May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

We went out to dinner with friends on Friday night when suddenly an elderly gentleman announced that in honor of Memorial Day he would like to share something ~ the silence was broken with his beautiful tenor voice singing:

"I'm Proud to be an American" 

Every single table joined in the verse. It was very moving! It will be a memory I will hold for all Memorial Days to come. 

My heartfelt 'thanks' to all who 
serve or have served! 

May 18, 2012

Busy, Busy

It's that time of year when 
I'm as busy as a bee ~
and loving it! 

I'm too busy to blog
 & too busy to comment;
but never too busy to 
appreciate all of you!  

This week will be devoted
 to our garden and 
garage sale prep time! 

I'll try to catch up 
after next weekend
I promise! 

May 14, 2012


 Another sign of spring 
Fresh Rhubarb Custard Pie 

May 10, 2012

Backyard Bird Watching

Male Northern Flicker 

He sure was a sassy little guy! 

Evening Grosbeak

Colorful Feeder! 

We've also had the Rose Breasted Grosbeaks hanging around but I haven't had the camera handy at the right times. 
But keep on watching because I'm on a mission to capture the bluebirds, hummingbirds, swallows, wrens etc. that frequent our premises. But first I have some yard-work to catch up on, then a garage sale to prepare for, and the garden to plant and ... and ... 

May 6, 2012

I'm Back ~ Did you miss me?

I just spent two weeks away from home.  Two computer-free weeks at that! Did you even notice? Well regardless ~ I'm back!

The first week was spent with my son and grandson.  Daddy had to work extra hours and Grandma was thrilled to spend a little one on one time with her little man.  We had so much fun together. What a great time! 

And look at the little shack his 
Dad made for him. 

I am so fortunate that all three of my kids live within 10 miles of each other so that when we visit we get to see all of them and their little ones. 

Sloane & Sydney 

My son and both daughters had babies within a year of each other. These are our three youngest grand-loves. Our babies are growing up too fast.  All 3 will start kindergarten this fall.   

The second week was spent at my Moms. Another great week of catching up with my brothers and sisters and their families. And now it's back to yard work, cooking, cleaning etc. But I sure do love my lifestyle ~ thank you Lord for all my blessings!