Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 Hump day already...
this week is flying by....
 
 every day Hotrod asks to go back to the cabin...
boy I wish we could....
 
 my boys....
love watching them together...
 
 Hotrod is so good with "babies" as he calls them...
he loves helping out younger ones...
 
 my loves....
so happy my daughter has found a good guy...
 
 Hubby is telling a story....
as usual....
 
 Hotrod is looking at the rabbits...
he REALLY wants a rabbit...
 
 cousins...just having fun....
 I asked everyone to be silly....
I think this side of the group are the only ones that listened...
love the silly photos...
 
 Just hanging out....
some serious washer throwing going on....
That's my Boy....
I have a whole list of projects I want to get done this weekend...
Hotrod is spending the night Saturday night...
his parents...My son and DIL...
are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary....
Sunday Hotrod and his friends from school...
are singing at church...
can't wait to see them...
Happy 106th birthday to the Army Reserves...
Thank you for all you do for our country...


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I really wanted to get some family photos right here...
it just didn't work out...
maybe next time...

we are all getting back in the swing of normal life...
it was sure a nice little vacation...
a Family Reunion...and a weekend escape for our business..
before the HOT summer hits...
I would love to walk out my back door to this every morning...
they were across the lake...such a rainbow of color...



Now this is what kids should be doing...
not sitting in front of a screen...
Happy Earth Day....
Don't tell Rooster what he missed out on....
he had to stay home with Ginger to watch the property....
Poor border patrol...
they will get their time to play soon...

I could sit here for hours...
just soaking in the beauty...
come on...sit a spell...let your mind drift off...
enjoy a little peace...and tranquility...
take a little time today...
to appreciate Mother Earth...

Monday, April 21, 2014

 the views were awesome....
 
we didn't catch a lot of fish...
actually only my daughter caught any...
we didn't spend a lot of time fishing...
we did spend a lot of time visiting...

daughters boyfriend getting untangled..

the cousins were having a blast spinning....
 
Brothers catching up....(they are half brothers)



brothers who are 360 days a part...
Hubby is the baby...
 

 
Cousins having a little fun in the pool...
I don't know about everyone else...
but I'm tired...Easter/ Family Reunion weekend...
wore me out...
will get caught back up this week....

Sunday, April 20, 2014

 Happy Easter everyone...
I hope your day was nice....
we had an awesome family weekend...
 the blue bonnets are in full bloom here in TEXAS....
on the way back home today...
we saw families pulled over on the side of the highway...
taking family photos in the blue bonnets...
Do other states do this?
 these were at the lake...
This was family reunion weekend for Hubbies family...
cousins that have not seen each other in years...
there is one Patriarch left...Uncle Joe...
the last of the 4 siblings...
lots of youngsters...Hotrod was in heaven...
 
 It was nice meeting new family members...
some of us have been face book friends for a while...
we actually got to see each other face to face...
talk in person...
Hubby had a blast remembering old times...
 
 we had it at one of our favorite places...
Cliff View Resort...
 
 getting a group this big together...
is quite a task...but so worth it...
 
dogs included...
 
a wagon full of cousins...
not sure how it's officially labeled...
second cousins...first cousins twice removed...
the kiddos just liked being cousins...
so that's way we called them...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Good Fences

 Today I am joining Good Fences
Thank you Texwisgirl...
 
I love gates and fences...
she is ready to open a new gate...
a Senior with big dreams for the future...
 you can't fence in the energy on these guys....
love seeing boys...being boys....
 
 there is always someone in a family...
that just has to do their own thing....
 
 an old broken down fence...
but just look how sparkly...springy...this family looks...
 
what do you mean....I can't chase lizards today....
there was a lizard on that fence...
then it jumped and ran...
he really...really...really wanted to catch it....


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 today was quite a day...
not one I want to repeat for sure...
first thing My Mom and I had sent flowers and chocolates
to my Aunt who just came home from surgery...
well come to find out...they didn't deliver the chocolates...
I called...and they acted like...
oh well do you want us to send them?...
well YES I do or I would not have ordered and paid for them...
hmmm what would have happened if Mom hadn't
asked her sister how the chocolates were...
we would have never known...
and they would have had an extra $19.99...
 
 Second...I had defrosted some ground pork...
I had frozen it as soon as I purchased it...
I cooked it...but it had a foul odor...
so through it out...
 
 Third....I went to pick Hotrod up from school...
I left my purse and phone in the truck...
was inside maybe 3 or 4 minutes...
doors locked...purse in the floor...not in plain sight...
someone smashed my passenger side window...
took my purse...and my phone right off my charger...
 
 the lady parked next to me...
went in after me...came out before me...
she had her things in her car too...
she didn't see anyone around...
but they picked mine...
 
 who ever did it was very bold...
there were people every where...
going in and out to pick up the kiddos...
broad daylight...
 
it is also a well traveled road...
I called the police...they took a report...
had to cancel our check cards...personal and business....
cancel my phone...order a new one...$125 deductible...
now my insurance on my phone is canceled....
had to go get a new drivers license...
my inhaler was in my purse...
I am so happy that I had called in for a new one...
this morning...even though it was 1/2 full...
I was out of renewals so I had called the Dr....
for once I didn't wait till the last minute...
now the window has to be replaced...
library card gone...
pocket knife my daughter gave me gone...
tape measure gone...
for once I actually had cash in my wallet...
around $100....I never have more than a couple of dollars...
two of my favorite lipsticks gone...
a lot of aggravation...
a feeling of violation...
a lesson learned...
don't leave your purse in your car...even for a minute...
even with the doors locked...
 

 
Happy 50th Birthday Jimbo!!!
 
 

 this is my little garden nursery...
where I am starting all my plants for the garden this year...

 my cute little ducky....
with a new marigold...
 I found this little watering can at the thrift store...
 
 I have started Zinnias in my cute little pots...
I had to move my mint...it was growing too fast...
 
 I found this knock out rose at Lowes...
they were $5 each...I'm gonna give it a try...
maybe some of my Mom and Step Mom will rub off on me...
they have great luck with roses...me...
not so much...
I have my front porch in red/white/blue...
I think our country needs more red/white/blue...
to remind us what the USA is all about...
seems to me to many people forget...
especially the ones that are in office...