We dressed our gazebo for spring yesterday!
Friday I got all the spring decorations down from the storage building attic.
I decided to go green with lots of faux ivy and such.
It was such a warm day - 86 degrees - so we opened up the curtains and even turned on the big shop fan to cool us off.
I dressed the chandelier with lots of greenery.
I have been saving these LED globe lights for some special place and the gazebo is pretty special to us!
I like it!
The birds have been singing their hearts out here in Texas!
We spent the whole evening out here last night.
I even cooked our steaks in there on the ceramic grill.
Louis Dean made us a fire and I decided to burn some of my debris - like old baskets and some shabby pieces that were just not pretty anymore.
We use the gazebo as an extra room and we finished the night up out there with wine and conversation.
This is our third gazebo.
Our second one was destroyed last spring when part of the elm tree fell on it.
This was our first one!
I took this photo on February 11, 2010......
and this photo later that same day.
The snow was so heavy that the entire roof collapsed.
Every gazebo has been just a little better and bigger than the last.
I love Sundays!
After being out of town for two weekends in a row, it was good to be back in church today.
We saved Amber and Mike seats since we usually get there before they do.
After services we all ate lunch at Dickie's BBQ.
I took a photo but I played around with some edits and lost the original.
This was not one of my better edits!
However, I DO like this one!
It reminds me of the song Louis Dean is always singing.......
"If I could bottle this up - I'd make a million!!"
Harrison came home with us and is spending the night so we had all afternoon and evening together!
The quads are on a soccer team now so he brought his ball and did some practice in the front yard.
While we were out there, our sweet neighbor girls came over to show me the painting that Anjelina painted from a paint by number kit I gave her for her birthday.
She did a really good job of it!
Harrison brought his bike with him so we took a couple of turns around the block.
He's growing up so fast! I just want to freeze time!
It's really special to have this one on one time together.
When we have all four - they are ALL talking at the same time.
With ONE, you can really listen to what they are saying.
He kept us entertained the entire time!
When we did Facetime so he could see 'his girls' - Logan got up really close to the camera and Harrison said he could see her 'nozzles!'
He MEANT nostrils!!!
This little boy has his MeeMaw wrapped around his little finger!
For dinner he said he really liked hashbrowns so hashbrowns it was with bacon and biscuits!
Then he told his Granddad that he really liked learning so he and Louis Dean worked on some spelling words at the chalkboard.
It's nearly midnight now and I had told him he could stay up until he was ready to go to bed since he had taken a good nap this afternoon. Granddad already cried uncle and went to sleep.
Harrison is waiting for me to come in there so he can go to sleep.
It's a wonderful thing to be loved by a little boy!