First of all I would like to apologize for not getting back to everyone. I don’t always take the time to email each of you back, after you leave me such wonderful comments. I do however follow you all back and try to leave comments on your posts(I know I have been slacking in that area as well lately). Sometimes life is crazy. So thank you all so much for your sweet comments. I appreciate all of you.
We have had a full week here. We were preparing for the Strawberry Festival and that took lots of time and energy. We are very grateful that it went really well. I will share a few pics from the day. It was really warm and sunny and we got a little sunburned.
Some fun things to create were these two below…….
This Secret Garden Gate is so adorable! Love this….
and this ….. head board and foot board……was turned into this below.
We also took time for some “family fun”!!
A Memorial Day barbecue at our daughter Liz’ home. She and her husband Roy are very hospitable and love to entertain.
They had invited the guys from work and their families. They all work for The United States Bureau of Reclamation.(This includes the operation of the Dams as they provide water supply to the State, irrigation and also hydroelectric power generation here in the West) All of the guys and most of the women were veterans and have all served in some branch of the military. All are away from their extended families and it was such fun to share the day with them all.
Our son-in-laws served in the Navy together and now they get to work together.
You can see the children all lined up watching the games and the fire. They were all so well behaved.
These are my little cuties!
Thank you Liz and Roy for hosting and to everyone else who helped make it a wonderful day! And thank you again to all who are serving or have served in this wonderful country of ours! There are so many people who are affected by the military service, children, families, etc. It is hard on lots of people. I know how it has affected our immediate family. Others that have had a wife leave them while in Kuwait, and were away for so long, children that grow up hundreds of miles away from their divorced Dad. Mother’s and daughters hundreds of miles away from each other, and on and on …….
America, America, God shed HIS grace on Thee……
And then I received this box of swap goodies in the mail!! How fun. This was from the What's all the Buzz about ~ bug swap that Wendy from Ravenwood Whimsies Primitive and Country Crafts hosted. My partner was Maria (Wendy’s daughter-in-law) from http://thefrenziedfox.blogspot.com. She is a young artist and has some wonderful creations. You can find her by clicking on the pic below.
This is the cute box of goodies that she sent! She designed the pattern for the “bug”, isn’t he cute??!! The sheep is just wonderful~ I love him!!
Garden pics with chalk, and adorable Americana bowls(one was broke ) But this one goes so well with the other dishes in my hutch.
Thank you so much Maria!! It was so much fun to do a swap with you and you are so thoughtful. Love everything!! I sure hope that you like what I sent you!