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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

Memorial Day in northern Ohio was beautiful! Instead of the predicted thunderstorms, we had sunshine and 80 degree temperatures! The peonies were starting to bloom.

Here are some more of the rose bush next to the garage. They are really going wild this year!
My sons put together the fire pit, and I finally was able to put out the patio set that I bought last year on clearance. I waited until the very end of the season and paid only $250 for the whole set, firepit and chairs. Original price was $600. My daughter helped me clean up the patio and is sitting back relaxing after all her "hard" work. She doesn't look too worn out. It wasn't so long ago that the garden behind her was ablaze with color. Different flowers will be blooming soon.
Here I am, enjoying the warm sunny day and my new stuff.
My daughter was so proud of herself. She actually got the fire going! Since I went broke paying for van repairs and couldn't get a grill, someone at work suggested that we cook over the flames from the fire pit. Great idea!
We also had tiki torches which we lit to help keep mosquitoes at bay.
My oldest son moved back in this weekend. He finished his senior year living with his dad when I moved to this house, and he stayed so he could be close to his friends and church. He is trying to look scary pretending that the shish kabob sticks are swords. What a silly! I guess I shouldn't make fun though. I've seen plenty of grown men at Renn Faires playing with swords too.
And here is my youngest, refusing to give me a smile for the camera. My daughter's boyfriend was inside asleep, so no pics of him!
We had a great time roasting our hotdogs over the open flame, and making smores. We also had potato salad, chips, and root beer.
I would have taken more pics, but the memory card became full. Hmm, wondered how that happened? In just over a year, we have managed to fill a 2 gb card, but a good half of them are all of my youngest son.
All in all, a great day spent with family!

11 comments:

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Ahh! Love these pics of you and kiddos! What a steal on that set, woohoo! That sounds like fun, I want a hot dog!
Sure~ brag about your wonderful weather, we got all the rain! About 5 inches! It filled our pool the rest of the way tho...
Nikki

kat449 said...

Hey You!!!!
Thanks so much for coming back to my blog "AFTER" my giveaway!!!!I am sooo envious (in a good way) of your open pit! How creative...cars in the shop BITE! Ill keep us both in prayer for blessings of abundance and peace.
Your family is adoreable, isnt it so funny how each child from the same loins can be so different? Thank God or theyd bore us to tears...although boredom isnt all that bad!
Thanks again, im looking forward in becoming fast friends, I get so inspired to keep on keepin on when I read what you share about...have a great week...Peace, Kat

Tara said...

It looks like your family had a great time sitting around your new BBQ pit...there's nothing like the first hot dog and hamburger of the season!

Rhondi said...

I am happy for you that you were able to have some fun with your kids. I am sur eoyu are happy to have your sone home with you again too.
That firepit is going to be lots of fun for you I'm sure. Something about a fire encourages just sitting around and talking, so I know you're going to have many good times around it.
Rhondi

Donna Lynn said...

Hey Sweet Friend!
I love your new firepit, you will enjoy so many nice days and evenings sitting out there with your precious family! I love the picture of your oldest and the mini sword, (Joshua uses my skewers all the time for crazy things, the other day he was eating fruit off of one!), boys are so fun! Your daughter was sweet to help you on the patio, nice girl!

Looks like you had a lovely time on your 3 day weekend! I sure missed everyone while I was busy, I will check in soon...
Bless you,
Donna Lynn

rosechicfriends said...

HI!
WOW, what a wonderful weekend it was here too! So nice to see you all settled in with your patio...my dh got our patio chairs/table out this past weekend too. But...I am so envious of your firepit...I would love to have one of those...I am sure your family really enjoyed there time roasting all of your goodies!

Have a great week!
Hugs...Lorena

Diana Lyn said...

Hi Katt, What a nice patio set! I really missed having family around this is the first Memorial holiday in 28 years we have been alone , just the DH and I!, We decided to work on the house to take our mind off of it, Our daughter married a navy man,they are stationed in England and are traveling all over Europe , Our son is stationed in Oklahoma. Thanks for visiting! Hug your Kids! They are darling! Where are the Grandchildren?????? Just kidding, I have the two and would be lost without them!! Hugs Diana Lyn

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful patio set! It looked like so much fun roasting the hot dogs!
Penny

Donna Lynn said...

I just read your comment on Diana Lyns blog post, did you know we have been friends for over 18 yrs.?
It was cute too how you were thinking we live near a river...that my dear sweet friend is the ocean!!! We have a huge Ferry system here in Washington state, it is amazing...I am only about a 2 hour drive to get on the Ferry that takes you across to Victoria British Canada...a lovely hour on the ferry and boom your in another world!

It is so beautiful here, you should come for a visit!

XXOO,
Donna Lynn

CIELO said...

Hi sweet friend... I enjoyed reading and seeing every pic on this post; and I'll tell you why: your kids remind me so much of my own kids... hehehe... they're funny, cute, they are our treasure, and they always come back home regardless their age... :)

Like you, I also have two boys and a girl....

blessings to you and yours..

Cielo

Donna Lynn said...

Buy the Rooster! Everyone needs a rooster...oh and some chickens, bunnies, vintage china, rose pictures, apothacary jars, wall pockets...oh shoot, this is going to be waaaaaay long, better stop and wish you a lovely weekend to come!

Hugs,
Donna Lynn