Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spring and Love is in the air

Saturday, April 22nd was  a Day to remember for me. It was six months since Joe died.
But it was also the day my son David married Jennifer. There are always lots of pictures to be taken at a wedding and this one was no exception. It seems everyone there had a camera.

David's sister and my beautiful daughter Sheila
David is the youngest of my three grown children.

Sheila has eight grandchildren and this is the  youngest one.

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Today my family grew by five.  I welcome daughter in law Jennifer,( I really don't like the word "in law" they are all my kids), her daughter Cassie and sons Justin, Ray, and Ben.   Jennifer's Dad is in the back row between Cassie and Justin. What makes me so proud, but sad they couldn't be there, is, I have 13 more family members not in this picture. My oldest son and his family and David's daughter and her husband. I am truly a blessed woman!
May 13th is another big day in this grandma's life. My grandson Brandon is marrying his best friend, Jess Schwartz in Windsor, Colorado.  For more than one reason, I can't go back there, but I am thrilled beyond words because they are having a second reception here in Oregon that I WILL be at.  Pictures to follow in a few weeks.

It was a beautiful day yesterday and It seemed like everyone in Clackamas County was outside and a huge share of them were here at Al's Nursery in Gresham!!  I bought a couple of indoor plants. I have plenty sitting in temporary pots outside waiting to be planted in their permanent homes. 

Spring Is "Bustin" Out All Over

I opened my door this morning to greet the morning and look what was resting right across the driveway from me.  I saw three of these sweet little things this morning.

Now that the weather is getting nicer I'm enjoying doing my walking outside. Beautiful colors.

I've increased my step goal to 5,000 now and I made that goal today. I wish the songs of the many birds could be heard in these pictures.

Who is this tall lady with a cane? Just me walking in the sunshine that's casting the shadow. Sure feels good.

As I was walking back to the house I thought I saw something move between the trees..... sure enough!! She just stood there in the clearing looking at me, letting me take all the pictures I wanted. I had been told there were deer  here now and then but this is the first time I've seen one here.
Even the weeds know it's spring.

This is my back yard. And it is so quiet and peaceful. 

I don't know what kind of "tree" this is but the leaves (or flowers) on it are sparsely spaced and it makes it look so pretty

This is a close up of the flower on it.

I'm watching the weather closely these days, and it looks like I will be able to take the cover off my glider and leave it off for a few days. That means spending more time outside listening to the birds while I'm reading. Well that's it for a few days.  Enjoy your week. I know I will.

Bye for now,

I'll love you for ever and for always
Your Betty Girl