Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What's Outside My Kitchen Window and a Happy Anniversary to me!

Today the Handyman and I have been married for 31 years. (wow)
We have 4 children (3 together and one from his previous marriage)
All Boys.
3 are married, so we have 3 daughters-in-law
We have 8 grandchildren with 1 on the way.
We have one dog...a bassett hound
We have one cat....a gray, ornery one
We have 6 parents (his mom and dad were divorced and remarried over 45 years ago) all still going strong
too many brothers and sisters and in-laws and nieces and nephews to mention.
Anyway....we've had a good 31 years, here's to 31 more!!!

I am so impressed with everyone's gardens/yards/outside their kitchen windows.

Check out these posts from my friends!
Karen @ KarenCooks

HoneyB @ Life and Loves of Grumpy's HoneyBunch
Mary @ My New 30
Terri @ Terri's Table

I've decided that when I win the gazillionair lottery.... I'm going to go have coffee with each and every one of these ladies. Unless of course, they don't drink coffee and then we'll have to figure out something else to drink. Gin, perhaps? Rum? Mimosas?
We'll figure it out, don't worry about us!

Last week, when I was up in Washington, I took a picture outside my mom's kitchen window and posted it. I also took a picture outside my mother-in-law's kitchen window. but I took it literally from the window, and the screen is very prominent in the picture.
But, nevertheless, here it is:

BBQ time. (okay, for all my southern readers... it was really "grilling" time)

They have a laughing Buddha in their yard. He sits under a tree.

At our house, it's RAINING. Raining almost every day. One would never know that we lived in the desert!! My yard looks so green.

Picture of my kitchen window (from the outside)

And then.... pictures from inside my dining room ( close to the kitchen) of my garden. It's coming along.
My flowers are pretty, my veggies are getting there.

I saved the best for last.....
I'm counting down the days.... 9 more to go....until I leave Nevada for Connecticut!
And then this is what I get to see....

AREN'T THEY ADORABLE? ahhh, she has her arm around her brother. In a couple of years, she'll be pulling his hair. LOL

but you know how I am in "training" for my 3day-60mile walk? My daughter in law sent me this:
We'll make sure you keep training in CT. We live on top of a hill so you can get a hill work out in.

I thought I just got to hold the babies for 10 days straight! You mean I have to keep walking? LOL
There is a walking tour of YALE University, so I plan on doing that. I wonder if we can take the babies for a stroll yet?

I am making copies of recipes to make while I am there. Quick, easy, freezer friendly recipes, so hopefully I can make a few to leave behind when they are on their own once again.
I am so excited to see the babies, and of course their parents!
They are gaining weight rapidly (the babies, not the parents), and now weigh 6lbs 6oz and 5lbs 3oz.
They'll be almost grown up by the time I get there.


justjoycee said...

I really enjoyed this post. Congrats! Those babies are just so adorable, you probably are not going to want to leave them!!!!

Lynda said...

What a wonderful post, Debbie... love your yard photos as usual, and those adorable babies! They are so cute- I know you can't wait to hold them!
Happy Anniversary, and many more!

Mary said...

This was a lovely post, Debbie. A very Happy Anniversary to you. The twins are so darling; it will be wonderful to hold them. Blessings...Mary

Mary at My New 30 said...

Oh my gosh look at those precious babies!!! Congrats to you on those amazing additions and how exciting that you finally get to go see them!! I know you are counting down the seconds!

Congrats also for 31 years of marriage. THAT is an accomplishment in and of itself - I hope you do something very special.

Thank you so much for the mention and yes, I love coffee, but I've been known to have a cocktail or two myself. Check out those frozen watermelon margaritas I posted recently! :)

BUT, your garden is beautiful and your veggies are coming along fantastic! Everything looks great.

HoneyB said...

That is the sweetest photo of the babies!!!

Happy Anniversary!!!

Karen said...

That picture of E&E is just adorable! So sweet. I'm so glad you'll be visiting them... what a joy. Your garden looks so pretty, thanks for giving us the tour.

Oh, how about rum in the coffee? LOL

Karen said...

Oh, and happy anniversary to you and your handy man! Like I said before, you must've gotten married when you were like... 12. LOL

Tracey said...

Happy Anniversary! The babies are WAY too cute :)

Krista said...

Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated ours over the weekend. Only 6 years, though. One day...

Those babies are too sweet!

Cathy said...

What a lovely post. And terrific photos. Happy Anniversary.

Those little babies are too adorable for words. They are so teeny, tiny, and precious. Enjoy every minute with them.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy anniversary!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Happy Anniversary!
And beautiful babies.

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