Wednesday on the golf course

We got home in Indiana in time to get to the Clover High School girls’ golf match the next day. It was the first time we’d ever seen a groundhog on the course in real life. Pretty funny.

Mal shot her best score of the season so far, on a course she’d never played on before. We were proud.

Final Meal in Indiana

The morning we were heading home from Indiana, we met Jeff’s mom and dad, his sister Susan and her husband Bobby, and his niece Carrie at Cracker Barrel. It’s always hard to say goodbye.

Dakota Fern

Sunday morning when we were in Indiana we met David, Marcelene, and Mark for breakfast – and Mark had Dakota Fern with him. We went back to his house to visit for a while, and had so much fun watching Dakota have so much fun 🙂

Hall Family Annual Alzheimer’s Benefit

One reason we chose this weekend to come to Indiana was to be here for this annual benefit. Jeff grew up with the Halls, and the siblings host a huge fundraiser every year in memory of their mom, who suffered from alzheimer’s disease, to raise money to go towards alzheimer’s research. In fact, it is the largest single day fundraiser in the state of Indiana. Jeff always has a great time seeing old friends, including Tony Hall, who is one of the hosts.

There are bouncy houses for the kids, and this year we also got to meet Christophers’ 15-month-old daughter Dakota for the first time – with covid, we haven’t been able to get up here to see her before. This isn’t a great picture, but she did love her first time getting to bounce 🙂

Really neat truck :-)

Friday we were driving up to Indiana to spend a few days with Jeff’s family, and noticed this great old truck behind us on the interstate. We are always interested in all of the old trucks we see these days, since Charlie is in the market for one. I tried to get a picture in the side mirror of the car – even though it wasn’t that clear.


Mallory got all the way through with the golf match today, but Clara still had about three holes left when the lightning arrived, & we had to rush everyone off the course and back to the clubhouse. Jeff & I headed into town to get a pizza, and then saw this beautiful rainbow when we were on our way home. He pulled over so I could get a picture of it right over the high school 🙂

CHS Girls Golf is Back

The kids all went back to school on Monday, & yesterday was Mallory and Clara’s first golf match of the school season. We split up to watch them – Lindee spent most of the day following Mallory, and Jeff & I were with Clara. I got this action shot.

And this one of them together after the match was over. They were a little disheartened that I was taking it after they’d been out on the course sweating like pigs, but I still thought they were beautiful.

The Friends Experience: The One in Atlanta, Part 1

This past Saturday Lindee, Mallory, Clara, & I headed down to Atlanta for a day trip to take in The Friends Experience – an early Christmas present for the three of them. We had the best time. They had great displays about the writing, casting, etc.. One of my favorites was on the costuming.

Lots of the iconic sets that were available for photo ops, like Joey & Chandler’s recliners. Mallory and Clara are such Friends fans that they had the moves down pat. I wish I’d had a video of them reclining perfectly in unison, just like the characters did on the show. Lindee & I just reclined on our own 🙂