Friday, August 31, 2012

Rain Glorious Rain

We've received one and a half inches of rain today.  My hubby and I were swimming in the back yard when the clouds from Hurricane Isaac moved in yesterday evening.  I got out of the pool to take some pictures of the beautiful clouds shown here.
I'm so thankful for the rain we've received--it's been so needed.  By the way the water was 95 degrees--bath water-very nice.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Erin's Birthday Cake and Laughing Out Loud

We had a party for Erin yesterday for her birthday.  Celeste and I fixed the food, and Erin wanted to make her own cake, so me being the sweet person I am, let her.  It was spectacular.  She walked over carrying it since it would have been difficult to drive it over.  She made about nine thin layers with all kinds of different fillings between the three flavors of cake--Strawberry, Vanilla, and Chocolate, and it was kind of heavy, but very delicious.

After we had our meal, I lit the candles and proceeded to carry the cake to her while singing Happy Birthday.  In the process I tripped on Grace's feet and almost spilled it in her lap.  Jeff and the kids continue singing Happy Birthday very slowly while my hubby asks me several times if I did that on purpose, with me saying "no".  I guess it looked like I did.  In the mean time everyone is trying not to laugh, and finish the slow song.

Then Celeste could contain herself no longer.

I wanted to know what was so funny.   She was laughing so hard she couldn't tell me. 
I guess you had to see the whole thing to understand what was so funny.  I will never know, but I understand because I laugh at things like that all the time--you know, mishaps.  I will blame it all on my father.  My mom used to say he laughed at things that weren't funny, then me and my sisters would burst out laughing.  Erin, hubby and I were still laughing about it today at lunch.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Half Quilted Hexies

I'm hand quilting my red hexies, and getting close to being half way done.

Erin wanted me to post the Silly Picture of our family. You can click on the pic for a close-up.  I love the look on Sophia's face (front and center-shortest person-in the pink dress).  It looks like she's thinking we're all just a little nuts.
We are a little.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Red Hexies Done

I finished my hexies, and now they are ready to quilt.

I bought a magazine that had a purse pattern by Laurie Simpson
and here's the pattern.

Her bag looks like this, and my selection of reds was very different.
I can't wait for it----just excited.

My yard now has very few blooms.
Self-sown Nicotiana.

Self-seeded petunias and verbena.

Naked ladies.

Elephant ears.

Another self-sown petunia.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Last week we were up to our ears in wonderful grand kids.  We got the pool just in time.  Our Iowa kids and grand kids came down, and our Missouri kids and grand kids came over.  Lots of food and fun.

We blew up the small pool for the small kids, and they liked it just as well.  Us gals put our feet in the cool water.  One day it got up to 106 degrees----hot.
Everything is back to normal here now.  I spent yesterday readjusting from all the activity, and doing laundry.  It was life in the fast lane.

I managed to get a family pic after church before they left---Yea!!!
All fifteen of us!