Monday, October 20, 2014

Beautiful Days... October

What a great way to start October....

with a beautiful weekend 

and awesome weather and I found lots of color around the yard this year. David has been busy beautifying our yard. 

And get this...
He hasn't been threatening to tear things out if they don't start growing.

That first Saturday of October we went to a co-worker of David's house warming. First let me say the Prudhomme's have a beautiful home. Beautiful. The weather was perfect. They had the glass doors all open from the den to the patio. I’m a loser I didn't take pictures and I should have because our hostess Silvia was giving me these awesome compliments on my photography and she realized she hadn't taken any of the party. The first time I was there they were still finishing the inside details. I thought it was beautiful and now with furniture and decor it’s even more awesome.  There might have been some folks who probably won’t remember much about the night but I do.
LOL. Not that there were any adult beverages involved. The host Larry was trying to be bartender and social which was difficult so my husband stepped in and played bartender. Scary thought. He was responsible for getting us home. He was a good boy though. Don’t get me wrong I didn't say he didn't take a couple of Fire Ball shots or drink a few beers but he did pace himself for the time we were there. He was very entertaining. It was a great evening.

There’s a piece of property across the street from them and they’re trying to convince us to be their neighbors. I had to laugh because being their neighbor would be a blast but I don’t know if any of us would get much accomplished besides have fun.  They are too much fun. The name of their property is “Bayou Ole”. What do you get when you cross a Cajun and a Hispanic….. You get a Party. These 2 folks complement each other perfectly. They are too cute. Who knows we’re still looking for something maybe we'll that property back on our 'possible' list.

Now to my dear friend who runs around her neighborhood in her nightie ..and no undies….everyone couldn't help but laugh at your predicament. I still giggle and shake my head when I think about your story. Yep it was definitely entertaining. At your expense of course.
My dad seems to be doing good considering all that he has been through. This picture is of Dad and my nephew Josiah. Josiah is his right hand man. He had to do a stress test a couple of weeks ago and got a good report. He had to have the medicine injected this time instead of running the treadmill. Yuck. I had to have one when I had my knee scoped because they heard a heart murmur which happens every time. I was not impressed with the procedure. I wanted to come off the table when the medicine started flowing. OMG. It didn’t hurt but did make me very antsy. VERY! but Dad said the only thing that bugged him was having to lay still for so long. The cancer is in remission but he has weekly shots and visits. He takes one day at a time and it seems it’s always with a smile. While I’m not up there I’m sure some days are better/easier than others but he keeps on going with a great attitude.

Our newest addition to the family seems to be adjusting just fine. She's enjoying the checking out of the back yard. 
 She was very reserved but loving that first 5 plus days… but this week has been a transformation. Lilley is getting used to all the new sites and sounds in our home. 
She and Dexter are fine together. She gives him plenty of space. He sleeps a lot in his old age.

Pamela and Sophie (Pam’s sheltie) came home and what a difference. 

Sophie and Lilley are running through the house and oh my… running break neck speeds in the backyard and around the tree.

It’s so funny.
Lilley is such a sweet, lovable and dainty little girl. I’m glad I decided to bring another dog into the family. She's decided to play with a toy Sophie drug out.

They trade off every so often and the chase begins all over again.

Here's a picture of mom and daughter.  Sophie on the left and Lilley on the right.

While Pamela was home we went to have our hair touched up and trimmed. She got more highlights and I got my usual low and highlights but I added some red. Pamela took this picture of me but of course I wasn't allowed to take her picture this little rat.

Pamela's last morning home she looked out her bedroom window and saw this guy eating breakfast. Before she get a better picture he took off.  

Now to brag on a friend of mine who is sew sew very talented whether she admits it or not. You can always check out Janet's blog to see what she is creating next. Janet is the one who built the big yellow bird house that I wanted but didn't win in the Guild Quilt Show raffle..... 
Well she's at it again. Back in March at retreat she found out ATC's. She made her first one back then and now she's on a roll.... 
 She sees something and she thinks "mmm I can do that" and she does.
Talented I tell you. That's Janet.

Then there's my friend Carol who sews all kinds of cute little girls clothing, hats, bows and cute towel sets for Payton's Boutique and finds time to teach sewing classes at a local Quilt Shop called Quilt Works. I wish I had a little girl to dress up in this little dress. I used to make clothes for Pamela when she was little but nothing this cute. That's been a few days ago.

I love having talented friends who can teach me new things or guide me in what I try to do. I need lots of guidance some days..... Plus I can write about them since they accomplish and complete projects unlike me. But guess WHAT I did finish a quilt top this weekend. Yes I did but I can't share it until it's quilted a Little Miss Logan receives. I hope I chose the right fabric for her. I think I did. She's the last little Bell Quad. She's waited patiently well her parents have. Soon very soon. Now I'm ready to complete a couple of other projects on my long list of "to accomplish/complete".

I'll share my fun from this weekend in my next blog. 

So until next blog...Just living is not enough, one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower ~Hans Christian Anderson~


Handywoman said...

I love this time of year too...all the flowers in bloom are so happy or seem to be anyway. My son said my back yard looks like a cottage garden so I had to take another look! Lots of hard work but oh so worth it.
I love the bit of red in your hair. I might have to do something with my birds nest. :)
AND I LOVE YOUR NEW BABY...they are such good dogs. Congrats on the new addition.
And as always thank you for the brag... so nice of you to say such things! takes one to know one ;)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous photos. Your Dad is so lucky to have such a perfect right hand man.....grin. Your pups are so pretty.

Linda said...

FUN FUN!!! I always love to visit and see what you have been up to! Good news about your dad!
You and Dave are such a great couple and always having fun together!
Logan will be thrilled to get her own quilt! I have certainly LOVED them all!!! Talk about TALENT!!! YOU are loaded with it!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Carla. Dave is doing an awesome job in the garden. The flowers are beautiful and so are the doggies. How cute that they can play together. They are really beautiful and so is your new highlights. Looks so pretty. I'm so glad you Dad is feeling better and looking so handsome..Happy Wednesday..Judy