We planted this pear tree this Spring.
Tree is a stretch....more like a twig.
But it grew about 2 dozen pears.
I didn't have the heart to pick off the baby fruit.
I did pick them a few days ago.
The fires we have had all over the West were horrific.
But the sunsets were amazing.
Thankfully we have had so much rain and it seems that the fires are over.
We got off work early a couple of weeks ago and drove to Salt Lake (4 hour drive) to meet up
with several of Howard's missionary companions.
He served in the London South Mission many many years ago.
His Mission President was Richard Eyre.
He and his wife Linda have written many books on families.
It was so fun to listen to the stories of their mission experiences.
President Eyre was only 31 and Linda was only 27 when they were Mission Presidents.
It was fun and I'm glad we went.
(Getting home at 2:30 in the morning was less fun.
The black one and gray one are brothers.
We have had them for 14 years.
They adjusted pretty well to the move.
The white one is about 8 years old.
They seem to love it here in the country.
Lots of mice for them to enjoy.
And then there are these two.
These are our oldest grandsons.
Josh is on the right is 17 and Jaren on the left is 16.
They were getting ready for their Homecoming.
How did I get so old?
But dang! They are so cute.
Last week we had 90 degree weather.
This week we are in the 50's and 60's.
We are supposed to get snow.
I guess we won't have Fall this year.