Thursday, July 17, 2014


One of my biggest blessings moving here is the awesome yard with beautiful views. Kathleen loves making her fairy houses all over the yard. I love her creativity and imagination and encourage her whenever I can.




We have several flower gardens put in by the previous owners and it's been a nice surprise seeing what's going to pop up next. You can tell they really took pride in their home.


Imagine all the things the fairies see and hear in the yard, the animals, etc. :-)


Cooper is happy to be back with us and loves being walked around the yard with the girls and us.

We even have found several frogs! We had planned to put in a pond when we arrived but it was damaged in the move. Soon we will get one together and I'm sure it will draw more frogs and critters :-) Also want to get some more fish!


Yup can you tell we love nature? LOL, not sure I'd let that frog that close to my nose, but I'll certainly take the picture!


I caught this picture the other day of Jerry down on his hands and knees with Kathleen picking 4 leaf clovers. Just one of the many reasons I love this man... such a great dad!



Some random shots of our yard...... still hard to believe it's ours, something Jerry and I have wanted for a long time!


View from our front porch....


So happy to finally have a house with my front porch I've always wanted! So nice to sit on the rockers and relax...


Since this picture we've added a table and put cushions on the rockers. :-)

We had a fence put in and my parents recently followed us out to bring the fur babies home!! Since this picture they did get groomed! Long overdue!



Under the mulberry tree! Birds are eating those and the raspberries faster than we can pick them!!

Hayley enjoys sitting outside and Face Timing with her friends. Really helps her stay connected during this transition.



This is standing at my property line out back and looking up towards the house.



We have pear trees!!!


and onions.... Kathleen loves exploring the garden to see what they had growing there. It needs some love as soon as we get the house in order.




Lots of room to ride bikes too!



Jerry is happy he has a rather large shed to store his things in. Most houses we've bought we either didn't have one or added it later and then ended up moving! LOL



Did I mention how much I love this yard???


Jerry enjoys his new Cub Cadet mower to do the yard. :-) He won't let me use it though, lol. He is very particular how the grass is cut! ;-)




He bought me some beautiful roses for the table after we moved in. :-) 24 years together and still magical.

I am enjoying the flowers popping up in the flower beds also. So much beauty here.





This purple one attracts a lot of bees and is very sharp!!! But such pretty flowers, have to look it up and see what it's called.





I picked out these beautiful flowers for the planters for the porch, found them on sale at Home Depot. We've been spending a lot of time there getting things for the house.


This cutie is always nearby :-) She loves being outside!



The nearby town had a neat little street festival. We took some time when my parents were visiting to go check it out!



Every lady needs a parasol of course! ;-)





And of course we must have cotton candy and pickles!?!?! LOL On a stick no less :-)



Beautiful scenery outside a local restaurant...



Elvis is adjusting very well... he settled right in!



Although it was super cool seeing fireworks right from our living room....



One night when we went out someone must have set some off and Cooper did this to our door and wall...


Don't let his cuteness draw you in... and yes he likes wearing shoes! Doesn't eat them just plays with them, lol.


We also took my parents down to one of the nearby lakes. It was so beautiful there and relaxing...



My parents took a family photo of us too... we don't get the opportunity for those very often. As you know if you've been following me for awhile I'm usually the one behind the camera.


Then we drove home to the gorgeous views of the setting sun.....



This is looking out over my neighbors back yard....






Thought this was a cool shot... also over my neighbor's house...


Lots of pictures to scroll through on this post to make up for not many posts lately. Will be posting more soon! Thanks again for all your comments and emails.... I have met some incredible people through this blogging journey and I feel very blessed!

                                                                   Blessings,
                                                                      Jill