Friday, June 25, 2010

Where is the time going?! I feel robbed of June so far with the DAILY RAIN/Thunderstorms!!

Yesterday and so far today has been fantastic, but our yard is soooooo saturated (read: standing muddy water) that we can't play out there. So while the sun and wind works it's magic on our yard (dry it up! dry it up!), here's what we're going to do today:

That...and the last day of Bible School, get groceries, hit a few garage sales and clean so tomorrow night's babysitter doesn't run screaming from the house because of the mess.
What are YOU doing this Summer Friday?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lauren- 2010- SWIMMING LESSONS!!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A peek into my flower garden - May 2010


looks like we have some bug nibbles here =-(


Nothing special - but do love it in orange! supposed to be orange...i guess it almost is.
Isn't she delicate?

Ignore the grass growing in there...grrrr.

Love, Love, LOVE!

Cherry Tomato

Ferns and impatiens in pots. It will be so fun to see how huge those pots get by end of summer! They me!
I LOVE ferns on the front porch! (So do the birds though...shoo!)
I have a matching one by the kid's playhouse. Moss rose is supposed to be trailing down..but our dog seems to think it doesn't belong...she keeps ripping them off! grrr.
My orange geranium (LOVE!) and behind that - a cucumber plant. Looks like I need to trellis that baby quick-like!
And to prove I do enjoy more than yellow and orange...hello pink and red! I love geraniums! Reminds me of my Grandma's house.
This USED to be apricot-colored and yellow. All of the apricot is now blooming red. Hmmm. I'm annoyed by this!
More pink geraniums with Mexican Heather. This photo really doesn't do it justice. The color combo here is AMAZING!
Love it! Look at those tiny star-shaped things in the wonderful!
I have no idea what this is, but I LOVE IT! I divided it last spring from someone's house and it was not blooming. This is the first time it has bloomed here. It is much larger than I expected and FILLED with blooms! I can't wait until they are all busted wide open!
If you've made it this far...congratulations! Here's your reward!! Isn't she a BEAUTY!
Let's take another look at her!
Just one more glance. And please send mulch. pathetic!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

What a FANTASTIC Memorial Day Weekend! I can't remember a better one weather-wise. We took full advantage. We aren't really the camping/woodsy type, but we enjoy a good cookout - and this weekend was full of those!

Friday the little kids played outside for hours with the neighbor kids, running back and forth from pool to pool and swingset to swingset.

Despite the 50 spf sunscreen, they were bright red by Friday night. This put a damper on Saturday because I didn't want them out in the sun again until their skin healed up a bit. Friday night Lauren attended a fun birthday party.

Also Friday night, Bailey found out she made the Varsity football cheer squad as well as the competition squad. (nice kick-off to the weekend!)

Saturday was low-key. Mark built me a shelf for over my washer and dryer...and switched the machines around so the washer is FINALLY on the left - dryer on the right. That prompted a quick decorating frenzy - all garage sale finds or stolen from other rooms of the house. I had planned to have a garden-like room...but I realy don't have that many things to pull that I may change that sign to say Welcome To The Laundry...we'll see.

Other than that, we didn't do too much - a good, relaxing day.

Sunday we had a great church service, followed by a cookout at Grandma & Grandpa's house.
(where I snapped this picture of the kids.
WHY didn't I have my real camera w/me?! WHY?! We'll be trying to recreate this shot next week when school's out.

Relaxing, family fun!
Later that afternoon the kids napped and then it was outside for more pool and sprinkler fun. Bailey enjoyed relaxation on the deck - shades on, toenails painted and flipping through a Seventeen magazine. Later, another cookout with our cul du sac neighbors. FABULOUS time! (even though Grant decided to get back in the pool with all of his clothes on!)

And Monday....another day of complete relaxation. I indulged in a Tori & Dean marathon while I nursed a killer headache, played with the kids outside in the yard and grilled a pork loin and made the season's first sweet corn. Aaaagh....summer!

And finally,
(that's A.M. people! A!M!)

I survived the 4 a.m. cheer invasion this morning where graduating Senior cheerleaders wake up new Varsity cheerleaders,
pick out their outfit for the day
(which included one flip flop and one fuzzy slipper),
and delivered a megaphone sign she has to wear around her neck all day. Then at 6 a.m. we left for IHOP
where she met up with the whole squad for breakfast. What a fun group of girls....what a tired Mom! =-)

Hope your weekend was every bit as wonderful!