Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Favorite Time of Year

It's been wayyyy tooo long since I've had time to write! Lots of things going on in my life and world right now but thinking about Fall makes me happy. It actually makes me want to sit on the porch and drink a cup of coffee and just relax...

I just love Fall decorating! I have a ladder similar to this one and I think I'm going to do this on my back porch....I will post pictures of the finished product soon..

Friday, July 17, 2009

Birthday Time


Gregg and Amanda's birthdays are both in June so we decided to all celebrate together this year at one of our favorite restaurants...Maggiano's. The food was fabulous but even more enjoyable was being able to spend time together. Rachel and Brad got to join us as well!
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Finished Project-IXOYE

Awesome~! Just what he wanted. It is a fish symbol with the Greek letters IXOYE meaning Jesus Christ God's Son and Savior. He had to keep it out of the sun and water for two weeks and let the redness and swelling go down. We are well past that stage now and it looks really cool....just like my HOT hunky husband!!

The Preparation

He wanted something unique so he told the artist the things he wanted in his tattoo. He took the information - told us to go have lunch (we ate at the Trailer Park Cafe down the street which is awesome!!) and it took him about an hour to draw it out on paper for Gregg to approve. I think I was more excited than he was! It took about an hour and a half for him to "tattoo" it on...

Our "Nash-Vegas" Anniversary stay

Gregg bought us James Taylor tickets for our anniversary and we spent the night at a wonderful hotel. The next day was beautiful and was perfect weather for strolling the streets of downtown Nashville...we walked by one place that has been on his mind for years...Billy Joe's Tattoo and Piercing. He is a Christian tattoo artist as well as his employees. Gregg has wanted to get a tattoo for years and we decided that was the perfect day to get one!

Monday, May 25, 2009

A 15 year Companion

I'm so glad I posted those great pictures of Miss Kitty. Those sunny days were the last few days she felt good. Miss Kitty passed away this past Thursday. Last Monday, she developed a blood clot in her aorta (which runs down a cat's back, oddly). When I first saw her I thought she had broken her leg jumping from something because when she got up, she flopped right back down. She always liked to climb up on the back of the couch or chair and then get in some little secluded spot and sleep all day. Then as she started to move closer to me, she would drag the back part of her body. Gregg graciously took her to our vet, Stan Snodgrass, who has been Miss Kitty's vet for 12 years. Stan said this condition is common in older cats and sometimes they get better, but more likely they do not. He gave her a steroid shot and some oral medications and she seemed to get somewhat better on Tuesday. By the end of the week, she could not even move her body at all. It was a very sad day. She was a great cat and had a personality like no other. I swear she could understand what we were saying. She loved my husband, Gregg, the most. She slept on his chest almost every night and would lick his nose before she went to sleep. Fifteen years is a long time to have a pet- they are surely a part of your family at that point. I really thought we would have her for a few more years. We will miss you, Miss Kitty.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I even got Miss Kitty some catnip!! It looks and smells like regular mint (which I also will be planting) but cats absolutely go crazy for it!! It's amazing how quick she found it!! They sniff it, eat it and like to rub on it and then she goes crazy!!

These are my healthy little herbs that are waiting to be planted! Parsley, Oregano, Rosemary, Basil, Sage and Lavendar.

Lilac Bush

This will grow into a nice little tree and smells wonderful~!

Planting Time

This is my planting bed for my herbs...I already have sage coming up from last year. I planted Rosemary that will climb up my topiaries. This is the flagstone patio that my husband made for me last Summer...Harley's head is in the left corner hiding the rest of the stones!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Another picture

This is my was actually a dresser that I got at the GW for $10 and I attached legs to make it taller- stained it espresso and changed the knobs. I put it in my kitchen and it fits perfectly!

Spring Time

I think Spring is my favorite time of the year! See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come..." Song of Sol. 2:11-12...what a lovely verse...

This is a picture of my table still decorated for Easter but I'm going to continue to use it through May and maybe change some things around....I just love all the Spring decorations!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Decorating

I love to decorate for Spring....I think I'm going to make these...I already have the vases- just need to buy the eggs.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

First Post

I've had this blog since October of '07 and can't believe I'm just now starting my first post! I'm still trying to design my blog template so it will be pretty boring until I get everything in place and I know how to actually maintain the blog! I have enlisted help from my blogging guru daughter Amanda.