Thursday, April 24, 2014

Easter Weekend Part 1

Every where I looked.....beautiful Easter scenes.

Families all dressed up in there Sunday best......egg hunting...beautiful table settings.

Even on Saturday there were cookouts and photo shoots.

THIS was my crazy family photo shoot.


My Mom summoned us all for a work day on Saturday and

then Sunrise service on Sunday.

You don't get to see the beautiful, dressed up photo because we were to tired

and sore to lift the camera.....:)

Because Mom wasn't kidding......we cut limbs.....we cut down trees....

we cleaned up limbs...we worked!


No small, little baby limbs.....

Well the one I have is small....but most were not.
(note to self...do not tuck head down....double chin alert..must take all photos looking up
"Oh look ...a bird...in the sky"....only photos allowed.)


Do you see how close this tree was to the house.....


This tree took much discussion about where it would fall...


I would give them my two cents but they seemed to ignore me.

And the chicken coop was right behind where I was standing taking this photo.

I turned around and there isn't a chicken in sight.

They all ran into the coop....I wonder if they know something that we don't?

Chicken intuition....hmmmm....


But the men did a great job.....whew...


Only had to do a little fence mending...


My boys and my brothers.....does my heart good....:)

We did do some cooking...

(college kid is mentally telling me to quit taking photos)

we waited 30 minutes with a little resting before returning to work....
(yes we know this only pertains to swimming but we pretended that it didn't)


(this is my oldest son with my Dad.....heart smile..:)

and we hid eggs for the little ones...


and then I said I need a sibling photo....

this was the last and only sibling photo we had....


so now we have this....


It would be a great photo if I didn't have the BA-BA-BA-BANANA shirt on....

The two oldest on the right with their dark hair and olive skin...

and the two youngest on the left blonde and paler..

We had worked and sweated and didn't wear makeup...oh well...

I'm so grateful to have this.

I caught this photo of the girls eating candy in the back of the truck...

I love it because their hair is messy and they are just enjoying being with each other.


And I might add that the heaviest thing they picked up all day was that basket....lol.

#princesses

All in all it was a great day of work and food and family.

I know that I will look back at these days as the best of times.


#love my family.

I hope you all had a great Easter also.






Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Think Warm Thoughts......


Yes!!!!!

:)


Noooooo!!

:(

No frost.....no frost.....no frost.....

come on....

say it with me..

I can't take it.....

because THIS has already happened....:(


What?????

No....I didn't just sneak in ANOTHER pic of the tree....;)

Last one...

I promise....

maybe.









Thursday, April 10, 2014

Don't Be Selfish With Those Selfies


It's a good day!


Dogs!


Flowers!


Chickens!

And then I decided I would try some sarcastic selfies...

you know.....we all hate selfies.....

and we all make fun of the selfie obsessed...(like me)

So here is my tribute to selfies....

Fishlip selfie....

I never understood this one....

I do know that 20 year old fishlips looks better than 50 year old fishlips...


Next up....

the my animal is so cute but I can't just get a pic of my animal I must be in it also selfie...


This cracks me up......Sambo is freaking out.....:)

Next.....

I am such a deep thinker selfie......


You need to do some deep thinking on those neck wrinkles.....:(

and then we have the famous

seat belt selfie...


Of course with an XL package of toilet paper in the background...

I absolutely refuse to do the bathroom mirror selfie...
(mainly because I don't want to clean the bathroom)

and I have one more......




wait for it......





wait for it.......






The TREEEEEEEE selfie.....:)


I apologize for nothing......

you HAD to see the TREE again.....:)

Now....

don't be selfish with those selfies.....

be loud and proud...

show those fishlips....

those neck wrinkles....

the TP in the background.....

I can't wait to seeeeeeee....

your selfie in a treeeeeee.....

:)




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Real Life

It is a beautiful, sunshine filled day.

I was out hanging clothes on the line and thought I should take a photo of it.

Then I thought.....I can't take a photo of these ragged things.


But you know.....

that's life....

real life....

Life is worn out towels.....

mismatched socks....

faded blue jeans....


It's inside out shirts.....

stained work pants....

and weeds growing everywhere....

But it's also abundant sunshine.....

birds singing....

green grass underfoot.....


It's fresh, clean air.....

and a slight welcome breeze....

It's new growth....

and flowers yet to come....

Life is all of these things....

and so much more...


It's real....

it's not always perfect....

and I wouldn't have it any other way...





Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The TREE....the TREE




The tree!!!

The tree!!

Can you believe I'm going to show you the tree again this year?

I can't help myself.

I walk outside and I think Oh my.....the tree is so beautiful...

I MUST show this to my friends.......again......

And look to the far left.....I have another one just like it....:)

I can't wait until they are both large and flank my driveway....sigh...


I have an unhealthy attachment to this tree.

What would I do if something happened to it?


And don't think that y'all are the only "lucky" ones that get to see it.

I will load facebook up with photos of it.


I will figure out how to "slip" the tree into all of my conversations.

Friend:  Hey do you want to eat lunch Friday?

Me:  Sure, that sounds great....I hope I can find my sunglasses

because the bright pink blooms on my TREE will blind you....lol.

Friend: huh?


And if I have to drive across town and pick you up I will 

conveniently "forget" my purse and go back to my house.

Friend will say...."wow, that tree is beautiful!"

And I will casually say.....what tree?  Oh that tree....

yes it is pretty isn't it....:)


You will drive by and see me in my gown and robe because I have to get a 

morning "first light" photo of the TREE.

You will see me standing in the middle of the road so I can get a

wide angle shot of the TREE.


Friend:  Did you watch Glee last night?

Me:  No....I didn't ...but you know what rhymes with Glee

my TREE!


I know you want to know.....

It's a Kwanzan Cherry Tree.

But I should call it 

My Spring Obsession....:)

Thanks for hanging in there with me

as I told the story of my love for my TREE!

(see there it rhymes with everything)
heehee
the tree...

help me....I can't stop....

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Potting Shed

Guess what I've been doing?

Besides eating Little Debbie snacks (that's too easy).

I've been working outside!!!

I'm really trying hard not to plant all my flowers or my garden yet.

Oh but I want too!


But do you see that little extension coming off of the coop?

I did that!!

All by myself (puffed up chest and swelled head)...:)

I decided that I needed a potting shed....:)


I made the sign first.

Now the roof part was not pretty.....

I was sweating and fussing and dirty and math challenged but

it's up there!

Because really......did you really think hubby would go for adding 

round thing-a-ma-jigs on the posts because it would look cute?

Or have the brilliant idea of adding bottles to the post like a bottle tree?


I think not!

Only my mind.....my crazy tacky artistic mind....would think of that....:)

And then I found a broken shovel and a funnel and

BAM!

a plant stand!


Now I would be lying if I said I didn't have ANY help....

Rod Stewart was not impressed with the new metal chickens....

"hey....why do you need these when you have me?"


I know Rod....they can't compare to you.

I can't wait until I get to plant flowers and vegetables and 

all the empty beds are filled!!

Be sure and check back soon.

There is no telling what I may have dragged out of the dump

dreamed up by then.



Wednesday, April 2, 2014