A look at a regular day in the Payne family lives . . .
|Calvin: Caught the Greyhound to Seattle, but didn't dare close my eyes.|
(Joe and Ande and their family took the car to Seattle to
catch their plane home. I went to retrieve it.)
|Jane: Waiting for the bus with Calvin. Everyone should ride a|
Greyhound every five years ago for a dose of reality.
|Ray: Gearing up for a moose hunt. This is a handheld boat winch.|
You never know, we might get stuck, stranded, or get the biggest moose
in Alaska and we would need help hauling it in.
|Cali: Birthday parties turn my kids into animals . . .|
for reals. And they also wear them out. Tonight as Atlas
dozed off he whispered, "I had a good time at the party."
And both boys cried and cried when I washed off their tiger
faces. Could not cope.
|Levin: Remembering the rides at the Ellensburg fair.|
|Abe: Trying on Hazel's sunglasses.|
|Grace: Freshly bathed babies, ready for bed.|
|Henry: went on a nature walk and picked flowers for mama.|
|Hazel: I adore my brother and he loves me.|
|Ty and Michelle: Ty and I went on a date tonight to play racquetball.|
I finally paid attention to the score during the third game because I
actually got 6 points.
|Afton: Crazy hair, don't care.|
|Eliza: I had a hard time waking up from my nap. Then Kathryn held that|
monkey to my face for forever, waiting for me to kiss it, because she
thought it would help me feel better.
|Kathryn: I ate my first corn dog today. Mom forgot to fully train me|
before I dug in. Once she showed me that the inside was edible too, it
was like I got two yummy lunches instead of one.
|Joe: We welcomed ourselves back to the south (after a long |
trip to the Northwest) with fried chicken sandwiches,
sweet potato fries, and pecan pie. Good to be home.
|Zeph: A year's worth of clothes, 100 lbs of beef, and three kids.|
Not a small haul.
|Ezra: "Wow! Whoa!"|
|Winifred: A weary traveler.|