Dress of the week July 31st !

Good afternoon Ladies !! I am back after taking a week off due to being just so busy last weekend. It is a gorgeous day , not too hot but we are supposed to warm up this coming week . I am looking forward to the week ahead , more later….

July goodbye 2022

When I left you 2 weeks ago we had been to church that morning, the rest of the day was pretty relaxing. The week started with kids activities and our son settled back into the family after his church camp. Our daughter also continued her new activity :- driving!!!!! She is doing very well at it I must say with just a few suggestions needed to be added . She drove to her grandparents house, 2 hours away this weekend!. Friday came quickly and we had a softball and baseball tournament to attend in two different states ! Our son had a tournament in the next town over and our daughter had a tournament in Wisconsin , about an hour away. Our daughter did not play until Saturday morning though, we watched our son and his team win their first game on the Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday we split between kids , I watched our son play his games. They both had wins and losses . Our daughters team got to the last 4 and were just beaten by a stronger team. Our son and his team got to the championship game , they ran the winners close before losing an exciting game. They did us proud and did get medals and memories to keep at the end of a great season. Our daughters season in travel softball continues…

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Monday came quickly after all the ball we watched! It went by fast though. On Tuesday we had a big event at our hose , we had a new roof put on! Not actually the whole roof but the shingles had to be replaced . We first noticed water coming into the house in our master closet in May during a downpour rain shower. . . After some investigation we found that one of the roof vents had a crack in it . We called our insurance company out. We also noticed that the shingles had a lot of hairline cracks in them. The adjustor came out and said it was damage from previous storms . So we were able to get a brand new roof! The old shingles were brown but we went with pewter, a gray black color. Here are some pics that were taken up on the roof that day !! Thanks to the crew for all their hard work , they were amazing !

We were able to use the dumpster to put some extra garbage from our basement project into by the kind permission of the project manager! The rest of the week was not too eventful. It was nice when Friday came , we got to relax with some adult beverages ! On Saturday early there was a little paint touch up to do in the basement bathroom. Then at 3pm our friends Jordan and Angie came over along with their daughter Kayleigh. She is a sweet 12 year old and a good friend to the kids. We had a nice time and had an early dinner before they had to leave at 6pm. We had another relaxing evening after( Is there a trend here ! ) This morning we went to Church, it was a lovely mass and homily. We came home and had a light lunch. I helped our youngest with his 668 piece Lego set ! It has page by page instructions which are easy to follow !

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new thrifted top .

Visitors !!!! on Wednesday we have something exciting happening! For the first time in 7 years we will have visitors from Ireland . My sister and her husband along with my best friend growing up are coming to see us for 4 days . To say I am excited is an understatement. I have not seen them since I visited there in 2018 . This is part of a big trip they did , first they visited Toronto, Niagara falls , ( also they said Niagara on the lake Carmen ) Then they went to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Yesterday they arrived in the states, two days in Providence and 2 more in Boston before coming here Wednesday. They stay until Sunday afternoon late before flying back home that night.

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Wishing you a lovely week ahead , I am excited for it !! Lots of love, Terri xo.

Dress of the week July 17th!

Good afternoon Ladies ! I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend . I got a bit busy to write yesterday but here I am now ! It is a hot weekend here. It is 85f right now but has been hotter earlier and yesterday. It is the time for it !

Summer in the air

Last Saturday  was  spent  doing  things  around the  house   and  a last  minute  trip to  target  for  supplies  our  son would  need  on his   summer  camp   in  Wisconsin.  While  we  were  there  we  bumped  into another Mom and  her  son  who is  a friend  of ours , they were  also getting  supplies for the  trip.   He    went to bed  pretty  early . On Sunday  we  were   awake  relatively early  for  Camp day !   We  had  to  drive  35 minutes  to where  the  bus  was  picking up the  kids  for the trip. There  were a  number of  parishes   going. Just myself and  my son  went to drop  him off .  After  he said his  goodbyes to the  rest of the  family  we   went  for  breakfast  , as  he  would  not  be eating until  he arrived  at  camp.  We  got to the   pick up point in Roseville   and  got  him  checked in.   It  started to  downpour  just as  they  were  getting on the  buses. 20220710_120703

We  waved  our  goodbyes and  he was on his way!    I  came  back   and  got to relax  a bit. Then I went to  evening  church  at a  neighboring  parish.   Monday  came   fast , it was a  hot  day !  it was  strange  having only 5 of us and  not  6.  

I came  home on Wednesday to find these  beauties !  20220715_081719

 

Also on  Wednesday  our  son  had  baseball . It  ended early as  there  was  heavy rain coming. I do not  even know who won!   I was  happy when Thursday  afternoon came  as I had a  3  day weekend. I arranged to pick our son up at camp Friday, Parents were invited to the  closing mass and  ceremony.  I got there at noon   to the   beautiful resort camp. There  was   testimony  from  a lot of the students  who got up  and said how  the week  had  brought  them closer to Jesus .  Our son really  enjoyed the week also.  Another event on Friday, our  daughter did her  driving  written test and  passed  !! She  can now   drive  with  an  adult supervising !  She did some  driving on  back roads and did  very well.   Yesterday( Saturday )  I did  some  finishing  painting  in daughters room and  had  the  new  curtains and  rod  installed. In the  evening  we  seen  her  softball team win  a  game in the  weekend tournament.  This  morning  we  went to Church and  had   coffee  and  donuts after. We were able to catch up  with  a  sweet  friend Tracy and  her  family. 

 

Please  rate out of  10 this heart print  smocked  dress July 17th 2022

Have a  gorgeous  week, Terri xo!!!

Dress of the week July 9th !

Good  morning Ladies !  It  is  a  beautiful   sunny  start to  the  day .   It  has  been  a  week  with of  lots of  sunshine and  a  downpour on Thursday !  The  weekend  will be  nice. We  are  having  a  quiet  weekend at  home   which I am  happy  for .

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Out on the lake before fireworks last weekend! 

As I left off  last  week  we  were  going to be  going  to  my in-laws  cabin. It is  a  half  hour  from  their house  on the  lake at a  camp resort and is only used  from April until October . We  left  early( for  our  family! ) at  9am on  Saturday. We  stopped  for  for  coffee and  some   kiddie  drinks  and  were  on  our  way    for the  2 and  a half  hour  drive.  We  stopped  halfway  and  let t he  dog out  as  he  was   coming with us  also!   We  arrived  at  12:30pm    and  got  to see   the  new  camper  which  has  an upstairs  in it for  extra  sleepers!

We  soon  had  lunch  and   then   the  kids  wanted  to  go out on  their  golf  cart !    It is only  a   3  min  drive down to the  lake  on it. 20220703_193608 (1)

our  daughter  drove it  for  the  first  time on her  15th  birthday, accompanied   by  a  parent or  grandparent.  The  boys also took  turns .

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Kitchen / living room

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stairs up

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bedroom 1 with 4 foot high ceiling

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Kitchen with bedroom 1 above , it has curtains to pull when sleeping.

We  relaxed  most of  the  afternoon and  evening  and   then  went out on their  pontoon   for  fireworks !

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at the dock.

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After  fireworks  we    were  ready for  bed .  The in laws  went to their  bedroom  suite,  and  the  4  kids all slept upstairs,  we  had  the  pullout  couch in  living  room.   On  Sunday morning  we  went to   the  local  Church ,  it  was  a   very nice  mass.   We  went  back to  the  camper  and  had   lunch  and the  kids  went down to the  lake to  swim . 20220703_162037There  was  a big inflatable  trampoline  for the kids to jump on , the  beach ids to the  right  where the  two girls are  playing.  At  7pm  we  were  packed  up  and   ready  to go home. It  was a  lovely time  for all !!

On the 4th  day   it  was  raining    hard in the  morning ,  we  were  maybe  going  to go  to a  parade  but  we  decided  against it. We  had  a  nice  day  at  home. There  were  local  fireworks  in  our  neighborhood   that  we  watched  that  night.  Tuesday  was  back to the   grind   but  it  was  a short  week.   Our  daughter   had  friends  over during  the  week .  It  turns out  one  of  them  had  covid  and  she  contacted  it !!! It is  a good  job  she  has  her own  bedroom/bathroom   finished  and  is  isolating  from us.  She is  feeling  better.  She  all  vaccines  and  boosters  up to  date.  Makes  you wonder…   She  missed  Softball   on  Thursday   but  will be  back  next  week.   Last  night   Was  a   nice  evening  at  home.

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July 9th 2022Shoutout:!  To our oldest  son  soon goes  to  camp with   his  Church  group Tomorrow  until  Friday . It  will be  a  week of  fellowship  and  fun !

Have  a lovely  weekend,  Terri xo.

Dress of the week July 2nd !

Good  morning  Ladies  and wishing you  a  happy July ! I  hope  you  are  enjoying  summertime.   The  sun is  coming up   this morning and it will  be a  lovely  day. It  has  been a  lovely week  with some overnight rain helping to keep the  grass  and  flowers  blooming. I am  up  early  as  we  are  leaving  this  morning  to  visit  my in-laws. We have a  long weekend  with the 4th of July on  Monday. 

 

4th of July 2022

Thanks  for  all the  compliments  on  my  photos of  our  basement  project.  Our  daughter  is  settling into her  new  space  and loving it.  She has  a  few  friends  staying over  as  we  speak , and  they  went swimming yesterday  evening .  Last  Saturday I put  a  second  coat on  her  closet  doors  ,  they are  looking  much better.  In the  afternoon  my in-laws came and  stayed overnight.  We  went to  Saturday afternoon church.  We  then  had a  nice   dinner and  nice  time together.  On Sunday  we  had a  special day out.  Our  niece was  playing along with  her  marching  band in a  town  south of  here , Lake city which is on Lake  Pepin , which also  is on the  Mississippi river.  It is  famous  as  it is  where  water  skiing was  invented! ( I did not do any skiing while i was  there!)  We  used  it  to  celebrate  our   summer  family  birthdays , having  a  nice  picnic   as  we  watched the  parade.   It was a  lovely  few  hours  together.   We  got to  see our  15 month old  nephew  who is  walking now ! He is  growing  so fast. 

 

20220626_17211520220626_17263820220626_17280820220626_173256Lake  Pepin . The  shore opposite is  Wisconsin. 

 

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 Of  course  Monday  came  around  again  !   There  was  softball  and  Baseball  practices  and  all   some  midweek  games to play.   We  went over to our  friends  house , where  they  installed  the  same  pool  we  got installed  last August !  It looks  really well.   Our  daughter  had  a double  header  game on  Thursday  and  they won both games.  Last  night   was  a fun  night to  watch all the  kids in the  pool  enjoying  themselves . I did  not  go in  myself .  We sat  back  and  watched . 

Today as  I said  we  are  going to the in-laws camper  Saturday into Sunday.  They have a  long  term lease on a   spot to put it by  a lake  2 and  a half  hours  from  here.  I am  not  sure if we  will all  stay overnight ,  but their house is a  half hour away  so we  might go there  and  the  kids  stay with Grandma  and  Grandpa in the  the  camper!   We will come  back  around Midday  tomorrow . We are invited  to our  friends  Brandon and Josette  for an adults  evening  Sunday with a  bonfire and  games . I am not sure if we will make it, but hope to after  the  travelling.  We  might go  to a  local parade on  the  4th in the  morning , and  will watch  fireworks in the  evening/night. 

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July 2nd 2022

Shoutout :-  to our  daughter  who celebrates  … wait for it …  her  15th  birthday today !  I dont  know  where  the  time  has  gone  , but  she will  be  starting  drivers  education and possibly  driving  this  year  with an adult !   Best wishes, Mom Dad  and  all the  family. 

 

Have a  lovely  week  and  for  those in the  United  States  a  lovely   Independence  day on Monday , love, Terri xo.