Thursday, April 17, 2014

an Easter story...

this is Gabby...
the last baby we have here...
Gabby has a very special job now...
you see, someone wants her so bad...
a little girl...
a very brave little girl...
a child who had a brain tumor...
one who has fought so hard and now its gone...
and all she wants for Easter is a baby kitty...
so Gabby is going to go live with her...
and those two are going to have the most amazing adventures together...
I so believe that God made Gabby for this little girl...
and I am so glad he picked us to get her ready for her new friend...
that we took the time to love and play with her...
to make sure she will be loved later on...
Gabby is so ready to do her new job...
to make this little girl smile...
to have tea parties and watch movies with...
to grow up together...
;)
its days like this that make all the sleepless nights worth while...
when you are allowed to know just how special these babies are...
;)
Gabby leaves tomorrow...
a new beginning for them both...
;)

its about time...

starting today, we are back in the 60s...

and the snow that didn't amount to a hill of beans, didn't seem to slow things down...

so much coming forth...

a week from today could see 78...

peonies are coming up...
this is a new one we planted last year...

called the mower guy today to get this season of bailing hay started...

it went from being half brown to swaying in the breeze in a couple of days...

so by the weekend, we could be baling the grass...

I had a very good day yesterday and got so much done...

a migraine tried to come on, but got it nipped in the bud...

took a walk even...

we are having our Easter dinner tomorrow, so probably won't be on until late...

so much to do and all that...
today is a day of rest for me...
have to lie low so I can do this on Friday...
Craig is working the entire weekend and his hours are so crazy...
Friday is the only day he could do it...
blessings to you and yours this weekend...
and remember why we do this one...
the greatest sacrifice ever given...
;)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

yesterday was a down time day...

it looked nice out there with the sun shining and all...

but it wasn't...

but it was a good day to take pics from inside...

and we have another naughty squirrel...

took it a little while to figure out how to eat the bird seed...

and after several failed attempts...

tada!

and I caught one of the doves napping...
I must be rubbing off...

they are so pretty...

and well fed...

the robins are kind of skinny...
but when it warms up, there are enough worms out there to fatten them up...

I love the daffodils...

so much color from such a simple spring flower...

and they are so nice to have inside after the long, so cold winter...

I don't think you could ever plant too many of them...

I didn't get to read one page today...
was on the computer a lot, though...
reading and sharing...

and I even found a home today for Annie...
and she is doing so well with her new mommy...
Shannon and Annie are already best buddies...
and a late night post on fb showed her in mom's bed...
all cuddled up with her...
she is going to be one happy baby there...
;)

just one more to go...
little Gabby...
very small but so much fun...
it was a blessing filled day...
I hope you had one of those, too...
;)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

yesterday was another semi busy day...

its was a rainy, colder day here...

and besides a daffodil photo shoot...
(so glad these were inside!)

the kitchen needed some major help after the running all weekend...
so between dishes and just putting things away...
( new treasures were just piled on the kitchen table )

I peeled potatoes and fried them...
made cole slaw...
steamed some broccoli...
did some laundry...

did dishes again...
ate lunch...
and even got a nap in...

and why are we up at 3:30am?
just to see this...
the moon eclipsed by Mars...

and to witness the snowfall before it melts later on today...
that's what we got after dark...
that is not my favorite thing at all anymore...

I worked all day, slowly, but steadily...
with no flairs...
but today is my down day...
and I have started one of the romance paper backs...
so guess what I will be doing...
reading by the daffodils until spring comes back...

have a blessed day and keep warm!
;)

Monday, April 14, 2014

a Sunday outing for us...

it was a cloudy and windy day...
but you can see the green is starting to happen in the trees now...

and its going to snow!

Craig needed to make a trip north to our outlet mall...
it is pretty big...
there's probably 10xs more stores than this there...

I could use this at home!

DH and I waiting outside of Vanity Fair for Craig to pay for everything...
before moving on to the next store...

that is super cool...
been a long time since the kids were that small...
I asked Craig if I could ride it and he said NO!
THERE'S A WEIGHT LIMIT!
we went from here to the book store...
and I was sad to see that the Paper Factory is gone!
it was there from the beginning and now its not there...
I loved that store...

so we only did 2 stores...
that was enough...
and then we headed to where the guys wanted to go today...
Dairy Queen, which is right next to Burger King...
but I will live...

coming back home we saw fields that had been worked already...
I know they are just itching to get in there and get it all planted...

we were gone a couple hours, but seems like the whole day just flew by...
got this amazing purse at Vanity Fair...
and Craig was buying today!
he got 4 pairs of pants for work and 4 shirts...
and then got his dad a couple pair of jeans and a Pink Floyd shirt...
all of that for $118...
he printed off a coupon for 20% off of your entire purchase before we left...

at the bookstore I found 3 books, which he bought, too...
this was $5.99 there...

and these were $2.99 and $4.99...
Craig bought 11 books for his summer reading!
he carried them out in a box!

and this happened yesterday morning...

my father in law shared part of his bulbs with me many, many years ago...

and they are still going strong...

it was a wonderful weekend for me...
with Saturday night at Doug's with him and Paula...
a great meal and time shopping with them...
I can't believe I didn't take any photos...
just too busy doing the moment...
and then our mid morning out shopping and doing lunch...
its so nice having a kid with a job taking you shopping!
;)
we are blessed with great kids...
with big hearts...
I'm slowing down today and tomorrow...
we start the cooking on Wednesday...
our Easter dinner will be noon Friday...
Craig has the nuttiest schedule this week again...
its the only day in the 3 day weekend when he will have be here for dinner time...
and works through supper time all 3 of them...
I will get to rest up again on Thursday and then Craig and Doug will be here Thursday after 5...

hope y'all missed the snow...
I know up north they were calling for 5 inches!
ARG!
spring is happening, and sooner or later it will head north, too!
have a great day!
;)