Wordless Wednesday (Because Captions Don’t Really Count as Words, Right?)

**Here’s the annual “Bring all the artists’ families on stage” moment from Family Fest.

**Bill sure makes Madi laugh. Gloria? Not so much.

** Faroe Islands meets Bell Buckle: Jakup and Herborg Zachariassen enjoying desserts from the Bell Buckle Cafe. It’s like a foreign exchange program, only with oatmeal cake and sweet tea.

**Moon Pie Queen and RC Cola King knighting the winners of the games. Who in the world thought it was a good idea to give me a foam sword? (To all of the winners I over-enthusiastically bonked all about their head and shoulders– I humbly apologize. But you’ll have to give me a pass on that whole “LUUUUKE, I AM YOUR FAAATHER” impression I kept repeatedly cracking myself up with. Because that was funny, ya’ll.)

**Some of my favorite ladies from the Women of Homecoming taping a few weeks ago: Tanya Goodman Sykes, Cynthia Clawson, Evie Tornquist Karlsson, and Kelly Nelon Clark.

**Charlotte figured out a way to cut onions without crying. Child is a genius. Also? A swimmer.

**Just recently found out my sweet bloggy friend Jamie of Blonde Mom Blog and I make an appearance in a Wii U promotional video, which made me laugh for about 5 minutes straight– nothing says marketing like two middle-aged women in a dance-off! (We had a ball– and the Wii U ROCKS!)

**Russ reading the girls’ homemade card on Father’s Day. And yes, his presents were in an old Victoria’s Secret bag– he’s secure in his manhood and we are cheap.

**(Here’s part of what they put on his card, bless ‘em:)

**And finally, here is my newly-turned 21 year old Madi Rose and I honky-tonkin’ on her birthday with her best friend Allyson at Robert’s Western World! (Kinda– I mean, she was with her MOM, how much honkying or tonkying could she realistically do?) It was a thrilling night– she got to use her ID and actually drink a beer AND no one called Child Protective Services on me because she looks like she’s 14. 

9 Responses

  1. LindaB

    Those Taff girls are just too gorgeous to let out of the house! (Just remember I warned ya!)

    Loved the pics. (I have those same glasses Russ is drinking out of.)

  2. LindaB

    When did those girls of yours get so grown up??? And can’t you stop them?

  3. DonnaMariePatterson

    I smiled from beginning to end! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Lake Neuron

    Great photos. The one of the swimming goggles reminds me that the safety goggles in my toolbox have fallen apart and I have to get some new ones in order to practice soap-making, which I haven’t done in a couple of years but which I may be teaching as a cottage industry in Sierra Leone this November.

  5. bettyrwoodward

    Great photos. Thanks for posting. Brings back great memories of Family Fest!

  6. Barbara M. Lloyd

    Love those pictures….they tell the story of what has been going on in the Taff family fast and beautifully.

    So hard to believe our Madi is 21…isn’t it funny how age has nothing to do with your child remaining your sweet baby!

    Reading that Father’s Day card, I would have known it was one of your daughters even without checking for finger prints.

    Pretty little Charlotte is either cooking with a brand new set of pots and pans….or the old ones have been found. The waitresses at the cafe have surely gone into mourning.

  7. johnnieparkergadson

    Just saying:
    Missed you all….love you Tori!!!
    Those girls have GROWN!!

  8. tori

    YAAAAAAY Johnnie– we’ve missed you terribly, so glad to see you here!

  9. johnnieparkergadson

    AHHHHH…..am living…laughing…loving…learning…..AND SPOILING MY PRECIOUS GRANDDAUGHTER!!

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