Saturday, April 26, 2008

Roses are Red, Violets are everywhere!

Spring is bursting out all over! We've had some nice warm weather that has all the trees in bloom and even tho my back yard doesn't have the lushest grass, the violets look great from a distance. It looks like we have a small purple pond! Unfortunetly, the picture doesn't do it justice. After a hard day's work in the yard at the Pines, nothing is better than a good old fashion hotdog cooked over the firepit! Nice fire Jack!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Gord:The Best Man

  • No he's not the best man for Phil today. Today he was best man for his friends, James and Mandy.
    The Bride and Groom looked very nice and the ceremony was pretty in front of the fireplace at the Country Club. A luncheon was after the ceremony and we had a nice time.
    Good luck to James and Mandy! Some quick updates on Grandma...She's doing great and hopes to be home before Billy's wedding. I think there's a meeting on Thursday to talk about that and we're hoping maybe she'll be released sooner. She got in trouble for walking to the bathroom by herself. Once she becomes mobile, there's no stopping her. She's been lifting weights, excercising her legs even laying down, so we know she's going to blow that pop stand sooner than later! Mark your calendar for June 21st. That will be the party day for Phil and Amanda! More on that later.

Monday, April 7, 2008

finally spring???

Ok, I grill out all winter, as you can see by my not so clean grill, but there's something about grilling without a winter coat, hat,gloves,and a snow shovel to get to the grill that makes the first really warm day so fun! The very first of my flowers is blooming, and sitting out on the deck to eat is always enjoyable, especially now before the mosquitos hit! Hope your day is great and sunny and warm. Come for dinner anytime!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Some wedding pics

Here's a few pics from friday. Sorry they're a little dark. I think I need a new camera!

Friday, April 4, 2008

What a week!

First of this week was no fun. My Dear sweet, very active, very over achiever Mom fell down her stairs and broke her shoulder, nose, and pelvis. She had surgery on Wed. morning and they did a total shoulder replacement. The pelvis will just have to heal on its own, which will take some time to do. She will have some trouble walking because pelvic fractures are very painful and she can't use a walker because she only has use of one arm. So keep her in your prayers that she will be on the mend and home soon. I drove out to Chicago Tues. and my poor sister is having a wedding shower for her Son on Sunday that Mom was suppose to help with. Then my sister's dog died on Wed. and then she got the flu Wed. night. So this is just the pits! She needs prayers too. I made it home in time for Phil's wedding. On Friday he married Amanda Ashley(now Amanda Starkey) in a small ceremony at the courthouse. It went well and then we all went out to dinner with Amanda's family and had a really nice time. We will be having a reception for them in June when the weather is nice and we can have it in the backyard of Whispering Pines. More news on that later. I was going to take a picture of Mom at the hospital but I would kill anyone who took a picture of me looking so pathetic and bruised. So I'll put a nice pic of her when she was here in March. Love ya Mom! Congrats Phil and Amanda!