Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Bit Of Dad's Day.....




  This is Teddy Bear eating some burgers Kathy brought to him for Father's Day. They are from a place called White Castle. I think people call the burgers "Sliders" . Oh there's no way I could eat those. So I had make chicken salad for lunch. But then I was the only one eating that, as Kathy and Ted both ate those burgers. Ted received cards, gifts, and lots of happy wishes on his Father's Day and he was happy.
  The is Rick with baby Leo.  I thought our other great grands grew fast  , just look at this chunky boy. He is 9 months old now. He lost some of his baby hair and it has even grown back.
  This is Mark with his boys, Luke and Max. So proud of the wonderful young fathers in our family.
  Brock spent the day at his mother's and step father's . He and his family enjoy a fun day outdoors there.
Here's his sweet Layla playing in her wading pool, with everyone watching and laughing at her antics. She went down the playset slide onto a slip-n-slide, with her giant octopus. Oh to be a kid again.  LOL   So all in all it was a wonderful day.
  The weather this weekend was unbearably hot. The air almost to heavy to breathe. Today we will have a slight break...so thankful for that. Wishing all of you good relaxing day. XO

Sunday, June 17, 2018

More Graduations....

  Great nieces graduated this year. Allie Kat and Becky Sue.  (Allison and Rebecca) Allie graduated college and Becky from H.S.  They are close sisters.
  Becky is the daughter of my nephew and Allie is adopted by all of us . Our nephew married Allie's mom and a few years later Becky was born....but after my brother and his wife(Grandparents) had passed away from an accident.  I know they would have loved this gathering.
  Allie, aunt Kelly, and Becky posing for all of us to get a photo. They all seem to be the same size., so young and so cute.
  I really like this one. There was a box of photo props near by for funny pictures.
  Plenty of seating . People came and went. I am sure more would have stayed longer if it had not been in the 90's. So hot and no breeze.
   This is Dan brother of our sister in law who has passed, Miles Jr and his sister Kelly. They are our brother Miles and his wife Brenda's children. Jr. is the father of our nieces.
  It was a very hot day. You could not play very hard or work at all in that heat. But the day ended with a pretty sunset and quiet evening.
  Hope all of you are enjoying Father's Day . Stay cool. XO

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Some Days Are Golden....

  Six thirty this morning. Oh yes, I am loving these longer daylight hours.
  Low humidity this morning, sweet and cool.
 My flowers are loving the heat though....well as long as I give them some water.
 Marigolds and petunias, to go with  my yellow this year. These sit on a bench made of an old fence post.
 I had petunias with this potato vine and took them out, the vine  needed the whole container.
  More of the yellow petunias and marigolds on the porch. I did paint the stand, pot and cement ball all gray.
Speaking of paint...I painted the stars from the shed front and the old watering can. Here's the cans of tan and brown to paint the shed. Our next project. Hoping to get it done very soon.
   I am not in love with blogger's changes or windows ten and all their "latest" up-dates. Takes forever for my pictures to load. You all know about  not receiving notice on your email about any comments we leave on each others' blogs. That stinks.  I feel better getting that whining finished. LOL
  Wishing all a beautiful day. XO

Monday, June 11, 2018

Good News....

  We received rain, that was so needed for the lawns, plants and crops. The rose Bush I keep for my daughter Kathy has bloomed.
 Granddaughter Savannah and daughter Karen, aboard a pontoon boat , on their vacation.
 Grandson Skylar taking a catfish off the hook , that Savannah caught. :):)
 Karen's family took a family vacation , right after Skylar's graduation. They stayed in this nice cabin with a pontoon boat for fishing .
 Here's son-in-law Jeff. He's a great husband and father. They wanted to have a vacation with all the family. It's a great thing they squeezed this vacation in , because Skylar got called to a job starting tomorrow. The young man will find out what it's like to work .LOL. I pray for him. He needs this experience .
 Here's a couple pictures of the inside of the cabin. I see the table is loaded. :):)
  No carpets, hooray. Easy clean up.
  Our Catalpa tree bloomed and looked so pretty for about a week.
Then the blossoms fall like big snow flakes. The rain from the past couple days has already helped. Hope people who need rain get some and those that don't , may you have sunny days.
  I had a brunch get together with my classmates this morning. 10 of us showed up and it was a great time.  Enjoy your day. XO

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Walk For Cystic Fibrosis.....

  This is the tent where everyone gathered to walk for raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis.   Our great grandson Luke has this affliction.  He is in good shape now. But will be going through many rough times in his life.
  On Saturday,  this is daddy Mark carrying Luke through the walk.  There were other families walking for their loved ones also.
   The tag on Mark's shirt  reads , I'm walking for Luke. # whyIstride4CF
  Luke  looking over daddy's shoulder with his Purdue cap atop his head.
  Here's Luke's big brother Max. His shirt says, I am walking for, My little brother Luke.
  Seems Luke found a wee girl to hold his hand. Aww, young love.
  Here's Luke's Gigi (Liz) and mommy(Lynzie) , pretty girls.
  Max doesn't go far without  his playmate cousin,  Layla. They get along so well.
 
 After a long day of walking and hand holding, Luke seems very happy. I love this little sweetheart. I always pray a cure will be found.
  This all went on last Saturday in Lafayette, In. There will be another walk next year. I am going to try to do some walking for Luke and others.
  Hope you are loving  this wonderful week. The weather today was perfection. Give me a whole summer of this. Enjoy . XO

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Whew ! ! ! !

  Saw a car show going on in a parking lot on the way to Skylar's graduation  ceremony.
  Arrived moments before the band played some wonderful music.
  We were sitting on the bottom row of the bleachers, right by the band.
  As the graduating class enters from both side they join up in the middle aisle . Here's Skylar.
 The choir seated in a section of the bleachers. Savannah is sitting with the children she has grown up with, especially during her day care and after school times. I was touched that she got to sing for her brother's graduating class.
 
  Just before the ceremony started, Karen took Ted and I to chairs on the floor, which is more comfortable than bleachers.
 Here's Skylar in red in the middle. As they called his name for his diploma, I could not get a clear photo. As he received his diploma, the next named called was Skylar, only this time it was a girl.:)
  Shortly after graduation, was open house. Lynzie, Mark, Max, and Luke came.
  Layla was there to play with her cousin Max.  Layla's daddy Brock played guitar for us all.  People came and went that I didn't know. People I had not seem for some time came by. It was a great time. Karen had fixed some easy  but delicious foods. She wanted to be able to enjoy herself too.
 Teddy Bear and I with our big grandson. All my grandkids are taller than me, even Emma, the youngest.
   Personally, I am thrilled to have all the graduations and gatherings done. It was an exhausting weekend. I just don't have the stamina to last all day. LOL
  Hope all of you had good weather as we did. We sure could use a bit of rain. The temperatures are a bit cooler and Monday was the perfect weather. Ted and I got some yard work finished. The lawn is turning because it's so dry.
   Wishing all a great week. XO

Thursday, May 31, 2018

No More School, For Now.....

   Skylar's first day of school...well after school, he's tearing off the bus. :)
  Skylar's mom took this shot of his very last day of school. Walking out with his girlfriend. Skylar has grown into a big husky boy now.
  One of his senior pictures with his girlfriend's dog. Skylar graduates soon.  He took some wielding classes and has his certification.  This is what he loves working with his hands and repairing things.
  Here's how I like to remember him so loving to his sister, Savannah.
 Playing baseball with freckles across his nose.
  He's always been a good brother to his sister.
 Both of them with such pretty blonde hair. I hope they are always close. As young adults, their interests are nothing alike.  His like cars, trucks, working in the garage. Savannah likes singing and art.
  Skylar will not be going to college, he may take some more mechanical classes, because of the hands on.....but the boy just does  not want to sit still in class anymore.  I miss my little boy , but I am proud of the grown young man.  Shhh, I will still call him Skyboy. :):)
  Windows 10 is taking over my computer today to do the latest greatest downloads....wish me luck...last time they did that I had to take my computer into the Geek Squad. Plus some blogger problems have been popping up here and there. I know some of you can't leave comments , I am so sorry. I am hoping it will all work out once the downloads are in.  Wish me luck.  Blessings. XO