Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Fun and Thanks

Since we live on a lake summer holidays are spent in the boat. My two youngest sons have friends come over and they are tubing and wakeboarding all day. Here's what my kitchen looks like.

Here is what the deck looks like. This is only the top deck. The lower deck has even more towels hanging off it. Guess what I'm going to be doing tomorrow!?!

But most of all we want to thank and remember all those who have served and are serving in the American Armed Forces for the sacrifices and those of their families. Thanks to them we get to live in this great country and proudly fly this flag!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


When we bought this house there were very few for sale that were lake front. We had 3 others to choose from besides this house. One was way out of our price range and the other two were treks down the side of a cliff to get to the lake. The house we like the best had the steepest walk to the lake. They had put rope pulls in along the walk way to help you pull yourself up! Slowly I have tried to add a little cottage charm to this house. It is a basic ranch look on top. Here is part of the front before. There were sage green cheap plastic shutters up, but I forgot the before pics of that. Here's the window with nothing.

My dad helped me make shutters for the window. I painted them and the window box black. Very little sun hits this window box, so I went for mostly green plants with some red accents. This led to me painting the house numbers red. I'm thinking of painting the house numbers onto the window box. Not sure. Here is the after pic. So much better!
Now I have got to get to work on landscaping!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Graduation #1

Heading out to Waco Tx and Baylor University today for graduation of my eldest. He is graduating with a BS in Environmental Science. We are so proud of him. He attended Baylor on a National Merit Scholarship. Sic'em Bears!