Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Days On The Lake

Here is my new summer schedule;  if it's nice and warm I work outside, if it's raining I work inside.  Today is an inside day.  It's only 59 degrees and pouring.  At 7:00 this morning, though, it was warm and dry and I started a morning walk routine with a neighbor friend.  We walked for an hour at a pretty good pace and a lot of hills. We're going to try to do this every morning.  It felt good and to do it that early doesn't make it seem like it's interrupting my day at all.

I was able to work outside yesterday afternoon.  I've been trimming these darn cotton easters (that's what I'm told by a neighbor that they are) and they are a pain to take care of and keep looking nice and neat.  I'm giving them a real good haircut to clean up all the weeds and dead limbs.  These bushes line our driveway in the front of the house and they can grow wild real fast if you just let them go.

 I'm half tempted to have them all torn out and just plant more grass.  I'm sure, though, once I get them all neatened up again I'll be satisfied with them.  In the fall they get red berries on them and actually can be very pretty. I wanted to get more work done on these today, but that's not going to happen.

I wasn't able to get much of anything done over the weekend because my three little mini storms, named Logan, Landen, and Leanna were here.  We actually had Leanna since Thursday night.  We brought her home with us after going to Landen's pre-school graduation.
He had a cute little ceremony, complete with lunch for parents and grandparents.  Landen was so excited to have us there and all his little friends were glad to meet Landen's "Bobby".  That's what Landen calls his grandpa and since he considers "his Bobby" to be his best friend he talks about him all the time.  By the end of graduation all the little graduates were calling him "Bobby" too.  So cute!!  Bobby also got a kick out of it.

So Leanna came home with us since it was going to be DIL's Air Force Reserve weekend.  Little Miss Leanna just keeps getting cuter and cuter and is just the best baby.  Hubby and I kept commenting all weekend about how much her looks are reminding us so much of her daddy as a baby!  Just so amazing how that works!

On Saturday, Austin came up with the two boys and then he left for a bachelor party of a good friend.  The boys swam in the lake and went out in the kayak with "their Bobby" for the first time this season.  They loved it.  They feel like such big boys in the water now since they've been taking swim lessons at the Y.

It was great to see the kids, but as usual after they are here for a few days, I was exhausted by the time they left on Sunday afternoon.

Dad's boat was delivered to our dock on Sunday afternoon.  Since last night was such a warm and beautiful  evening Mom and Dad came over and we took a little "wine sunset cruise".

Pulling away from the dock

View of the back of our house

headed down the lake

Sun setting on the way back

Sun behind the trees

Now I'm relaxed and refreshed and ready for the next day.


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What an idyllic setting, you live in!

Hooray for your exercise plan. No wonder you look so fabulous!

Keeping after growing things is the name of the game. I'm trying this year, to keep at it. Being consistent, is the way to go! When weather allows that is.

Repeat, what a lovely place you live.

Oh and yes, I can imagine how tired out kids can make one. Happily, all our "Grands" live near by, so they ALWAYS go home. -grin-

But that little doll of a girl-baby must be no trouble, yet. :-) The boys, another story. -giggles-


Sharon said...

It's nice living on the lake, I'm sure you get lots of company in the summertime, we used to.

Fun little graduation! The little kids really love it!

Leanne is just a little sweetheart, for now, anyway.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous sunset and views on the lake! Your grandbabies are so cute, I know you enjoyed their visit! They really do wear us out, don't they?

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

DJan said...

How lovely. My parents retired in a home on a lake, and my three youngest siblings were fortunate to grow up jumping into and playing in the water. I love your pictures, Nina. It is very restful to see the sun setting...

Valerie said...

I have a lot of cotoneaster in my garden. It's a real haven for the birds as well as providing food for them. It can become invasive though if left uncontrolled. Loved the way Landen refers to his granddaddy. How nice that Bobby is his best friend. Keep up the walking, Nina, I wish I could join you.

Grandma J said...

My summer schedule: no work

You live in a paradise, Nina!

Your little graduate is precious, those are great memories.

Yes I Blog said...

You live in an ABSOLUTELY STUNNING area! The house views are GORGEOUS! The landscape, the water, the kids, you are truly a blessed lady!

Can you adopt me??


Love the pictures and the love and joy always in your posts about the kids/grandkids!



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