Monday, July 2, 2012

Weekend Rewind and Garden Update

What a great weekend!  This weekend we took a break from working on the 13 Mile Road house.  A.K.A Reuben's house.  I know it is no longer his house but I will never drive by it again without thinking of Reuben and Aubrei and their super cute kiddos.  I will never drive by it again without feeling sad that they are no longer here but far, far away in Arizona.  But, that is another story!  This weekend we took a break from all the work and just had fun.

We started our weekend with Saturday morning service.  Here is just some of our views from Saturday.

For my Lakeside friends, if anyone has the opportunity, can you please show this picture to Bro. Spence?  He asked me if we have any open space around where we live.  Please show him this and tell him this is our typical landscape around here.  Yes, we have open space!

We also have lots of wildlife.  These are some Sandhill Cranes we spotted on the way home.  Somewhere around here is the nesting site.  Which I have heard is something to see.  I am going to find that before the end of the summer and share that with you.

We did some yard saleing after service.  Somehow, the weekends we choose to do this, or have the time to do it, there are not the same amount of yard sales as there are when we are out and about with no time to stop.  Still, we found some pretty cool things.  Including this fan that A. and I are fighting over.

A. wants to leave it as is (with some clean-up) for her room and I want to sand it down and paint it for my room.  Hmmm, guess you will have to wait and see who wins.

After that we went out on the boat.  Cameron and Z. went fishing in the row boat and the rest of us headed out on the paddle boat.  Which is hilarious to watch because either something is wrong with our paddle boat or we are just not smart enough to figure it out.  We can't steer so Jake got out in attempts to "help" us but really just wanted an excuse to be in the water.  In the middle of it all Roscoe (Rachel's wiener dog), who was already stressed because we made him wear his little doggie life jacket, decided the firecrackers that were going off were just to much for him.  So he was freaking out and running around the boat trying to jump overboard.  So we headed back to the dock to fix the rutter and to take Roscoe home.  Thank goodness we only live 2 minutes from the dock.

So we headed out again for a second attemp.  So it still seems like we can not figure it out because it didn't matter how soft or how hard we peddled we didn't make it very far very fast.  It didn't help that a couple of teenagers on a smaller boat paddled by us like it was no big deal.  Ugh!  Anyway, I jumped out with J. and him I swam back to shore and let Rachel and A. figure out the stupid boat.

Sunday after meeting we headed for a BBQ at a friends house.  Lots of fun.  We played beach ball volleyball.  Well some of us did, some of us stayed inside and enjoyed the air-conditioning!

It was very fun, but very warm so after they were done playing volleyball they headed to the river and swam in the nice cool water.  So much fun.  Our hostess is a sister who is also a caterer so all the food was delicious.  But she never lets anyone bring anything.  So what do you bring a hostess who has it all?  Hmmm, she is also someone who loves antiques and vintage items.  (side note: I LOVE her house!)  So I gathered up some "items" laying around the house and voila!  Hostess gift made simple, country style.  A vintage canning jar, a beautiful satin ribbon, and some clippings from my hydrangea bush.

Sunday night we worked in the garden and then spent some time with Mom and Dad.  It was a great, relaxing weekend.  And lastly, I promised a garden update.

Our berries are ready!  J. and I went out this morning and picked some berries.  Yum!

Still not sure how we missed all of this last year!  I was contemplating relocation some of these into a berry patch for next year, but they are doing so well right here, I think I will just let them stay where they are!

Roma Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Yellow Bell Pepper
Sugar Snap Peas
Green Onions
And much, much more.  Next week I will try to remember to take a picture of the entire garden.

Oh and before I go, a picture of our newest resident.

Our little June-Bug

Hugs and kisses to all of you.

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