Friday, June 24, 2016

Mornings


I used to be a stay up until the wee hours of the morning and sleep in until the early afternoon kind of girl. I would finish a book during the quiet of the night.

But now, I set my alarm early so I can sit around and enjoy my coffee and play on my phone, or read a little before I have to start my day. 

Right now I have my windows open to get an early morning breeze and some fresh air coming into the house before the heat of the day gets here. ( oh my goodness, I am my mother's daughter! )

As I sit on the couch looking out the front window, I feel so blessed! The hills and the trees are lush and green, and the clouds are beautiful! 

I can hear the birds chirping and the frogs croaking down by the creek. What a wonderful, almost loud, greeting they make.

Thank you God for helping me enjoy my mornings! 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hope


There is so much hope when planting a garden. Hopes for an abundance of vegetables - enough to make spaghetti sauce and enough to freeze. Enough to make you almost tired of cucumber salad  and salsa. Almost. 






I had my first little "harvest" today. Seven crunchy radishes. I added them to a salad and they were delicious. 

Hope.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spring










                           Spring
Green grass and longer days.
Rain storms that help my tulips to bloom.
Bike rides, walks, and golf.
But don't forget working in the yard.
Birds to feed as well as the squirrels.
Gone is the snow and ice, and I'm so glad!

Thank you God for Spring!


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day

A snowy Sunday.
A walk to get a newspaper through the snowy streets.
Listening to a play away book.
Bean soup and pork ribs.
Shoveling.
A perfect Valentine's Day!






Monday, January 4, 2016

2016

Three years.
I can't believe we've lived in this house for 3 years. 
How time flies!
I remember my mom telling me how quickly the years pass as one grows older. 
How right she was! 

Since my last post, we've enjoyed so much family time! 
*We got to see the kids and  my mom at  Thanksgiving.
*the Watts Family Christmas was so much fun with 43 of us in attendance. 
*the kids got to come visit after Christmas and we had a great time despite the brief time together.

Now, we are all back to work
a new year -  a fresh calendar hanging in the pantry. 

Welcome 2016! 

A few pictures from the last weeks of 2015...
Volleyball with the Watts's!

Tornado warning - in December!

My moose mugs from Allison!

I won the ugly sweater contest!

The eagles are back!

Basketball with k & m.

Decorated for Christmas.

Frankie the Christmas pup.

A cup of happiness!

A wintry day.

All lit up.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

November


Wow! November 8th. 
This is the first weekend in 6 weeks, six weeks I tell you, that we've been home!
We washed windows, vacuumed, dusted, mopped, did yard work, went to church, cooked, shopped, and even got the Christmas lights on the roof!
Whew, we are tired!
The past few months have flown by! And here are a few pictures...













Live is good, and we have enjoyed being with family and keeping busy! Now with the cooler weather and shorter days, we plan on being home a little more and getting things done around the house. 

Happy November!




Friday, August 21, 2015

School Days

School begins on Monday, I headed back this week trying to help get things in order in the library.
I went and purchased a couple new capri pants and a shirt or two. I got some index card dividers and some new sharpies.

I'm ready. 

Gone are the days of new back packs, shiney new pencils, Lisa Frank, Hello Kitty, and Looney Tunes. 

I miss those days sometimes. 





Thursday, August 6, 2015

How Inconvenient!

We've  got more than 30 people coming to our house this weekend. Seven of them are staying the weekend.

I was planning on making enchiladas, burritos, and all the fixings. 

How things change. All because of a quick turn of the cart and my finger getting stuck. 

SNAP 

OWW!!!!

Now a taco bar, with help from the guests. I can't use my right hand. 

My RIGHT hand!

It's amazing how hard it is having just a little broken finger. 

And painful, wow! 

Oh well, time to take it easy for awhile.

 






The End of July

It's gone, the month of July. 
I finished several projects that I've wanted to accomplish this summer and feel great about it!
We've had lots of extended family time 
And am so glad we finally live close to family.


We had a hailstorm.

My garden is producing tons (28 so far) of cucumbers!



We went to the zoo.

I put trim around the huge mirror.

Took lots of walks. I love Iowa!

Put up LOTS of corn.

Yummy!

Played with Frank!

Found a tiny frog in my garden.

More cucumbers, and squash.

Cleaned and organized the garage.


Went to the racetrack.

Went shopping with my cousin!

Goodbye July, what a great month you were!