Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Good Morning and happy Tues to everyone....First let me start by thanking everyone for their comments and encouraging comments on my hair.  I feel silly making such a big "to do" about something like that, but I do feel a little better about things.  I am still TRYING to watch what I eat, but I can't say I am feeling very successful yet, but I am not giving up...but enough about all of that.

We had such a busy and productive week-end.  Friday my mother came up and we went to that store which was sooo much better than I remembered.  What a collection of treasures.  Soo much to look at and their things were soo nice and soo up my alley.  I am surprised the name of the place wasn't "Deb's place" haha...Now their things weren't exactly budget friendly but we had a good time looking.  I did buy a rub on stencil for our family room wall which displays one of my favorite scriptures...Jos 24:15 As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.  I am anxious to get it up.  As soon as my hubby gets the time (this week-end maybe?) he will climb the ladder and hopefully easily get it on.  On Sat. my son James and his family came up for the day.  It was soo nice to have them here for the first time.  How I enjoyed my day.  We swam for an hour or so in the pool here at the park and JD displayed his new found skills.  Quite the little fish for not yet quite 4.  Donatella has grown up quite a bit and is talking up a storm.  What a dollie she is.  She reminds me soo much of Mel it is a strange feeling.  She's got her mama's skin and is sporting quite the little tan in spite of wearing a #50 sunblock whenever she is out.  Her hair is white ~ have I mentioned that she is darling and this Grandma loves her to death.  I got lots of hugs and kisses, but she too is a Grandpa's girl.  I can't quite figure out "why" they are ALL such softies for Grandpa, haha...For dinner Jim & Larissa made us a yummy dinner of Chineese food from Trader Joe's.  Soo good.  Here are a few swimming pics on the day...

JD MUST have his goggles, haha

Tella was pretty fearless too

The girls watch JD leap off daddy's shoulders

The girls take a ride

On Sun we went to early service and then began our "project" on the front porch.  Naturally it took A LOT longer than we anticipated and I think by the end by hubby was about to pitch me off the side as I had him rearrange those GIANT AND HEAVY pots several times.  It just didn't want to fit up there right.  As it was we did pot one of the Sega's in the ground in the front area.  That is another project still looming so I will talk about it later, haha.  But the front porch is shaping up nicely.  Now the pots still have to painted (I think that is on his agenda tonight after work and supper when it cools off a bit) and I need possibly a small hanging bird house and some wind chimes and possibly a hanging plant or maybe two, but it is close.  I am also thinking about painting the front door red like the pots.  What does anyone think??  Though I guess it would be hard to say until I show you the newly painted pots...haha.

You can see how badly these pots need to be painted and the fig tree is looking a little sad but I think I can nurse it back.

Meanwhile I picked up my granddaughter Lindsey (9 years) to spend a few days with us.  We are heading off to a movie this afternoon and my niece Katie (10 years) will join us for this and then come back and spend the night tonight here as well.   After that I will let the girls do a little baking and then we will watch Anne of Green Gables tonight.  Tomorrow we will get Lindsey a new outfit for school  which starts next week.   How I love these summer days with kids.  Soo I guess I will get off of here and finish up my morning chores.  It is nice to have a little helper this morning.  = )  Hope you all have a wonderful day...


  1. Anne of Green Gables...I want to come! How many times could I watch the entire series and not grow tired of it??!? Never. I know you will enjoy your time:)

    The porch looks great - and goodness, what pots! You planted trees - oh my four little potted impatiens look so puny. Do they stay out year round? Perhaps that is a silly question for California but our pots are surely temporary - in fact, I 've already seen the fall mums and such at Lowes - but way too early to be thinking about redoing the pots!

    And, by vote is for a red door! I just love red front doors. Our new door is red - but not the perfect shade of red in my opinion! But I am enjoying it for now. Funny thing - most of my flowers for arrangements on the front door are red or pink....and they do not look so great against the red door. I'm finding white looks the best - but that's another investment! Still vote for red:)

    Enjoy your days with the girls!! Hugs - Jennifer

  2. Hi Debbie,
    I've told you this before but being a grandmother myself, one never gets tired of hearing it, you have the most beautiful grandchildren! They really are darlings!

    Love your porch and the way you have it set up; just like another room in your house. Very cozy!

    I love Green Gables too and I never get tired of watching it even though I can go there any time I want, seeing as I live here.

    I'm glad your family is able to visit you often. My middle son and his family were just here for two weeks from Vancouver. They have a two year old and another one on the way. I didn't enjoy their company as much as I should have because of the back pain I'm having. My therapist told me to just sit and do nothing; no washes, no meals, no bending over at all! That was pretty hard with a house full of people for two weeks! But I'm finally starting to see a light at end of the tunnel. I've been going to physio since May and just now I'm starting to feel a little better. It sure takes a while to work out all the kinks!

    Anyway, after having said all that, I just want to say, I think you're beautiful with your new "Do" and I hope you're feeling better. God is so good to take us through these trials!
    You are in my thoughts and prayers, my sweet friend. You may not hear from me very often but your picture is there on my sidebar and it reminds me to pray for you. Do take care and I hope you're having a lovely week.

    Blessings and hugs,

  3. Lovely family sister Debbie and what a fun time in the pool! Your grandkids are adorable! Your new place looks nice. Do you like figs? Ours have fruits now and waiting for them to ripen :)

    Stay hydrated sister! God bless.

  4. The pool pictures look like all were having fun. The porch looks nice! Have a wonderful week.

  5. Love the look of our new porch Debbie! It looks so cozy and inviting. Makes me want to pour a glass of iced tea and come on over for a chat. :)

    Glad you had such a nice weekend. It was a good weekend to swim. Today was so darn hot.

    Enjoy your granddaughters!

  6. Hi Debbie. The porch is looking great! The grands in the pool with your husband is so cute! Glad you are feeling better.

  7. This post just screams "Joy"!!! I can't think of a better weekend!!
    RED on the door...well of course!!! You will love it welcoming you home and all your precious visitors.

    Beautiful pictures...you are truly a blessed woman!!! Enjoy!!! Isn't life just precious???

  8. I really enjoyed this post and seeing everyone having fun. I want grandkids! lol

  9. Hi Deb,
    Thanks for your sweet comments. Your grandchildren are adorable and looks like they love grandma and grandpa time! And I love your front porch. Mine has become my sanctuary of sorts. There is something about being cozy in the middle of God's creation. Hearing the birds, the wind in the trees and being in God's Word in the midst. Your porch is beautiful.

    And Anne of Green Gables....one of my favorites. i haven't seen them all in a long time. Have a wonderful time.

    Much love in Christ,

  10. Love the pics!!! Aren't we blessed?!

  11. WEll, Hello dear friend, such a long time since we talked, First things first, I am so glad you are settled in and I so love the new hair do the high lights are beautiful, and you look great!! I am always wanting a change.

    I read some of your last posts and want you to know how much I relate to you on the weight issue, as we have talked before about it. There are times I get so weary, but God is always so faithful and he and I talk about it quite often. I am still trying to lose and have been faithful with exercise and am now working on my diet.

    I want to wish your mother a much happy but belated birthday wish, as my BD was the next day.She looks so young. And also a belated birthday wish to Melody, She is so beautiful, she should have been a model.
    What a beautiful family you have, and I am blessed to know you. I am so happy to be able to visit with you again. You are so special, we have so much in common, I too love Anne of Green Gables, and hope you love Avonlea too


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