Monday, June 18, 2007

How was your weekend?

On Saturday I got a new kitchen sink and a new faucet. Way exciting. This is a work and pay as you go remodel, so the going is rather slow. The scary thing is I'm getting used to living this way. :::snort::: Jay claims that soon it will be too hot to work outside at all, and then the kitchen will go faster. Okay.

Yesterday was Father's Day, of course, and we celebrated by planting three new trees outide our back fence where there were none growing. Here's Alexis and Jared to show perspective. We've always taken pics of kids by new trees and then in ten or twenty years we have those images to compare. Don't know why, it's just something we do.

Jay found this little guy while we were doing yardwork yesterday. This afternoon Elijah and I are taking him to a pet store to see how to care for him. We looked him up on the internet and he's a tortoise, but there are many kinds and they each require different care. However, they will live a decade or two if given proper food and care!

It was wet this morning, from an overnight shower, and the rain was so pretty on my daylilies.



  1. I always enjoy your photos! I think it's a great idea to take the kids pictures by a new tree!

  2. What beautiful pictures. I always mean to take more of just daily life but never remember but now my daughter is on vacation with my camera so I couldn't do it even if I remembered.

  3. What wonderful pictures Cheryl. You have beautiful flowers and grandkids too!

  4. sounds like you had a great fathers day with your family, I was stuck in the car driving back from Disney World oh what fun we had. Not only was it father's day it was my daughters boyfriends birthday, that was with us so we had a ton to celebrate.

  5. Great photos! Taking pictures by a first planted tree is a great idea. I would love to have photos of myself when I was younger next to the trees in my backyard...especially since one was just cut down. It is fun to see the different changes.

  6. What neat pictures and such a clever idea. I'll have to do that with my Granddaughter.

    I'm in the process of having a new kitchen faucet installed and I can't wait to be able to use my sink again.