Friday, July 24, 2009


Two weeks before we leave, thought I better get the binding on the quilt that will be making the journey with us. Yes I prefer to work under pressure and deadlines, no I do not call this procrastination!

I really like my flower pots.

And the front garden

The vegetable garden may be a bust this summer but the flowers are coming back to life!
How is your garden doing?

Friday, July 17, 2009


Caitlin came home for 10 days and we gathered up some friends for good food and beverages.
Love the name of this wine! Taste good to I hear.
Some of Caitlin's good friends, Tina, Caitlin, Mel, and Erika.
My girls
Caitlin the LADY
The day was beautiful! We all gathered on the back porch with enough sun balanced by some shade. It has been wonderful having Caitlin home. I think I can let her go back for another year.
The second year will go by much faster than the first and we will be with her in a couple of weeks. What a summer!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Home Again

Caitlin is home and she looks great! A little thiner but that smile still covers her entire face and lights up the room. We are going to have Caitlin time, Dad, Mom and Caitlin on Friday then a BBQ on Sunday with family and friends, hoping to keep everything low key and relaxed.

Summer and hot weather have officially arrived in Colorado. We even turned on the air conditioner yesterday. Maybe now one of my tomato plants will grow and start to put on fruit. 
I would be very sad if I had no garden tomatoes at the end of August, nothing is as good as a home grown tomato straight from the backyard, sliced with a little salt and pepper.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Hoping today is a relaxing 4th of July for all, as for Mr.p. and myself we will be having a quite 4th together watching the History station. Today of course they are showing the Revolutionary War. I do not know that much about this war that gave us Independence soo... I will be watching the show in it's entirety. Of course their will be some serious knitting happening as well.

We have decided we will not be planting a garden this year. The rains just keep coming and they are downpours. The garden beds just have too much water in them and the seeds are drowning, more like rotting in the ground. With the rains and us leaving for China in a couple of weeks we will be only harvesting tomatoes in the late summer.

Caitlin will be home from China next week for 10 days to see her family and honey. We will be having a BBQ next Sunday to get people together to hear some of Caitlin's stories. She has to be back in China by the 18th and then we will meet her in Xi'an. I know it will be a very busy July and August for us. But as they say "that's life, get in it and live it". 


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