure if it looks like Getzger is a contortionist or if it looks like he’s in the act of smothering another cat…

I think she did a fantastic job, Check it out for yourself [Video 1:24′]

Tubby finds a use for Getzger’s ‘Udder’

Some pictures from January 2012 rescued from the cutting room floor.

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