Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016

A wonderful Mother's Day !

Happy Mother's Day ! I began celebrating Thursday when these lovely flowers arrived from my daughter in Baton Rouge La.

Yesterday my other daughter, granddaughter
 and myself  had a girls day and went to lunch and the spa for pedicures
today my hubby and I went to church and then to lunch
even though I did not have all my family together at one time, as I like to do, it was a wonderful Mother's Day and I know that I am blessed!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Loving being a Grandma! It just keeps getting better!

I am looking forward to this Spring and Summer. We have a lot going on with #1 Grandson graduating high school and Granddaughter going into high school. #2 Grandson will start middle school and the youngest Grandson is going to 3rd grade.

My handsome Grandson ready for his senior prom!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Meet Daisy !

I had not intended to get another pet so soon but when I saw this 12 year old needing a home and someone to love her as her owner had passed away. I knew I had to take her and I am so glad I did. She fits right in with our family and everyone loves her!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Revealing of Stephanie's Teacup and mug exchange

This is the lovely package sent to me by Margaret. She really spoiled me by sending me a teacup snack set and a Canada mug along with other goodies. I am so glad to have made a new friend in her!

This is the mug that I received from Oliva. It is a cheers mug from Boston. She included a variety of coffees and other gifts. I am happy to have a new friend in her!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A beautiful weekend the Lord gave us !

We had a wonderful Spring weekend! The temperature was in the 50's at night and sunny 70's in the day time. We had weekend guest, Jim's bother and Sister-in-law. We went out for breakfast on Saturday morning, then to the city for some shopping and my Grandson's 2 soccer games in the afternoon and then to a seafood restaurant for catfish for dinner. Sunday morning I made a country breakfast at home and we rode out to the beach. It was a lovely day for the beach not hot but sunny and pleasant! The white sand, blue water and blue sky were beautiful and relaxing! Such a beautiful world the Lord has given us to enjoy!

Friday, April 1, 2016

A sad day !

Last night Ellie passed away. She was 11 years old and that is about the expected life for a Cavilier King Charles Spaniel. She was a wonderful part of our family and I will miss her very much. I am thankful that she went peacefully, did not suffer or have to be put down. I already miss her following me from room to room and getting in my lap to cuddle everytime I sit down.

Monday, March 28, 2016

It was a happy Easter !

It was a wonderful Easter weekend! I had one daughter and her children here Saturday and the other daughter, her family, my brother's, nephew and friends here Sunday. I was so busy that I did not get photos but it was very nice. I feel very blessed! Even though it rained all weekend and we had to have the Easter egg hunt inside , I think everyone had a good time!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

A fun day trip !

On our day trip to see my Oral Surgeon yesterday we traveled along the coast awhile

and along the back roads awhile

I cannot decide which way I like the best, they are both beautiful!

We usually always go by our favorite place to eat oysters on the half- shell!
This little place has been in the same location for 60 years

There is usually a wait but so worth it! A few of our "simple pleasures"!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

It is coming !

Spring is in the air! We enjoyed coffee on the front porch this morning, 65 degrees with a nice cool breeze!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Loving this weather and my new decor!

I found this for my fireplace this past weekend and thought it added more of a spring look to my living room, but it clashed with my striped sofa so I covered it with a white bedspread and added 2 pillows from one of the bedrooms! I am loving the new look! Spring is coming, it is sunny and 60 degrees now, suppose to make it to 80 this afternoon!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Spring is coming !

Since tomorrow is the 1st of March, I am pulling out some of my things of Spring! We were in the 70's today! I sat in the sun for awhile and it did feel nice! I am ready for it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Severe storms throughout the night !

We were spared from the bad weather last night. In anticipation of it all area schools were closed today and my hubby stayed up all night waiting for it. I have never done that, I went to bed and slept all night only waking up when alarms would go off, warning us of the severe storms. They all went north of us and we just had rain and wind. It was a lot worse to the west of us in Pensacola FL. My daughter is in Louisiana and it was very bad there also. Hope all my blogger friends are safe!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Valentine's Day was different !

I am recovering from dental surgery. I had it done Friday before Valentines Day so needless to say, I did not feel like going out or celebrating at all. My sweet hubby brought me Roses,had a shirt made for me with a picture of us in a heart. He was so proud of it that I could not tell him that I am not comfortable wearing a shirt that has my pic on it. He brought me oyster stew for dinner and even though I could not eat the oysters in it , it was as good and I feel blessed to have such a sweetheart!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Its cold in N. Florida !

It sure has been cold in N. Florida! I was hoping that we would see a few snow flurries at our house this past weekend but it did not happen here. A few places in the panhandle reported seeing some. The children always love it when we get some and some of us big children also. My hubby came from Michigan so he does not enjoy it like I do but to this native Florida girl, I love it! This morning as I took my Granddaughter to school I passed a lot of frosty lawns and smoke coming from fireplaces. Its a lovely sight to me. I know those in the North who have problems with heavy snow do not like it and I do understand that it can be horrible for some. I pray that you are all safe and warm!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Another great weekend and winter has arrived !

It was a wonderful long weekend with our boating club and friends at the Henry Ford Museum in Ft. Myers this past weekend. A nice visit with Jim's brother and SIL in Zepherhills on the way home. We finally are having some winter weather in N. Florida. I had to scrape ice off the windshield 2 mornings this week and highs only in the 50's. I am not complaining, I actually  like it ! I am enjoying my new electric fireplace and sitting in front of it with a book and cup of hot cocoa. Another of my simple pleasures!