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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lake time again

Hello my friends!  We spent the last few days at the lake and had amazingly beautiful weather for April. Last night it rained a bit during the night, which we need desperately so I have no complaints about it at all.  The days have been sunny and beautiful and so I'm a happy, happy girl.  :-)  

Obviously Chloe and her lake neighbor, Mattie, love it there too.  You can see how content they are  in this picture.  Chloe happily shares her blanket with Mattie as they look out over their domain.
Dennis pulled Larry and Nita's new, (to them), camper out on Saturday.  It's actually a 2000 model.  For a 15 year old camper it looks really nice doesn't it?  It was very wll maintained.  It had to be hand pulled by a dolly into the spot since, although you can't see it in this photo, the front of the camper is at the top of the hill overlooking the lake.

That's Laurie, our neighbor on the other side of us in the picture.  She's been my lake buddy the past few days when Dennis was at work.  We  have our flowers all planted and where you see the carpet remnents to the right of the camper door, we'll be putting sod in sometime in the next few weeks.  Those are the back stairs for our camper that you also see by the door.  Dennis will build them a set of their own when he gets back from his trip next week.  He's going to Nebraska to see his Mom and do some work around the house for her.  
Pretty "volunteer" flowers behind our trailer.
Aren't they gorgeous?  We've transplanted them into our flower garden and they are doing very well.
Two of our neighbors have these beautiful tulips that were blooming this morning.
Unfortunately they are missing the blooms as neither family has been out yet this spring.
My view this morning.  Aahh!  My happy place.
One last cruise picture.  This was the night that Lisa won the Princess Pop Star contest onboard.  From left to right, Lisa's mom, Tia, Me, Brittney, (her sister), Lisa, Dave from the cruise staff, and Nita.  There was some amazing talent in this contest and we were happy that Lisa won.  We met this family on the cruise and became pretty close.  A lovely, lovely family.  The cruise staff was wonderful and very friendly.
Blossoms on the flowering pear tree in our front yard.  So  pretty and delicate.  Look at that blue sky behind them.
My latest project.  A sock yarn blanket.  I'm trying to use up all of my odds and ends of sock yarn with this blanket.  If any of you have any tiny, little balls of sock yarn you don't know what to do with, I'm your girl!!!  I'd love to have it.  As much as I have, I know it won't be enough to finish a blanket.
While Dennis is in Nebraska next week, guess where I'm going?  To Portland to see Taci, Teresa and Gracie!  I know they just had lunch without me a few weeks ago, but they have graciously said that they will meet again just for me!   My Hubby and the girls don't want me driving the 12 hours round trip so I've gotten a hotel room for the night.  I see a trip to IKEA in my immediate future. :-)  I'm so looking forward to seeing my girlfriends.  I am so grateful that this little blog has brought these wonderful women into my life.  The only thing better is if each and every one of you could join us.  Wouldn't that be wonderful?

I hope you're all having a wonderful day and enjoying spring wherever you may be.

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establihes their steps." Proverbs 16:9



  1. do have a great view. I can almost smell the fresh air of Washington! Those doggies really do look content. The lake will do that for just about anybody. Love the look of your sock yarn blanket! It sure is pretty with those bright colors. Enjoy your visit with the girls next week!

  2. I love the view from your home away from home.

  3. I would just like to pull up a chair with you at the lake....looks so relaxing. Have a wonderful luncheon with your friends.

  4. Some time at the lake sounds really wonderful!

  5. Spring sounds wonderful by the lake ... I love the photo of the dogs relaxing together! The flowers are all so lovely.

    I recognise the yarn skein in your blanket photo - I had the exact same yarn. (Now it's a baby hat for Taci's project.) Have fun with the gals in Portland! :)

  6. What a wonderful place you've found! We're enjoying our caravan here at the beach right now.. another sunny day! Your dogs look so happy there. Your blanket is going to be so fun and colorful! I can't wait to see you soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Ahhhh Lake Days!!! It is so much fun to see the dogs enjoying each other and the lake, too :) I hope Dennis has a safe and happy trip to NE, and I am so looking forward to out gathering! xx

  8. The lake looks so refreshing and relaxing. I love to make scrap projects, and your blanket looks very nice.

  9. You are a traveling lady--like us. We're headed to the beach next week.... Love your 'lake' pictures. Glad you got a little rain. I never would have thought that you'd have to say that you NEED rain... Mother Nature can play games with us for us...

    Have a great time in Portland. I have a 'heavenly' post today. Check it out --if you haven't yet.

  10. Your blanket is looking great. Hope you get enough yarn to finish it.

  11. Such a lovely, relaxing place to spend your time. So glad you get to see the girls again. Have a safe trip and tell everyone hello. Happy May! Tammy

  12. Nice blanket and glad u are getting settled at the lake. Have a safe trip to Portland. It would be fun to see u again.

  13. So glad you had a good time on your cruise. I thought of you as they had 2 ships on the had an illness on board and the other got caught in a terrible storm. Your Springtime pictures are so pretty. I get tired just reading of your travels! LOL! Drive carefully!

  14. The lake photos look fantastic. I can almost smell the crisp clean air from here. How exciting you are going to visit all the ladies, I know they all miss you so much.
    Hugs to you Betsy,

  15. A beautiful view from your home away from home. Just wonderful to be meeting up with blogging friends, maybe one day...