Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pound, pound, hammer, hammer, saw, saw…..



It’s very noisy here today.  That means progress! Yay!  Should go to the lake but there are always questions to be answered so I need to stay around home as much as possible.  They are putting in the insulation today so that we will be warm and toasty and working on the plumbing.

Speaking of warm and toasty:


It is getting hotter again.  Not as humid this time which is nice just blue skies with puffy clouds and temps in the mid 80’s. Perfect.

We headed to the coast again this past weekend.  We never tire of the scenery and of course the seafood.  Burp.  Sorry about that……

We met up with the Hubs sister, BIL and the triplets.  It doesn’t seem possible that they are 18 years old.  I remember perfectly the day they came into the world three months early.  They were tiny, weighing in around a couple of pounds each.  We drove to Boston to see them and SIL who was doing amazingly well.

Now they are college bound this fall and other then Charlie the dog it’s going to be a very empty nest for SIL and BIL.  (I may have to send Noodles down to keep things hopping.) They turned out to be the nicest kids you could ever want to meet.


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Lauren is a chip off the ole’ block like her Mom and me in the horse department.  She is an excellent rider and does lots of things that I am afraid to do like JUMPING!  I always enjoyed watching her lessons when we got a chance to go visit them in Massachusetts. She is a sweetie.

Brett is going into Christian Ministries at college and hopes to be a youth pastor when he graduates.  He has a wonderful sense of humor and writes like a pro.  I always thought he might go into sports journalism as he knows more about sports than just about anyone I know!

Neal is a runner and is headed to the Midwest to college. He takes lots of ribbing from his uncle the Hubs and can give it right back.  We never got to see any of his meets in Boston unfortunately but kept up through e-mail and pictures.  We are proud of them all!!

Triplets 017 Here they are with Grampa.  Sure wish my MIL could have been around to watch them grow up but she passed away a few months before they were born.

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This is Charlie.  He will now be the king of the roost.  He is a super dog and has curly hair on his back!

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Here is the whole family with Grampa, even Charlie down in the right hand corner.  :o)

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The Hubs with his bib on getting ready to chow down on that lobster!

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The ferry was just coming in while we were there.

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The tide was out.

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When the tide comes in this is completely covered.

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This is on the way home, part of the bay that runs into the ocean.

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A lot of the granite used for counter tops comes from this area.

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Got up the next morning and found these sleeping critters on my deck. They had pulled the cushions off the chairs and were nice and cozy!

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Even Mom raccoon was there with them, that’s her in the background hoping for some peanuts or marshmallows.  They aren’t going to know what to think when the old deck is torn off!

On Saturday we were at the lake and it was beautiful there. Friends dropped in and we were all sitting out by the water watching three boys having a ball jumping off the dock next door.  All of a sudden they threw their swim suits out in the lake and proceeded to swim nekkid.  The rest of the afternoon.  In full daylight. With people all around.  Good grief they weren’t toddlers either, they must have been around 10, 8 and 6.  Too old to be swimming a-la- nu*de!!!  The Mom came down and we all thought that would be the end of that but she was laughing and snapping pictures of them.  I guess I am an old fuddy duddy but I don’t think that was appropriate.  In this day and age with things being put on the Internet I wouldn’t want to take a chance that my kids would show up on there.  You never know who is lurking around.  There, rant finished. 

Not to say that there wasn’t any skin*ny dipping back in the day, but never during daylight hours with an audience!! Good grief!


Alice Grace said...

Oh my what beautiful scenery on your trip! And the triplets! How wonderful for them to have chosen their fields!
Sounds like you have a lot going on as usual at your house. The raccoons look so cute!

Julie Harward said...

Yup, the internet has made all the difference in the world! My hubbie along with his brothers swam that way all the time..the world has changed. Love the cute racoons, I think that is so sweet how they just made themselves at home on the cuchions! LOL

Mikey said...

What a great trip. Every time you show food on here I drool, lol. You get such great seafood!!!
Those raccoons are hilarious!
As for the nudists, hopefully Mom is saving those pics for blackmail in the future. But still, no nudity in public!!!

Needled Mom said...

What a delight to see the triplets grown and heading off in their own directions. It will be a quiet household for the parents, but enjoyable nonetheless.

The coastal pictures are beautiful. The food must be delicious. Maybe we need some bibs like that at OR!!!

Grandpa looks terrific after his year. It is a shame that your MIL did not get to know the children as they grew up. I am sure she has kept an eye over them throughout the years.

Yes, those critters will be sad to see that deck go. How pesky to take the cushions off the chairs!!!!

Good luck with the continuation of the addition. It will be wonderful when it is finished. Hugs!

Donna said...

The twins next door have an above-ground pool that attracts a fair amount of young folks. Tyler was telling us the other day that there were five naked girls swimming in there one night at midnight.
Kids these days sure do surprise me sometimes.

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I can't wait to see the finished sunroom.
I can not believe people today!!!No shame at all.
Your family photos are great and congrats to each one as they move on.
Have a great weekend.

PEA said...

What? What did you say? Speak louder, I can't hear you over all that hammering!!!! hehe I just know you'll be saying "Hallelujah" when they're all finished!

How wonderful that you got to go spend time with the hub's family. Loved seeing all the pictures you took of your time there and I can well imagine the fun you had with the triplets:-) They sound and look like wonderful young people and I wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.

Wow that raccoon family has certainly made themselves at home! LOL That's too funny that they would pull off the cushions and then sleep on them. They certainly will be lost when the deck gets torn down!!

I wouldn't have been too amused at seeing the mother not react at her kids swimming around naked, as you say they were much too old to be doing that. With all the pedophiles out there, she's just asking for trouble:-(

It went up to 86 here today and with the humidex it felt like the high 90's, much too hot for me. I'm so tired of sweating! lol I was just out there barbecuing and I was soaked when I came in. Never taken so many showers in my life!!

Have a wonderful weekend dear friend. Love you to bits. xoxox

Hollie said...

Wow, what beautiful scenery indeed! I love the pictures of the racoons! Who would have thought? I agree with you about the skinny dipping!

What a wonderful time with your family!

palmtreefanatic said...

gotta love how the racoons make themselves at home;)so cute and funny!!!:)

What Beautiful tripplets! And they all look and sound as if their heads are on straight to know what to do with their lives;) They are a good lookin bunch for sure!:)

That lobster looks amazing! I only ever had it on my cruises but sure enjoyed what I did have:)

I have to say I enjoyed the scenery as well looking at your photos! Very nice!!!

It has been warm here too! mid 90's last week, makes 80s perfect;) well for me at least! I still like it hot;)

hippo chick said...

An acquaintance of mine has a mentally challenged daughter who likes to swim sans suit. They live pretty far out in the country and were both in the pool naked last week when the UPS man came. When no one answered the door he came around back to the pool. I actually think the poor UPS man was more embarrassed than G.

I'm with you. If you must skinny dip, do it in the dark.

Your pics are lovely. What a nice family your BIL and SIL have.

~hippo hugs~

Dawn said...

Yep - I'm way behind again!! And we got in on that heat wave! So glad it cooled off while we were still there. I finally got Part I done tonight, and now I'm up till midnight trying to read everybody's posts that I've missed. I'm way too tired to still be up, but it feels good to get SOMETHING caught up - not laundry, not cleaning, not emptying suitcases - I have my priorities right!

Wow - I went back to the previous post and saw your new addition - that is HUGE! Looks wonderful. And the raccoons making themselves at home - hilarious.

Well, sure missed seeing you this trip, but wow time went so fast!

Dawn said...

Here's hoping you've had a good week! I've featured your beautiful state in the post I finally got done today! I trust things are well with all of you.

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