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...