Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween Miss Piggy

Happy Halloween!
Mercy, Madeline and Lucy

Frank, Frisco (the Dog) and LaDonna with Lucy

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


We returned from our trip from phoenix and we found our precious Jackie-O.... however she has been processed and canned... and she changed her name to... Libby?
We are glad to have you back.... Jackie/Libby!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

REWARD for missing pumpkin!

One of my last posts was of our pumpkin.... Jackie-O!
Well, ladies and gentlemen.... She is missing!
If anyone has seen Jackie-O please return her to her beloved family at

315 27th St SE
We miss you Jackie-O and wish for your safe return.


bag of candy corns and a toothbrush!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My Hall of Fame

If I were the one who chose who was inducted into the Hall of Fame this woman would need no introduction. But, for those of you who are not as fortunate as me to know this amazing woman... I give to you Mrs. Betty Ann Jackson-Showers. Born October 11, 19-- . To know Betty is like experiencing a piece of heaven. She is full of life, enthusiasm, Love, charity, humility, pride, humor, and so many more things. I have known her for a little over 26 years now and couldn't be more greatful to have her touching my life in so many ways! If there was ever anything in my life that I could emulate about her it would be the way that she can look on her family and think... Wow! I am so blessed to have all of this! I look at her 56 years of marriage to Bob Showers and hope that I can in someway achieve the happiness that they possess and the true love they have. So to you... Betty Ann I wish you the Happiest of Birthdays! You deserve the best! I love you Grandma.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I woke up this morning...

and I could smell it! Fall is here... unusually we have been experiencing (so I have been told by the native's) HOT weather. But not today. Today Fall came. A little late, but it's here! The leaves are rich with color, the pumpkins are orange as can be and the chrisanthemums are everywhere. (my grandma says that here on the East coast EVERYONE has a big pumpkin and a huge pot of chrisanthemum's on their porch....) So we bought a pumpkin and flowers today for our front porch!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


The first 2 pictures are for those of you who have incessently called me 2-3 times a day..." when are you going to put up more pictures of Lucy" so, you know who you are... here you go! Love ya! Kona and LuLu
As I wander around my house lately I wonder... is this really what I said I wanted? The dust, the 1940's plaster pieces in every possible nook and cranny trapesd throughout my house, did I mention the DUST? the continual hammering and drilling during every nap-time? YES! are you kidding me! I love it! Home restoration is fabulous! A bit wearing at times when all of your kitchen is between your living room and the basement, but it sure has cut down on my ability to HAVE to cook... I don't mind at all! I do have to give props where they are deserved, and that is: Ben and Lynn are super efficient and CLEAN, almost annoying at times how much they clean up after themselves...but in talking to my sister( who has been renovating/restoring in 2 houses over 11 years) I am blessed with the desire to have a husband that CLEANS... jealous? You should be! He is amazing, sometimes a bit quirky...but looks damn fine in a pilots uniform! So you give a little you take a little!

Whoever thought that drywall, mesh tape, new light switches (that are up to code), and putty could make a girl so happy?

Progress in the making!

2 wild and crazy guys!
( a SNL reference )

The spare bedroom being closed off to add an additional bathroom! I am so excited to finally have a bathroom on the main floor, how this house has survived almost an entire CENTURY without a bathroom on the main floor is mind-boggling, so leave it up to us... It will get done! ;)

Here are the promised pictures of the finished molding on the expanded door ways! Aren't they gorgeous! still needs paint... but we'll get there!