Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I know we shouldn't encourage this...
but she's just so darn cute... 
it's hard not to pet her! 
July 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Staff Sergeant Beutel

After more than twenty years of civilian life, Carol decided to sign up with the Air Force Reserves.  She invited Ryan, James and I to her enlistment ceremony, so we headed out to the local recruitment office...
where we found Carol filling out her enlistment paperwork. 
Signing her life away...
She doesn't seem nervous! 
Carol's friend, Marie was there to administer the oath. 
Congratulations, to the new recruit.
The ceremony was short but the picture taking went on and on! 
Carol, Marie and Nate with Carol's father, Chuck and her stepmother, Pat.
Buxtons and Beutels. 
Staff Sergeant Beutel.
July 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013


I haz a stick.
I found it in the backyard. 
I picked it up... 
and now it belongs to me. 
My stick is really big.
At first I had trouble holding it. 
Now it helps me fly!
You can try to take my stick from me. 
Darcy does that sometimes... 
but I won't let her have it. 
This stick is mine
Will you come play with me and my stick?
Just don't forget.  
This stick belongs to me
July 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

7-11 day

Don't forget to stop in and get your free Slurpee!
July 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Papa taught James how to play chess.
James really, really likes chess.  Now that Papa's gone home, he needs to find a new opponent.  Any takers? 
July 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

The office

Seth took his parents to see his office yesterday.  Since I hadn't seen the new building yet, I tagged along, too.  

We drove over Dam Road.
Seth loves this drive, and it's not hard to understand why.   
The view on both sides of the road is pretty awesome! 
After seven quick miles, we arrived at Mercury. 
We rode the elevator up to the fourth floor and found our way to cubicle city. 
The co-worker never takes a day off! 
The official name sign tells us... 
that we've found Seth's desk. 
We crowded in and checked it out!
Seth is especially proud of his unofficial title...
and unofficial employee badge. 
Four Buxtons in a cube! 
July 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Seth's parents are visiting us this weekend.  James and I took them out to see Rev, and when we came back, we found this waiting for us on the kitchen counter.
Look, it's a new pet! 
Unfortunately, I don't have time for another animal.  I took her outside and set her free.  Goodbye, Spidey! 
July 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Restoring the peace

Darcy wouldn't stop barking, so I tied her mouth shut.
Emma thought this was pretty funny. 
Darcy did not. 
Poor long suffering diggie! 
July 2013