Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day, Sunday Walks, and Cookout!

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  I am so thankful for the service of our soldiers and the sacrifices made so that we all might enjoy freedom here in America.
My dad served in WWII in Italy and just 2 years ago arrived in Heaven after battling Alzheimer's for years.
One day before his mind started failing him, I called to check up on him as he was then living alone.  He answered the phone in Italian, which was a great shock to me.  I had never heard him even refer to that language before and it was a hoot!  He just giggled and I lost it!  I will never forget how much fun that was!

Saturday, we worked all day catching up on the gardening and some work on the house that had been put off for a while and needed to be done.  Tired ourselves out I think.  We are not quite as young as we used to be.
LB and I are not too sure how we like having to slow down!   On Sunday I took a stroll in the woods on the property and enjoying taking a few stills.  Hope you like them!

We tidied up the deck and did a little more gardening on Monday and then had a lovely cookout with the kids  that afternoon.  On Monday night I got a little more quilting done in the sewing studio.  I'll post pictures soon of the items I am working on.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!


  1. Lovely photos!!! So glad you have a good weekend! Looking forward to seeing your quilting projects!

    Blessings to you to!

  2. Thank you for your kind comments. I really appreciate the feedback!

  3. Hi Pat!

    First, my heartfelt thanks for stopping by & your lovely comment
    (you made my day :-) I'm looking forward to strolling thru your pages and beautiful projects!

    LOL I know exactly what you mean about slowing down a bit - I can do as much as ever BUT it takes me longer now ~ then again I enjoy things more too. All in the tradeoffs as we live and learn I think....

  4. That was a fun story. Thanks for sharing:) There is somthing so special about taking your own time in a quiet place taking photographs of the things around you. You become connected and see things in quite a different way. It's very relxing. Your stills are beautiful.