Friday, June 29, 2007

Happy 81st Birthday Betty!

These are my wonderful parents! My mom Betty
is celebrating her 81st birthday. They have just
returned from a road trip from California to
Michigan. They stopped and saw Yellowstone
park, Mount Rushmore, Grand Tetons, my father's
family home in Clinton Iowa, my mom's family
home in Michigan. They also stopped in Harrisville,
Michigan as it was important for my mom
to see where her mother LaReign was laid to rest.
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Please take a seat! New Patio Furniture

I have to credit my wonderful husband for finding
our furniture for our backyard. I shopped all over
and after becoming frustrated with the quality and
cost as we needed quite a few piece he gets on line
and finds the furniture that I thought we couldn't
really afford! It was local too so free delivery! You
have to just love that internet!

The wonderful thing about the chair and ottoman
sets are that the chair back are adjustable so you
can lay all the way back if you wish and nap!

This is my special spot - took a snooze!

My husband once again that handy man that he
is built this patio cover himself. He designed the
layout and ordered it from a Vinyl Patio Company.
They came out and installed the fence and gate.
Our goal is to make everything as maintenance
free as we can!
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Time marches on and Plants Grow!

Our side yard is starting to fill in finally! I hope
it can withstand the summer heat!

Its hard to see but I planted a non-fruit bearing
olive tree in the pots near the fire place.

Looks like we need some furntiure next!

The front is filling in also I love the white lantana
in the urns between the columns so easy and a
nice fragrance also.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Ramiro!

Mike, Letty, Nick, Fred, Marisa and Dani Gomez
Ester and Terry Bromfield

Party Pals celebrating Ramiro's 57th birthday
with a 50's theme party. We had a great time
once again with our friends. Check out those
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This adorable little hummingbird has been visiting our yard daily. My husband caught him in action at our feeder. I believe he may be a Rufous but coming from someone who is not much of a "birder", I am not sure. He is getting quite brave and will land on the feeder even when we are just a few feet away. They are so cute!
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Saturday, June 23, 2007

MaryLou Heard's Memorial Garden Tour May, 2007

Here are just a few of the gardens my friends and I visited on the Mary Lou Heard's Memorial Tour. We are so fortunate to live in Southern California with such a long growing season.
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