Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Photo Fun











Golfing

It's been over 3 years since we went golfing.

Kris and Melinda called and wanted to know if we would like to play a round of golf.
OF COURSE we would!
They ended up spending the night and we played again Sunday.
What a fun 28 hours:
Golf
Dinner at the Machine Shed
Resting and visiting
Breakfast at a local diner
More golf

What a great weekend!





Kimmies

A nice week at Kimmies!
Cool weather for July, I mean wow!
Mom's first cataract surgery.
Visiting outside,
And relaxing.






Tuesday, July 8, 2014

4th of July

Red
White
Blue
Family
Food
Fireworks
Laughter

Happy 4th of July!

 waiting for fireworks
 I fried about 50 pieces of chicken! I had 3 pans going!
 Frank enjoying the shade.
 Waiting for fireworks.
 Red, White and Blue cookies!


86 Years Old

I hosted a birthday luncheon for my mom this year!
What fun!
She came with 3 of her sisters and a brother-in-law.
My sister and her husband were able to come too!
Kevin had to work, but got to visit for a while after he got home.
It was a great day!

Happy Birthday Mom!










Frank was so happy his cousin Baxter got to come for the day too! 

Summer Storms


We have had a lot of thunder storms this year. Even a tornado warning!
On the up side,
the grass is still green, and I didn't have to water plants for a couple of weeks. 










On the down side,
lots of flooding.
(downtown Davenport)








My poor rose is under water!

Landscaping

It has been a lot of hard, hot work this summer, working on the hillside, and in the yard.
Kevin has been putting in a wall where the hill had some erosion problems.
We put in some drain tile to help with run off.
We mulched and
planted roses. ( more than half of our roses died because of the harsh winter we had )
We finally got some plants in the front yard.
It's a slow process, but I think the yard is beginning to look nice.
a fun google photo
 tomatoes and cucumbers - container gardening this year

 front landscaping
 Kevin and his finished wall

Frankie "helping"
that's a lot of mulch!