Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Happy Birthday to my niece Charlene (Charlie).Char was born on my parents anniversary, after Mom and Dad moved to California they would make the trip back home to celebrate Memorial day and their anniversary but Charlie always thought they came home just for her birthday! Any way you look at it it was great time to have them back home to be with family.
Happy Birthday Char and thank you for all you do and have done on behalf of Mom and Dad.
An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. ~Author Unknown
True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach
A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. ~Simone Signoret
Monday, May 25, 2009
This fence was rescued from going to the dump, my good friend Kathy made this cute fence for her garden when she decided she needed a new one I said I would take it, so over to the property it came and what a wonderful addition it has made! With a little re-bar arch in between that my son Jared made for me. I and Haddie planted morning glory along the fence and arch to add some early morning color.
I got the log family out of hibernation to come join the garden.
The second couple was made for Kacy's wedding. The groom comes with a flattop made from horse shoe nails and a copper bow tie, the bride has a bird nest/chicken wire wedding veil. In the background is Dad's sign that I planted a clematis under, hoping it will grow.
Mom loves to keep the birds fed these are some coffee mugs on a pole that I had made originally for Kyle and Kari's wedding, they lined the wedding path with tulle strung between them and floating candles and now they hold bird seed.
This little spot was filled up with river rock that I moved one bucket by bucket by bucket at a time I suppose it was easier on my back that way. I moved them over to the STUMP .
This is what we call the stump it is what remains of one of the old trees that was on the property it was the one that we sister played in. Dad thought it should stay so he had Dennis plant it trunk down leaving the root system exposed. We have tried to get things to grow on it but they die quickly so I took some of the river rock and built up little damns of dirt with a weed block material underneath to see if that might help out, still need to get some more plants picked out to go in those spots. Mom has picked out new plants for the spot underneath the bay window that still need to go in then it will be time to plant the pumpkins! One of my favorite garden books is a Country Living book called SEASONS AT SEVEN GATES FARM I never get tired of looking at it it is also were I first seen the log people.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday
and the days before that , too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories,
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we'll never part.
God has you in His keeping.
We have you in our hearts.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Dennis had left on a fishing trip when I decided to demo our bedroom I drew this idea on the wall and when he got home I asked him if he could build it. I do not think he was real happy with me but he did it anyway. And for a while it was a fun idea it was made to look like a front porch. All the trim on the gable we made our selves after looking at old porch ideas the spindle trim was bought on a clearance sale so we saved a few bucks on that. The shingles were left over scraps from something else, we added bead board and made our own moldings. My dream was to design a headboard that would look like a vintage screen door with all the ginger bread detail but it has not happened and it is time to move on. The little window in the gable has some antique napkins that were given to me I thought made cute curtains for the little window. With the different seasons I would change all the greenery to fit the occasion. What a pain , plus they are real good dust collectors. Then the final mistake was when we purchased a new bed that sat a little higher than the old one so now the shelf has become a head-cracker , you can not imagine how many times Dennis has cracked his noggin and cussed me under his breath,,,, so to keep from having anymore brain damage done to his head after I get the office finished then the living room this bedroom is going out the window. I think he needs to go on another fishing trip soon!
Monday, May 11, 2009
This is one of the pictures I have saved for my *Dream* living room wish I remembered where I got this picture from, I want to see what the rest of this place looks like . The fire place is a double sided and would look like an extension of the living room. With a view of the mountains would be great also.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
To my daughter-in-laws who I cherish
Friday, May 8, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Will is my nephew on the Forbush side and while we were building my parents house he was one of the carpenters that volunteered and spent some time with us helping out and getting to know my Dad. Dad got a kick out of Will and enjoyed the time with him. It was not until my Dad's funeral that I heard a story about him and Kyle (my son), Will had come over with Kyle to see how he was doing training a new horse that he had recently gotten, as Dad sat out on the back porch with front row seat to his own personal rodeo Dad had finally had enough and told Kyle " He wanted to get up on the horse so he could show the two young buckaroos how it was done". How do you get on old arthritic man who's legs have a hard time even bending any more let alone get him up on a hard headed horse that could possibly toss him up in the air. I guess the getting up was not to bad it was the getting down that the two had to help Dad with, Mom said she could her Kyle telling my Dad "If anything happens to you my name is going to be mud!" If I would have been there I would have had them arrested for endangering the life of Senior citizen! Now I wish I had been there to see his face has he sat upon that horse for the last time then I would have knocked Kyle up the side of the head and say What in the heck were you thinking?
Thanks Will and Kyle bringing a smile to an old mans heart.
And to Ruby, can not wait to meet you for the first time!