Thursday, April 12, 2018

Spring & Birthdays.....

 This morning, it is pretty out with a promise of 75 degrees.  Finally !!  Well for a while. It's suppose to be warm the next few days with rain this weekend, then back to the 40's .
  Karen, my daughter,  sent me photos of some of her flowers growing now.
  I think she is excited for Spring. Her son and daughter are both going to Prom. She is suppose to get plenty of photos .
  I did rake the front yard, where it really needed it. Got this wheelbarrow of pine needles  The needles make it hard for the grass to stay nice under the pines.
  Yesterday evening it became cloudy so no pretty sunset. But I could see the grass is so green in our area now. I love it , but Ted is thinking about mowing. LOL
 I just wanted to show some flowers I have had in previous Aprils.
  This was a bright assortment. I really like the pink and orange together.  I want some yellow on the porch, but may go with aqua color on the little tables and bench.  I have to keep layering on the paint. I bet the bench and table will weigh more by the time I am done painting them.


  Today we will be seeing Emma for her birthday. This is from last year. Today she will be 14 . She is our youngest grandchild. You can see she's taller than me now. My sweet girl doesn't come to spend the night any more. All caught up in her friends and school activities.
 Later this month, we will be celebrating Luke's first birthday.  Here I am holding him right after he was born.  So hard to believe how fast time flies.  Never get enough of loving on all these wonderful youngsters in our lives. 
    We have 8 birthdays this month. One would have been my dad's. I take that day and think of how good he was to all of my siblings and me.  He had been my father since I was 10.  I miss him. He used to tell us, "You birds better settle down"  Funny the things we recall.
   Wishing all of you some warm Spring days. XO

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  1. Sweet memory of your Dad, Susie. Happy Birthday to Emma. They grow up too fast! That is a pretty photo of you with Luke. So happy you are experiencing some warmth! Your grass sure is nice. Wishing you a good day. xo

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    1. Mildred, I will tell Emma you sent birthday wishes. She loves that. I was in heaven holding that brand new baby Luke. Doesn't seem possible that he is soon to be one year old. I do miss my dad's sense of humor too. He was good to all of us. Blessings to you for a sweet day there In Ga. xoxo,love, Susie

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  2. beautiful photos,, its wonderful to see your world,

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    1. Laurie, I am thrilled for warmer weather...even tho the wind is at 30 miles an hour. Has your snow melted?? Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Susie- Happy Birthday to all your family members. It is nice to see that it is spring somewhere. I suppose Mindy has the same weather there. Love the photo of you and Emma and with the baby. You are such a pretty lady, Susie!

    Hope you have a really good week. I will be flying through IN a week from tonight...headed for FL!! xo Diana

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    1. Diana, You are so kind. Thank you. I wish I could go along to Florida...but then it's nice here now. I would have gone to Florida much sooner if I had all that snow you did in Wis. Have a fun filled trip. Do you ever think of moving back to Fl. ?? Blessings, xoxo,love Susie

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  4. What fun -- and what beautiful flowers! I love every single photo! Glad you are getting some warmth -- 60 here today. We are thrilled and shocked!

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    1. Jeanie, It just seemed forever before spring came. I know there were a few days here and there...but winter stayed. Now these days it's looking good and so warm. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Love seeing your sweet family Susie, you blessed beyond words.
    Gorgeous flowers, it's nice to see some color finally :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Jo, Of all my blessings, I count my family as my best. It's good to find days of joy with them. I am so ready for flowers on the porch. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  6. Glad you are finally getting some signs of spring, they are coming slowly here too! Seems everything grows too fast, babies, chickens, puppies... they never stay little long enough! Hoping you enjoy all the fun birthdays you have this month. Sweet memories shared of your dad :) Hugs!

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    1. Marilyn, I love to see flowers growing fast...but want to cling to the precious days of babies being babies. LOL I never knew why dad called us kids birds, it just made us laugh. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  7. A busy month for you Susie! Our lawn has greened up nicely, (except where hubby accidentally killed it). Hubby has already mowed twice. rain, snow, and wind today, but its suppose to be very nice for the weekend!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, Ted readied the mower for this season and went ahead and mowed this morning. It looks so good. I am glad I raked when I did. Hope you have a fun filled weekend, blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. You will have a lot of birthday cake and ice cream this month! Can't believe Luke is one year old. Happy birthday to all your kin folk! The flowers are just gorgeous! Love that deep blue flower.

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    1. Karen, I sure do not need cake or ice cream. LOL. Thankful we did not attend the party part of celebrating. LOL Just want time with Emma. She's turning into a young lady. Thank you for the birthday wishes. I am ready for flowers on my porch. I want to sit out too. Blessings for you for this warm weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Your father since you were 10? You have a story to share.
    I still remember your Luke in prayer and always you and Ted.
    So many birthdays. What a blessing to have such a large family!
    Love you, our Sweet Susie Q!

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    1. Linda, I had two fathers. My real father and my step-dad. I was talking about my step dad. There were 7 of us older children and then mom and "dad" had four more. Thank you always for the prayers for our Luke. He is a sweet boy, ready with smiles. Our Emma Pooh is 14 now, a young lady with the longest legs ever. What happened to that time Linda? If I dwelled on it I would be crying all the time. Blessings to you and LD always. Love you guys, xoxo, Susie

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  10. How sweet to spend time with Emma for her birthday. Wow 8 birthdays in April. Mine is this month too. I guess we come in numbers for the month of April. The kids grow so fast.
    Enjoy. Ahhh we can enjoy looking at last years flowers. Hope the weather will get nice soon to have new flowers for this year. We got up to 70 here and now it will drop down for us too. I guess we should be glad to see a little tease of Spring. Hugs. Happy Friday.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Kris, My Emma Pooh is 14 !! Grew when I wasn't looking, or so it seems. I am so ready for flowers on the porch and some sweet time outside. I know you are also. Blessings , enjoy this warm weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Happy Birthday Emma...Getting too warm..too fast!! 83 today...50's next week..Have a wonderful weekend..

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    1. Missy, Thank you for Emma birthday wishes. She's a tall thing now.:) I agree, it's too warm too quickly. I would rather have 55-60 for a while. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. She is so pretty...our youngest is 16 now...with a car...blows my mind when I see her drive up...she should still be 6.
    Weird weather here, too...so so windy.

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    1. BJ, My granddaughter Savannah just got her driver's permit yesterday. I am in shock also. I can't believe your little Deeds is old enough to drive. Times flies. Our weather is so mixed up...rainy today. Yesterday was to be nice and it rained some. I am not a fan of high winds. Blessings to you, enjoy the weekend, xoxo,love, Susie

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  13. I know, isn't that the truth!?--they grow up so fast! Seems you just blink and they are grown. Isn't there a song like that maybe?--not sure. So glad you are getting some spring like weather now and I do love the orange and pink flowers together too!

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    1. Debbi, It seems that children grow over night any more. LOL. I am hoping our spring sticks around , although there's talk of some snow next ..for crying out load it's the middle of April. LOL Enjoy your weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  14. Happy Birthday to everyone! I hope you enjoy your weekend Susie! I posted last week on my blog, but I've been taking a little break.

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    1. Hi Pilar, I will get over to your blog. I miss seeing what nice things you have been up too...your make up , your décor. Blessings for a fun filled weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  15. from snow to spring, i hope it lasts more than one day!! beautiful blooms!!!

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    1. Oh Debbie, I am hoping we have more than a few days of spring..I just do not want to jump into hot, hot summer yet. I like pleasant sweet days of gentle warmth . Hope you enjoy the weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  16. 75 degrees oh my! Beautiful weathr for you! Hope the birthday was wonderful!♥

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    1. Carrie, This Saturday, I spent the 76 degree day with my daughter..she dropped me off two hours ago and it's 46 now. What does one wear?? The birthday are fun...when it's not the big kid parties. LOL...just a bit of family . Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Wow, I would love to welcome a 70 degree day, all we have right now is wind haha Oh well, someday I'll get out and work on my flower beds so they can look as pretty as your flowers. April is a busy month for your family. My dad and brother both have April birthdays. I sure hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
    Saimi

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    1. Saimi, Today was 76 earlier and now is 46...the weather is all crazy. LOL. Happy birthday to you brother and father. Thank you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  18. I heard about those warm Spring days. It was pretty nice yesterday but today is pretty gloomy. The last two warm days were in the middle of Feb when it hit 70 degrees.
    Wow 8 birthdays in one month!

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    1. Boston Boy, The weather in our country is out of whack. Today was 76 at noon and now is 46...rain coming in. I don't have to go to 8 parties which is good. LOL. I just treat the little ones to gifts. Blessings to you, hope it's nice there. It soon will be nice a lot more days than not. xoxo, Susie

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  19. Aw! The grandchildren DO grow way too fast. I can't wait for buds to turn into leaves on the trees.
    I hope you are doing well, Susie!

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    1. I always say I am going to squeeze the grandkid back down to babies. LOL. Oh yes, our lilacs are leaving out. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Oh, they DO grow up so fast! You really have to love on them all you can, especially when they are little because their lives do get so busy with friends and activities. Precious. Each and every one! Your flower photos are so beautiful. Spring has been such a roller coaster this year! Enjoy those warmer days! blessings ~ tanna
    ps thank you for your sweet words!

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    1. Tanna, I try to spend time to hug and tell each grandchild how much I love them. The winter is hanging on , but spring is truly trying to settle in. The huge change in temps makes it hard to decide what to wear.LOL Blessings for a great new week, xoxo, Susie

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  21. Happy birthday to your family members Susie. I love your pretty flowers and glad you got some pretty weather. We had a pretty week as well and now it's back to the cold. Hoping everything doesn't get frozen but it'll be whatever it wants to be. This is a different spring to what we're all used to. Hope you have a nice week with plenty of sunshine. Hugs. xo

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    1. Thank you Susie. Some I just get to send greetings to, they live out of state. I guess with the colder temps some days it's good I did not plant any of my containers yet. My lilacs are budding out. This is the longest winter ever. :):) Wishing you a great new week. Blessings,love you, xoxo, Susie

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