Monday, August 17, 2015

over-the-garden-fence friends

When your neighbor is a Master Gardener and you ask her what certain flowers are and she shares them with you over the garden fence :)

My favorites are the purple orbs...some sort of thistle plant. Since I am fighting the ugly-thistle variety it is insane that I would like any form of thistle ha!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

to the beach

My amazing daughter Tessa said we should make a visit to the beach as a family after church last week. At first I thought it would be too much work, but am so glad we went. I packed snack foods like cheese cubes, pickle spears, sandwich fixins and crackers in the picnic basket along with a blanket and pillows and off we went.

Tessa, Elijah and Fiona look absolutely adorable as a young family. This was Fiona's first time walking in the sand. Oh those baby toes...

Aliss, Hannah and Sophie spent quite some time climbing all over the rock jetty. And when they came back Sophie and I walked in the surf. We started out barely in the water on our walk away from the picnic area and by the time we got back Sophie was hip high in the water. She is in the photo above almost out to where the surfers were...she could have high fived them!

Great family day for some down time while the nice weather is here. I have felt a small shift in the mornings and evenings...Fall is coming closer.

Friday, August 7, 2015

babies, window seats and Hoohoos

my sweet little grandbaby Fiona LOVES baths in grammies sink. her momma keeps little boats here for her to play with. there isn't much sweeter than a baby straight  from a bath.

window seats that over look a chicken yard, plum trees and a pasture....sigh. peaceful.

i have been adding to my lissilulu shop over at etsy. the added hours my family needed for our budget didnt come through so i am returning to my indie business lissilulu. head on over and take a peek...i would love to chat about something special you would like made. :)