Monday, May 30, 2011

More Busy Fun!!!

First I want to say Happy Memorial Day to all of you!! I am so grateful to the people who fought, bleed and died for our freedom, and to those who still are fighting, defending and dieing for it! We watched a war movie last night and went to the parade this morning! I was reminded of the soldiers who fought willingly for the freedom we have today! I am always glad to see true patriotism and honor given to our brave soldiers! I love my country and pray for it often...
 Here are some pics from the parade!

So, I haven't been on here for a while.... Hello to everyone!! I enjoyed catching up on all the blogs I follow! :) What's been keeping me busy?? Well, quite a bit actually. I've been sewing, watching siblings, spring cleaning, helping and attending a wedding, :-) and other little things!!!  I'd have to say watching my siblings for five days and helping out with the wedding has been the most enjoyable things I've been doing! Here are a few pictures from the wedding, I got a LOT of pictures!!!!!! The groom is like a brother to me! His family Is family. :) It is always a joy to see them!! So glad God gives me such wonderful friends!!!!!!! :-)

 I helped decorate for the rehearsal (above) and the reception (below) :)

 The Cake! :)

Fun day! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pink Lilies

Lilies are a favorite with me too!! :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rainbow and Storms

I had a missed opportunity the other day. My mother and I went out yesterday evening right before a short storm we were about to have, we could see lighting in the distance. Well, my mother did tell me I should bring my camera just in case there were some good shoots while we were in town, however it was to be a quick trip so I said I'd wait till another time. It turns out I should of taken her wonderful advice, as usual. :) On our way home we stopped to get some gas and while we were there the sun came out while it was still raining and of course that usually means a rainbow!! :) It was a beautiful rainbow with beautiful bold colors and half of it was a double rainbow!!!!! Not only could we see the whole thing but also it was lighting in the distance which would of made a perfect picture!!! :-) But it was not to be, at least not that scene. However, when we arrived at home the rainbow was still in the sky so I was able to get a few pictures of it from our house! :) It just wasn't as clear. :) So, here  it is....

Today we also have had a lot of rain. :) Where we live it flash floods quite often, at least in the rainy season. Here are some pictures of our wonderful raging creek which dropped leaves, sticks, logs and such all over our freshly mowed yard. :) More work. :) However after the rain stopped for a bit, and the water went down, I took our dogs for a walk and got some after pictures. I also liked the way everything looked so green. The dark trees and the light green leaves I particularly enjoyed. :)

Our road

During the flash flood... :)

A little while after.... :) Amazing how the water grew and fell.... It flash flooded again soon after this picture. :)

Our road again. :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

James Madison's Home- Montpelier

 Here are some pictures from
When we "lived" in Washington DC, my family and I visited a LOT of different historic sites! Some of my favorites were the homes where past presidents lived! Such as James and Dolly Madison! :) When we were at Montpelier in 2009 the inside of the house was still being re-done! We were still given a tour through the house and our tour guide did a wonderful job explaining everything that would of been in the rooms at the time! I also enjoyed the horse aspect of Montpelier, being it was, and might still be, a race course as well! :) They also had a barn and pasture lands that held "retired" thoroughbreds! :) So, anyway here are some of the pictures from our day at Montpelier! :)

View from the top porch! :)

A really old tree! I believe, if I remember correctly, it is 100 years old! :)
Gateway to their Garden

View from a distance... :-)