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Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Already!

My oh my!  Where has the summer gone?  We have a new grandbaby due in just seven short weeks and I can't wait to hold that little girl in my arms.  I think Thursday will probably be my day to post for the rest of the summer.  It's the only day I can sit down at the desktop computer.  I just can't seem to get the hang of posting on my iphone and my ipad doesn't have service at the lake.  And at the lake I've been until this morning.  Wait a minute.  Back up to the start of the week.

Last Friday hubby took a vacation day and off we went to Portland, OR to visit our very pregnant daughter and her husband.  She has forbidden me to post any pictures of her, but suffice it to say, she is so beautifully expecting!  She looks gorgeous.  And, I got to feel and watch little Piper Alice move all around in her tummy.  She is an active baby-just like her daddy.  He never sits down, unless we're eating and then he pops up again, onto another project.  I keep telling my daughter that she never has to worry about undone projects around the house, he's on them like flies on flypaper!  LOL

Hubby and Daddy-to-be painted the babies room, ceiling and all.  The ceiling is white and the walls are a beautiful shade of gray.  Then they put the crib and dresser together.  This was an all day project.  Of course, dear daughter and I went shopping for curtain material at JoAnn's while they worked.  We didn't find anything to our liking so all of us took a trip to IKEA after a lovely dinner out at Sweet Tomatoes.  We found lots of goodies there, but no curtains.  Finally, after a stop at Target we found some beautiful yellow ones that are room darkening and sound deafening.  They match her colors exactly.  Here are Grandpa and Daddy painting.  They are such troopers, painting and assembling furniture all day and then shopping with us that evening.

 Here is their dog Polly lounging on a fake fur rug we bought at IKEA in front of the dresser/changing table.  She likes it!  Polly is such a sweet dog.  She and Chloe are "best friends" and apparently she was very sad when we left Sunday afternoon and took Chloe with us.
This is a fountain that our son-in-law put in.  If you remember, in an earlier post he gave us the little one they used to have because he was building this.  It's beautiful at night, all lit up.  The wiring will be buried eventually.  He just finished the yard this past week and still has a few touch up things to complete.

 He poured and stamped their patio himself.  Didn't it turn out nice?
 The solar lights as it was getting dark.  Beautiful.
 The hot tub isn't hooked up yet.  They just got it back onto the pad last week and since dear daughter can't get in it right now since she's expecting, it's been left to the end of the yard project. 
We got home about 8:30 Sunday night.  We went to the grocery store that night and Chloe and I were at the lake Monday morning.  Hubby came out after work each night for dinner and a walk.  He left early in the mornings to drive back to Spokane.  He says he doesn't mind the commute at all since the scenery is so relaxing.  It gives him time to unwind.  Tonight is Bible Study here at the house and then it's back to the lake tomorrow!  Oh how we're enjoying this place we've found.  We've made some friends there that promise to be lasting friendships.  They are also Christians and we all trek back to Spokane for church on Sunday and then back to the lake.  They are empty nesters like us, (well, they have one daughter at home who is grown) and are enjoying this time in their life.

I started a new project on Tuesday for our little one yet-to-be born.  I had a dream last week that she needed a Christmas stocking since I made her mom and dad theirs the year they got married.  So I was going to ask dear daughter if she wanted me to make one for the baby.  She got a strange look on her face and said she had been thinking the same thing a few days before!  Isn't that funny?  I dreamt it and she thought it!  She wanted the same colors as their stocking just a bit smaller.  They're huge!  You can see them on my project page on Ravelry if you're interested.  Here's the start of Piper's.

Maybe it will be finished to show you in next week's post.

Okay-I have to stop playing here and get down to business on the computer.  Hubby is preaching Sunday night and I need to type up his sermon notes for him.   I get a sneak preview!

Have a wonderfully fantastic week full of God's blessings!



  1. How exciting!!! And wow, what a project-go-getter! How long did it take him to do all that? It looks perfect. :-)

  2. You are so lucky that you'll have a granddaughter so close. Mine are just so far away. ::sigh:: Show us some photos of your campsite and view! We head to our lake camping trip in a week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. I love the name Piper...what a sweet name for your new granddaughter. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your daughter. Your son-in-law is very talented to make their backyard look so nice! Enjoy the rest of the week!

  4. Kaylana- it took a couple of weeks after work and weekends to do the yard. Hubby and he put the shed in a few months ago. He poured concrete, put in the sprinkler system and planted and laid sod in the past few weeks.

    Teresa-six hours away is still too far, but I agree, closer than your girls. I so wish our kids lived within babysitting distance. I'll try to remember to get pictures this week of the lake.

    The Jones Family-thank you for your lovely comment. I like Piper too and Alice is a family name on both sides. Very sweet. I love spending time with our kids.

  5. The hot tube looks great. Once it gets installed, I bet you'll be having so much fun.