I will try to get some recent pictures showing how well they are doing and how filled out the really big planter is. At the rate I'm going, I probably will not get it done before they start dying off. I know, that sounded negative so let me work on that a little. I do appreciate them and all the hard work Kelly and Brian put into them in a short amount of time. I do love fresh flowers.
It actually lived longer than any orchid I've ever had!! I gave it back to her when the last petal fell off so she could put it in her greenhouse. Fast forward to our week at the beach. Tony had called to say the septic tank at the cottage was backed up (because of the heavy rains) so we called the same hotel the rest of my family had gotten rooms in and because people had cancelled (the rain), we were able to rent the two bedroom apartment which made it possible for everyone to be together after all.
Well that took forever. I didn't think I would ever get these three pictures small and lined up. I still have no idea how they are going to look. I guess this is telling me I should either blog more often or just stop blogging. Anyway- it rained about every day we were at the coast but I didn't mind because we were all together. Kelly and Brian brought their bicycles with them and either walked or rode about every day I think. Monica and Tom joined us and brought Samantha a surprise from her Great-Uncle Sidney - a bicycle! The best part is she took to it right away and really likes it. Kelly knew about the surprise and brought her single bike rack so that Jess and Douglas could take it home with them. We were all sad to learn that Alice and Sidney were supposed to join us as a surprise but Alice started having symptoms of a cold so they couldn't make it. I'm just sad it didn't work out.
We went over to the cottage Wednesday afternoon and sat on the porch for awhile to enjoy the great weather. Dwight had set his tarp up on the dock and the guys were able to do a little fishing.
A guy who was staying in the other side of the duplex said they still couldn't flush. You could tell he wasn't a happy camper. Jessie was careful to spray Douglas with sunscreen. His skin doesn't tolerate the sun very well at all. We had to change rooms on Thursday which meant we went to a small efficiency and Jessie, Douglas, Samantha and Kelly were squeezed into another room. On Friday afternoon, we all ended up outside - did I mention the hotel we stayed at had a pool? We had all gone outside to look at a very nice rainbow which was followed by a gorgeous sunset and a nice full moon.
It felt wonderful to be outside so we just hung out around the pool enjoying a nice clean breeze. I think Jessie was reading a good book because she kept reading it even after the sun went down.
Monica and Tom joined us and Kelly decided to join Samantha in the swimming pool when all the young girls she had been playing with went inside.
This was a pretty decent picture of me and Brian either before or after I got up to dance. They told us we needed to change rooms again and Dwight said "no" - basically he was done - so we didn't plan to stay another night.
Yep - I was done too. It did feel good being outside though and even though it wore me out, I think the dancing was good for me. It was a gorgeous day on Saturday when we left for home - of course.
One more of sweet Monica! We left the car behind so the kids could stay as long as they wanted to enjoy another day of good weather. The trip home in the truck was a little rough on me but it just made it all the better to get home.
A quick picture I snatched from Shelly's Facebook page. I shared this with Kelly but wanted to have it on my blog for me to enjoy. Aren't they the cutest little ones ever? Yes - they are twins! So sweet.
Daddy would have been 100 years old today! That is so hard to believe. Mind-boggling......
Adding a few more pictures from the beach taken when everyone was in the apartment. I didn't get a picture of Faye or John.
I was excited to see Marlan with her sweet granddaughter - Emmy today! I can't believe how grown up Em is now! Been missing so much these past few months. Love her blonde hair!!!
Debbie C, Elaine and Savanna brought me these beautiful roses last week! Debbie said they had been in service and Savanna said they had to go visit ME! She is such a sweet girl. She was playing with a small globe I had and I could tell she liked it so I gave it to her. She truly is a special and very sweet little girl. I enjoyed their visit.