Thursday, June 30, 2016

On This Day in 1940

On June 30, 1940, the "Brenda Starr" comic strip created by Dale Messick first appeared.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

On This Day in 1915

On June 29, 1915, Juicy Fruit chewing gum was trademark registered.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

On This Day in 1985

On June 27, 1985, U.S. Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Hittyville Adventure...The WellieWishers Come to Hittyville Part 2

 Aunt Miranda has asked her longtime beau, Uncle Joe, to help her with an idea she has.


 Her five little girls are growing up fast and they need a place of their own to pursue all their interests and talents.
Aunt Miranda thinks this might be just the spot for a Playhouse.


 Uncle Joe loves the girls as if they were his own and completely agrees with Aunt Miranda.
A Playhouse is already building itself in his mind!

A week later...
 Aunt Miranda's heart is filled with gratitude and love for Uncle Joe.
The Playhouse is perfect and the girls will love decorating the inside and adding all of their touches to the outside.
Uncle Joe believes the little bunny has adopted the Playhouse as her own!

A bit later...
 The five WellieWishers are beyond excited and thrilled with their new Playhouse!
Aunt Miranda and Uncle Joe are simply the best...


 Each one of the girls is deep in thought about all the possibilities of adventure this Playhouse brings!


 Willa has formally adopted "Carrot" and has been given the green light by Aunt Miranda to have as many pets as she can lovingly take care of.


 Uncle Joe has offered to make an ocean/pond for Camille.  It is a dream come true for this sweet WellieWisher.  But first, Camille wants to compose a thank you letter to her beloved Aunt Miranda and Uncle Joe on behalf of all her Sister-Friends.


 Kendall is in Creative Heaven.  The WellieWishers have put her in charge of decorating their new Playhouse.
She can't wait to get started!


 Ashlyn is in her party planning mode.
There just has to be a "Welcome to the Playhouse" event!
Where is her Party Planner Notebook?

And last but not least...
Emerson is creating a Playhouse Play in her busy imagination.
After all, didn't Shakespeare write...
"The play's the thing."

It was the best of days for the WellieWishers with many more to come!

~To be continued~

On This Day in 1951

On June 26, 1951, the game Candy Land was trademark registered.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Land and Water Fun With Abe

 Who needs water?
Not Daddy!


Now this looks more like it!

~Summer Fun~

A Hittyville Adventure...The WellieWishers Come to Hittyville Part 1

 Six years ago, Aunt Miranda was taking a walk in Hittyville Park and came across a boat in the pond.  Tucked away inside the little boat were five sweet sleeping babies with a note attached to each one's blanket.
 The notes indicated whoever found these treasures...with names embroidered on each of their blankets...would from that day forward be their loving and caring guardian.
Aunt Miranda did indeed take the five darlings into her care and spent months trying to find their parents.  It was finally decided by all the Hittyville Friends that Aunt Miranda WellieWisher would be their forever Aunt.

And now...
 Camille, Kendall, Willa, Ashlyn, and Emerson are the best of Sister-Friends, as they call themselves, and are enjoying the most wonderful of childhoods!

But...
The WellieWisher Family Cottage is a bit small now that the girls are older and Aunt Miranda thinks it's time for them to have a special Playhouse of their very own!

~To be continued~

That Joe

 Look what Joe found in the middle of a busy road yesterday?
This boat will be perfect for my WellieWishers!
Thank you, brave and daring Joe!


Joe is installing new windows in much of our house.
Even though our home is air conditioned, we still need units in my art and journaling rooms.
This very old farmhouse is short on vents...
Thank you, Joe!

On This Day in 1630

On June 25, 1630, the fork was introduced into dining by Governor Winthrop of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Friday, June 24, 2016

On This Day in1949

On June 24, 1949, "Hopalong Cassidy" became the first network Western television series.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Happiest of Days

 Joe and I journeyed to Columbus to attend the WellieWishers preview!!!
It was the BEST time ever!
Those 2 boxes belong to me...along with the ones Joe put in our car!


The 14 and 1/2 inch dolls are ADORABLE.
I am still in the process of unwrapping everything.


 A child at heart...


Thank you, dear Joe, for my unbelievable post birthday shopping trip.
You are the most amazing husband in the universe...
More to come!

~Happy~

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

On This Day in 1964

On June 23, 1964, Arthur Melin was granted a patent for his Hula-hoop.

Abe and Elliott Time

 Kristen invited Amy and Abe over to Kate's for a morning playtime with Elliott.  Travis, Kristen, and Elliott live in California, so together time is very special.
Kate is the best cook and her french toast casserole was a big hit...even with the horse friends!


 
The boys continued their "Scary Dinosaur" game from the day before and just loved being growled at by Nana and the mother dinosaurs...


Amy does a great dinosaur impression!


Abe wanted to be scared one more time...


Hiding from those big, mean, scary dinosaurs!

And then...
The boys decided to play "Yelling While Going Up and Down the Stairs".


Time for a rest and drink break!


A bit later...
Abe and Elliott ended their playtime with some outside fun.

~Cousin time is the best~

The 2016 Elliott Family Reunion

The entire Elliott Clan...minus Wolfgang and Hannah...gathered at Pat and Cassi's lovely home to celebrate birthdays, Father's Day, graduations, personal achievements...and FAMILY!


It was beyond wonderful to spend time together...


 Brooke and Scott...


Lindsay and Kristen and their sons...
Lindsay has two more sons and a daughter!


 John Peter...the youngest member of our Tribe.


 Bubble Fun!


Bubbles are for children of all ages...


Truck time...


Elliott and Abe couldn't get enough of the "Scary Dinosaur" game!


 Johnny brought along his new and very loved puppy, Pongo!


 Brooke and Pongo...


Nana and Elliott...


 Oma and Abe...


Everyone loves Pappy!


 Our award winning musician, John, and his lovely lady, Gina...


 A conversation with Abe...

After a fantastic Olive Garden catered meal...along with other delicious family offerings...we had cake and ice cream.
And then...
 It was time for taking the BIG family picture.
Thank you, Cappi!
Now...which one to choose...


We are family...I got all my sisters with me!!!


This fabulous gathering was all about connecting and sharing the past and present and feeling total joy about the future of our AWESOME family!

~A huge thank you to Pat and Cassi for hosting this major event~
It was the most precious of times...