I love Facebook!! I check it every morning, afternoon and night to see what my friends and family are doing. I love being able to keep up with them all without being intrusive.
Just today I saw posts from Nita, Deanie and Lonnie.
This was a 'See Your Memories' pic from 2010!
I smiled when I saw it pop up!!
Not only can I keep up with the happy comings and goings but I can also find out about the challenges and sorrows others are going through. Facebook can be and is a wonderful 'Prayer Chain' for me. I read last night that my sister, Luann, was bringing her husband home from the hospital to be placed in hospice care. My heart goes out to her and Monte.
I hear people complain about Facebook from time to time. I have my privacy settings in place and I am selective about the friends I have. We do have control over what we see on there! You can even 'hide' people that you do not necessarily want to see their every post!! I hope people know they can hide me! I admit to posting nearly every single day and I even give a warning to posting overload when I know that's what I am going to be doing! I have several friends I have never met on Facebook who came over from the World of Blog. Facebook allows me to get a glimpse into their lives making our relationships two way streets!
Anyway, that's my take on Facebook!!!
Sunday afternoon Louis Dean and I loaded dinner up and headed over to Quadville.
We are always happy to see the kids and we never fail to get a loud reception!!
We ate together 'as a family' the kids say!
Nap time followed I was happy about that!!!
My napping place was on the floor between the two nursery rooms.
Trystan gave me one of her blankets and a pillow and Logan gave me a furry blanket for my feet.
I needed that one as I injured my right big toe Saturday morning and it has continued to hurt more and more with each passing day!
I DID nap! A little. Harrison did NOT but he stayed quietly in his bunk. Trystan and Logan were out like lights and Kailey FINALLY went to sleep right before everyone else started to wake up!!
We enjoyed the rest of the afternoon out on the playground!
Just watching kids play may be one of the most relaxing things to do ever!
They kept us entertained!
Dada passed around graham crackers and they drank all my tea - time after time since I kept refilling it! I'm so happy they love tea as much as I do!! ALL my children love tea!
The afternoon and early evening sped by!
Their mommy was coming home after a Quad Mom Retreat and they wanted to have flowers ready for her. We raided the front yard for roses and fillers!
Pretty roses from pretty children for a pretty mommy!!
We left Mike and the kids just as they were getting ready to head to the airport!
I know there was a happy reunion of mother and children, husband and wife last night!!
This morning, or early afternoon as the case may be, saw Louis Dean back outside working on the gazebo area! He hauled an old fire pit that was nestled under the elm tree and had ground cover growing up and over it to the curb! This opened up a space where we can see more of the Seven Sister Roses around the back pond.
I hobbled around like a crippled woman today so I wasn't much help to him in getting the gazebo cover up and on. I made an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist for Thursday. It's been 12 years since I was diagnosed with degenerative joint disease and had both big toe joint replacements.
I think it's about time for a check up and maybe he can help me with the increasing pain I am having. It has affected my ability to walk for exercise.....not to mention the throbbing and PAIN I'm having!!!
Who should come to help Louis Dean but our dear sweet Sherry!!!!
She came over straight from work to see what she could do!
She did a lot!!!
Together they got the gazebo cover on!
She even hung up the chandelier!
It won't have the orange extension cord on it once LD gets through with it!
Still, I was anxious just to SEE it hanging up there!!!
Step by step, we are getting it done!
This is the BEST gazebo we have ever had!!!
Louis Dean is using railings from the first one to reinforce it and thus form it into more of a room than just an open gazebo! You know me! I like enclosed cozy spaces!!!
We bought 11 cans of a good brown spray paint to coordinate everything - railings, chairs, tables and such together!!! I am SO excited!!! We are nearly THERE!!!!