Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Old Man's Brother...The Older Man

Old Man's Brother...Older Man by annbumbly

You know The Old Man that I have a photo of in my header - and that I've blogged about ad nauseum infinitum? Well, here is his much older brother. This old man has been around for as long or longer than my old man, and he is HUGE! My brother has a wonderful photo of my Dodgie standing inside of him, and you can get a sense of just how huge he was in all his glory. There isn't a tree near-by that is half as big as this tree is.
For the 40 years my parents have called this land theirs, he's always been this way. Never had the pleasure of seeing him in all his living glory. Sure wish I could have.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Serenity

Remy & Curt by annbumbly
Cousin Curt with Remy, teaching her the fine art of wood working
Finding a passion
And a mentor to teach you
Simply priceless hours


expect anything!

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Year's Eve Sunrise

New Year's Eve Sunrise by annbumbly
A New Year's Eve Missouri Sun Rise 12/31/11
Forgot about this...
The last sunrise of the year
Here's to many more

(last new year's eve sunrises!)

expecting 2012 goodness!

Friday, January 06, 2012

The Crick

The Crick by annbumbly

An ever changing
Playground we all hurry to
Each time we come home!


expect anything!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

3 Bum Generations

3 Bum generations by annbumbly

Of course, the first thing you notice is my brother's head is cut off in this photo. I'm not sure why, as I wasn't the editor of said photograph. On the other hand, this is a superb photo of three generations of Bumgarner men (and the women that helped produced the two younger ones.) Thanks, Paul Jackson, for not only this photo, but a lot more of 'em!

I'm boring, I know, but love documenting such a loverly time. That MO gathering was just wonderful! (Come on! Tell me you don't you agree that everyone in this photo just looks damn happy???)


expect goodness!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Sunday Serenity for a New Year...

The Bumgarner Grandparents w/grandchildren by annbumbly
Grand Roger, Brynnlee, Grandma Mary, Remila, Bly-guy, Angela, Dodgie & Cody-dog

We had the most wonderful time this Christmas. Nothing better that the gathering of all those you hold near and dear in one place. It was a very nice way to close out 2011 - a year that wasn't all kinds of good for many of we humans. 

A good friend of my parents came over to take photos of the family during our stay and the above one is one of my favorites. It's my parents with their grandkids. The youngest kid, my Dodgie, belongs to my brother and sis-in-law, (and tho Cody-dog thinks she belongs to Dodgie, she really belongs to the grands). The three big kids, along with that black-haired beauty belong to GB and I. Angie (the black-haired beauty) joined our family this past year on 9-10-11 when our son, Bly (or George as Angie calls him), had the good sense to marry her. Yes, it was planned quickly and at first they thought they'ed have a big old wedding next summer, so why make a big announcement/send announcements out, but as time goes on, it seems less and less important to wait to tell the world what a wonderful person our Angie is. (Only problem is the confusion caused when her identical twin, Carolina, is here as well. I shamefully admit there are still times that I mix them up.)

May this New Year be
filled with goodness - and much love
that surrounds us all


expecting goodness in '12!