Sunday 27 June 2021

Scavenger Photo Hunt - June 📷 🏖

 Welcome to the fourth word of the Scavenger Photo Hunt for June. As always, anyone can join in with whatever inspires you.
This week's word is -

Summer is for birthdays! My Mom always made me a bunny cake for my June birthday when I was growing up.

DH has a summer birthday too and he loves his iced sugar cookies... especially beer ones!

Summer is a field of local sunflowers.

Summer is seeing Daylilies in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Summer was visiting Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, many years ago.

Another summer, with an added boy!

Summer was flying to Hawaii with pilots in training!

Summer was traveling the road to Hana. 

Summer was seeing glaciers in Alaska.

Summer was spending time at the beach with family.

Summer was boating at Deep Creek Lake.

Summer was tubing there too!

Summer is always about having ice cream!

Summer is even enjoying beer flavoured ice cream in Canada.

Summer and mermaids❣

Summer stitches

I hope your summer is enjoyable so far, it's starting to get hot and humid here... again.

I can't believe it will be July next week, are you ready for new words?
July 2nd    Sparkle
July 9th     Grill
July 16th   Picnic
July 23rd  Ice Cream
July 30th  Bike

Saturday 26 June 2021

Friday's Stitching Ground 🧜‍♀️

Part of this past week, Nathan and I went to visit with my parents. I stitched in the evenings, but I did get to do some stitching before we left on Friday.
I'm getting close to finishing her, pretty much just bits and pieces to add.

Here was my view in the living room, with Mom to my left reading her bible, and Dad having a rest on the sofa with Addie trying to get him to play with her. 
No babies here, the pack and play is Addie's "crate" at night and where she stays if they leave the house, which is very rare.
I'm not quite sure why it looks so green at the window, it might be dirty, but not green!

This is what their pool looked like years ago, before the summer house was added.

 Sadly, this is what it looks like now. Since Mom is no longer able to swim, they haven't opened it in a couple of years and it was getting rather nasty. So they decided to break it up and fill it in. Not sure how long it will take, but it's sad to see it like this. I think Dad wants to put in some type of small pond when it's all filled in.

Surprise, Dad took pictures before we left!

And one with Miss Addie too.

As if my Mom didn't have enough health issues, she now has to have cataract surgery on both of her eyes. I'll be taking her next week for the first one since it has to be done about 1.5hrs away.
My Dad is still having trouble sleeping and feeling tired all the time. It's a lot to take care of Mom, but I know he wouldn't have it any other way. I also know that my Mom is tired and ready to go, which I understand, but selfishly don't want to think about that happening.
It's hard with them being two hours away and not being able to help out as often as I'd like, but I try.

On a brighter note, I do enjoy spending time with them and even though my Dad can be overly camera happy, it's nice to have as many photos as we do with them. Are you the photo taker in your family, or are you the in the photos?! I'm definitely the photo taker in my family. 

Sunday 20 June 2021

Scavenger Photo Hunt - June 📷 🇺🇸

Welcome to the third word of the Scavenger Photo Hunt for June. As always, anyone can join in!
This week's word is -

Get ready, I didn't realize I had so many photos.

Federal Hill as seen from the Inner Harbour in Baltimore.

Ellis Island, New York Harbour

Times Square, New York City

Taku Glacier Lodge, Alaska

Hershey Park, Pennsylvania

Flying half staff in honour of 9/11

Flags surrounding the Washington Monument, DC

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbour, Hawaii

Flags on board the bridge of Symphony of the Seas

American and State flags at St. Louis School, the boys old school

Flags at Brighton Dam Azelea Garden, Maryland

Welsh flag flying at my parents house

Another view of their flag

Nathan playing flag football in his younger years

The Gmen's original birthday flag

THE birthday flag

Father Christmas with the Maryland flag

Finally, the last one - An oldie, but a goodie.

See you next week for summer, so many things come to mind for that one!

Saturday 19 June 2021

Birthday Fun 🥳

Because strawberry picking on Wednesday looked like it was going to be slim picking, we went to Old Ellicott City for the afternoon instead. My favourite go to place! And I was "allowed" to shop in any, and all, of the stores I wanted to with no complaining. At least none that I heard?!
Walking around town, who knew an eggplant was art?

But it did make for a fun photo!

Well who wouldn't want a Ranch Dressing, Buffalo Wing, Bacon, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Maple Syrup, Mustard, Enchilada, Sweet Corn, Coffee, or Cucumber Soda?! 😨
But the different flavoured popcorn was good!

I found this tin the antique shop, in excellent condition and it was calling for me to take it home.

I also found this treasure, a mini sewing box. Did I read that correctly, it was only $7??? 

Too cute, look at how small it is.

I chose to have dinner at The Mint, our local Indian restaurant.

Memories of my surprise party there for my 50th.

Gman1 and his gf C, made me a creamsicle cake that I requested.

It was delicious! And goes well with the flowers from Cori.

It was a great day, even beautiful weather that was sunny and cool with no humidity... ahh!