Friday, February 28, 2014


I can't believe that it has almost been a month since I last posted!
  I really don't have an excuse,
 other than I just haven't taken the time to sit down and write.

Let's see if I can catch you up on the goings on around here.

We still are not keeping Ady full time yet, but
we have kept her a couple of times
for 1/2 a day while Melissa
had meetings that wasn't appropriate for her to take the 
baby with her.

Melissa had to take her in for another
weight check the first of February
and the doctor wasn't happy with her 
lack of weight gain.
This time he told us that we needed to 
supplement Melissa's breast feeding
with formula and then bring her
back in a couple of weeks to check her
weight again.
Last Friday, Melissa took her back
and this time she was FINALLY over
9 pounds!  Yeah!
So, it looks like we might have found the
secret recipe.

Here's a couple of pictures of the sweet
little one.

Ady is a happy baby and as cute as a button!

Big sister Lorelai is growing like crazy!

She is talking more and more everyday
and makes us laugh
at all her antics.

She is a BIG help when doing laundry - 
she will load all the clothes in the washer by herself
and then put the clean clothes in the dryer.
All I have to do is add the detergent/dryer sheet and
turn on the machines on.
I haven't taught her how to fold/hang clothes yet,
but I'm sure that won't be too far in the future!!

A couple of weeks ago I went to see
Saving Mr. Banks at one of the theaters
up in Sebring.  Yes, I went by myself since Dan
has difficulty understanding the dialogue with
all the background noise.  I really enjoyed the movie
and plan on going to see something at least
once a month.  Next on the list - Monument Men.
(Maybe this weekend?)

Valentine's Day the kids surprised us with a nice card
and some sweet gifts "from" the girls - Dan got some
candy and I received a gift card to the movies.

I made a special breakfast for Dan and Lorelai
Heart pancakes for Lorelai and I "tried" to make
Dan a "moose" pancake.

It didn't turn out exactly like I wanted, 
but Dan seemed to enjoy it.

I fixed Lorelai some Heart shaped pancakes, 
that I forgot to take a picture of, but
I did get a picture of what was left.

She seemed to enjoy her lunch

Don't you love her "bib"?
Anyone have a guess what it is??

Valentine's night Dan and I enjoyed a nice
dinner for two on the
back porch

and then a nice fire in the fire pit.

It was the first time we used the fire pit
even though we bought it three years
ago - right after buying the house
on Lime Road and getting off the road.

We are still working on doing little
"tweaking" projects here in the house -
I'll share them in a future post.
Lots of organizing and 

The beginning of this week we were able to take a
trip up to Dowling Park since the kids had to go down
south for Justin's grandfather's funeral.  We went up on
Sunday and came home on Wednesday.

It was great fun seeing all our dear friends there
and we even took a little side trip to
Honey Lake Plantation.

There were many lovely buildings at the plantation.

This is the main building where we had a fabulous lunch.

This is the building where they serve Sunday brunch.
It has a much larger dining room than where
we ate Tuesday.

These are "apartments" that you can rent
or where people stay when they
come to the Plantation for a "hunting expedition".
Really roughing it, huh?

Three of our wonderful friends that went with us.

One of the other buildings that is at the Plantation
is this beautiful church.

The church is located right on the lake and is a beautiful
venue for many weddings
as well as Sunday services.

Beautiful woodwork throughout the entire church.

Can you imagine walking down the aisle and standing in
front of this beautiful setting?

One of the things that make this church so 
pretty are the gorgeous stained glass windows.

Here are some pictures of just a few
of them.

These windows were from an old church in Madison, Florida 
that was being torn down.  
The plantation was able to save them and
installed them in their church to preserve them.

There was one other thing at the church that I thought
was really beautiful, beside the view, the wonderful woodwork, and the incredible windows.

This beautiful bronze sculpture is
located in front of the 

So, that is how we have spent this week.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures
and I'll talk to you soon!



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