Friday, May 14, 2010

Kansas celebrating Mom's 89th birthday

We are in Kansas at Dean's brothers pig farm. We came to Kansas to celebrate Dean's mothers (Margorie) 89th birthday. When we arrived last Saturday we had a big party with a lot of the relatives to celebrate the birthday and mother's day. There were about 17 here and we had a wonderful time with everyone.

The picture on the right is the front of brother Tom's house. Tom is starting a fire so we can have hotdogs outside tonight. Barb (Tom's wife) is sitting on the swing.

During this week Dean and I have driven Margorie all over the area. We went to places that they lived when Dean was young, lakes that they had spent time at, old farm houses, and to see Dean's oldest daughters (Stephanie) new home in Atchison, Ks. We have even had a couple of storms with some tornado warnings. Dean's youngest daughter (Suzie) had a tornado touch down in her neighborhood this week but they had minimal damage, thank goodness. Chalk off coming back here in December - the weather is too snowy and May because of the tornados.

We are returning to Arizona tomorrow and will be glad to be home in Prescott with our house and our dog Chica.

Below is a picture of Dean's brother, Tom, getting a fire started so we can use our new whumpum sticks to cook our hotdogs and Dean with his mother.