Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday Friends! I hope you are counting your blessings today; I certainly am. I am so thankful for my hubby, our two daughters & their hubbies and our 11 grands, as well as the four family dogs. Hunter is such a sweet dog and is very spoiled! When he goes to Lily's house to stay, he behaves like a dog-eating just kibble and having a fun time with her and the grands. Today I am thankful that our daughters live so close to us and that Hunter loves going to Lily's. Here they are-aren't they just adorable together. For those of you who guessed yesterday as to our destination, if you guessed the islands you are right. 

We usually don't make spontaneous trips, but after all the moving-this spring and in July, hubby decided that if our condo was free and we could use frequent airline miles, we would go.  Well, we are going.   What's even better is that I'll get to see Val again; she has told me there are two new Monk Seal pups. I'm hoping for lots of photo ops; hubby and I will be exploring and he's not taking his clubs. 
I'll be posting daily and sharing our adventures with you.
Have a wonderful day!
Noreen

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Outdoor Wednesday

In honor of it being Outdoor Wednesday and our summer quickly coming to an end, I have a little question for you. The first photo is of a sunset at our last home, with Longs and Meeker peaks in the background. The Rockies always call my name and we are blessed to live so close to them.
This photo was taken last April, in Kapaa Kauai. One of the coolest things about that trip was that I got to meet Val, a fellow blogger, and hang out with her. Kauai is hubby's all time favorite place.
Now the question of the day is: Which area are hubby and I going to tomorrow?
Let's just throw in a third option~we are just hanging out at home and not going anywhere. We'd rather enjoy the changes in the seasons from our own nest; plus I'm having a hard time coming up with new posts, so thought I'd make this one up.

I will be interested to see your answers;  I let you know tomorrow. 
Today, Kam and I are walking and I'm hoping my new glasses will be in.  Got to do some household chores, like vacuuming and cleaning bathrooms. Throw in some time stitching too and we'll call it a good day.
Joy~
Noreen

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Good Morning Friends,  Just checking in with you all to see how your week is starting out.  Yesterday was a good day; today is one that should be great.  I'm spending the morning with a close friend and I can't wait.  I'm hoping my new glasses will be in today or tomorrow.  I am stitching a good part of the time, trying to get my quilt finished but I am only 1/2 way done.  I am anxious to start the new quilt, ready for fall to set in so I have work for my hands. 
I hope you have a wonderful day today!
Blessings,
Noreen

Monday, August 18, 2014

Just Another Day

Happy Paws to you! I've taken over mom's computer today and wanted to share photos of moi. We had a good weekend~firstly my cous' Lily came over Friday night with her kiddos. I thought she'd be here for the night, but she went home after dinner with herour peeps. The oldest two girls spent the night, but I still slept with mom and dad. The rest of the weekend was pretty laid back, as you can see from this picture.

Mom is trying to experiment taking photos of me for a Christmas card; can you believe she is already thinking about that. Ugh!

Actually, she is loving the bright flowers in our yard; she says she wants to be able to look back on them when the weather gets cold. Another exciting thing about yesterday was that my parents watched a game on t.v. with guys playing catch with a weird looking ball. All I know is that there was lots of screaming and laughing going on and something about what a game.
We've already been on a walk with Lexie and her mom Kam.  The days are still really warm here so the earlier we can get out the better.  Mom says she  thinks it is only 2.50 mls and not 3 mls like she used to think. 
Paws and enjoy your day!
Hunter and Noreen

Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Friday to you. I hope your week has gone smoothly and that you will have a restful and enjoyable weekend. The other night, Hunter was barking up a storm at the back fence. I had gotten the camera because we had a Common Flicker on our overhang; I thought it was a Woodpecker due to the spots and it was so pretty, that I wanted to get a photo. It took off before I could get one, then Hunter started barking.

This bunny was on the cart path, for the golf course, and Hunter wanted to get closer. Many people here hate bunnies because of how they can destroy gardens and also burrow under driveways. I don't appreciate their destruction, but my they are cute.

Kam is back from her trip and should be getting here any minute, for a walk. I've so missed walking with her! I do walk with my neighbor, but do to some physical issues she can only walk to the end of the street and back; I was surprised to find out it is a mile round trip. Never would have guessed that. I'll be running here and there today~grocery shopping, maybe lunch at the park and possibly the quilt show. This show is a bit pricey for shows and I haven't been overly impressed over the years with it, so it will be interesting to see if it has improved. Have a lovely day!
Noreen & Hunter

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Happy Thursday to you. I am thankful that our internet finally started working this morning; it is frustrating when you are set to post and can't, or can't even go visit blogs. This morning, my neighbor and I took our two Bichons for a walk; we try to do this several times a week. The dogs thoroughly enjoy each others company and I thought it was so cute to see them shoulder to shoulder on their walk. Our groomer doesn't give the dogs bandanas, so Hunter is on the right.  I do have several I've put on him, but she cautioned me saying the hair gets really flat if you leave it on...so I don't.

Hubby is off golfing today and I just got home from our youngest daughter's house. She was organizing clothes and shoes, weeding out those items that don't fit any of the girls. Now, I think I'm taking my car to the carwash-it is pretty filthy. There are days when hubby and I will wash both cars but I'm feeling like it would be quicker if I just took it down the road. Tomorrow is a big quilt show down the street; I asked my neighbor is shew as interested in going and she accepted. Even though she doesn't sew or quilt, I think she'll still enjoy seeing all the quilts on display. I hope you have a great day! Tomorrow's Friday-whoopee!
Hugs,
Noreen

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Boys Sleepover

With the school year starting up, we wanted to have one more sleepover while there was time. We are down to the wire though because school starts on Monday. So last night our two oldest grandsons spent the night; we had a wonderful dinner of bbq ribs, coleslaw, french fries and I had gotten a watermelon but it was mushy-so it will be a juicy today. After dinner we watched Pirates of the Caribbean 3D; actually they watched it while I quilted. Here are the two pups; maybe you cant tell, but Hunter is laying on top of Lily.

This mornings breakfast for the boys-pancakes and bacon. I just had cereal, didn't want to make a separate batch of gluten free pancakes.

After breakfast, I took the dogs on a walk. I'm not sure how my friends get such good photos of their dogs walking. Maybe with practice.
The guys are now drawing up plans of a wooden barn they want to build for some girls.  I will be over hanging out with four of the kiddos later today while two go to the dentist.  As for the rest of the week, we have the girls sleeping over on Friday night; only one family could join us-our youngest sil is on a work trip in Brazil and mom won't let the girls be away when dad is gone. I totally understand and would feel the same way.
This weekend there is a quilt show at our local fairgrounds that I'll go to; hubby will attend a local car show too. 
That's about all that is new here today.  Have a great day!
Blessings,
Noreen