Saturday, May 15, 2010

A fun gathering, a greenhouse, and a wedding ...

I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted!!  I have been busy, busy, busy!!!


Isn't this a GREAT house?  I love it and couldn't resist snapping a quick pic while on the backroads somewhere in Pennsylvania.


I spent the last week of April in Lancaster, PA with some of my favorite gals in the whole wide world!!!  We had so much fun shopping, eating, and laughing and talking til the wee WEE WEE hours of the morning. 


 We  crafted together most evenings -- fun, fun!!  We did wool applique, needlefelting, and got a good start on a memory book of our trip.


This is one of the gals' truck ... she drove back home to North Carolina like this ... bet she got some looks on the freeway.  You should have seen some of the great junk she found!!!  We all wanted to just shop out of her truck.  ha ha

It was a wonderful trip filled with special memories ... I'm already looking forward to our next gathering in 2012!!!

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A GREENHOUSE!!!  Yep!!!!  Hubby is building a greenhouse for me!  It will be made from wood windows taken from a house built in the 1850s.  I'm so darned excited, I can't stand it.  This is the only picture I have uploaded ...


Since this picture was taken, the foundation has been poured, the grass removed and dug down about 10" and filled with gravel ... waiting for the brick to be laid ... tomorrow I begin scrubbing the windows (YUCK!!!!) and hubby will begin making any necessary repairs and re-puttying where needed.  I'm sure the chippy paint is lead based so we'll disturb it as little as possible and get it sealed up nice and tight in a fresh coat of semi-gloss white exterior paint.  I'll post more pictures as we move along ... a fun summer project for hubby and I ...

Aren't I a lucky gal to have a hubby that would build a greenhouse for me?  I feel so special and loved ...

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And the most exciting news EVER!!!  We're having a wedding!!!  Joshua and Angela are getting married!!!

 I got my wish to be Nana to Brick and Piper!!!  Hubby and I both feel very blessed to receive such a pretty, sweet, and smart daughter-in-law with two wonderful children into our family.  It will be a small afternoon wedding in early June.  They had hoped that Quinn would be home for the wedding before leaving for Okinawa but it doesn't look like that will happen. 

Quinn is doing great at tech school in Texas but still has three blocks to finish before he graduates.  He anticipates being home mid-June.  Can't WAIT to see him!!!!

4 comments:

colonialhomestead said...

I would love to see your greenhouse in the making. We replaced windows 6 yrs ago & Hubby said we could use old windows to build a greenhouse. Did not no where to start. Windows are now gone. But just maybe we can get ideas from yours & more windows.

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SewIknit2 said...

never mind a month, has been practically a whole YEAR since I blogged! phew! nice pics and super blog entry btw!!
Sue

homemade greenhouse plans said...

It is nice to hear that you have included the greenhouse! I would love to see it in the future.