Tuesday, May 31, 2016

5-31-2016 No More Sheets!

No...more...sheets!!! Woo hoo!!!
Past summers, I would hang sheets
over the patio chairs
and place them over the pool
so the girls could play in the shade
out of direct sunlight
under their 'tent'.
Now, with the new pergola,
they are free to stand up and run about!

Monday, May 30, 2016

4-30-2016 Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes...
the name of this morning's prayer zentangle.
For Memorial Day
I prayed for the families and friends of those
who have died serving our country in the military.
And we remembered our loved ones who have passed too.
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Both our son and daughter have this pergola
in their backyards
to provide some much needed shade.
We've spent time under both and love them
so decided to take the plunge
and get one for ourselves!
DH & I assembled it by ourselves last night.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

4-29-2016 The Boys

Got to spend some much needed time with 
my family in Chicago this weekend!
What a blessing!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

5-28-2016 Mani-Pedi

Haven't had one in many years...
but decided to splurge this morning
since summer is here and it is now sandal season!
I put my fave new OPI polish on my toes...
"I eat Mainely Lobster."

Also finished knitting another baby hat for charity.

And, a few more zentangles...

Friday, May 27, 2016

5-27-2016 Meatheads

Our S-I-L told us about this place "Meatheads"
and their wall of hot sauces!
So, to day DH & I went to check it out!
Came home with several bottles of hot sauces and some brats.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

5-26-2016 Spider Web

One of our GDs fave things to do at the parks
is to climb the 'spider webs.'

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

5-23-2016 Pi Dishcloth

...was a quick knit last night...

...and practiced some one-stroke zentangles...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

5-22-2016 Iowa State Flower

This wild prairie rose
is the Iowa State Flower.
This particular wild prairie rose bush
at our church is over one hundred years old!
It was donated over 30 years ago
by a member who had it on his family farm
for over 100 years.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

5-21-2016 From 5-14-2016

Had so much fun learning this new stitch
I ended up making 3 dishcloths
to use up all the yarn in both skeins!

Today DH & I drove to Dubuque IA
and Marion IA
to walk through their ART SHOWS.
It was a perfect spring day to be out and about!

Friday, May 20, 2016

5-20-2016 Disney Princess

We took our GD shopping
and let her pick out her own bicycle...
She insisted that it be pink.
That was her only qualification.
Papa assembled it and she loves it!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

5-19-2016 A Fork In The Road

This morning's walk...

...and some lovely floral bouquets
from my GDs...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

5-18-2016 Second ReBoot

and a few more zentangles...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

5-17-2016 Preschool Program

 Today DH & I attended
the final day of preschool program
for our granddaughter.
It has been wonderful to see her blossom
this past year with her preschool experience!

Monday, May 16, 2016

5-16-2016 Shetland Shores Cowl

My next project...

now that I have finished the Wallaby
for my GD for this fall...

Sunday, May 15, 2016

5-15-2016 All Choir Sunday

Today is the final Sunday of our church choirs season
and all four of the choirs sang at all of this mornings
worship services.
Our wonderful and amazing organist and accompanist
fixed us a brunch so we could eat between services!
Thank you sooooooo much, Donna!
You are Wonder Woman in disguise!

Friday, May 13, 2016

5-13-2016 Meerkats

 After eating lunch,
the meerkats played in their zoo cage.
(The zoo has a new exhibit of meerkats.)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

5-9-2016 The Laying On Of Hands

My most recent prayer zentangle.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

5-8-2016 Picnic Lunch and Mother's Day Potholders

We had a yummy picnic lunch with the GDs
on the little picnic table he made for them.
Then, while blondie was napping,
big sister made her mommy a potholder
for a Mother's Day gift 
"because I'm 4 now and I can do hard things."

Have to include the photos of my GSs too
that my dear D-I-L sent recently.

Love you boys!!!!!
Wish we could see you more often!!!