Sunday, October 25, 2009

Washington's Birth Place

This weekend we went to Virginia to visit Chris' family. On the way we always pass George Washington's Birth place and I always comment about visiting but we never seem to have time. This weekend we did have some time so we stopped and I really enjoyed the tour and a chance to see where our first President was born and lived until he was 3 years old. There are no pictures of the original house which burnt down on Christmas day 1779. The foundations are still present and a memorial house was built nearby giving an idea what it would have been like.

Lonesome Traveler

Entrance Road

Memorial House

Foundations of original House

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Here is a photo of my table in the dining room.
Love the glass container with all the fruit in it.

Well Fall is truly here and last weekend we had enough rain to do us all year. The trees are turning but some of them have already lost their leaves. We are house sitting some flowers for our friends and they look pretty good outside our house so I took some photos.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Bedroom & Bathroom

Click on photos to get a closer look. Enjoy it as much as we do. Well maybe not that much.

We got our new furniture. I feel like I am sleeping in a hotel, 10 star and not five!!!

Finally after 4 weeks our bathroom is finished except for our shower doors which are going to take 2 weeks to be made. Here are some before and after photos.



Friday, August 07, 2009

Paul Mc Cartney

Who would have thought that after all these years of listening to the Beatles music and Paul Mc Cartney, that I would get the chance to go and see him live in DC. Apparently Washington DC was the first place the Beatles played when they came to the US. It was a great night. Went with friends who got us the tickets. We were blessed. Paul played for nearly three hours. He can sure do a good concert even at 67!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Basket Ball Pole

Since we moved Chris has wanted the removal of the basket ball pole as it has become rusty and an eye sore. It has been a fixture with the house for about 22 years. Sunday while a few friends were over the process began and the pole was removed. All I hear Chris say now when he comes or goes from our drive way is, "That looks so good." It does. It is like Christmas for him. The little things in life do make a difference.

Top part removed

Down to ground level

Movers and shakers pointing to the hole rather than the pole!!

That looks so good!!!!!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

July 4th 2009

Celebrated July 4th in good old Virginia near where George Washington was born. Still have to go and visit his house but we will do that hopefully one of the next few trips we have. Had a great time with his aunts and uncle and cousins and grandmother and kids. Had our own private 4th of July fireworks and plenty of food as always. Also here are some chigger bites which have drove me crazy. Only bad thing about the country.

New Carpet

Been busy in the house at present. We got new carpet in all the rooms upstairs and it makes such a difference. It is lighter and of course fresher. Here is a picture of the new guest room, visitors welcome. Will do a photo of our new room when we get the mew furniture which should come in a few weeks. Just got the room painted today. It is a taupe color. Different. Enjoy.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Clear Skies

After all the rain the last few weeks I took the advantage of the clear skies and got some moon photos. Hope you like them.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More Visitors

More visitors on the deck but this time I had fun watchingthem and taking pictures. My good old friends the squirrels.

Enjoying himself, if it is a him

Wonder who he is watching as I am watching him!!!

Cleaning his tail. This was the other squirrel. There were two of them just hanging out and having fun.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Visitor on the deck!!!

Job 3:25
For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me,And what I dreaded has happened to me.

Those who know me know that one of my worst fears is snakes and of course in Ireland we don't have any. Seen my first snake in New Hampshire and since moving to Maryland have never seen one and did not want to. Yesterday my worst nightmare happened. I was off work sick with the flu and had a little bit of energy so decided to go out and sit on the deck. I opened the door and for some reason, which I never do looked to my left. I seen this black thing on the ground and jumped back in to the house and quickly shut the door. At this point I still didn't know what it was but was frightened by the unexpected I guess. With the door shut and locked I looked through the glass to realize what I saw was a black snake. With much hyperventilating I went to get my camera. Why I don't know as I hate the things but I did. I can't believe we have a snake in our back yard let alone him come onto the deck. To make matters worse he had the nerve to come up to the door and look in. Yuck!!!
I won't be so keen to be prancing around in the garden barefoot any more but will proceed with much caution.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Bathroom

Here is our new bathroom on the first floor. Love it.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Went to Sedona. WOW!!!! God's handiwork is amzing. Thanks Shannon for a wonderful day. We were so blessed.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Saguaro Lake Part 2

More photos from our trip to the Lake. More wild life. Well you know I love animals and to catch unexpected photos are amazing. Chris took some of thiese photos too. Got ot give him some credit eventhough I taught him everything he knows!!!! (Double click to make photos larger)

Not sure what these birds were but this photo was taken by Chris and is neat.

Another Blue Heron

A squirrel that was chasing the birds to get bread of them that a lady had throw to them. He came right up to the step below our feet

A Dove