Thursday, September 25, 2014

End of Summer

Autumn is here and I am thrilled!  It's cooling off outside, football is back, fall decor is beginning to beautify front porches, and Christmas adornments aren't far behind!  Life is gooooood! 

Our summer was great!  It wasn't quite as hot as usual (Yay!), and we attended some very lovely and fun events.  As an official end to summer, I want to share some additional events that were never posted for one reason or another.  

First off, our sweet niece Brandy graduated from the University of North Texas.  Yay, Brandy!  Congrats to her.

Here's Brandy playing with a California Chrome hat that her Mom made for a Kentucky Derby contest.  Turned out, California Chrome won the race and Linda won the contest!  

Brandy and her Mom--my sister, Linda.
(Most of you already know Linda is my sister.)


Geo and I also stopped by Lake Murray in Oklahoma one day.  We wanted to check it out because some friends had gone RVing up there.  We weren't able to go though because we were out of town.  Much to our surprise, several of our friends were still there so we ended up going on a boat ride!


Here's 1/2 of Geo, and all of Joe and Tom

Phyllis


Talk about having your ducks in a row!
Well, almost, I see a couple rebels on the end.

A cute name for a boat that's obviously 
owned by Oklahoma and Florida fans,
Sooner or Gator.

The water in Lake Murray is beautiful!

On the 4th of July, we took Preston to the Cheesecake Factory for his birthday dinner.  Actually, it was a birthday lunch.  

He turned 15!  
Already!  
Wow!

Later that evening, we 
headed out to watch fireworks.

A selfie while waiting for the fireworks to start.  
Preston, Triston & Geo look good 
but what a goofy face I have!
And I was born with it!!!!

Last, but not least, a long-overdue, get together with the girls!  I haven't seen some of these running buddies in ages!

Cindi, Faye, Me, Suzette, Karen & Linda



We met up for lunch at The Greenhouse Restaurant and Bar in Denton, and ended up having a spur-of-the-moment slumber party at my house! Linda had to go home, and Karen could only stay for a little while, but the rest of the gals spent the night.

Unfortunately, we did have an injury. Faye hurt her foot. I'm NOT saying that we were dancing and carrying on out back in the RV at the time because, according to George, "What happens in the RV, stays in the RV!" (and he was there) but I will say that we all had a VERY GOOD TIME! 

Faye went to the doctor a couple days later, and it turns out that she broke a couple of bones in her foot. OUCH! That was the beginning of July and she is better now but still recovering! 


George had to pull her back to 
the house in the garden cart.
We hope you finish healing ASAP Faye!

Now, on to Autumn!
See ya soon folks.

Smiles,
D~~~~

Friday, September 5, 2014

Frisco Mercantile

A  couple weeks ago, I did some wandering in Frisco Mercantile.  I love that place!  I hadn't been there in quite awhile so it was high time to hit the aisles.  

Would you like to wander too?  
If not, close your eyes (or stop here).
Otherwise, here we go.
There's lots to see.

A music room.
La, la, la, la, la, la, laaaaaaah!

Sad but true!

Cool clef.  
 I like the "Believe" sign. 
I believe that I cannot 
remember what it says though.

TONS of signs can be found throughout the store.
I'm pretty sure it's a ton.
Oh yes! 
If you weighed them all, they would 
definitely add up to exactly 2,240 lbs.


The white birdcage captured my heart!
 I didn't buy it though.
Probably because it's blurry.
I don't buy blurry birdcages!
Maybe next trip, it'll be in 
focus if it's still there.


Obviously, these photos are NOT 
the best but they'll do.
Unless you size them up to be bigger.
Then, you'll really see all the flaws.
If you're into that kind of thing, then go for it!

Boo!

Colorful Lazy Susans
As usual, they're just laying around being lazy.
I might need one of these someday.

 Stuff


Stuff

and more stuff!

A collegiate corner

Jewelry, scarves & pillow stuff

Wreaths

Ditto

I love clocks!

Do you have bikes above your chandeliers?
Doesn't everyone?

Clothes.
Blurry clothes at that!

Linen stuff. 
There's lots more down these aisles too.

 I really need to drop in here more often.
Like maybe tomorrow.  
Or next week.
But sometime soon.


Hope this post made you smile,
D~~~~