Friday, May 22, 2015

Spring has sprung...

Every year since I don't know when, spring is hell on my manicure...
 
This year I was determined that it would not be so...
 
I played dumb, very dumb, and my heroes came through...
 
Andy showed up with a mega grass cutter...
 
 
 
his new toy...
 
 
And in no time, my lawn looked like a golf course (with all the holes and without all the sand traps)
 
Tony showed up after work wearing dress clothes and clogs...
 
 
And before you knew it...
Andy was helping...
 
 
 
 
We even got Mr. K to pitch in!
 
 
I wish I could say my yard is picture perfect,
but I CAN say...
 
It's getting there!
 
 
 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Ahhhh, hammock napping...

It has been years since I had a hammock, and the thought of laying on the patio with a glass of wine and my Kindle has been on my bucket list for a while.


Last winter, Mr. K bought me a hammock so I could do just that.


It sat in the box in the garage all winter...and finally, last weekend I asked him to bring it upstairs so we could assemble it...


Life always seems to get in the way here.  Mr. K was out of town all last week and finally, yesterday, Tony offered to assemble it...


It didn't seem all that hard, but was it safe?


We let Noelle try it first...




Seemed like it was working...but wait!  It said it could hold up to 350 pounds...

We though we'd try it...



Hmmmm...Not even close, lol!


Well, since it will hold them, it must be strong enough for the really important stuff...


It worked!


If you want me, I'll be out on the patio...


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Partners in crime

Don't you wonder what they are planning?


Best friends!

Meet Shirley!

Meet Princess Shirley's Goodness and Mercy, AKA Shirley, AKA the seven pound poop generator. 



She's a 13 week old 
Pembroke Welch Corgi,
And quite a character!  



She's changed our lives...



I now carry a diaper bag for a dog, And go shopping for accessories that are not for me...





Mr K gets down on the floor by choice and not because he fell,  



And yogurt cups have a whole new meaning! 



What were we thinking???

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Excuse me...

Jamie, my son-in-law, loves to feed the birds, even more than Mr.K and I do.

He designed an amazing four station bird feeder...

We thought it was great!
On Christmas day when he came with this marvelous feeder for us,
and a shovel and a bag of cement...
and proceeded to install it...

We were over the moon excited.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Since Mr. K and I love to watch the birds, we keep it well stocked...
 
That's usually not a problem, but now that spring is springing...
 
 
Every day, at least one of the feeders needs refilled.
 
We try to get to it first thing in the morning, but there are mornings when we get busy doing other things and put it off...
 
That's when we hear a knock at the French doors...

 
 
"Excuse me...the birds ate all the seeds!"
 
Sigh...
 
On a happier note, I got to hang out with this guy yesterday...
 
 
And now I'm headed across the hall...
 
My sewing machine is just begging for me to come and play!
 
Be nice to each other,
Talk to you soon!
 
 
 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Super Sunday!

My family got together yesterday for our 'not quite' holiday dinner.
 
When my kids became adults and adopted other families,
 we began celebrating on off weeks for most holidays
 (other than Christmas Eve, which is mandatory). 
 This was our 'not quite' Easter dinner in more ways than one...
there wasn't an egg in sight!
 
Noelle, Winnie and Tony came motoring up first...
 
 
They were out enjoying the wonderful weather...
 
They hit up the park for a doggie walk...
 
 
 
With a stop at the batting cages for good measure...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By time they got to the house, Winnie was pooped
but Tony and Noelle had energy to spare...
 
And tossed a football around
 
 
 
 
They even tried to get Michael and Catherine to join in...
 
 
Catherine said no...
and NO PICTURES and hid behind the bushes!
 
So they kept on playing...
 
 
No...Mr.K was not joining in the game, he was picking up twigs, lol!
 
 
 
 
I think they burned off enough energy to eat all of these...
 
 
And of course, Catherine's famous apple pie.
Seriously, even if they didn't want to show up,
if I promise her apple pie, they would come!
 
 
 
 
For our 'not quite' Easter dinner, I don't set a formal table, but we eat buffet style.
 
Tony and Noelle said that when you go to a sporting banquet, this is how you save your seats...
 
 
 
I give up...
 
We did manage to sit down and enjoy our dinner together. 
 
 
I love it when we get together!
 
Of course,
 
the guest of honor was...
 
 
who brought his parents, Andy and  (a very camera shy)  Ashley...
 
 
 
Locklan wasn't even impressed with all the attention he got from Michael and Vicky...
 
 
 
 
Or his great grandmother...
 
 
No, he's not picking his nose!
 
In fact, he didn't even seem impressed with the chair I just couldn't pass up on Saturday...
 
 
Won't this be great for the river?
 
Jamie was here too...I know 'cause Mr. K conned him into
helping take the boat out of the garage...
 
 
 
Cause you know...I complained that I had nowhere to park my car...
So they moved it to the driveway?!?
 
~HELLO!~
~sigh~
 
Now I can relax a bit...
I'm working on dish cloths again...
 
 
It's mindless knitting so that I can be productive while sitting here...
 
 
enjoying the sun...
 
AND planning my next adventure!
 
Stay tuned!
Jan
 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

How time flies!

Remember this?
 
 
That is Ashley on the left, her sister, Alicia on the right...
 
How quickly it turns into this...
 
 
Bentley, Alicia's son, on the left,
 Locklan, the love of my life, on the right...
aren't they precious?
 
How quickly time flies!
 
Enjoy every minute of it!
 
God bless all y'all!
Jan