Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back in Florida! (for a few days...)

Our daughters have complained that we have not been doing a very good job keeping our blog up to date and I agree. We have been very busy. The yard (garden for our Brit friends) was a wreck when we got back from Israel. Major freeze damage and lots of bushes to cut back and trim up and an area of lawn that had to be dug out and re sodded. Looking good now.

I remodeled the family bath and our son and I have been painting the house but that has been postponed by torrential rain (much needed so no complaints) and Judy and I just took a week long trip to New Hampshire where we hung out with old friends in Vermont for lunch

We visited friends in Southbridge, Massachusetts from our former church

spent time with my brother

planted our rock garden at our oldest daughter's house. This project began 3 years ago when our son-in-law, Tim, had the stonewall built and I planted it for them. I have enjoyed our annual project and this year, I especially enjoyed planting with my helper, our grand daughter, Amanda!

We spent time with our family and in general had a wonderful time.

We are back in Tampa. Our middle daughter and grand daughter are coming Friday for a week and we leave June 4th for the Philippines for a medical/evangelism missions trip. We will not be slowing down this week: dental appointment, Dr.'s appointments, wedding, ballgame and lots of playing with the grandkids. Hopefully in there somewhere we will get a little painting done as well!