Friday, June 30, 2017

6-30-2017 Two Seater

 We discovered a fun new two-seater swing at the park!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

6-29-2017 New Chairs

DH & I have finally decided it is time for some
new kitchen chairs.
These are faux leather 
and literally falling apart.
Time for something more solid and comfortable and lasting.
We've special ordered some from the Amish store
and should have them in about 12 weeks.
So excited!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6-27-2017 Selling The Burley

The GDs are now too big for it.

Monday, June 26, 2017

6-26-2017 Starting Another KAL

Starting another Knit-a-Long
( )
with the Healthy Knitter.
The pattern sounds perfect 
for this birthstone 
I have
( )


Sunday, June 25, 2017

6-25-2017 Church In The Woods

Lifted our spirits with
seeing deer...

 ...beautiful clouds in bright blue skies and 56*F temps...

 ...wild blackberries along the road to enjoy while hiking...

...super fragrant flowers/weeds along our path
to perfume the air...
We even saw a bluebird (of happiness)
but I didn't get a chance to photograph it!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

6-23-2017 Fledgling

So glad the granddaughters
got to see this fledgling 
up close and personal
in my small lilac bush today.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6-21-2017 First Day of Summer

Got these sweet pictures of the granddaughters 
while I was away in Chicago
and I love their hot sweaty faces
enjoying some Whitey's ice cream
after playing in the park.
These pictures just scream SUMMER!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

6-20-2017 Thanks for the Memories!

...and the hospitality...
...and the birthday cake...
...and for fixing my glasses...
...and for time with my boys!

Monday, June 19, 2017

6-19-2017 The New Deck Is Almost Finished!

All it needs now are the railings! Woo hoo!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6-15-2017 Happy Birthday to Me!

"Playing Cars" with the boys...
best birthday present ever!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6-13-2017 Ledger and Concrete Footings

Today we left for Chicago for a week
to spend time with the boys
and help our son build a new deck. 
We will get to celebrate my birthday,
Fathers Day, and my grandson's 3rd birthday while here!
We left home with this storm chasing us all the way to Chicago...

Grandson helping Opa hold the board.

The guys wrestled all day with this 2 man post hole digger
to dig the concrete footing holes to the proper depth...
well, almost...
as deep as the rocks would let them go!

Concrete was mixed and shoveled into the tubes in the holes.

First day of work done...
ledger boards up and concrete footing poured...
worked 12 hours in 95*F temps!!!

Monday, June 12, 2017

6-12-2017 Concrete Work

 Ran some food over to church this morning
for the Cafe on Vine
and was surprised to find the front entrance of church
being torn up!!!
I guess they are putting in new steps and railings...

Sunday, June 11, 2017

6-11-2017 It's Getting Hot!

 Summer has officially arrived!!!
It's getting HOT outdoors!

Think I'll go knit indoors!!!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

6-10-2017 Thank You

I received these sweet sweet gifts in the mail
from my dear friend in Maine.
Thank you so much!
That cute alpaca pin from Knit Picks 
is going right on my project bag!
And I love the beautiful granny square!!!

My oldest GD made my cat a red-white-blue potholder
for its July birthday
and bought her a new toy with feathers.
Kitty says, "Thank you!"