Thursday, May 30, 2013

Memorial Day Fun with the Family

Saturday morning we had resigned to the fact that our fencing project would not be completed before the holiday.  We left about 10:30 to go and watch my grandson, Jonas, at his swim lesson, and then we had a delightful breakfast with the Troudt family at The Egg and I ... drove back home and as we pulled into our driveway the fencing crew was just leaving.  They had put up the entire fence in just a few hours.  And it was AMAZING !!  Really made our weekend complete.

Monday we had the family over for a potluck.  Sterling cooked up some ribs and threw some dogs on the grill and everyone else brought some delicious side dishes to go with.

Here's a photo of my folks enjoying the gorgeous afternoon ... mother nature was so understanding and kept the rains and thunder boomers at bay until after everyone left.

Sterling made the kids each their own water gun shooting gallery.  He just used a piece of 2x4 and painted it, drilled some holes and inserted some golf tees, and then added some ping pong type lightweight balls. 

As you can see, the kids (Hailey and Jonas) had a BLAST and of course when they weren't shooting off the ping pong balls, they were running around getting all of us wet with their water guns ... I believe Jeremy had as much fun if not more than the kids playing with the water guns!

We also got a tether ball set for the backyard and everyone had a go at this fun sport.  It was a huge hit !

And last, but certainly not least, here's a pic of our dear Miss Paisley in her rockin' summer shades!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Full Page Spotlight

I am so excited to be featured on a FULL page in the Summer 2013 issues of Take Ten ... there are actually three of my card creations in this issue, but to have an entire page dedicated to my cards ... oh WOW!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Getting published NEVER gets old.  Here's a recent card of mine that was published in Stampington & Co.'s Stampers Sampler.



Sunday, May 12, 2013

Building a deck addition!

We added a new deck this spring ... we cut out the center of the original deck, and now there is one step down onto the new 16x16 deck addition.  We LOVE to entertain and Sterling hates to mow lawn, so we hit two birds with one stone so to speak with this project.  Now we are just waiting to hear from our contractor on when they will begin the fencing project.  After that, we will be power raking, aerating and seeding the front and back ... so hopefully by July 4 we will have everything just the way we want it.  

Happy Mother's Day!

My son sent me this delightful sugar cookie arrangement for mother's day.  Needless to say there aren't manyleft.  Thanks, son!!!  My daughter is taking us to Kona Grill for brunch this morning.  Life is good.  Happy Mother's Day everyone!