It's been a crazy few days around here!
Friday I picked Mother up and we went over to tour RiverPark Assisted Living.
Mother LOVED it!!!
She charmed everyone and was all ready to move in right then and there!!
If only it were that simple.
This would be our first choice but it is way beyond her means - or any of ours!!!
We will continue to search for a place for Mother.
Until then, Deanie and I are going to share 'joint custody!'
We stopped for burgers at In 'N Out and she was SMILING!!
This is NOT one of her favorite places to eat but she was being a real good sport about it!
Friday night we settled in for a good movie!
You can't go wrong with a classic!!
We have been reading about Henry Fonda so I bought the movie, Mr. Roberts.
Believe it or not, this was the first time I have seen it!!!
A great way to spend a Friday night!
Saturday was a good day to catch up on housework.
Mother is enjoying that coffee bar I set up for her in the guest room.
This is a Win! WIN!! all the way around.
I was rummaging around in the pantry and found the three little spring tea pots up on the top shelf!
I had forgot all about them! Next Wednesday we will be having a High Tea with the quads - complete with all the things featured in the Tea Party Game - sandwiches, fruits and pastries.
This will be a dinner meal for them as well! Of course, we will be playing the game that day!
These kids really do love a tea party!!
As I was sprucing things up around here, I heard the loudest commotion from outside the kitchen!
The birds in this bush were really getting into it!!!
It was a good Saturday. I made a big pot of potato soup and Louis Dean made a batch of homemade biscuits - adding a little extra sugar since I was going to use them to make strawberry shortcake.
We had learned earlier in the day that Kailey was not feeling well, so we went over there to visit and brought dinner with us!
Poor little thing!
She perked up when she saw us!!!
I let the kids help me with the strawberries and then they all went off to take baths before we ate.
It was a real Family kind of evening!
We watched the movie 'Up' all together as a family.
The kids watched every minute of it and seldom even moved!
Kailey Girl snuggled up next to her mommy!!
Harrison reclined on Granddad, using his belly as a pillow!
I glance over from my position on the couch and thought what a sweet picture it was of Harrison's small feet resting on Granddad's big ones!
This just makes me smile!
Sunday morning we went to Granbury to celebrate the life of a dear cousin in a memorial service.
This is a photo I took from last July of Mother and her niece, Paula.
They were very close.
No matter the occasion, when you get together with family, it is ALWAYS a good thing!
It brings out the smiles and the memories!
There is joy even as we share the sorrow of losing a family member.
My dear neighbor called me as I was driving to Fort Worth to tell me a large potion of our big elm tree had fallen in the back yard. We were dreading what we would find when we got home but she assured us the house was okay and we still had power.
So we decided to go ahead with our plans to eat at Babe's Chicken today after the service.
We had planned this awhile back so we did it!
Charlie is always teasing me about the bazillion pictures I take!
When I asked him and Louis Dean to get closer......
he puckered up!!!!!
He is such a character!!!
Memorial services remind us we never how long we have to spend with our loved ones.
We came home to survey the damage!
Stephanie had told me on the phone that our gazebo had been dealt a fatal blow!
I do believe she is right!!!
Louis Dean can fix a lot of things but THIS is pretty bad!
The tree portion fell and caught on the power lines but didn't break them.
Praise God for that!!
PRAISE GOD that this didn't happen when the quads were out there playing!
You can see the inside wasn't destroyed but the gazebo is a goner!!
As I told Louis Dean, it is ALWAYS something!!
He didn't even get the patio and upper deck finished before another project came along!
I was so overwhelmed, I just came in and put my gown on and went to bed!
Now it's time to go BACK to bed again!!
Everything will work out. It always does. I must not fret or worry.
Just take things one step at a time!!!
But goodness, gracious!!! My back yard is a MESS!!!!