Monday, April 8, 2013
This is our yard late this afternoon on 4-8-13. Snow hasn't melted fast enough. Dogs, Odda and Putzer are tired of it too! We still don't have patches of grass showing through except by the steps where we've shoveled. Spose we could have plowed off the whole yard, but that wouldn't help the issue of the farm fields being any closer to ready for planting!
Just had to post a couple of pictures. I can't wait to get out into my garden and get flowers going!
Have a great evening everyone! Hope you're enjoying your weather where you're at.
Friday, February 22, 2013
We went to a Mardi Gras parade in Youngville and two parades in Huoma on Fat Tuesday. Did the tour on Avery Island in the gardens and the Tabasco Plant; enjoyed their gift shops. One evening we did Paint With A Twist, and all of us took home picture! Enjoyed the Chinese New Year celebration at Jessica's in-laws, enjoying all the good food and company. Went to the Flea Market at Lafayette one day. I didn't find anything that I couldn't live without. Kind of unusual for me not to get something! Stephani had to go to the doctor one day as she just wasn't getting better. She got a shot and medicine and now is finally feeling pretty good. Says she is still coughing a little - that cough just hangs on so long.
We did so many things, I had to come home to sit and relax!!! Our time went by so fast.
Thank you Jessica and Renee for a creating such a great memory for us. Can't wait to come back south! Missing you already, Gma Jo
Have a great weekend everyone, JoLynn
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Looking north - now the shoveling is done, but Steve is still out on the skidsteer plowing and pushing snow! When we get this much snow, it's an all day job for him.
Take care everyone, stay healthy! So far knock on wood - we've been healthy all fall and winter.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Jessica has made up an itinerary for us and we will be VERY busy! We'll probably arrive at Jess's on Friday late afternoon or early evening, and starting Saturday we are going to an 11 am parade, and then tour Avery Island, and Jungle Gardens. That evening we're to do Painting with a Twist - can't wait for that! I've been to Avery Island, but not the Jungle Gardens, so hopefully the weather will be fine.
Sunday we're going to Floyd's parents to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year. I've been there before to celebrate with their family and it is a lot of fun. I'm excited for Steph, Sue, and Loretta to experience some really great food. Floyd's step dad came from Vietnam and is such a nice man. Their story of coming to the United States should be written down. It is an exciting story of how they escaped their homeland in just a little fishing boat as a family with 6 or 7 little children. Floating out in the ocean and later picked up, taken to camps in the Philippines, living in camps for a couple of years and finally getting sponsored to come to the United States. Now the children all are grown up with families of their own, and doing very well for themselves. Grandpa is now 102 years old and still very spry! He takes care of a little garden, his fruit trees and has a few chickens that he gets out to feed daily. He lives next door to Floyd's parents.
Monday we're going on a Bayou Tour at McGee's Landing. I have not done this yet. We tried to one year, but after we got there it started to rain with thunder and lightning, so the tours that day were canceled. It's a little drive, so we didn't make it back another day that year. Then in the afternoon we're going to Shadow's on the Teche tour. Later we're going to a Mardi Gras Costume Contest party.
Fat Tuesday, we're going to Houma for 3 Mardi Gras Parades. Sure the weather is good for us!
Now that's a busy schedule! Will see how well we stick to it.
Have been busy since the kids went home from their holiday visit here. Now have been making curtains and valances for granddaughter for their new house, and getting pictures into frames that Steve has been making. Will take pictures when done to show you. They're turning out nice. Seems like there is always something to keep busy with.
Today our temperature shows 25degrees F, and we're suppose to have subzero temps and nasty weather starting tomorrow for the weekend. Will see how bad it gets. We really haven't had a bad winter so far. We badly need more snow for the winter sport people. Have a great weekend everyone.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Granddaughter was sent to “time out” and Nanny Leah (daughter and God Mother to Renee, wanted to go visit her. That didn’t go over with Renee’s mother – so Leah was naughty and got sent to “time out” too! Renee felt so bad for Nanny Leah. It was rather cute, as Leah almost couldn’t stop from giggling, and Renee knew they’d both be in BIG trouble if there was any giggling!
We’ve been enjoying our granddaughter and mommy Jessica and daddy Floyd. They have been here from Louisiana since Dec 27th, and will be flying home on Sunday, Jan 6th.
Had a great get together on New Years Eve, and the house will be really quiet next week after they go home. Hope you all had a great New Years!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Love this frosty snowy weather!!! Now we have a "little" snow cover, and the past couple of mornings and lasting throughout the day have been frosty and beautiful. I did take some pictures, but somehow they don't do justice to the beauty around us.
Tomorrow AM, getting up early to go shopping. Taking camera with - may have slippery roads, and frosty snow laden trees. We've had some mild weather, and now this weekend it is suppose to get cold. Winter is now here!
Trying to get done with my shopping, and then need to finish up on baking!!! We're actually having kids home starting on the 27th, so get a couple of extra days than most of you to get ready.
Hope you're all further along in your plans than I am!!!!