Monday, May 30, 2011

A day with family is always the best.......

When family comes together it is always special.....today wasn't an exception.

Angela, Jeffery and Jase came over today to grill out and we made ice cream......Of course a visit to my house always includes a check of the strawberries....

Now you might remember that my poor little plants are surviving .....but that is about it....but when Jase comes there seems to be a little GramMa Magic in the air....because a HUGE juicy strawberry always seems to appear........
             ......so we wondered out to see what could was there......


well....look what we found....
and of course.......
It was very good.....even to the very last bite....

Then we went in and had hamburgers with everything....and home made ice cream for desert......we were having too much fun because I forgot to take pictures....but it was all eaten and a little ice cream left for later too.

Before everyone left PopPa D had something to share with Jase......
video

...his very first golf lesson....

.....somehow sword playing was involved as well.....
.....but that's OK.....you never can tell when you might need that skill as well.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Is that my dog?

It is that time of the year....
...SUMMER HAIR CUT DAY !!! ...
.......so off we went....

This is how she looked before.......

I asked for a short cut to help with the summer heat........not sure exactly what I expected when pick up time came.........but here she is.......

.......looks a little like she is smiling doesn't she........
Pretty sure Summer is gonna be a lot nicer now.

Friday, May 20, 2011

What a difference a week makes......

You hear it all the time......but only a short week and WHAT a difference!

Remember back on Mother's Day?
We added pavers outside the back door..well...the 5+inches of rain tried to teach them to float or swim......so a little repair work was done and some of the sand was shifted so the grass is coming though now.....
 ....the lantanas are starting to bloom some too and that always helps....
My garden is now finished...and I have added a few more tomatoes
and the Sea Bee gave me a Jalapeno or two
(think he felt sorry for me because of my "sucess" of trying to start some from seed...not a pretty sight)
and finally a picture of the Lilies that came from my Mother's home.....after her passing and then the selling of the house things were so hecktic that I forgot to nab some of them from the garden.....I did remember to get a good start of the Peonias that she loved.....but the Lilies were the flowers I remembered most.  A couple of  years ago Jeffery wrote the owners of the house where she lived and asked if he could purchase the clothesline poles that she used and he remembered playing on......Lucky for him the new owners had just dug them up and she told him he was 'most welcome to them' ...so we went and while picking them up I got to walk through and tell her stories of the house I grew up in......when we saw the lilies were still thriving she offered us a 'start'......so now after living here for two springs now I have this.......

Nothing special.....just Day Lilies.......but when I see them I smile and remember.......


Friday, May 13, 2011

Fun Times

With Jase around.......everyday is a fun day!
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Friday, May 6, 2011

more Mother's Day

Richard and I decided that the garden either had to go or be moved this year......so we moved it .......
it was on the West side of the house where there is always a wind blowing and nothing to protect it.......so now it is in the back with a little shade in the heat of the day and all morning sun......if you look really close you can see the only things planted now.....a tomato that Jase just happened to eat my first ripe one the other day....a small Jalapeno and another tomato that should make sandwich sized ones.......the pot at the end has the remaining survivors of the strawberries that the Sea Bee gave me.......so far so good.....AND the best thing is this garden can grow taller as we add more compost......right now on the back side it is 20+inches deep...

This morning I was out and about and came across this......

.....the perfect Mother's Tshirt ever!!!  I was pretty sure neither of my boys would buy something like this.......so it followed me home.....I may never take it off!!!

When I got home I found this from Richard...
....the card sings "I Will Always Love You"......
along with something for the table......

I think I am one very lucky lady!
................

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day came just a bit early......

We have always had a slight problem with muddy feet and Hunker.....so this was the year it was just enough!

The S&I construction crew headed out this morning to pick up supplies to remedy our little problem.....then decided to just do the job as well...
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Thank You!!!  We are ready for rain now!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Afternoon with family

The Sea Bee and Angela stopped by today to show pictures of 'the little one'....there are opinions of the sex of the baby....but I am still knitting and thinkin' PINK for all it is worth.

Meantime we had Jase to teach us about sharing....He was playing away with his toys when his favorite furbaby Hunk caught his attention.  Hmmm....maybe Hunk was thirsty?  So off he went to 'borrow' PopPa D's drink......and while he was at it thought about sharing his MumMum......
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