Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Two Very Busy Weekends

The weekend before last our oldest son Justin passed through after a attending a conference in Canada. We had a wonderful visit with him and had several meals with all the kids together. We also opened the pool and Tad had a great time helping clean off the cover:)

This past weekend we worked in the yard all day Friday, sat for Tad all day Saturday, went hiking and had friends over for a cookout on Sunday, and had a houseful of family for Memorial Day and also to celebrate our middle son's 29th birthday. Whew! I am still worn out this morning!

But I love it all. Spending time with my family is my favorite thing to do (even when the weather doesn't cooperate:(

Friday, May 17, 2013

An Anniversary and Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!

Rick and I celebrated our 32nd anniversary yesterday and my sweet husband brought home this lovely bouquet of roses. Then we went to one of our favorite places for dinner. It is a bit of a drive, but that's one reason we like it so much. We go along the river and through some wooded areas that are so pretty this time of year. We had such a good time, eating and reminiscing about all our years together.

As you can see, the gardens are really filling up. Every day something new is blooming and I just can't get enough of looking at these beauties. The rock garden is doing especially well right now and there are so many textures and colors. It has taken us quite awhile to get it that way!

 I got a real surprise when I went out with my tea this morning. We knew there were baby bluebirds in the box at the back of our property, but we had no idea there was a nest in this house right off the deck! They have never nested so close. Bluebirds can become quite relaxed around people, so I hope they know what they're doing. I will be working on my vegetable garden right by them almost every day.  Can you tell, I'm really excited about these guys!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I Did It!

I'm so proud of myself! I finally figured out how to get back here and upload pictures using Google Chrome.  Boy, they do not make things easy for the computer illiterate. But maybe now I can say I'm a step up from that :)

Anyway... so, we spent a week visiting our son and his wife in DC. It was so good to spend time with them and, being in the middle of their spring (and ahead of us by about two weeks), it was just beautiful.

We saw so much...I won't bore you with pictures of monuments and museums. We took our kids all over the country while they were growing up, but we stayed away from big cities, preferring national parks and beaches. Now I wish we had taken them here. It wasn't that hard to get around. Though it was nice to have a Metro lesson from Justin first!

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day. We went to a state park with the kids, went on a short hike and let Tad throw rocks in the creek while we looked for fossils, and then ate at a huge buffet at the park inn. They had fried biscuits and hot apple butter. Yum! What a great day!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Techinical Dificulties

We returned from a wonderful trip to DC to visit our son and daughter-in-law to find that I couldn't upload photos onto my blog. I have been trying all week and sent a complaint to Blogger, but so far .. nothing.

There are so many things in bloom in our yard right now. I go around with my camera everyday trying to capture some of the beauty, but can't quite do it justice. If I didn't have other obligations I think I would just camp out in my backyard and soak it all in!

Hopefully I will be back with photos of our trip, the yard, the chicks and some finished projects. See you soon:)