Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Just a few things are new here…nothing special but something to post about.
Being it has been quiet in my little world here I have to grab at anything I can find to keep this blog going.

So way back last month we went to our local thrift shop and this Aqua chair spoke to me – it’s a bit brighter than I would normally have gone for but it’s an old chair and in good solid condition so it came home with us….and it didn’t break the bank either.  Just $15 is all.

Next to find a place for it.  It was intended for the back garden under the flowering pear tree but that didn’t happen so for now it’s in the alcove of our screen room.
That’s okay too because our fabric pieces all have some kind of Robin’s egg blue or Teal.  I may rub this chair down with a stain to age it some.
Isn’t it purty???
aqua chair

This past Sunday was the Elkhorn, WI flea market – found some great cookie cutters and an old cutting board.
The board is nice size to put a punch needle on.
Also another glass syrup jar with a pewter lid.  This makes 5 now and I like  that all of them are a different shape.

New finds 1

So two weeks ago we had Aidan here for an over night stay – had a fantastic time with him.
He’s such an easy little boy to have around – he laughs and gets tickled so easy.He fell asleep in my arms so we made a bed up on the family room floor – his favorite place to sleep.
In the morning he said he woke up in the night – I asked him what he did…he said he came in our bedroom and looked at us – said he went into the kitchen and then was going to watch TV but didn’t know how to turn it on…

He loves to draw – kept at this for a long time.
Aidan on chair 

Aidan's bed

The next day we took him to the Mukwonago flea market and he got his face painted and then Culvers for an ‘early’ supper so we could have treats later on.
Aidan batman 2 

Aidan batman 
This is why we had an early supper – homemade ice cream!
Making ice cream 

It was also his birthday a few days later…7 already!
We stopped over at their place to give him his gifts – I guess one doesn’t rip open the card and fling…money on the ground! lol
And now to count it – he started out thinking it was just $5 – but we made him stop and think…and he was beyond happy!
Gave him something else to open but the money was his favorite.
Aidan counting money

Being there were gifts being given he got so excited he wanted to give his daddy his Father’s Day gift.
He had Darren in tears of joy

 Darren and Aidan

I guess this is a ‘birthday’ post because we celebrated Miranda’s 3rd birthday last night.
We are going on vacation starting tomorrow so we had our ‘family dinner’ night early and were able to give Miranda her gift.

We got her the Elsa doll from Frozen.

Miranda with Frozen 

Zayne was 2 a couple weeks ago -  he is getting to be such a big boy and so sweet.

Joe, Aidan and Miranda
Heather, Emily and Jesse couldn’t make it this time.
Joe Aidan Miranda

We tried a different place to eat because the one we always go to isn’t open on Mon., or Tues.
Well we got there about 5:45, put our name in and waited….and waited!
It was past 7:30 when we finally got seated.
But all these little ones were PERFECT…not one cry or whimper and they got along so good.

I guess this was a birthday post even though it wasn’t intended but that’s all that’s happened here.

My next post may come from somewhere other than home…we’re heading out early tomorrow.
First to Ashville, NC to visit friend, then on up to Lancaster, PA for some shopping and we have tickets for the Women’s golf open.
And we’ll spend my birthday out there on Friday as well and then head out northeast.
Plan on getting up into Maine and then working back to Sturbridge to visit Old Sturbridge Village and go to the Brimfield antique show.
If we find some treasures I hope I can do a post on my i-pad.
Never done one on it so wish me luck.

I wish you all the best and have a special rest of your week