Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Wonderful Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve with the children and grandchildren and Christmas Day with twin brothers and today visiting friends and a little shopping. It was all very nice and now we have a New wonderful year to look forward to. So much to be thankful for.

Monday, December 21, 2009

It's almost Christmas ! ! !

It is 28 degrees at my house this morning in north if only we could have a little snow it would be perfect Christmas weather,not the nasty blizzards that our northern friends are having,but just a dusting.I love Christmas first of all because it is the birthday of Jesus but also the decorating, baking,music,lights,wonderful Christmas movies old and new and everyone seems to be happier and nicer this time of year,smiling and saying Merry Christmas to strangers and helping those less fortunate,I wish it could be Christmas time all year!Merry Christmas! ! !

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving at my house

Especially for you Dee and Pearl ! ! !
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here with family and friends,the weather was perfect sunny and about 60 degrees.After stuffing ourselves with Turkey and all the trimmings,we sat outside and watched the children play in the backyard,later I had a nap on the sofa and my favorite sandwich ,turkey with cranberry sauce.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Is there anything Grandma's won't do for their grandchildren?

This was Tylers' 12th Birthday party,they needed another adult to drive a child in a go-kart,so ofcourse this grandma could not say No.

It was fun but those curves were scary!

I got lapped by everyone and 4 year old grandson said "grandmas' a slow poke"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

100 miles of yard sales along the coast

We left home in 60 degree weather for the annual yard sale along the forgotten coast and ended up in 80 degree sunshine on the beach. What could be better !!! It was a wonderful day !

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Birthday !

Jim and the grandchildren on his birthday

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day and Birthday !

We had a very enjoyable week-end! As well as it being Labor Day it is also My Hubby's Birthday. Sunday we went out to dinner with our oldest daughter,SIL and grandchildren. Today we went for a long drive,the 2 of us and the dogs,it was a beautiful day for a drive,we rolled the windows down and enjoyed the sea breeze along the coast. I had already made his favorite pineapple upside down cake and hid it in the dishwasher (they never look in there)I left a pork roast cooking on low and when we got back home Tyler and Brittney were back from spending the weekend with their other grandma, so Brittney and I finished making the Birthday dinner,pulled pork sandwiches,baked beans,corn,deviled eggs,b.b.q. chips (His favorite)cake and ice cream sundaes.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My new Baby ! ! !

This is my new baby,Ellie, she is a 4 year old cavalier king charles. We instantly bonded.Now if I can just get her house broken and to stop barking at everyone who comes near me! Any suggestions?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mixed Emotions

I have mixed emotions today. Tomorrow school starts back and my oldest grandson starts middle school.Where did the time go.It seems like yesterday that I was rocking him. I am not sure I am ready for this.But it will come and I will survive.

I am looking forward to this time of year.Soon the leaves will change and there will be pumpkin patches,fall festivals, cool brisk mornings to sit on the deck and have coffee.Many good things to look forward to.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Look what I found ! ! !

I was driving around looking for historic homes and found this beautful tree !

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I received this in the mail today, An inspirational book of poetry by Leah Carpenter of "Miss Leahs' makings and musings" and 2 apple potholders.
She is truly amazing, visit her blogs and see what all she has.

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July On the Coast

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July.

We took a long drive along the coast , had lunch on the water, stopped in some small towns, did some yard sales, antique stores, drove by old homes and visited family. It was a very nice relaxing time.

Friday, July 3, 2009

I love this homemade laundry soap,it smells so good and cleans clothes so much better than what you buy.( My grandson goes mud bogging on a dune buggy) and this gets the mud out !!

I really enjoy doing things the old fashion way like making soap, hanging laundry on the clothes line to dry when the sun is shinning and the wind is blowing. I am glad we do not have to do things this way all the time but sometimes it just feels good.
I guess another of my simple pleasures!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dance Recital and busy weekend

It was a very busy weekend. Friday was taking grandaughter to have her ears pierced and hair done for the big dance recital, her first one,she was so excited.(grandma too)

Friday night was dress rehearsal from 4:00--10:45 .

Saturday night was the big night,it was great,brought 2 grandsons home for the rest of the weekend,while their parents are out of town.

Sunday we all made it to church , potluck afterwards and baby shower.

Cooking Sunday night Fathers day dinner for husband.Whew , I need another weekend to recuperate.I know these years will pass way too fast so I am enjoying every minute .

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The princess and I had a Tea Party today. This is my favorite tea set, I bought it on ebay from Denmark,a few years ago.It usually sits in my curio cabinet,but we decided to get it out and use it today. Simple pleasures and making memories !

Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Fun

Its hard to believe it is already June 15. I have been very busy with the grandchildren since school has been out. After a week of VBS we have been going to the movies, skating, birthday parties, the beach or shopping almost every day. Grandaughter has dance rehearsal every day this week with the big recital Saturday, so another busy week. It is so much fun though and this time with them will be so fleeing. I am thankful for every minute we have to enjoy.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A give-away

Leah is having a give-away at "Miss Leah's makings and musings"
check it out, she has some wonderful things. I just ordered a book of poetry she wrote.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I'm back and it's Summer already !

Hi everyone, I am back after taking some time off from blogging , to deal with some family issues.
I can hardly believe it is June already,it is summer here in N. Fl highs in the high 90's Where did Spring go? I did not get to do a lot of things I wanted to,now its too hot to do much outside and I have never been much of a morning person. Oh well, now I have summer to look forward to , trips to the beaches ,Springs and Islands near us, visiting the farmers market and getting fresh vegetables,putting some in the freezer for the winter, making homemade pickles,fig preserves and pear relish it will be fun!
Thank you so much for those of you who sent me messages while I was away,
it was a big help to know you were there and concerned.
Love, Elizabeth

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Boats, Antiques, and Bok Tower OH MY

We are back! It was our" International Classic boat Rally" at Lake Wales,Fl.

which was very nice but also visiting historic lake wales with its lovely restaurants and antiques(there was an antique show on the streets saturday that I attended.) A friend and I spent one afternoon at Bok Tower which was wonderful,the gardens were beautiful as well as the music.We sat in the quite beautiful gardens listening to the concert of bells. It was such a beautiful and peaceful place.On the way home I stopped at several antique stores and cracker barrels,who were having 70% off porch sales,so ofcourse I could not pass one up.