Wednesday, July 1, 2015

can you believe it's July already?

I found a car seat for Charlie and the first time I put him in it, he sat there for 20 minutes without complaint...
test drive coming soon...

we had sunny skies most of the day...
but something went goofy this afternoon and it poured with the sun shining...
then it quit and the sun went away...

this is were the 4 wheeler entered our yard...
Craig did this...
;0)
nobody is running over his cats...
we will beef this up this weekend...

and look here...
that's silk...

and tassels...

one of our crazy neighbors is getting a new deck off of the master bedroom...

and the beans and corn keep growing...
and the weeds...
yes, they do...

and I have been making these in my down time this week...

when someone has a birthday or anniversary on facebook...
I post one of these on their page...

its been fun finding all the images to use in them...
I was just using shabby card images, edited for the best colors...
then I framed them in the photo editor...
but these are more fun for me to make...
so grab them and use them on your friends and family...

well...
I might be in over my head...
but I am shooting a wedding on Saturday...
I hope I can pull this off...
and she knows I am not a professional by any means...
its a very small wedding with no reception...
which I am grateful for...
so pray for me...
that I can do this for them...

its going to be a long day here...
the kids are still working on the camper...
and if I get some help, I will get these covers made...
they might even get the curtains...
photos later...
;0)

be well and be an inspiration to someone today...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

happy Tuesday...

 I love vintage barns...
so here is one that we found on our drive Sunday...

had a guy on a 4 wheeler riding through our yard last evening...

tore up 4 yards...

and on his way out, he almost hit Mr Peebody(Hopper)...

if he ever comes into the yard again, he is going to jail...
and he knows it...
because I had a talk with him...

got the kids coming...
working on the camper...
I am sewing the cushion covers and curtains...
and taking a nap...
;0)

its sunny/cloudy/sunny/cloudy here...
with dabs of rain now and then...
it just cannot make up its mind...
have a good day!

Monday, June 29, 2015

another Sunday drive through the prairie...

there's not much to do but housework when the skies are like this...
a dab of rain here, a dab of rain there...

and my rider's in the shop getting worked on...
its idling too fast and you cannot throttle it down...

so we hopped in the van after cleaning and doing laundry...

and headed out...
farther than we normally go, but still close by...
we have an abundance of clover and roadside flowers here...

and a few crooked fences left...

you don't see the barbed wire much anymore...
and certainly not in this shape when you do...

and it was such a peaceful, quiet drive...

but no critters this time at all...

we have had enough rain...

I did shoot 3 barns...
I will post those throughout the week...
looks like I will be inside much of it...
rain 9 days out of the next 10...
that's the way it goes...

we had a good weekend and I had my problems, but worked through them...
and it ended up being ok...
not sure how many days I will need this week to recover...
but I have 5...
;0)
before the 4th...
and I can't miss the 4th!

Hope your weekend was wonderful and that you found time to play...
;0)


Sunday, June 28, 2015

cruisin' in style...

this was parked at the neighbor's yesterday while we were out mowing and doing yard work...

we had to get a closer look...
he had the seats redone...
the fabric is new but the vinyl is original...

turns out we know the owner...

so I asked if I could take some photos...

he opened the door and said sure...

this is a 1962 Rambler...

my grandpa had a Rambler station wagon...
we called the "doodle buggy"

got to love the curves...
and a winged back window...

he has worked very hard at restoring her...

right down the original ramble hub caps...
those made me smile...
shoot, the whole car had me grinning...
brought back some sweet memories of that old doodle buggy and riding to town...
in the back...
if you have never ridden in the back of a station wagon...
you missed one of the best parts of being a kid...
;0)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

the weekend is here!

wanted to get some much need weeding done in the yard today...
but...rain happens...
so off on a country drive first thing yesterday morning...

my first drive was with my son...
and we traveled a bit out of town...
but not too far...

soy beans...

back to town to the post office and grocery store...

then after supper, I was taking the birthday boy out for ice cream...
but the pool was closed- rain...
so we drove on...

it was a nice night for a drive and we found these fun babies on the way...

barbie doe sheep...

pretty and I wanted to bring them all home with me...

especially this one...
that one's a talker...
answered me consistently...
I have no idea what we were talking about...
but I am pretty sure it involved a jail break...
cuz I think this one can read...

the writing on the wall...

we are heading for Paris this morning for a birthday breakfast...
driver's license first...
probably wally world...
then who knows...
but there will be a nap in there somewhere...
after we get back...
if I don't nap on the way home...
have a fun and safe weekend...
hope you have sunshine and breezes!
;0)