Sunday, June 24, 2012

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ June 24, 2012


My first grandchild made her appearance on June 12.  We are all thrilled!  We think she's the prettiest thing we've seen in a long time.


I think Girl of the House likes being an aunt.

Man of the House seems to be pretty happy to be a grandpa too.  "I guess we'll keep her," he says with a twinkle in his eye.

The proud parents~


Baby yawns are always so funny!


That Boy is Girl 2's math tutor.  Usually they "meet" online, but this time they got to meet face-to-face.  Not even the birth of a baby gets Girl 2 out of math.  At least it's more fun with the baby there.  She doesn't seem too excited, though, does she?

Girl Out of the House gets credit for the {funny} and {real} photos.  She's a much better photographer than I am!

Join Like Mother, Like Daughter for more {phfr} fun, especially if you enjoy weddings!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

She's Here!

An exciting day today!  Our first grandchild was born this evening!  Mother and baby are both doing fine.  Now is my first opportunity to show off pictures of my grandchild. lol  She looks just like her mommy.

Here's the proud daddy with his little girl.

I'm thanking the Lord for this blessing!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} ~ June 10, 2012

Joining the girls at Like Mother, Like Daughter . . .

{Pretty} and {Happy}

Here's a picture of Girl Out of the House taken about ten days ago at thirty-eight weeks into her pregnancy. 

The Big Day is this Tuesday, but we all know that babies come when they are good and ready.  Doesn't Girl 1 look {pretty} and {happy}?  We are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first baby/granddaughter/niece (as the case may be)!

Speaking of the forthcoming grandbaby . . .  I decided to do a little sewing to welcome the little one.  When I want to sew something, I figure it out as I go.  I'm definitely a beginner!  I bought this pattern .  Notice is says "easy-to-sew."  "Ha!" she says in scorn.  Maybe it's easy for someone who already knows what she's doing, but for li'l ol' me ~ a bear of little brain ~ it was an exercise in mind-reading.  Why, oh, why aren't the instructions clearer?  Why, oh, why is it assumed that you already know what you're doing?  If it weren't for YouTube, I never would have gotten that zipper in!  But it's in, it works, and now I know how to do it.  Yea!  Many hours and ripped-out seams later, all three pieces are finished! And just in time!  I'm very {happy} with the end results and think it's {pretty}. 

Isn't the hat the cutest thing you ever saw?


I think it's mildly {funny} when Man of the House uses very old technology like a clay tavern pipe at the same time he's using very new technology like a Kindle.  (I took this unbeknownst to him through the front door window.)


I challenge you to beat our {real} this week.  In fact, I doubt anyone can top our {real} in all the vast history of {phfr}!  Because our mini-van was set on fire this week **on purpose**.  Yes, an arsonist used something flammable to douse the interior and set it on fire.  There were three separate explosions: one from the unknown flammable substance, one from the gas tank, and one from the tank of oxygen sitting in the back.  (All this happened in the middle of the night in the driveway of the person we had lent the car to so said arsonist could go on a burglary spree while the authorities were occupied with our burning car.)  Ol' Reliable has gone to where good, dependable cars go, and we will miss her.  Still, no one was hurt (though there was damage to our friend's house), and we are laying up our treasures in Heaven where moth and rust~ and fire!~ do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Pretty incredible, yes?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} ~ June 3, 2012

Joining Like Mother, Like Daughter . . .


We planted two rose bushes this spring.  If all goes well, they will eventually climb the arbor over the patio, meet in the middle, and create glorious, rose-scented shade.  The first buds bloomed this week!


Our garden is growing like gangbusters, which makes us happy for many reasons. One night this week something unusual happened~ I was alone for supper, so I went out to the garden and picked the first of the peas.  I cannot adequately describe the yumminess of those peas!  It was a mixture of sunshine, rain, really good dirt, and fresh air.  I'm looking forward to eating more of these little green bursts of goodness!

There are lots more where those came from!

We have three pea patches like this one.  (Those are green beans planted on the north side.)

In addition to the peas and green beans, we have a strawberry bed, tomatoes, gourds, mini pumpkins, butternut squash, cucumbers, a pepper plant, raspberries, and sweet potatoes. I'm especially proud of the tomatoes because we grew them from seed, which I've been told is difficult but didn't really seem to be difficult at all!
 Blossoms on the tomato plants!

Strawberry Bed


This little guy was sitting on the ledge outside our living room window this afternoon.  I saw him in the lawn this morning before church, too.  I'm sure this is his first day outside the nest, judging by his uncertainty regarding flying and his slightly nervous air.  He sure is a cutey!

Are you my mother?


Besides the beach, this is the windiest place I've ever seen!  Actually, it may even be windier than the beach.  It's not so constantly windy, but the wind is stronger at times.  There's nothing in this good, flat land to keep the wind from sweeping down the plains, as the song says.  (No, we don't live in Oklahoma! lol)  Here's what said wind does to my laundry hanging on the line~

Thanks for stopping by!

Around My House

ing~ Listening~ How Christianity Changed the World by Alvin J. Schmidt    A good counterargument for the "religion ruins everything&...

Popular Posts