Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Finally progress at the homesite

                                      After what seems like forever, work on the land has begun.

                                                        They had beautiful weather today.
All the trees that were in the way of the houses, are now gone.
Dirt is being delivered and spread out.  In fact there will be 300  truckloads delivered over the next few days.
 View from where our house will be looking towards the back of Mike's house  and our neighbors.
 The property is just beautiful right now.
This is the view out our future window.
 Wildflowers are everywhere.

                                           Just another beautiful day in paradise.

Can't wait for the 300 truck loads of dirt!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Galveston, Tx

We made a quick trip down to Galveston, Tx. this weekend.  They are gearing up for Mardi Gras.
We checked into The Tremont House since this was a short trip.  It was really very nice and beautifully restored.  They say it's haunted.  I didn't see any ghosts but I did have some weird dreams.
We met up with cousin Bill and Camie for lunch and they took us on a tour of the city after lunch.
                                         Doug and Bill chowing down on raw oysters. YUK!
Looks like I am trying to strangle Doug, I'm not, but I almost pulled him over backwards.  LOL
 Some of the beautiful homes in town.  If you look closely, the one on top has  a carved wooden bird statue.  The wood is from trees that were destroyed after a hurrican years ago.  Instead of cutting the broken tree down, several of the residents had carvings made from them.

                                                                       Another carving.
this is called the Bishop's Palace.  It is too big to get into one picture when you are standing on the corner.  You can tour this beautiful palace.

                                       One of the many beautiful homes on Bolivar pennisula.
 Some of the interesting architecture on Strand, in old downtown.

The vendors were setting up in the street for the weekends celebration.  The parades started at 7:00 and it cost $44 a couple to stand in the street to watch it. It's a major fundraiser.

We had a good time and enjoyed some good food and fellowship with family and friends of friends.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Crawfish boil and lots of friends

It was a beautiful day saturday so what to do, what to do???  A crawfish boil with some great friends and family.  There was a chill in the air but not enough to dampen the fun.
                              No we didn't cook the baby, but isn't he cute sitting in the pot!

While waiting on the pot to boil, some tried their hand at pool.  I think we had a pool shark or two.

                                               Michael on the right watching his pots boil.

Potatoes, corn, mushrooms, sausage, and shrimp (for the few of us that don't eat crawfish).  Don't you love the crawfish table?
It was a great day.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hello I have been busy

It's been awhile since I posted. I have been busy.  Let's see what I have done.
I love to crochet and I have made several things.
                                 neck scarf and 3 men's ties that I didn't take a picture of.

                                  dragon scale fingerless gloves.  I made 3 pair of these.
I am working on a dragonscale hooded poncho for my granddaughter now.  I have just started it and it's not far enough along to look like anything.  I will post a picture when I finish.

I have also been busy recovering the cornice boards and lambriquins in the living/dining area.
This is the fabric that I chose.  I liked that it had several colors but was clean and modern looking.  Right now I am using a teal blue but I wanted to be able to easily change to red or green.

                                            It's hard to see but this is the before picture.

 In the picture above the sconces are upside down.  We noticed this while cleaning up after finishing.  It took minutes to flip them.  LOL leave it to us to install something upside down.

                                  We also changed out the sconces and light over the table.
You can see the old light over table in this pic above.  I hated that light.
                                                               I love the new lights.
Here is a pic after we fixed the lights.

Did I ever tell you we took the mirror down behind the bed?  I hated that too.  LOL  Now it looks like a headboard.  I am thinking about adding a word or saying.  Dream?  Kiss me Goodnight?  Turn over, your snoring?  Just a thought.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving

     We had a great meal Thanksgiving.  My daughter in law outdid herself.  She is a wonderful cook.
                     Brian fried the turkey and it was very good.  Would definately eat that again. (that's me sneaking a bite of ham with brown sugar glaze. mmmm)
The star of the day though was the dressing.  OMG, it was wonderful.  I could have eaten the whole pan.
Let me back up and show you some pictures of us watching Brian cook the turkey.
                                                       Then there was the pillow fights.
                              Someone couldn't get off their game long enough to talk to everyone.

Who me?
The dogs were lined up for their loving.
 Lori was happy that most of the cooking was done and she got to sit down and rest a minute.
Logan was looking for something.  Don't remember what, but he was looking.
Last year we were waiting on a blizzard, this year we were sitting outside enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.  It was a wonderful day.  I just wish that Mike and his family could have been here to enjoy it with us.