Monday, August 7, 2017

A Few Things

Hello friends!  Here it is Monday again, after a full and busy weekend for us (Granny and Grampy).  It's a quiet day today. 😎

The church we've been attending gives away three-month devotionals and I've been enjoying mine (after finding it in a pile on my desk😏).

One day we went to one of those big stores that sells overstocks of all kinds and we found little baby dolls.  Sam and Plum gave them baths.

 A pretty dianthus purchase from the Home Depot.  

I'm putting them in front of the random zinnias. 

 Fuzzy Wuzzy likes this cuddly gray blanket.  

We loved spending time with our Ft. Collins grands while their parents celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary.  I can hardly believe they've been married that long!  
 Hello Atticus!
 Two of the cousin families couldn't come over and join us for dinner (Kelli's gang is in California and Christie's grandma died so her family gathered to honor her memory).

The cutie pies had fun together! 
 Look at Aria making a funny face 😇

We're having a cool day with a bit of rain which is a lovely change.  See?  The weather is making me love August.  I can even go outside this afternoon and plant more dianthus and pansies while dinner cooks.  

I looked back at past Augusts and found some photos of my river.  This is the Skagit River in Washington.  Quite a few years ago, my parents and I took a little driving trip north of my hometown.  Isn't it pretty?  Do you have a river?  If you are a good Ratty or Mole, you do. 

I have a personal Jane Austen week that I've planned starting Friday.  I am going to read Jane Austen books, enjoy Jane Austen devotions (yes, I have a Jane Austen devotional), knit a small Jane Austen project, draw some Jane Austen frocks, drink tea, and walk.  Sound fun?  I'll watch some J.A. films, too.  My favorite is Sense and Sensibility, but I'll watch a few more.
There is no reason to do this at this particular time, but I'm looking forward to it. I'll take some pretty photos and let you know how it goes.
Thank you so much for stopping by!  You're friendly!


Jane said...

Love that you can just decided to have a Jane Austen week. :)


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Sounds like you had a busy weekend with the grands.

Your JA weekend sounds great. I love when I can do that and not think about the chores that didn't get finished.

Your flowers are so pretty and the Zinnia's are so tall.

Have a great week.


Granny Marigold said...

A cool day with a bit of rain sounds perfect.
I think you'll have a great Jane Austin weekend/week.

Kim said...

Your river is awesome! I too have a pretty river. Love rivers. Ooh a Jane Austen week, how wonderful. I love the Sense and Sensibility movie with Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. August is a colourful month over there. Love all the photos of your always looks like there's too much fun to be had at your happy place.

Julia said...

Your pictures of that body of water and the mountains is so beautiful. I bet it's a nice place to relax. I love that reflection, a great little book to ponder on the scripture.
The kids are playing so nicely together, they looks like delightful children to have around.
Summer is winding down and soon the daylight saving time will be here.
Enjoy August, I sure am trying hard.
Hugs, Julia

Diana Kosmoski said...

What fun with all the kids. I just love that they were all able to be together. Makes your heart smile, doesn't it?
I am enjoying August, too. We have had a lovely one so far.
I think that Jane Austen week is a GREAT idea!!!! I might do that come cold weather. LOVE the idea! xo Diana

Lisa Richards said...

I love the Jane Austen idea! And I love how you write in the margins of your books. I wish that came naturally to me! :) Beautiful river!

Gumbo Lily said...

Your Peeps are so cute and awesome!
Love the Jane Austen week. She's a fav of mine. Love her books and the BBC movies. Have fun. Can't wait to see what fun ideas you come up with.

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope you enjoy your Jane Austen week!! The river is beautiful isn't it!

happyone said...

Great devotional you shared. I thank HIM every day!!
Always sounds fun at your house.
What a beautiful river!! The color of the water is amazing.

Susie said...

I love that the children enjoyed their time together. Sitting and eating a meal all at once is good for family life. Love the flowers too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Farm Girl said...

What a fun week!! How fun to do a Jane Austen week. You always think of such fun things to do. It looks like you had such a fun time with your grands. I love getting caught up with you. You always manage to take pictures. Last night I was sitting down and looking at all of the towels hanging on the porch and I though, gee I didn't take a single picture. :(

Have a lovely day.

Beca said...

Your plan sounds fun. I don't think I've seen any Jane Austen films but they sound enjoyable. I can see why you were busy this weekend. Looks like you were in wonderful company. The grandkids definitely look happy to spend time with you.
xx Beca

Happy@Home said...

Your river is beautiful. We don't have a river nearby, but we do have a lake. Nice to gaze at water.
Enjoy your Jane Austen week.

Henny Penny said...

I really enjoy your posts. Those children are adorable...and I love to see little girls playing with dolls, maybe because I loved dolls so much! Your river is breathtaking!!! Looking forward to hearing about your weekend.

Marcie said...

Oh! Love your Jane week. Feeling inspited to follow suit as soon as time allows!

Nana Go-Go said...

Perfect post! That view!! Good luck with J-Au!xxx

Wood Fairy said...

How superb! a whole week of Jane Austen, hope you have a wonderful time with her. Betty x

GretchenJoanna said...

How is the Skagit so green?? What a delicious color...

I love those baby dolls!!

Kit said...

Oooo, enjoy your Jane Austin week! I sort of had one this spring and read all her books and watched most of the movies. I always feel so homey after her books and want to eat scones and wear pearls. :) Kit

Janet McKee said...

Hello - I found you via Jean Miles blog. We're neighbors - I'm in Seattle. A happy elderly knitter - not much younger than Jean. Hooray for your 87 year old mom going to the Terra Cotta Warriors - I went recently - fabulous! Best wishes - Janet

M.K. said...

Oooooh - I love a Jane Austen week! I can't start this Friday because I'll be driving LONG hours, coming home from taking Julia to college. But maybe I could join you next week? I'd love to know hat you are knitting that is Jane Austenish. A thin, drapey shawl? Let us know, please.

You know I have a river here (haha) but I do love the lush green hills around your river. Looks like you had fun with the grands. Your family is so close and loving, and I know they learned that from YOU :) Our August is quite hot and unpleasant outside, sorry to say.