Friday, March 24, 2017

“Friday afternoon feels like heaven...” ― El Fuego {T. G. I. F.}

Beautiful day ~ Shelby says she's ready for summer
Knox and Shelby walked around the yard plucking violets and brought me a pretty purple bouquet

Elijah is glad it's Friday
Shelby hasn't been on the trampoline in a long time
But she still knows how to execute a forward flip
Elijah is a natural too
Knox is getting better at it
While the kids jumped, this mockingbird sang his little heart out
Zooming in on the sun with my cell camera made for a pretty cool picture
Happy TGIF, everyone!
“Fridays are the hardest in some ways: you’re so close to freedom.” 
― Lauren Oliver

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

“Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes. Fine and dandy for Valentine candy. Snow spittin'; if you're not mitten-smitten, you'll be frostbitten! By jing-y feels spring-y.” ― Old Farmer's Almanac

February whooshed by me and vanished seemingly in the blink of an eye. Time! Slow down! Thought I'd share some snapshots I managed to capture from the month of February.  
February 2 ~ a groundhog sky ~ he lied, ya know
February 2 ~ me and my girls ~ birthday dinner at Outback ~ 

February 3 ~ my 64th! ~ how did that happen? ~ I took pictures of the party peeps as they geared up to sing .....

... the birthday song ...

.... my sister Jane traditionally leads the chorus and sets the key ~ she's hiding behind Kelly's camera

.... I like this point of view ~ makes me happy

February 4 ~ my great nephew Finn, along with my nephew Alex, and I share the same February 3rd birthdate ~ this was Finn's very first (celebrated on the 4th) ~ daughter Kelly captured this great snapshot of Mister ONE-derful enjoying his first birthday cake ~ this picture makes me happy ~ I may try this myself next birthday

February 9 ~ grandson Elijah + homework ~ straight A's, this kid

February 9 ~ Granddaughter Shelby at the wheel, practicing her driving skills ~ she's doing very well ~ only a few more months and she'll have her driver's license ~ her dad Jerry snapped this photo

February 10 ~ no filter, just the bright shining sunlight through the winter trees

February 10 ~ grandson Knox ~ happy feet on the trampoline

February 10 ~ one of those awesome winter sunsets that makes your jaw drop and frustrates the photographer who is unable to capture the reality of God's majestic artwork

February 11 ~ hubby Neil + chainsaw = what-could-possibly-go-wrong? ~ thankfully he's been able to cut down our two sick/mostly dead cherry trees without any tragic chainsaw mishaps ~ no lie!

February 11 ~ granddaughter Shelby created beautiful art for her room at home during a recent sleepover ~ she was escaping noisy boys at her house (that would be her little brother and two of their cousins) ~ I guess that makes us a sanctuary house ~ wonder if we can get federal funding? ~ probably not

February 16 ~ Happy Meal at McDonald's with grandson Knox ~ featuring Lego Batman movie stuff ~ he discovered the joy of  a (vintage-style) viewmaster that made the characters come to 3D life .....

... and also made for a way cool mask
February 17 ~ Tom Sawyer? Maybe Huck Finn? ~ at Dogwood Park
February 17 ~ Jerry and Shelby all decked out to attend the Father Daughter Dance ~ they had a great time

February 18 ~ grandson Elijah in motion playing with his team in a Vision Basketball game

February 19 ~ I heart Buttercups

February 19 ~ Spring Training

February 19 ~ Never ignore anything in the shape of a heart

February 20 ~ flock of geese over our house heading north ~ they were nearly gone by the time I managed to snap this picture ~ they must've thought that winter was over ~ the groundhog lied after all

February 21 ~ Elijah was beat after the basketball game which they lost by four points ~ adding insult to injury they had to play another game right after this one which they also lost ~ the team is still alive in the playoffs this week

February 23 ~ I heart clouds

February 24 ~ did I mention that I heart clouds? oh and sunsets

February 28 ~ peeps at BobbyQ's ~ Neil's birthday dinner

February 28 ~ 66!!

February 28 ~ party peeps ~ Kerry, Knox, Jerry, Shelby, Holly ...

.... and more party peeps ~ Don, Jane, Sarah, Kelly, and 'the old feller' himself ~ wishing him a happy birthday and many many more.
So long, February! That's a wrap.
"February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March."
-  Dr. J. R. Stockton