Harris family cookie bake is lucky to have the help of our newest cookie decorator. Grandbaby #1 is meticulous at making sure all of the animal cookies have eyes. Picking the correct color of sprinkle is serious business!
#3 son used his GI Bill to attend Embry Riddle University. Even though he had great VA benefits he didn't graduate without some school debt. He's certified to instruct people to fly helicopters!
#2 son with both sets of parents at his college graduation. One of the joys of a blended family is that there's more to celebrate and so many more to celebrate with!
In the bus on the way to see #3 son graduate with honors from USAF basic training. He was headed to tech school and 3 ½ years on an AWACS aircrew. While he was overseas we'd Facebook message during Cardinals games to keep up with each other. We still do even though he is now… Continue reading Service
Climbing my grandparent’s back fence during a family visit. We spent 2 – 3 weeks every summer visiting Phoenix before moving here. I remember getting up early so I could sit out on the back patio with the grown-ups while they had their coffee and listen to the sound of the Mourning Doves. To this… Continue reading Onwards and Upwards
Chip and I with our dog in the front yard of our first home in Phoenix. We lived across the street from my Grandparents and had a swamp cooler like most other homes. When my folks had "central air" installed we kept the dog in my grandparents back yard to be out of the way. He… Continue reading Back in 1969…
Dad’s first encounter with a Saguaro while visiting South Mountain Park just before heading out to the army in 1951. I'd always thought Dad looked so tall!
Dad, Mom, my brother Chip and I in my mom’s parents’ front yard in Davenport, Iowa. We had just moved back to the Midwest from California where Chip and I were born. Even then I didn’t care to have my picture taken!