Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Any ealy Christmas and before leaving for Nothhern Califonia....

 
  
 
  Meet Violet, my new bike and the same day I got
the a Forester Subaru
 
 
 
 
Put them together and I'm off on a new adventure!
 
Always a wonderful day in the neighborhood ~

Saturday, February 28, 2015

If walls could talk...

 I have wanted to take a pic of this since last winter. Spring was here before I knew it and I could not see to take a pic when the trees were in bloom. Dh's was driving and I was ready. Good thing, I see that the porch roof is starting to cave in....so sad.


There is a rocker on the balcony porch. I had to really look hard, but its still there.


                                   
                                      A great way to test out the new Subaru SUV.
                          Traffic was stopped. A car was being towed up the hillside...
                                
                              I think I can, I think I can saidth the car at the top of the hill.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Plants still blooming....

 Christmas plants not only survived last years week in the freezing garage...they are blooming for the 2nd time this season! Doesn't take much to get me this excited!!


Here is Miss Penelope all worn out from her photo shoot. The pic you see was commissioned by her grandpa. Since Ondrea loves the color 'Tiffney Blue' he thought it was very fitting to have a painted done for her to add to the nursery. Audrey Hepburn in the movie 'Breakfast at Tiffany's.


         February 20th. Wow this month has gone by so fast...Missing that baby girl.



 When its so cold out doors its easy to sit and tat booties! The top one has little pearls on the edging and the one below had seed beads.

 

As William Shakespeare would say:
The Eyes are the window to your soul. That is what I see looking at Miss Penelope.

Ondrea and Penelope!
 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Snow has arrived...

 
 
 
Snow time in the Ozarks...


A good week to just sit indoors and bird watch... A big fatty Blue Bird!
A downy Woodpecker enjoying his meal worms.



Miss Penelope Lee
                                                            Sweet Pea!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

January 30-Feb 9 , 2015

After leaving sunny Northern California, its starting to look like winter landing at the Denver Colorado airport.

If you have been keeping up with the past 5 and half weeks you know I am now heading home, to the Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas. With one daughter just having a baby I have the other one in the hospital in Atlanta Georgia area. My eldest daughter, the one that spent 3 weeks me back in the fall is having a kidney removed. Never has a mother wanted to be at two places at one time. This women has been through a life time of suffering.  The past year she had 17 surgery's to remove stones in the GOOD kidney! After her visit and much need R&R she was 'ready' to face this major surgury...well as ready as one could be. The 'bad' kidney was so riddle with stones that is was now a large mass and working at only 10%. She has been home now and the recovery has been slow. Keep her in your thoughts,please.



                               February 1st: My birthday and Super Bowl Sunday!



 
Feb 7th and now it's time to get back on 'Violet' and join the ladies on a bike ride!
 
Here we are visit by the 2 cuties Yorkies. They only wanted to be sure we were having fun! 
 
 


 Feb 9th: Taking advantage of the nice weather while we can. On a fun 5 mile hike~
Picture perfect day!
 
 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Almost time to go home...bittersweet.


Jan. 24, 2015. Four days old... She is so in love, well it looks like they both are. Penelope was so worth the wait.
I did this quilt and it needed a home. So it's for Miss Penelope. I love the retro fabric of the ducks...so did the 'baby momma'!
 
                                          Fun in the sun...until next time!  *smile*                 
 
Jan 30, 2015: Saying my good byes...
 
 Knowing that these young parents are sound and doing so well, Ondrea doing fantastic after her giving birth by cesarean section its time for me to return home. What a wonderful 5 and half weeks this has been. We laugh, cried, ate, and played. We spent Christmas, both Andrew's and Ondrea's birthdays, New Years day and the birth of this beautiful child together. I also had the opportunity to meet both of Andrews parents for the first time. I see now where Andrew gets his 'genes' from!
 
 
And....here is what I have waiting for me at home:
 
 
 
 
Sophie
 
 
and Zoe. 
 
It's all good. *smile*

Monday, February 9, 2015

Here we go again....


 

Here I am all dress up in my zebra shirt and skinny jeggings!













 ....and going to the Sacramento Zoo!

AND....I get to meet a new man in my live for the first time!
My grandpa Todd! I think I made him real happy... just wait! *smile*













 A beautiful day...
                   My momma wants to take this car home for me....dad said NO!
Life is good...

Friday, February 6, 2015

Oh, I forgot....

 
...to post this pic while we were in Berkley ! My daughters love for zebra print....how fitting! *smile*

                                  Its hard work...being so darn cute!  Love his pic and check out the zebra print socks! Well, really its socks printed to look like 'Mary Jane's' shoes!

 
                  Here is a quilt I finished for the baby...love the ducks and retro print.

                Stay tune for the rest of my 5 and half weeks in Northern California~

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Off to an 'Adventure'

We got all ready to go...all I was told was we were going towards the bay (San Francisco)  
 
 Such a lovely drive. I got to sit in the front seat so I could really enjoy the view...but really I think Ondrea just wanted to ride in the back with Penelope!

*smile*
 
Being me, I really have no idea where we are when stop...Heck who pays attention to such details!?  Not me, that's for sure. *smile*






But we are parked in front of a pottery store or such...and while walking on the sidewalk I did get a pic of this very cool tree! The flowers were soooo sweet smelling. Almost too sweet.




Look at the mosaic tiles on the building...just beautiful. Sill walking then...

Then I see this....then I know where we are!
 The Lacis Museum! in Berkley Ca. With tears in my eyes I hug my daughter and let them both know what an awesome surprise! I was spoiled rotten on this visit!
 
 
And as you can see....I also 'shopped' and its never to early to learn to tat..
But I think we wore this little out...lol No, not really. This precious little one slept most of the time!